Mine walk on leashes pretty well. I have a small dog harness for elliot because he is so large, and aerowyn gets a regular cat one. if you really want to take your babies outside, make sure to get one that goes aroudn their neck, behind their elbows, and connects the neck and behind the elbow part on the top AND on the chest! Aerowyn's is just a top connector and it slips and slides all over the place! Teaching them to walk really doesnt take any skill. Just have them wear the harness in the house until they get used to it. Then just take themoutside with the leash clipped to the harness, and set them outside your door while you sit on the steps. Let them go where they want. Once they are accustomed to the outdoors more (about two weeks or so) you can move them to a specific area for exploring. Many cats if you move them right away will freak out and try to get back to the door.
Most people just will have to be content with hooking their cat on a leash and following it around, but if you can get into your cats moods more and know them more, you might be able to teach them to walk on a leash.
Elliot and Aerowyn walk on leashes relatively well. With a slight tug I can get elliot to go where I want him to go, unless he is being very stubborn and doesnt want to go. With aerowyn I just give a tug and she runs to keep up with me.Mostly they stay by me and eat grass and just lay around. Elliot usually likes to find a big spot of dirt first and roll in it.
You should get them feline lukemia, distemper, and heartworm stuff though.
I thought my cats were fine but elliot contracted Giardia from the back yard ( a kidn of intestinal parasite from wild animals) so now we only go in the front yard (cuz there are deer and rabbits and stuff in the back yard, and they poop al over)
I've gotten so I trust my cats a lot outside. If I have to go in I usually just wind their leashes together and go in. Elliot doesnt like people and stays away from the road, though aerowyn likes people. With them tied together aerowyn cant run anywhere (elliot has 10 lbs on her) and elliot usually just lies there and waits for me. Every time I take themoutside elliot gets loose from his harness and streaks like a madcat into the back yard, and rolls around in teh dirt back there. I just chase him (all in fun) and he goes up to the porch to be let in. I know elliot wouldnt leave the yard, and most liekly I could even let him outside with no leash and harness, but I dnot want anyth ing to happen to him so I dont.
It takes alot of trust and you have to know your cats very well to let your guard down when they are outside.