Sent by Laura
Editor - The most common and easy solution is to use a spray bottle to create a negative connection with the act of climbing the screen. We've used this technique before to train our cats; it's harmless and doesn't take too long to communicate your cat's misbehavior will be rewarded with a spray of water on their backside.
Another solution is to purchase something like Stickypaws strips. We've used these ourselves to deter our cats from climbing onto certain shelving/ledges; your could easily apply the strips onto sections of the screen. The next time they jump, they'll find themselves feeling tactile feedback not to their liking and will equate the screen with that avoid-at-all-costs sticky sensation. After a couple of weeks, you can just remove it, but they'll avoid the area nonetheless (and if they forget, a "refreshed course" can always be reapplied).
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