Putting Your Cat On A Leash

Cat on a leash
 
"Cats aren't cooperative in the same way that other animals are. You can train a dog to act, but you can't train a cat in the same way."
Michael Showalter

 

It is quite possible teach your cat to walk on a leash using a lot of patience and only a few simple rules. Utilizing a harness is paramount for a cat. Cat's won't react well to jerking their collar, so a harness is in actuality best and ought to be loose and comfortable for the cat.

First, allow your cat to play with the new items so she or he gets familiar with them. Try putting the harness on and observe how the cat reacts. This phase is very important, if you force the cat to wear the harness, they are not going to be happy at all with the harness or with you.

Take your time with every one of the steps. If your cat balks in any way, go back to the prior step. It is a lot more difficult getting a cat to cooperate than it is for a dog.

After the cat is wearing the loose-fitted harness, then it is the time to tighten the harness up until it is the right fit for the cat. At this time, you will want to give the cat time to wear the harness.

Next attach the leash. Now you will want to start walking the cat inside, until the cat is doing well. As soon as the cat is comfortable with the leash then it is time to go outside for a walk.

While walking with the cat make sure that the leash is not to loose or they will be running in all random directions. There are so many distractions for a cat outdoors. Birds, squirrels, and the neighbor’s pets may trigger your cat to want to run around, but you have got to keep a tense leash so that your cat walks with you and is not dragging you or pulling you all over the place.

Soon you will be enjoying your outings, and your cat will be walking mindfully with you.

 

 

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