To conquer an item, you need to get on top of it to show it who's stronger. This sofa came in a couple of parts, so I was busy sitting on all the pieces.
Once the item is sufficiently terrified, you can then have a little telepathic conversation with it to let it know that if it gets out of hand, you may need to use your horrifying lasers again. The items don't ever talk back so I know I must be doing my job right.
This item is approved and conquered so the humans can now proceed with the assembly...after I have a snooze.
One important note to remember about any new piece of furniture in your home is that you need to get your claws into it as soon as possible once it's assembled.
Watch out for the reappearance of this feared cat foe, though.
The dreaded spray bottle seems to always reappear when there's new items to be clawed.