Keep cats off of furniture
cats off of furniture Jumpo Trainer - Keep cats off furniture


The Jumpo Trainer...

  • Scares cats and birds from areas they are not allowed.
  • When triggered, the Jumpo Trainer leaps upwards.
  • Keep cats off tables, countertops, furniture and automobiles.
  • Low cost, durable, reusable for years
  • This is not a leg-hold unit. It is composed of two separate 'wings' that leap up, clatter and frighten the cat or bird.

Cats hate being startled and Jumpos do just that! They are a great training tool. Make the point firmly: "not here!" Training takes time, effort and determination. Make sure to use enough Jumpos to do the job.

Keep cats off furniture

Simply set a Jumpo onto a place that is "off limits" and let the Jumpos do the job.

Do you want to:

  • Stop cats from counter-surfing?
  • Keep cats off furniture?
  • Keep a cat off a table?
  • Keep cats off cars?
  • Stop cats from digging into houseplants?
  • Stop a cat from scratching furniture?
  • Keep cats from Climbing Christmas trees?

Jumpo Trainers will do the job.


Place Jumpos in 'off limit' areas. For example, when a cat leaps up and steps on the Jumpo Trainer, the unit fires, leaping up, clattering, startling the cat. You can place Jumpos on countertops, sofas, chairs, in front of furniture they might use to sharpen their claws, or near plants in which they dig. You can use Jumpos with or without the expanded trigger. Ultimately you can correct these misbehaviors without having your cat learning to be afraid of YOU.

Jumpos can be used outside too, on cars, on outside furniture, around bird feeders and near plants. Let cats know what areas are off limits. Jumpos are also very effective at keeping birds off boats.

Jumpos are easy to use. They are made of durable, ultraviolet-resistant plastic and therefore can be used outdoors, in open sunlight.


To the right is a photo of a Jumpo set and ready to go. Jumpos are 9 1/4 inches long, 3 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall. They are made of bright green, UV resistant plastic. Notice that they are cantilevered: the middle section is off, or above, the resting surface.

A Jumpo consists of two "wings" and a marine bungee cord. There is an anchor cord included with each Jumpo, if you wish to secure the Jumpo to a boat or window sill, for example, so that the unit will not jump away.

Setting a Jumpo

After assembling the unit, grasp each wing and place the notched ends of the wings together as shown.

For instructions on assembling your Jumpo Trainer click here.

Press down and stretch the bungee cord so the wings are flattened out as shown to the right.

Caution!  The Jumpo is now ready to Jump

Jumpos are not toys, so keep children away from them. A jumping Jumpo can sting!

To see a video of how to set a Jumpo Trainer click here

Jumpos in Action

Here are a series of photos showing a Jumpo jumping. Slight downward pressure on the wings allows the bungee cord to pull the wings together and above the center of gravity of the device. The Jumpo can leap several feet upwards, so be careful handling one.

Pressure applied to the mid-area allows the bungee cord to pull the wings together.

The wings are very rapidly pulled inwards and upwards. The Jumpo leaps up, with the wings clapping together.

Jumpos are brightly colored for a reason. We want the animal or bird to see them. For example, after a bird or cat fires a Jumpo, the animal is now afraid and weary of the Jumpo. A bird or cat cannot tell if a Jumpo is set or not.

Once the cat or bird has experienced a Jumpo, if it sees another Jumpo, it will stay away!


Jumpo Hints

Here are some ideas for setting Jumpos a little differently from the standard.

Need a Jumpo to be more powerful?

Use this double-bungee cord setup. It makes the Jumpo nearly twice as powerful. This is the setup I'd recommend to use on larger animals such as raccoons. Make the first encounter a significant event. The learning will be much stronger. I have seen double-bungeed Jumpos shoot four feet up!

Please be careful with this set! This double bungee setup is very strong.



Want to expand the trigger area of the Jumpo?

You can use firm cardboard or thin plywood placed on the edge of the center of a set Jumpo to expand the trigger area. Or place a bridge between two Jumpos and then set wider cardboard on the bridge. The result is two Jumpos firing simultaneously!

The photo to the right shows a dining room chair with a Jumpo and a piece of cardboard placed over the center of a Jumpo to expand the trigger area. This makes it very difficult for the cat to sit on the chair without firing the Jumpo.




Here is another photo of the use of a Jumpo with an expanded trigger. This is a cheap and effective way of beating the agility and nimble foot placement of cats. There are numerous ways to use the Jumpo Trainer with expanded triggers.

Click here for more Jumpo Trainer hints.


Keep cats off of sofas and chairs


Use "Concealment" to Increase the Effectiveness of Jumpos:

A Jumpo customer came up with this idea: Move the Jumpos around and cover them with a silk scarf or light-weight towel.

From the Testimonials: "My adopted year old cat just loved to mess in my large planter and prowl the kitchen counters when I was not watching, like at night. I purchased 6 Jumpos and could have used twice that many, but have learned to cover them with a silk scarf or a light weight towel. That way I can move them around and she is not exactly sure where they are each night. She hasn't touched the plant since the first time she set one off. I just wish I could see her reaction when she trips them. I tell everyone with cats about how great these are. "



Here is the price breakdown for Jumpos.

Quantity Price
1-2 Jumpo $6.00 each
3 - 5 Jumpos $5.00 each
6 (1 Box) Jumpos $4.17 per Jumpo, or $25 per box of 6
12 (2 Boxes) Jumpos $3.75 per Jumpo, or $22.50 per box of 6
Additional bungee cords $0.50 each

Shipping is a flat $7.00 per order, regardless of the number of Jumpo Trainers ordered.

No Risk Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with your Jumpo Trainers, just send them back within the first month for a full refund.

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888-767-4766 (or 209-532-1728)


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