PetSafe Ssscat Pet Deterrent Training Aid
So far so good.
The good: the spray does indeed deter my cat from going past the unit, thus keeping her out of the kitchen. The can seems to be lasting a good while, as I've had it up and running for almost two weeks and it's still working.
The average: as expected from a smart cat, she knows very well that the strange object I put on the floor (and keep turning off and on so I can go into the kitchen myself) is what's spraying the air. So if I move it at all, she knows she can go into the kitchen unimpeded. While just having the can sitting there, even in the off position, can keep her away for a while, she does randomly test it to see if it's still working and then it feels like we're back to square one.
The bad: the sensor doesn't always seem to work, as I've walked past it myself after forgetting it was turned on with no results, then when I leave and walk past it a second time, it sprays me. It's also hard to tell when batteries need recharging. Still, for the price it's a pretty good deal and works well most of the time.
February 16, 2014
Product works but too few emissions of spray.
This product works but it was difficult to get the motion sensor on the can. Once it was up and running, it was very effective, my cat stayed off my dining table. But i think too much air unnecessarily sprays out at each spray because the can was finished by the next day. I will purchase a refill to try again and hopefully it will last much longer.
December 10, 2013
Simple and effective
I've tried everything out there to deter my cats from certain behaviors and areas and this is the only product that has worked!
June 3, 2014
Still training, but so far so good
We've been using this for nearly 2 weeks to try and train our kitten to stay off of the kitchen table. There have been a few transgressions, but it seems to be working. The trick is to set it up so that you don't waste it on people walking past it.
June 3, 2014
Our cats hate to hear this sound!
This is very effective. Our new kitten likes to explore everywhere. Now the cats only need to hear it once and they won't jump up on that area again. I have been able to move it around so they won't jump on the countertop, dining room table, ect. It was a little difficult to assemble but worked fine once I figured it out. I was skeptical but I would definitely recommend this product. Sometimes I did forget to turn it off and it went off as I approached. I think this only serves to reinforce the boundary to the cats! Our order arrived in only 2 days. I was very impressed with that.
May 28, 2014
I have had a terrible time keeping my cats off the kitchen counters. After putting the SSSCATs on the counters, it only took a couple of sprays. They refuse to jump on the counters now. I would recommend this product as a deterrant anytime. I have used the deterrant smell sprays and they are a waste of time and money. The SSSCATS work great!
May 22, 2014
It works as advertised, and that alone makes it worth the buy. I have one on the kitchen countertop and one on my table to keep my boys off them. I heard the spray go off one night when I knew my cats were going onto the counter and heard them scramble off. Same thing happened a couple of nights later with my table. So far, neither of them have attempted to get back on the counter or the table. The sensor is a bit delayed after just being turned on, which I guess is what the included pamphlet means by the sensor "stabilizing," but after that, it's incredibly sensitive. Since my cats follow me everywhere, I only turn the cans on at night and when I leave my house, so that preserves supply and battery life. The only complaint I have on it is the top is a bit difficult to get on. As someone said previously, a screw top would be much more ideal.
September 11, 2014
Simply put, it works increÃble ;)
At first I was concern about how fast it depletes. Only with 3 sprays a day we'd need to refill it every month, not so good *but* in practice pets learn really fast because of the loud sound it produces when activated (it even scare us) so we got much less uses than 3 sprays a day, lasting much longer.
This product really works. I recommend it with no doubt.
September 3, 2014