posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:50 AM
If she's a young cat, she'll eventually calm down a little, especially if she's neutered. But yeah, cats are terrorists, and they'll keep
scratching your furniture, and they'll even use that as a form of blackmailing, whenever they want your attention.
Trim the claws every now and then, that will minimize the damage.
Keep using the water spray bottle, trust me, they hate it.
Whenever you see her doing something evil, don't yell, don't grab her, don't slap her. Get as close as you can quietly and clap your hands hard
once or twice. The noise will startle her and make her stop. Then, in a calm but firm voice, tell her "NO!"and stare in her eyes. Keep doing that
and eventually she'll learn what no means, and that she can't blackmail you for attention by scratching things.
Oh and good luck, cats are stubborn.
[edit on 20-12-2009 by Wallachian]