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What is the best way to harness & leash train a cat?

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  • Christina DumasChristina Dumas Member Posts: 7
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    well my mommy has harness and leash trained me and my brother and sister. First off she bought a book called Cat Training in 10 minutes by Miriam Fields-Babineau. She says they have a really good section on harness and leash training in there, plus lots of other fun things for us to learn. But back to your question. 1. Find a harness that fits your cat well..not too tight not too loose. Most are adjustable but I would bring your kitty into the pet store and make sure it fits. 2. Put harness on kitty inside, and let 'em get used to it. DON"T try to make 'em do anything just keep an eye on 'em and let them adjust to it. 3. When kitty is used to this you can play with 'em with it on, by having them do any tricks they know. 4. Attach a lightweight leash to the harness and repeat step 2 with it. WARNING kitty will probably attack leash for quite a while, but will adjust and learn to ignore it. Again you can put your kitty to work, which will help the adjustment.
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