PetSafe ScatMat – Indoors Pet Training Mat for Dogs & Cats

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For some pet owners, it can be somewhat difficult to teach their dog(s) and cat(s) to respect boundaries and train them to not jump on furniture. When it comes to dogs, pups might climb on your furniture – such as your couch or kitchen counter – because they simply want to stay closer to you. Moreover, dogs may also find the bare floor to be boring, cold, and uncomfortable, so they’ll seek a softer place that’s warmer and more comfortable. In comparison, cats have an even more natural instinct than dogs to climb up to high spots, as this allows them to survey their surroundings and also gives them a bigger sense of security, which ultimately helps them to feel more protected. Now, if you’re looking for an easy and reliable way to teach your pets to be on their best behavior and stay away from off-limits areas in your home, then the PetSafe ScatMat Indoor Pet Training Mat is the perfect tool for the job.

The PetSafe ScatMat is an indoors touch-sensitive pet training mat that can be conveniently placed on top of off-limits areas to teach your pet to stay away from those, featuring 7 Correction Modes and an Auto-Stop Safety Timeout Feature.

This indoors pet training mat can be placed pretty much anywhere in your home, whether that’s on top of your kitchen counters, sofa, or on top of any other other area where you’d want to prevent your four-legged friend(s) from climbing onto. Whenever your pet steps on it, they’ll feel a safe, yet startling correction.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the PetSafe ScatMat and check out exactly how this indoors pet training mat is designed to work.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the unit’s size, know that the PetSafe ScatMat is currently available in five (x5) different sizing options, thus allowing pet owners to more easily protected different-sized off-limit areas within their home and ultimately teach their pets to stay away from / not climb onto those.

5 Available Sizing Options

On that note, know that the 5 different sizing options that are currently available for the ScatMat Training Mat are:

  • Sofa (60 inches long by 12 inches wide) – Designed to be used on top of couches or large furniture, and also on top of car hoods;
  • Curved (50 inches long by 12 inches wide) – Designed to be placed on house corners, at either end of a staircase, around trashcans, or even around Christmas trees;
  • Large (48 inches long by 20 inches wide) – Designed to be positioned on top of large furniture pieces, in front of doorways, or in front of closets;
  • Medium (30 inches long by 16 inches wide) – Designed to be placed within smaller areas in your home, on smaller house corners, or smaller furniture pieces;
  • Strip (46 inches long by 3 inches wide) – Designed to be used on top of counters, ledges, or on top of windowsills;

This indoors touch-sensitive pet training mat also features a minimalist semi-transparent design that ultimately makes it reasonably discrete when placed within area or on top of any furniture piece that you’re looking to keep your pet(s) away from.

Minimalist & Discrete Design

Moreover, the PetSafe ScatMat also features a very durable construction, as it is mainly made of high-quality Nylon plastic.

Durable Construction (made of Nylon Plastic)

Its ultra-durable Nylon plastic construction not only ensures that this pet training mat can last you a very long time, but also makes it super-easy to clean, as all you have to do is remove its detachable battery-powered controller and then simply wipe any smudges or “pet-whoopsie” of the mat with a damp cloth.

Note that the pet training mat’s detachable battery-powered controller can be easily attached to the training mat via its two (x2) Hooks and two (x2) Snap Fasteners.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

Moving on to the PetSafe ScatMat’s interface, meaning its controls. The way this touch-sensitive pet training mat works is via a battery-powered controller, which pet owners can use to easily adjust the training mat’s correction level.

The training mat’s battery-powered controller

The ScatMat’s dedicated controller comes equipped with a built-in LCD Display that shows the training mat’s Battery-Level, as well as its currently set Correction Level, and also a Step-Counter that tells pet owners you how many times their pet stepped on the mat.

The training mat’s battery-powered controller ( Close-Up View )

NOTABLE FEATURES

7 Correction Modes

As said before, this indoors touch-sensitive pet training mat features a total of 7 Correction Modes, which can be adjusted accordingly (depending on your pet’s needs and/or behavior) to teach your pet to stay away from an off-limit area or onto not climb to a specific furniture piece.

The training mat’s 7 Correction Modes start with a Tone Only Mode, followed by 3 Static Correction Only Modes (rated as Low, Medium, and High), which are then followed by 3 Static Correction with Tone Modes (meaning those same Low, Medium and High Static Correction levels used together with a Warning Tone).

Once again, whenever your pet steps on the mat, they’ll feel a safe, yet startling correction, which is not harmful / hurtful in any way, feeling just like a little warning-pinch on their paws (along with a Warning Tone if you enable that too), and that’s pretty much it.

PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training MatAuto-Stop Safety Timeout Function

Best of all, there’s also a built-in Safety Timeout Function that stops the training mat from working if your pet stays on it for more than 8 seconds, for which the mat’s operation is shut-down temporarily for 4 seconds.

PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training MatIf your pet stays on the mat after those 4 seconds of the training mat’s Safety Timeout period, the mat’s current Correction Mode will resume.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The PetSafe ScatMat is an indoors touch-sensitive pet training mat that can be conveniently placed on top of off-limits areas to teach your pet to stay away from those, featuring 7 Correction Modes and an Auto-Stop Safety Timeout Feature.

PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training Mat
PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training Mat

This indoors pet training mat can be placed pretty much anywhere in your home, whether that’s on top of your kitchen counters, sofa, or on top of any other other area where you’d want to prevent your four-legged friend(s) from climbing onto. Whenever your pet steps on it, they’ll feel a safe, yet startling correction.

PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training Mat
PetSafe ScatMat Indoors Pet Training Mat

All in all, this indoors touch-sensitive pet training mat makes it easy for pet owners to teach both dogs and/or cats to stay away from off-limits areas within their home, in a way that’s completely safe for their pets. With just a little time and training with the PetSafe ScatMat, any pet can learn to respect those off-limit areas.

Once again, remember that this pet training mat is available in 5 different sizes.

If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit goes for just $54.95, no matter what sizing options you decide to go with. You can order yours online right now, directly from PetSafe’s official shopping page.

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