Originally Posted by smokiethecat
Yosemite, does clipping once a week really take care of it? The only time my kittens seem to "snag" something is when they are trying to jump up onto the couch.You can hear their claws scraping the couch. I have such a couch that you can't see any marks,but that is one of the reasons why I posted about the soft claws for my kittens for when I get the leather couch in the spring...I'm afraid that when they jump up onto the couch,they will scratch or tear the leather.
We have a cat tree for our cats and they never touch the furniture or even the rug. We start clipping their nails when they are babies and we first get them so it's never been a problem. We usually start by playing with their paws and gently stroking them so they get used to having their paws touched. In fact I can sit with either of them and just stroke their paws and
kiss their little feet and they don't pull away because they are used to it.
I'm sure between now and the spring you can train them to use only a cat tree/scratching post.