The recipe for a successful catwalk

cat with harness

Lack of movement is harmful not only to the human body but also to the health of little cats. Cats that raised only indoors often become obese because they do not get enough exercise. Eveen, if they are happy and play, they do not exert as much physical effort as cats that left free outside.

But you can make up for it by taking your cat for a walk in the park. In today’s article, you will find The recipe for a successful catwalk.

Buy a suitable leash

The recipe for a successful catwalk starts with buying. The cat can frightened by noises and strangers when it goes for a walk. She may run away from you. Or hide under a car. Or climb between a tree. That’s why it’s good to keep it on a leash.

But be careful, because it recommended buying a special leash, “harness” type. Those that tie only around the neck can injure the cat or cause it to suffocate when it tries to “escape.”

cat with harness

There are a lot of models in pet shops or online, so you will have a choice. You can buy it from Zooplus, by clicking on the banner on the right on my website, in your country. At Zooplus the prices are very good.

If you are American click on PurrfectPos, the banner on the right on my website.

You can also buy from Viovet if you are from England. They always have price reductions on the products sold. Click on Viovet on the banner on the right of my site.

Get her used to the leash!

Cats can used to take on a leash. Of course, don’t expect your cat to behave like a dog and walk. Respond to all sorts of commands. With a little patience and perseverance, however, you will be able to make her accept the leash

Also, be sure that cats will never walk alert. They will prefer to explore everything that moves around them. Let the cat do this as much as possible. Praise her and give her small rewards when she likes you.

The more often you take her for a walk, the more she will get used to this routine and enjoy it more.

Another rule when you decide to go for a walk with her is to not forget to adjust the harness so that it fits her chest. It should be neither too tight on the body, nor too wide.

  cat with harness

On the first day, let her wear the harness for an hour. In the following days, it increases the time interval.

Behave with the cat naturally, without giving much importance to the harness. When you see that he has become accustomed to the legal harness with a leash. Then gently pull the leash so that he realizes what commands you will give him. If you pull it slightly forwards, it will take a few steps. If you gently pull her back as she walks, then she will understand that she needs to stop.

As the last recommendation, let her investigate whatever she wants. But beware of uncovered gutters or potholes or cracks where you could not reach it if needed.

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Choose quiet places

Avoid too crowded areas in the park so as not to stress your cat. The moment your cat will feel the hustle and bustle, all kinds of smells around us, it is possible to become aggressive.

Or, simply, to overwhelmed by fear and want to retire.

To get your cat to walk with you, lure her with little cat delights. Or even food (unless I’ve only eaten two hours before).The cat also walks in grassy or wooded areas. Such territories become extremely interesting for her, contrary to the idea that she would like paved alleys.

Let the cat climb the tree trunks.

cat in the tree

She will train his muscles and at the same time, he will sharpen his claws. Remember that if you want to take it down from the tree, all you have to do is pull the leash down slightly.

Watch out for the dogs!

Regardless of whether your cat gets along well with other animals, it is good to avoid confronting a dog as much as possible during the walk. You never know how either one will react. Also, avoid special fenced places for puppies. Eveen, if there are no quadrupeds in the area.

  cat and dog for a walk

Once in this area, the cat will feel the specific smell left by the dogs and may react aggressively.

Don’t leave her unattended!

When you go for a walk, don’t forget to watch your cat when you let him go on a leash and let him go free. A barking dog, a car or a person passing through the area can scare her and she will react accordingly.

Also, never leave the cat unattended, tied to a tree or a bench, like a dog. It will become vulnerable to attack by other animals in the area. It can happen that you turn around and find it suspended from the tree or with a leash tangled around it.

But if you follow all these recommendations, walking in the park will be a real pleasure for both you and your kitten.


cat in the tree




For your cat not to become obese, it is advisable to take her for a walk in the park. But not anyway. The cat is not a dog. He will have different reactions from it. You will take a harness to accustom her to. Once he got used to it, he tied a leash to the harness.

On the first day, walk with her through the park for an hour. In the following days, you can gradually increase your walking time.

Following the recommendations in this article, you will have a successful walk with your cat. You will both be happy. You just have to be patient and persevere.

If you liked this post and you think your recommendations will be useful, do not hesitate to leave me a comment. Or describe to me your experience walking the cat. Thank you.

I’m a big cat loving, since the young baby.   My mother was great loving cats, grandmother as well.   My daughter is coming to the end. My daughter loves cats so much that she makes a second faculty: veterinary medicine.   Four generations, what do you think?

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18 Replies to “The recipe for a successful catwalk”

  1. Thank you Carmen for this post about walking with your cats! I can feel the passion with which you communicated about cats and how they should be cared for and taken care of.

    I do not yet have a cat, so I don’t have any to take for a walk. But what your post has done is that it planted in me the seed for wanting to have my own cat. I will read more about cats on your blog to get more inspired towards having a cat of my own.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I have been passionate about cats for about 35 years. I think it’s time to get to know them and adopt one. But I advise you first to inform yourself about their care and the things they need. You can find these things on my website.

