I just got my DSH kitty (11 weeks) a couple of days ago. He is great with using his litter box and eating. Plays with all of his toys. I am just having a difficult time getting him to use his scratch pad. I tried putting some food on it for him to relax on it. Then I tried rubbing a little catnip in it for him. I even placed toys on it for him. He doesnt want to scratch on it. If i see him scratching the carpet I yell a stern "NO!" and pick him up, place him on the scratch pad and pet him and give positive reinforcement, but he just runs off. Now, it has only been a couple of days, so I know I have a ways to go. I just want to make sure I am doing things right and see if you guys have any experienced pointers in helping my new buddy use the scratch pad and not my carpet and most importantly, not my leather couches!!