How does scratching work? If I have a scratching post does that mean I never have to clip my cat’s claws?
Scratching is natural for cats. It's something they will always do. Scratching posts are great, but it doesn't mean you won't have to clip your cat’s claws. Definitely the more opportunity cats have to scratch on scratching posts/scratching toys, the less your furniture will be targeted. Depending on the size of your place, you may have to have more than one or two posts.
There are also some good training items like sticky tape that will help teach your cat not to scratch certain objects. This big double-sided tape strip sticks to furniture and will slightly stick to your cat if they try to scratch there. Putting this tape