I was watching My Cat from Hades on Netflix and saw mention of something that many of us could learn to LOVE! It is a way to start the training of a cat that scratches destructively by stopping the destruction fast. Soft Claws are acrylic covers you glue onto the cat's claws. With these the cat is unable to scratch you because the nails don't have a sharp edge. I think they are GENIUS!! They go on like people nail tips, with superglue. You just clip the claws, put the caps on, and done. I found them at Petco for under $25, actually on sale for $17 now. I don't know if they have them in store, but you can order them online. The link is to the clear tips, but you can choose colored if you want. I bet other places have these, this was just the first option when I searched for them. There may also be other brands. I just know that we have had more than a few posts about cats who tear things up and/or hurt us, and this may give us that window of safety to reach them with other training methods. PLEASE do not use these as the only training method. They are meant to give you a way to reach your cat, NOT a way to ignore figuring out and solving the problems. For those with other cat issues, the show I was watching, My Cat From Hades, has some great ideas. Of course they take a time investment and a little money if you need clickers, treats, etc.... but the principals are very sound and very effective. Enjoy!