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How to Teach a Cat to Walk on a Leash

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Joahanna Luna (8 дней назад)
That looks like my cat except that cat has a lot of orange-ish brown
SackofPOTATO (10 дней назад)
My cat will start rolling like crazy and wont take the treat unless you take it off
Kayla MacGillivray (12 дней назад)
My cat loves outside but he is very smart and easily takes off the H harness by rolling on his side and biting it and can get out in seconds, he also runs and is very brave that nearly got himself run Over by a car , I tried other harnesses but he can escape those too, he also is comfortable with them inside and won’t take them off in the house, what should I do
Grace Su (13 дней назад)
He was freaking trying this climb up to a wall of someone’s backyard with me holding the leash...
Captain Cairo (13 дней назад)
I did all of that on day one, including the walk. She started associating the harness with going outside by day two, which just goes to show how smart those animals are. It's been 2 weeks and Cookie walks like a pro now. When I take out the harness she gets so excited and runs to wait for me at the door haha.... Didn't even use one single treat, just talking to her in a loving voice and petting her every time she does something right. Especially when we walk at night when it's quiet and there are no cars, it makes her soooo happy. :)
Mouse Trap (16 дней назад)
I'm training my cat
woooudo (16 дней назад)
What, Do you do, For kittens, Why is it you people, Make it so, Hard, To find this out.
Traveler's Garden (19 дней назад)
It doesn't take months, only if the training was done really bad. It takes around 1-3 days, max. 1 week for really sensitive cats. (Except the cat is highly people-aggressive/fearful or feral & doesn't even let anyone pet it...) I trained my 2 cats & couple of others from other owners, different ages & character. This video is a bad example for harness-train a cat, no surprise they say it takes months. Stuffing the cat's head into the harness, holding/forcing it, not enough redirection with food, ignoring the cat's body-language of discomfort & still moving forward and they even say to pull on the leash later...overall bad tips. I trained my cats to follow me outside from the first walk, without pulling the leash of course. (calling, treats, way longer leash etc.) The result is, that they follow me even off-leash (in nature) just like well-trained dogs. We go on walks for 9 years & they are off-leash 95% and never walked off.
Lyne Westbrook (27 дней назад)
cats were met to walk free......
Lyne Westbrook (27 дней назад)
is this effective for all breeds of cats? This may be difficult for cats that have been use to being a "stray" or feral cat.
Arun Madhusudan (1 месяц назад)
Which cat breed is that?
Nazanin JA (1 месяц назад)
Several months gurl ain’t nobody got time for that😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
AnimePabu (1 месяц назад)
My cat loves going out side so I’ve been putting the harness on when we are out teaching her that she gets to go outside when her harness is on but she just then lays down....;-; rip
Traveler's Garden (19 дней назад)
You need to redirect the cat with food. Don't do it like in this video, they are forcing the cat & just stuffing the harness over the head etc. On my channel I have a tutorial how to do it properly.
PenguinxII G (1 месяц назад)
I don’t walk my cat My cat walks me
F o x e I n k (1 месяц назад)
I bought a lead/leash on ebay today and when it arrives, i hope it will not be a waste of money and that my Cat will learn to walk with it :D
PostersGaming (1 месяц назад)
Months is extremely excessive
Alex Robinson (1 месяц назад)
Your the BEST my cat ethel keeps stopping!
T3R3Z1 PYROP3 (1 месяц назад)
Remember that it depends on your cat, and some cats just won't go on walks like this. My cat loves walks and learned within a matter of days. My mom's cat was taught the same way and refuses to even wear the harness. Not all cats are the same.
roblox with ally (1 месяц назад)
My cat is to scared to leave the door...
