Get a scratching post for your cat
If you are a cat owner you will already be aware that cats do like to scratch and this can include anything and everything! Scratching, for cats, is a natural and enjoyable thing for them to do. So, in itself, it is certainly not a bad habit. But if you value your precious new furniture then it is a good idea to train your cat to only scratch on a scratching post.
Scratching posts provide cats with an alternative to scratching items of furniture, the carpet and various other possessions and they come in a wide range of types and sizes. These posts can be placed beside any furniture where they usually scratch, and then you can train them to use this instead through the use of rewards.
You can find a scratching post that is ideal for your cat and its size. As most cats like to scratch upright while standing on their back legs, this selection is essential. You can opt for a vertical-standing scratching post or you may wish to get climbing apparatus which includes a scratching post. Cats love to climb and hide, so the platforms and tunnels can create a kind of activity centre for your cat.
Whatever kind of scratching post you choose, it should hopefully do the trick, providing entertainment for your cat while preventing your furniture from being damaged further.