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Kitties on a Leash!

Kiwi FashionsKiwi Fashions Member Posts: 89
edited 4 February, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Hello my fellow kitty pals, For all of you kitties that are interested in walking on a leash, you are welcome to join the Catster Group, "Kitty Walkers", which is a group for all kitties that walk on a leash or those who would like to learn. For more information, please respond to this forum or feel free to reply via catster email. smile

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  • diane macinnisdiane macinnis summersideMember Posts: 37
    edited 27 January, 2007
    Me and my sis Wheels go out on our harness's all the time in the warmer months. Burr, but it's too cold right now. Mom bought me a new harness for christmas because the buckle was broken on my old one. I had to try it out of course but I didn't stay out long. though I'm sure Wheels would have stayed out all day if mom let her. %:D%
  • diane macinnisdiane macinnis summersideMember Posts: 37
    edited 27 January, 2007
    Me and my sis Wheels go out on our harness's all the time in the warmer months. Burr, but it's too cold right now. Mom bought me a new harness for christmas because the buckle was broken on my old one. I had to try it out of course but I didn't stay out long. though I'm sure Wheels would have stayed out all day if mom let her. %:D%
  • Shelley LimegroverShelley Limegrover LaramieMember Posts: 26
    edited 30 January, 2007
    I wanna learn! My kitty is a Siamese and I thought for sure I could train him to use a harness, but no luck so far. How do you guys do it? Or does it have to be a natural trait of the cat? I take Winter out in his stroller instead. He seems to like the outdoors and even asks that I take him out when we get to the park. But if I put his harness on, he just goes limp.
  • Christine LockmanChristine Lockman IndependenceMember Posts: 44
    edited 30 January, 2007
    Ooh, Kittie goes limp too. We put the harness on her and it is as if she is drunk and falls over. We just keep putting it on her inside for about 30 minutes each time. It hasn't gotten much better after 3 trys. I would like some imput for the limpness too.
  • Valerie HeitmanValerie Heitman Denham SpringsMember Posts: 43
    edited 1 February, 2007
    Maybe you could just put the harness on to wear around the house. Just don't wait until you want to go somewhere. Just so they can get used to what it feels like. Try to put it on, then open a favorite food that you know they'll get up for, or get out a favorite toy that they'll interact with and see if they'll get up and move. It may be worth a try. Increase the time that they wear the harness around the house and always associate wearing it with some good like a treat. If it causes too much stress it may not be worth it. What about just a collar and leash?
  • Diane HallwirthDiane Hallwirth PoulsboMember Posts: 20,342
    edited 4 February, 2007
    We want to join the group, too! I'm going to be the guinea pig- mama is a little worried Diego and Mojo may like it TOO much since they were formerly indoor/outdoor. Diego howls at the garage door after we make him come in from "patrolling" the garage and he's never even found anything out there...
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