Teaching to use a scratching post..
Trinkit got a scratching post for Christmas, because she's started scratching on the furniture. She has a box that she is allowed to scratch on, and loves it. In fact, it almost needs to be replaced. And she listens well when I tell her "no" for scratching on furniture.
However, I can't get her interested in the new scratching post. Someone suggested to me that I rub catnip on it. Would this work?
Currently I've been picking her paws up and setting them on the post whenever she scratches on the couch (I have it right beside her favorite corner), but she just looks at me like I'm strange and walks away.
Any other suggestions for teaching her "no" to the couch and "yes" to the post?