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Ahhhhh kittens. Yes they can be a challenge. Having adopted two kittens myself last year I was just recently reminded of how difficult it can be to train them to stay off of counters or away from places you don't want them to go. There are all sorts of deterrents, but some just end up making it a hassle for you, especially on kitchen counters. Here are some products that I found very useful and not obtrusive.
Motion activated compressed air. There are various brands and work very well. They have about a 5-6 foot radius and shoot a spray of compressed air if the cat gets within that range. No harm to them, but they hate it. Here are a few :
Another option is to just make certain rooms off limits or at least part of the room with an indoor invisible fence.
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