Getty ImagesI can't say I see a lot of kitties taking regular walks, but there may come a time when your feline needs to know how to handle being attached to a leash. Sure, it's not exactly typical to see Fluffy sauntering down the street like Fido, but leash training your cat can be done. And all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
Get fluffy familiar with the hardware. You can't just spring a leash on your kitty and expect her to take to it right away. So leave the leash around for her to explore at her leisure. And go ahead and purchase a cat harness or a cat jacket too (cats can wiggle their way out of collars way too easily). Once your cat is used to having these items around, try them on her for short periods of time - and give her lots of praise when it goes well.
Take an indoor test run. Walk your cat around with the harness and leash indoors. Keep the leash slack at first, and only walk for just a minute or two. Encourage your kitty with lots of treats and toys. ThenRead More »from Leash Train Your Tabby