I have used an empty soda can with pennies with my dog and that kinda worked. I do yell at the cats and then they are just scared of me. If she goes on the counter when I am not there, ok, she can get away with it but eating my food within a foot of me is no respect! Plus she had just eaten a couple of hours earlier. I feed them before me. Honestly I was used to a lot more quiet and wasn't planning on getting any more animals. I just couldn't see how I was going to find a good home for them. I still wish I could and feel comfortable they would have a good life. And they can go outside anytime they way except at night. So far I have been able to keep them in before i go to bed because if any coyotes come, that is when it iwill be here late at night or early morning hours.
Last edited by cat owner again; 02-22-2013 at 12:20 PM.