Establish a pet-free zone with the X-mat. Place X-mats on areas you don't want your pet to invade; such as furniture; countertops; and houseplants. When your pet tries to cross an X-mat; the tiny plastic discomfort points deter your pet from treading on the X-mat; thereby protecting that area from any further exploration. The X-mat is perfect for training younger animals; and is recommended by professional dog trainers. The X-mat is a simple and safe way to keep your pet out of Pet-Free-Zones. Choose the original X-mat for flat areas like countertops or couch seats; try the Extra Flexible X-mat for chair arms and sofa backs; and lastly; the Extra Foldable X-mat folds away for easy storage.