My cat walks pretty well on the leash, but instead of pulling the poor cat and forcing it to be dragged along let it go where it wants and follow it. If it starts to go somewhere you don't want it to go stand where you are and don't let it go
It takes time to train the cat because the want to be more independent. Your cat will soon learn how walk better instead of wandering off. I've been training my cat and it can walk pretty good now it took my cat about 6 weeks to learn how to walk without wandering away. Hope it helped:)
Bengals are so lovely, I've always wanted either one of those or a Savannah. Being that they are typically a lot larger than the average cat, and a lot more active they definitely do like to go on walks.
It will probably take a bit to get her used to the harness, but other than that once she is, she's going to love it.
You first need to get them walking on a leash inside. You should always use a harness on a cat not a collier when walking. Put the cat in the harness and just let it get used to the new feeling for a few days.( you can skip this if it already wares a harness normally). then you can try to walk it attach the leash to the harness and hold a small treat in front of the cat they should need to tack a step to get the treat you should do this for about five min each day until the cat is comfortable. Once they are comfortable inside with the leash on you can move outside doing the same thing you did inside. You can start with five min outside and then slowly increase the time outside until they are completely at home. You can also try and give the cat an outdoor enclosed area like a screened in porch or outside pin they can explore freely in. this is really good for a Bengal. I hope this helps and that you and your little friend are walking together soon.
I'm guessing that you've mistook your cat for a dog. :) Cats hate leashes and they're not very submissive creatures. Or pack oriented. Unless your cat is still a kitten you'd better off not trying, they're very obstinate when it comes to things. (Even giving them food isn't seen as a token of your gratitude but only what they expect of you. Haha)
Torii...we have a part Bengal-when she was young she learned quickly to Harness...depends how old your cat is...if she wants to go with, you can help her do it...if not I would not force her...you may have the temperament to try it...harness train inside as mentioned...get it on her and then step away...let her tell you how much she does nor doesn't want to go with you through the wild blue...don't let the nay sayers keep you from trying...Good Luck!
I started walking "Baby", my cat, when he was just a few months old. I have taken him for a walk every night for the past 13 years. If they start earlier, it's easier. Baby walks on the sidewalks and squares off as we turn the corner -- better than any dog I've seen. But I would ALSO recommend walking your cat at night or at a time when there are fewer kids, cars, and dogs outside as these can be distracting and interfering with your walks.
My Abyssinian loves going outside on his leash, he was hesitate at first but when I get it out now he comes running to it excited like a dog. its the only time he lets me put his collar on without a fight. I started out with a very light weighted leash and let him lead me for small periods in the yard every few days. He wasn't a kitten when I started he was almost 3 years old, cats are smarter than dogs and can be trained to do many things. They love being outdoors and in most situations its irresponsible and dangerous to let them run free.
Pick a pretty collar-Go to the store, try it around your neck to see how it looks. Pick a matching leash. When you get home place the collar around your neck, attach the leash, give the other end to the cat. Once the cat has you properly trained, you will know how to train the cat.
Patience is virtue. I've trained my boy Sylvester who is 15 now, to obey on sit, lay down and recognize when I whistle for him to come. I tried the leash, and some felines are not acceptable to them due to affecting their balance internally.
Unless it's done at very young age, it can almost difficult to accomplish. It also depends on the demeanor of the feline. I would suggest letting her/him, wear the leash inside on and off for several days or weeks to get use to it before actually taking them outside. Practice with treats and inside would be my answer. Hope that helps.
Some of these answers are not very kind nor respectful to the cat--such as, just put the cat on the leash and drag him outside. I hope someone does that to you. However, most answers are very kind and helpful, and are seriously trying to offer good advice that honors the animal and its owner.
its best if you have a harness so you don't choke the feline, but the best thing to do is put the harness/collar on the cat and let it walk around and get used to it for at least 4 days and then you should take the cat outside for a while and let her/him sniff around but you have to have complete control to where he/she goes. if you cat can withstand that then I think it would be fine walking. if the cat plops down on its side then I think its best not to push it. most cats aren't a very big fan of leashes my tabby hates it but then my tuxedo loves it. it takes a while. good luck!
well, i depends on how old the cat is... it will be fairly easy to train him as a kitten but not so much as an adult cat. Use a harness,not a collar and don' ever drag him where he doesn't want to go. Good luck!!! :D
Cats are able to be walked. At the shelter I worked at for all 5 working years of my life and personal research due to interest it is a possible. what you do is the same as if the cat was a dog. Some cats may not like it however and in that case you could let the cat free-roam or give the cat a litter box. If you never walked a dog it is simple: some dogs need a harness to take better control and you may need one because the cats are able to slip free without one. you hook the leash up and go out. with cats especially go slow and do what they want, follow them and wait for them. It's only good to interfere when they go somewhere they can't be or is laying down for a long time and you aren't willing to wait. Good Luck with the Cat walk and be nice to the animal. :)