Sam Daniele (1 месяц назад)
Oh come on!?... I just wanted 2 kno the quickest easiest non fuss way to get it on... I haven't got months to waited , I got a sick cat that needs some sunlight today
kitty cat k (1 месяц назад)
Giving it treats while trying to get it to exercise.
pah1226 (1 месяц назад)
My cat basically only knows how to not bite (I think)
rani divakara (2 месяца назад)
Thanks for video
Welp, That’s life. (2 месяца назад)
Positive “felines”. (Get it? Feelings felines)
Carmelina Rosinski (2 месяца назад)
I know more about workouts from Unflexal handbooks !
vitlity prince of rainwings (2 месяца назад)
My cat hates the outside
Holaa Sophia (2 месяца назад)
Awww man, I don't have all the ingredients! The only one I am missing is patience.
bebopen (2 месяца назад)
Or you know...just put it on the cat
Arabella Breezehand (3 месяца назад)
Yeah... I just put the harness on and went outside lOl for proof look on my channel but yeah…
Anonymous (4 месяца назад)
This takes several MONTHS?
robinchwan (4 месяца назад)
i don't really want to have my cat on a leash but since there are cars going by all day and night i can't.. and i want the cat to experience the outside so for the cat's sake i will do this!
marcy devos (4 месяца назад)
🎶Walking My Cat Named Dog🎶🍁
b r o o k i e (4 месяца назад)
This made my cat spray.
Q Z (4 месяца назад)
This actually works with bigger cats like bobcats and even mountain lions.
Karkittys (4 месяца назад)
My cat does backflips trying to get the harness off if I put it on him :-( he's deaf and can't go outside unsupervised but I want him to experience the outdoors
360SRH 2 (4 месяца назад)
A "house cat" has the same instinct a tiger does, imagine a race of giant humans that keep tigers as indoor tigers forever, or walked them only on a leash never giving them freedom... Very sad what humans do to powerful animals :/
DavionBlewz (4 месяца назад)
Whelp she did say you need patience
Mercy is Alerted (5 месяцев назад)
What time you several months, toke me 5 monutes. Lol.
I survived on memes (5 месяцев назад)
All the 107 dislikes are the people who tried it
Sanddox (5 месяцев назад)
I have 2 problems with my 3 cats. They're afraid of outside and then, they don't like the leash. So even if I get them used to the leash, they won't go out anyway. I don't know what to do?!!
Nessie Mour (6 месяцев назад)
My cat tried to rip up my hands when I did this.
Alex Wildes (6 месяцев назад)
hi
paisley schade (6 месяцев назад)
what breed is that cat
Krista Neatherlin (7 месяцев назад)
I just bought a harness tonight. I buckled BOTH buckled and he didn’t die guys!! He also didn’t get treats!! Whoa! I mean, he’s walking like he’s drunk, but he’s cool.
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Mehmet GÖNCÜ (8 месяцев назад)
7 mounts?!
camelia asaad (8 месяцев назад)
no1 rule : you must give up
linda stonier (9 месяцев назад)
My cat got used to it right away we went outside the first day xD
Lorenzo (9 месяцев назад)
I have a question why?
AylahWindRanger (10 месяцев назад)
Being patient with cats is super important.
Zico Pwns All (10 месяцев назад)
What if my cat doesn't like treats or petting?
Emerson Booth (9 месяцев назад)
What does he like? Maybe catnip? Or a specific toy?
Pyrozyden (10 месяцев назад)
Useful! Learning our cat to walk on leash. Watch him on instagram; Morristhesiberian
SADEEM abdullah (11 месяцев назад)
thanks I try to walk around the house she sit and I pull her and she's sit I laughed soooo hard 😂😂😂love her 💕
Melody Spark (1 год назад)
I might get a cat this will help😊🐱🦄🐱
Lisa b. Hammond (1 год назад)
ok. after I wiped the dribble from my face from laughing at all your comments, I'll add mine. buy harness that is a suitable fit. put it on. wait 30 min. take it off. repeat. 2 x/day for 1-5 days depending on you cat. then attach leash and bring your friend out side. each animal is different and where you live is unique. I would NOT try this somewhere with urban traffic or too much noise. I would Only try this on a calm street to get acclimated. Noise will only confuse and distract both you and your pet. Use your intuition. Use your judgement. Be patient. Try for 15 min. for a few days and stay CLOSE (within 40") to home. If after 1-2 weeks your fur friend still won't deal with the leash, get over it. Not all cats are that way and it really depends on them and you and the relationship that exists between the 2. Wishing you all success! Ours was trained from a (stray) young cat that learned to trust on her terms and I trained her from prompts I learned from my mother that learned from her grand mother and her farm cats.
