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Things to avoid and to bear in mind when training your cat to walk on a leash or harness

walking a cat on a harness and leash outdoors
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Here is how to stay safe when you are training your cat to
walk on a harness and leash.

And also when you are both outdoors.

A lot of care and attention is needed when you walk any pet on a leash, and this is extremely true with walking an indoor cat. The cat harness and leash training itself can be done in the safety of your home or aprtment, but extra care has to be taken when you both venture outdoors.
Cats can be unpredictable and flighty creatures any time of the day but making them wear a harness and leash could make them even more nervous or stressed. Here are some things to avoid when training your cat to walk on a leash or harnessand when you are both outdoors.
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