$22 Home Depot, For the Garden...Cat Scat Mats, Set of 5

Cat Scat Mats -- this should also work for keeping the squirrels from digging up my potted plants!
Wow, I wish I'd never even asked the question. Truman does participate in an obedience class once a week. We also do two training sessions everyday. My adult dog, Henry, is certified in CGC and TDI. I understand the importance of training. Sometimes training aids are helpful to streamline the process. Just like people use cans of pennies or martingale collars, there are certain situations where training aids are beneficial. I was asking for a little friendly advice, not a guilt trip. And god forbid I leave a dirty dish in the sink.

With such a good track record of training I can't imagine why then you'd be looking for so many shortcuts to training your puppy. Belly bands and scat mats are inappropriate training aids for a young puppy. In no situation that you have so far represented would such aids be appropriate for your puppy.

And yes, the best way to keep the dog off the counter is to not entice him to get on. Particularly when he is young and learning. So try and keep your dirties out of the sink.

Cat Scat Mats, Keeps yours and the neighbors cats out of your planters!!!!!
The Scat Mat's effectiveness is limited to location specificproblems with small animals. The following pages providedetailed information about the Scat Mat's capabilities andlimitations, and answers to many typical concerns. Cat Scat Mats -- this should also work for keeping the squirrels from digging up my potted plants!Cat Scat Mats -- this should also work for keeping the squirrels from digging up my potted plants!Cat Scat Mats -- this should also work for keeping the squirrels from digging up my potted plants!
Scat mats are placed around gardens or in potted plants to deter cats, dogs and other animals from digging, laying around or using it as a litter box. They are made of weatherproof brown prickly plastic teeth that are irritating deterrents, but still harmless, humane and chemical-free.Scat Mats are available in a variety of different sizes, have a think about your likely usage before deciding which scatmat is best for your house. For example, if you need to stop your cat from sitting on a kitchen window sill, then a large scatmat more suited for a couch is probably not the best size for you, get the strip instead. See our list below and choose the best scat mat for your own situation. All of these mats work equally well with both cats and dogs.Gino has never seen a Christmas tree and is very curious. We've put scat mats around so the cats don't destroy the tree and so far they're effective!Last, if you want to try to duplicate the scat mats, you can find some circuits online. Let freepatentsonline be your friend :) I found the patent for the device you mention and it is a standard dc to ac inverter circuit. You can buy the fully built inverters from someone that stocks E.R.G. power supplies, or find one in a junk device like an old laptop or flat panel monitor. You want a 5v or 9v to 200v inverter, usually 400Hz.PetPawJoy #TOP RATED SCAT MAT PET MAT for your Dogs & Cats Electronic Pet Training Mats for Dogs Indoor Scat Mat for Dogs Scat Mat for Cats Keeps Your Sofa & Bed Clean 2048 inchWhen your pet walks across the mat, small pulses of electricity move through the wires embedded in the mat. These little zaps come as quite a surprise to your cat or dog, who will quickly learn to avoid the area, often (but not always) after the Scat Mats are removed. The zaps are not dangerous, however, and will not cause your pet any harm- you can try it yourself!