Black &White (1 год назад)
step 1 put the harness on cat for a week step 2 attach the leash for a week step 3 drag your cat around
Shione Cooper (1 год назад)
My cat just lies on the ground like something is pinning him down when he has the harness on, I try to stand him up and he just tips over 😂
Traveler's Garden (19 дней назад)
Redirection with food is the key. Don't do it like in this video (they just force the cat, stuff the harness over the head etc.). On my channel is a tutorial how to do it without "needing months" of training...1-3 days, max. a week should be more than enough.
Ava Baumann (27 дней назад)
Same! I eventually got him to walk a bit but he’s too distracted by everything, flowers, grass, bugs, you name it. One day I put a towel down in the backyard and then I laid down while he played in the grass and went crazy. I eventually gave up and a couple months later I decided to try again. The harness was way to tight on him as he grew so much. He isn’t even one years old yet so I have to get him a new harness. Any update on the progress of your cat?
Briani Watkins (1 месяц назад)
Shione Cooper 😂😂😂
Desiree2401 (1 месяц назад)
Shione Cooper Mine too
bebopen (2 месяца назад)
Shione Cooper same
Carman Singh (1 год назад)
took my cat 1 day to get used to a harness. clicker training is necessary if you want your cat to follow you
Milk Bone (1 год назад)
I have a hairless who loves to go outside, she knows she only gets to go when she wears her collar so as soon as she hears the leash she runs to the door and purrs as i put it on her XD
Hezett314 (1 год назад)
Oh no, this is so way ... laughable I just put stuff on my kitty when she's almost asleep And then I pull the laser. And then the day we go outside I sew a lead to the shirt and put it on her BY THE DOOR, and if she at first says no I push the door open a bit so she knows that's the deal. Also, treats and I always let her lead.
Private Idaho (1 год назад)
Interesting, a cat with a therapy human on a leash.
Green Kush (1 год назад)
Step 11 I ate your cat
StitchTehZombie (1 год назад)
I honestly don't think playtime is the best time to put on the harness. I'd say after playtime when it's tired. The cat will claw and bite you if you do so xD
Emerson Booth (9 месяцев назад)
Depends what constitutes playtime for the individual cat. Some cats get more riled up than others.
Taras Kobets (1 год назад)
check guide from Stodoys blog.
Egor Mrinskiy (1 год назад)
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Bunnystorm 101 (1 год назад)
Guys just get a dam coller
Horse Lover Studios (22 дня назад)
They don’t like it and some cats like my own lost the fur underneath where the collar was my older brothers cat had a straight circle around his neck with no fur
Stupid meme Boi (1 месяц назад)
If they pull while walking, it can severely damage their windpipe.
Vanilla• Bear (2 месяца назад)
My cat hates his collar, and he literally goes crazy when I try to attach the leash to the collar.
Morgan Dee (3 месяца назад)
Then your cat is gonna end up being someone else’s cat
Arabella Breezehand (3 месяца назад)
Bunnystorm 101 if you get a collar and you pull you will choke your cat and it’s easy to slip out of.
Darcy Hall (1 год назад)
who would even want to walk there cat?
Emerson Booth (9 месяцев назад)
People who want to provide their cat with the mental and physical stimulation of the outdoors without risking the cat's safety.
Alek Shukhevych (10 месяцев назад)
People whose cats are dying to go outside but they dont have a backyard with a giant fence and they dnt want to let the cat out by himself cuz chances are it will get lost, die, fight another animal or w.e...
mozart0042 (1 год назад)
Make sure there is no bird or lizard around ... that's really fun walking!
Orion Riley (1 год назад)
when ever i put my cat on a leash she walks very low to da ground
Tom Dwane (1 год назад)
These steps will take 150 years
DumbDuck44 (1 год назад)
Step 5: Lose interest, because this takes way too long.
Xartim (1 год назад)
Everytime we bring the harness out the cat comes running and stops at the door because he knows its playtime outside xD
bache15 (1 год назад)
Oh I would love to walk my lovely Eki on a leash during a quiet sunny day! I hope this day will come.
