As you can see, he's really tearing it up. What do you do?
Most Helpful Girl
My cat tries to do this. Not as badly as that.
I have the problem my cat is enormous. Scratching posts are too small and light for him - he is either too tall for them or too strong. Hence why he opts to scratch at the sofa or stretch on the sofa.
I shout at him. I growl his name and I grab his paws and his tummy and push him back. Now if I shout he knows he's been naughty. It's less common now.
Like with any animal show disapline without being abusive2
Most Helpful Guy
I'd yell at it. I'd say "HEY!!! WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?" I'd be ready to kick it's ass literally.1