exhibitions and competitions
If the cat has to participate in beauty contests or exhibitions in general, then it is mandatory to trim the nails, this does not mean that they must be cut up to the pink part near the root.
the ideal scratching post
In everyday life, the cat takes care of filing its nails by itself, so it is advisable, from an early age, to provide it with artisan scratchers, such as a log, a piece of cork, a piece of carpet attached to a wooden board or a piece of corrugated cardboard. Often these homemade objects are more appreciated by our little friend rather than scratching posts that can be found on the market, consequently getting used to using them.
the disobedient cat
If we were to catch our cat intent on getting his nails done on a piece of furniture or on a sofa, a dry "no" will suffice, clap your hands and accompany him to his scratching post.
Gently rubbing the pads of the upper legs on it, so that it "leaves its footprints" and learns how to use them accordingly.