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Attaching a harness to your cat will make it secure outdoors. You can supervise it without fear of a bigger predator or the cat getting lost. The problem is the cat may not like wearing a harness. It is up to you to condition it to wear one. Do remember that you should select the most suitable harness for your kitty. To choose one, you have to select between a walking jacket or the H-type harness. Do note that harnesses of figure eight design are not secure.
Once your car wears a harness, you must adjust it. The fit must be so that you could insert your two fingers between the harness and your kitty. If your cat is of a larger size, opt out of the cat harness and buy one more suitable for a smaller dog.
The cat must be used to its harness
You can expect some out-of-the-way behavior from your cat when you first attach the harness to its body. A majority of cats dislike the harness at first contact. To overcome this, you must distract the kitty when the harness is on. Put it on during free time and it must wear the same for a few minutes while eating. Alternatively, play its favorite game when it is wearing the harness or simply give it its favorite food. Do not extend the sessions by more than a few minutes. Increase the harness wearing time as the time goes by. When you find your cat having no problems with wearing the harness, add a leash.
Please note that you must not allow the harness-wearing cat to be left unsupervised. The cat must link the harness with nice memories like treats, play, or food. Begin with a short session, amounting to two minutes or a maximum of 10 treats every day. If your cat does not progress as quickly as you like, be patient. The cat will be adapted to the harness after some time.
Using a leash
It is vital your cat must get familiar with the leash. The feline must be comfortable when it wears the restraining grips. The harness must be worn by the cat about 15 minutes earlier before it wears the leash. The thing must be strapped on to your cat in a quiet and safe place. Attach the leash to harness and not to the collar. The leash must not be more than eight foot long. You may have to wait for a little until the tension on the leash becomes zero. It is perfectly safe to allow your kitty to move around as long as it does not pull. Do follow it to prevent tension. If you walk with your kitty, it must not be longer than 15 minutes.