Your pet will quickly learn to avoid areas protected by the Pawz Away® Pet Proofing Mat. This automatic indoor pet training mat keeps pets off furniture and away from off-limit areas and rooms. Create pet-free rooms for guests with allergies, keep cats from scratching the new couch, prevent trash raiding, and more. Simply place the mat in any area you want your pet to avoid. When your pet steps on the mat, he'll feel a mild, harmless 3-second static pulse from the mat. Your pet will quickly learn to avoid that area.