Cat Climbing-Scratching Furniture
Cats are natural acrobats with an instinct for climbing to high vantage points. They also feel a need to keep their claws sharp and ready for action should a fortuitous encounter with prey present itself. Climbing furniture solves two problems in one product: an attractive place to claw and a place to climb to the top.
If you want to train your cat not to use specific areas as scratching mounts, look at Sticky Paws. Cats don't like the feel or texture of the Sticky tape and leave the protected area alone until they no longer think of it as a good place to sharpen.
Some cats are de-clawed. Even though they can no longer sharpen claws, they still want to rest high above the fray or rub their foot pads to release soothing pheromones.