#DamnDaddy (1 год назад)
I just put it on my cat after a bath so she doesn't notice
Lunalu Cipher (1 год назад)
Tbh i dont need to do this because first my cat hate the harness but once she was outside she loved it
Laney Butt (1 год назад)
I have a kitten
mohammed nagy (1 год назад)
My cat always leads me towards the trees what am I supposed to do
Traveler's Garden (1 год назад)
What´s the problem? Maybe it wants to scratch or climb or sniff something. Just wait or call, if it taking very long.
Paige Brady (1 год назад)
give the cat a small tug pick it up and bring him away that happened with mine
Linda Diane (1 год назад)
watch Catmantoo's tutorial. Way better.
Cardinale (1 год назад)
Instructions unclear.. cat got put in microwave
Galaxy Monstero (2 месяца назад)
Dont even joke about that.
Russell Ward (8 месяцев назад)
Put your own head in the microwave you sick freak, and DO NOT BREED! Who knows what hell you would put your children through?!
FaZecod4jev (1 год назад)
7 months are you crazy. I can do this in a day
Jesus Ortiz (1 год назад)
haha when can i drop you off my cat
Nicole The Nugglet (1 год назад)
I'll try that
Blu Brushes (1 год назад)
i don't like walking my cats because their paws get raw and sometimes bloody.
BubbleGum XLee (1 год назад)
GamingAnimal Z
Blu Brushes (1 год назад)
+Bailarsonsa Thanks, I'll definitely do that! They have been getting a bit chubby lately....
Blu Brushes (1 год назад)
+Bailarsonsa Yeah, I've walked them on the road. There's hardly any grass because I live in the desert and rocks are EVERYWHERE.
Traveler's Garden (1 год назад)
Do you walk them on pavement of something? Walk them on dirt, gras... I walk my cats every second day for 2-3 hours, in any weather or season and their paws are spotless....and that for 7 years now.
Lanie Hannah (1 год назад)
How should I decide what cat to harness train? I have a cat wonton who loves people once they pet her a few times but she's kind of slow in the head and just overall weird and can be mean to other animals like dogs and other cats. My other cat's name is Smokey and she's laid back, never seen her hiss at another animal, curious, and we're very close. However, I have took Wonton out for a few times already and Smokey seems to hate the leash.
Xiao Qin (1 год назад)
just let your cat out a few hours a day, explore themself, they know the way home. Dont lock your cat in door, this is very bad
maryam amirah (1 год назад)
I let my cat go out for a walk in the morning, one day we found the cat died due to being bitten by stray dogs huhu
Greatest Ever (1 год назад)
My cat always leaves my house at night and returns during daytime, he knows his way around my whole suburb which is HUGE!
Salwa TV (1 год назад)
there is a very high chance they will run away. and most cats are indoor cats and dont like the outdoors like mine
Geo's Channel (1 год назад)
I just got my cat today I adopted one
Nayu Maow (1 год назад)
my kitten got used to it on 1 day lol and she even opened the door and went outside herself
Salwa TV (1 год назад)
she now visits her grandchildren with presents every month
Lanie Hannah (1 год назад)
she now is a proud mother of four children and has tea time with her friend Deborah.
Jesus Ortiz (1 год назад)
i assume she later moved out to her own apartment
dbm 4794 (1 год назад)
Do cats need to be put in a leash when walking them?
Susy Hernandez (4 месяца назад)
If u dont mind your cat running away..then no.
Miss.Scales & friends (1 год назад)
+Bailarsonsa that really all depends on the individual cat. Most would rather do their own thing than follow like a dog. It's cool that yours follow, but not all cats will. And most cats will detect dogs and other danger before you do, and WILL spook.
