How To Train Your Cat To Walk On A Leash

Training your cat to walk on a leash it can be a very hard task for every cat owner, but here we’ve gather some useful tips to ease your job and spend some quality time in the nature with your favorite pet.

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1. First, buy a comfortable harness with a secure clip and don’t use a collar because they may escape from it and lose your cat.

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2. Place the leash near cat’s sleeping area and leave there for several days. This way the cat will get used with its appearance and smell.

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3. Place the harness before the mealtime and you should comfortably slip two fingers between the harness and cat’s skin.

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4. Then fed the cat and praise him after he finished.

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5. Let him wear the harness around the house and if it doesn’t bother him start playing with him and his favorite toy.

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6. After it got used with the harness take it off.

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7. Repeat steps 3-6 for several days and leave the harness on longer.

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8. Attach the leash on the harness and walk the cat around the house, watching carefully her moves.

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9. Praise him for being a good cat and give him some cat treats.

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10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for a few days until the cat gets used with the harness and leash.

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11. Take the cat out for a walk, and let her walk around as usual and fallow him. Don’t restrict cat’s movements and loosen up the leash. Practice this step for a few days.

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12. Teach the cat to follow you by talking to him friendly, not yelling and lightly pull the lead. Leash-training should be a pleasure for the cat not an adversarial one.

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13. Move outdoors but do it gradually by taking your first excursion in your backyard then move into a quit area.

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14. Increase, then cat’s exposure with sounds, sights and other smells. They get scared very easy because they aren’t used with much noise.

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15. This is a tip for you, cat owner: buckle up with lots of patience and stay tuned on your cat’s reactions and let her learn in peace. If it’s a struggle for your cat…leave the training and start again after a few days because you’ll lose the battle if you’re stubborn.


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