I have a problem with my cat, Billi, who scratches sofa and rug but not the scratch pads I have provided. I have tried putting it right by where he scratches the rug, sprinkled cat nip, but no. He refuses to scratch the scratch pad! I have two different kinds (both cardboard material), and he ignores both. Does he want the carpeted kind? How can I get him to scratch what I want him to scratch? I don't want to have to purchase a carpeted scratch post (usually more pricey than cardboard) only to find him ignoring that one too.
Aloo is a good girl who loves to scratch the scratch pads. Couldn't Billi learn from her behavior? I tried showing him by scratching it myself, too! He looked at me like I'm a stupid woman! (Just kidding)
Let me know if you have experienced something like this and might have a solution.