Traveler's Garden (1 год назад)
Miss.Scales & Pets+ In nature cats rarely get spooked, my 2 cats spooked in forest/fields not once in almost 8 years. In the city (even if its a small one), they do spook...so they are on the flexible leash of 8m length. I would only use a leash in the beginning (few weeks maybe), then in nature it´s not necessary at all, if the training is done right. I didn´t loose my cats in all our almost 8 years together. They follow closely and listen when called. If danger comes (unleashed dogs) I take them into my arms and hold them, till the dog is gone or put them into a tree, if there are more than one unleashed dog. If dogs are leashed, strangers, bikers, or horse-riders come, I just call them to me and put a 1m leash on them till the "unknown thing" is gone. In my youtube channel you can see, that cats can be without leash in nature and follow like any dog would.
Miss.Scales & friends (1 год назад)
Yes. Harness and leash always. Then if he gets spooked, you can quickly take him home or to a different area rather than losing him in a strange place.
razin Wizard (2 года назад)
My cat run when the car coming lol
My Friend Likes Horse (2 года назад)
it does not take several months lol. just know your cat's personal limits.
vitlity prince of rainwings (2 месяца назад)
Filmography I took me about 5 seconds he just likes walking
My Friend Likes Horse (1 год назад)
+K&M Forever haha kewl
Filmography (1 год назад)
Ikr it only took me 4 days
Christopher McCarthy (2 года назад)
Step #80: Put leash on yourself, and have the cat stare at you
bebopen (2 месяца назад)
Christopher McCarthy you made my day 🤣
robinchwan (4 месяца назад)
then eat the treats because you were a good boy/girl and the cat get none :P
LIHALETT (7 месяцев назад)
I lol’d so hard right now.
Natalie Harkness (1 год назад)
lmao
Milk (2 года назад)
I'd love to adopt a kitten and a dog so they can walk with each other
Panic! At The Corgi (2 года назад)
That cat is so cute. <3 :3
TheLaLa (2 года назад)
i wanna take my cat on hikes with me but im afraid of looking like a weirdo
Traveler's Garden (1 год назад)
Zuriel Ioasa+ Yeah, in my area nobody walks his/her cats either. Never saw it and if I tell people in my city (due to my work & meet daily plenty of new people), they rarely heard of that either. Some are amazed & some are aloof. I never thought about, how I look to other people by walking my cats...since I don´t care. That´s why I was so negatively surprised by that girl saying "I don´t want to look like a weirdo".
Greatest Ever (1 год назад)
+Bailarsonsa It's very rare in my country to see people walking their cats, but when they do other people stare at it and be like "wow amazing iv'e never seen a cat on a leash before!"
Traveler's Garden (1 год назад)
What is more important: That your cat has a quality life or how you look to strangers!?
Greatest Ever (1 год назад)
+Inner-Lynx Type in 'Catmantoo' on YouTube
Inner-Lynx (1 год назад)
+Zuriel loasa, what is this channel you speak of?
Brenda G.P. (2 года назад)
Honestly, I just put the harness on him for a while each day for a few days. Eventually he didn't care that it was on him.
Mazin Jabarin (2 года назад)
and I thought I can do it in 1 minute 😅😅😅
Jess Adventures (2 года назад)
Yeah, you mean put the leash on lol.
barbara willis (2 года назад)
I HAVE BEEN EATING YOUNG KITTENS NOW FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS...THEY ARE TASTY AND VERY HIGH IN PROTEIN
TheLaLa (2 года назад)
+barbara willis you might get trichinosis parasites
Rom An (2 года назад)
Why not make a video how to stop your cat catching mice?...idiots
Emerson Booth (9 месяцев назад)
You can't stop a cat's natural hunting instincts and why would you want to anyway?
cra zY (2 года назад)
+Rom An why not get a dog instead?
Lucia Brown (2 года назад)
All the animals I'v ever done don't ever need this long to get to this level. I'v done all this stuff in one day and the cat was fine with it.
Miss.Scales & friends (1 год назад)
It just depends on the individual animal. Some cat's hate it, others are easily spooked, and some are perfectly fine with it.
Paige Brady (1 год назад)
same ;)
Susan Mooney (2 года назад)
Cruel
King Satan (2 года назад)
Wow, everyone has a cat nowadays..
NinjaMonkey245 The Gaming Nerd (2 года назад)
cats vs dogs the movie is coming true I guess 😂😂

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