1- Show your cat
the harness and occasionally drape it over their
body. Take it off if they get upset.
2- Attach the harness and let your cat wear it for
a few minutes at a time (or only a few seconds if they object). Expect agitation, lying on their side and refusal to move at first.
3 - Treats for
each small accomplishment can only help.
4 - When they seem comfortable,
adjust the harness for a safe fit. You should be able to fit one fingers between the body and the harness.
Tip 5 - Attach the leash and hold it loosely while you
might not) agree to let you choose your direction of travel.
6 - Repeat the
above step until you think they
are ready to see the wider world, then pick kitty
up, open the door, hold kitty in your arms and let them look around.
7 - If kitty is calm,
take a few steps outside. ALWAYS carry your cat outside so they doesnít start thinking an open door means they are free to leave the building. Bring kitty back inside. Reward with treats. Repeat until
8 - Carry kitty outside,
place on the ground and keep a firm grasp on the
leash. Let them
they want to
lie in the grass or check out an alley? Let them
reason, of course). Abort the mission when kitty
says itís over. Reward with treats.
9 - Try taking
your cat out at different times of day. They might balk
when itís bright and busy but relax when the outdoors are darker and