|Originally posted by Coco Maui
Did it take her long to learn to walk on the leash? Sasha is in training but he doesn't wask along very good yet
I started to train her when she was 7 months old. I started really slowly and would only have the harness on her for short 10 minute intervals every few days. When she had the harness on I would play with her and giver her treats and praise. She took to the harness with no problems.
After she was used to the harness, I attached the leash and would walk her around the house. Then, if she wanted into our front enclosed porch, she was only allowed there with her harness on. Then from there we started to go outside.
Some cats hate it, others don't mind it at all. It's easier to train a younger cat and you must give lots of praise and have patience!Nakita doesn't mind it since she knows she will be allowed to go outside.
I'd say from the first time I introduced the harness to her actually walking on the lead took a month. I was in no rush since it was winter and I didn't want to introduce things too fast and scare her off.