Your cat's behavior is key. Cats scratch to mark territory, so provide them with alternatives like scratching posts.
Invest in high-quality scratching posts and place them strategically in your home.
Use cat-safe deterrents on furniture to discourage scratching. These can include double-sided tape or cat-safe sprays.
Regularly trim your cat's nails to reduce the damage they can do during scratching.
Reward your cat when they use their scratching post to encourage good behavior.
Train your cat to use a scratching post through positive reinforcement techniques.
Be patient and consistent in your efforts to prevent scratching. It may take some time for your cat to adjust.