If you consider your cat to be an indoor pet, it’s time to think about taking your feline friend on a walk. Here’s all you need to know before taking your first steps with your cat.
Leashes and Harnesses Are Vital
Cats can squirm out of collars easily, allowing them to escape if they become frightened. Investing in harnesses and leashes that are suited to your pet’s needs is the best first step. To ensure the harness is not too tight or too loose, put two fingers in between your cat and the harness.
Walking a cat on a leash may be more outdoors can provide much-needed mental stimulation that indoor toys and activities might not be able to provide.
It opens up a whole new world of sounds and smells for your furry friend to indulge in.
Eye of the Tiger (Well…House Cat)
If you find letting your precious pet out into the world alone too panic-inducing, then walking your cat on a leash is a good compromise. Your cat will get a good walk in while you can stay cool, calm, and collected knowing exactly where your kitty is at all times (right beside you).
Be Generous With Those Treats!
To get them accustomed to the leash faster, you can give them praise and treats at the beginning! You should reward your pet with a treat as soon as you put on the harness. This association will help make your cat enjoy the entire process, not just the walk.
Follow, Don’t Lead
Always, let your cat take the lead when walking. Let them know that they’re in charge here! You may make your furry friend even more unhappy if you pull the leash in a direction they aren’t interested in.
Just practice this mantra, “The cat is always right” and you’ll have many happy walks ahead of you.