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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Angie came by this morning & I decided to take her for a walk. She got out of the collar (it's a breakaway collar). I also had a neck harness but she wouldn't walk. Is their a way I can get her to walk? I would like to take her on walks but she is scared of them it seems. What can I do?

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Almost everyone has that problem. I hope she accepts the leash. It will take time and patience.




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Maybe it's because cats are naturally indoor animals, they aren't like dogs. I don't know, just a suggestion. But I'll definatley work with her. Thanks for replying!

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Cats aren't followers, like dogs are. They want to go where they want to go!!
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Cats aren't naturally indoor animals. However, cats ARE naturally individual animals. They aren't here to please people - they do what they want, when they want. They also don't take to confinement well, and in most cases, cats see leashes and harsnesses or collars as confinement.

I think you're really going to have to stop thinking of cats in terms of dogs. They are completely different animals, and until you can understand that, you'll never fully appreciate cats.

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OsnobunnieO, I'm not thinking of cats in terms of dogs. I do fully appreciate cats. Otherwise, I wouldn't have an outdoor kitty. I've seen cats walk so I thought they were kind of followers, too. Sorry, I didn't know they weren't. I hope noone thinks I'm being mean, because I'm not trying to be. Sorry if it sound shtat way.

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Not mean at all, catlover, just mistaken!




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Just keep trying a little at a time, before I got the enclosure I only let them out on a harness they walk and I followed and when they got too far from where I wanted them to be I would just start pulling them the way I wanted them to go it wasn't a quick process but we would finally get back home. Actually never went off the property just all around it. Best of luck. It is a challenge to be owned by a cat or 3! LOL!
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Does she not follow you when you walk around the neighborhood? I've had many friendly strays follow me when I walk up and down the street. Maybe if you brought some treats with you, she'd follow you?
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