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Cats have a distinct motivation for all that they do; when you understand the 'why' of your cat's actions, you can adjust your reaction.
When your new Kitty jumps up somewhere she is not supposed to be, don't yell at her. Gently pick her up and put her down on the ground. If she continues to jump up onto the no-no area, look for the reason why she is doing it, then eliminate the reason.
Don't yell at her, that is critical. Just put her down on the floor each time she jumps up on the no-no area. If you react in a loud/obvious manner to Kitty when she jumps up on counters, she will learn to do this to get your attention.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|