  3. I’ve had many cats over the years. Fortunately all of them have been able to live inside and outside. When I lived in an apartment I fitted a cat door to the front door and the cat was able to come and go as she pleased. The front door led to steps and directly to a paved area and gardens so it was a relatively safe environment. This was a very special cat as she would actually of her own accord come and walk with me around the neighborhood, darting in and around parked cars, climbing up and down trees, checking everything out and running all over the place but somehow still staying around wherever I was walking. Thinking of the many cats I have had over the years I can’t imagine that any of them would have taken to going for a walk on a leash. We tried to put collars on two of our cats some years ago so they could be identified in the neighborhood. Both freaked out, hissed and nearly strangled themselves trying to get the collars off. Also most of our cats freak out when they see a dog outside the house. I dread to think how they would react to seeing a dog when out for a walk if they themselves were attached to a leash. Do you think that cats who are confined to an apartment develop a more tame and pliant personality that would enable them to take to walking on a leash more readily than cats who already have access to the outside? Thanks and best regards, Andy 

  4. quite an awesome review you have on the recipe for a successful that work although am not a lover of cat, but a neighbor of mine do have a card and I look forward to sharing this article on cat recipes to her, she will find it useful as she goes off the street most time with that cat.

    thanks for sharing I look forward to sharing to

  5.  awesome review on the recipe for a successful catwalk, cats as pets could be really fun to have a work with but most time they can be aggressive if you don’t have anything for them to come them up, this your recipes are quiet amazing for a catwalk do I draw on a card but I’ll definitely recommend it to my neighbor who does..

    thanks for sharing I look forward to getting more post from your website

  6. Hey nice article you have there, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. I have learnt a whole lot from this article. I have never considered if taking my cat for a walk, she has been always indoor. I think having a little walk with her within the neighborhood will be a very pleasant experience for her to become lively and make some friends. Keep the good work. Regards

  7. Thanks Andy for the comment. You were lucky with your cats. I’ve had a lot of cats over the years, too, but I wouldn’t have had the courage to leave them out unattended. I don’t think there is any difference between indoor cats and those that have the chance to go outside. But my opinion is that they can only come out under surveillance if you don’t want to lose them. In my opinion, swing doors are recommended only if you have a yard secured against the “escape” of your cat.

  8. Teaching pet owners is an important part of keeping our pet population well and safe.  I had not considered slowly allowing a cat to slowly grow accustomed to the harness and leash.  We live in an area where walking the cat doesn’t happen often. We just open the door in the mornings and let her out.  However, as with all communities, we are growing in population, so I may in the future need to be able to walk her and keep her safe.  As she gets older, she will be less active, and so will I.  We may both benefit from a nice safe walk.  Now that I have some of your ideas to work with I am sure this will be a better activity for both of us.  I could even help the neighbor with her older cat who doesn’t get out much anymore. I think I will share your link with her. Thank you for your sharing of information.

  9. Hello Carmen,  Thanks for this very detailed informative post on the recipe for a successful catwalk,  I play with my cat at home but I have never taken her for a walk and I think she’s becoming obese already,  I really must put into actions immedietely the tips you’ve shared here. This post really met me well.

  10. Hello there, this is really an insightful article on the recipe for a successful catwalk… I so much find your tips on the recipe for a successful catwalk, starting with buying a suitable leash for your cat and getting it used to the leash is a very nice and beautiful idea. Adhering to this steps would definitely yield a great result. Thanks once again for sharing this.

  11. Thanks for the comment Evans. I’m glad you can share with your neighbor what you learned from my post. All the best to you.

  12. Thank you for your comment. Surely your neighbor will be happy to hear from you. All the best to you.

  13. Thank you for your comment. If you want to take your cat for a walk, you have to do it gradually. Have patience to learn with the harness. Especially if she is not very young, it takes a lot of patience. Instead, in time, it will be good for their health.

  14. Thank you for your comment. As you get older, both you and your cat will be happy to take a walk. But the cat must be safe. I’m glad you want to share my article with your neighbor.

  15. Thank you for your comment. As you get older, both you and your cat will be happy to take a walk. But the cat must be safe. I’m glad you want to share my article with your neighbor.

  16. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you understood the steps to have a nice walk with the cat, so she is safe if you have a leash and a harness.

  17. Funny enough I was only talking about this today. I will share this page with my partner. My cat is indoor but has balconies to run around on and is very healthy and in weight. The vet says he is great. On reflection maybe we should have got him a leash early on. I was inspired by the book called A Street Cat Called Bob which is very inspirational.

    Do you think it would be too late now to get him a leash as he is 10 and overall very happy? He can be a bit nervous but we have a quiet park nearby or do you think it is just not necessary. You certainly put my mind at rest in terms of your guidelines of what to watch for, dogs etc.

    A very useful article especially for indoor cats.

  18. Thanks for the comment Phil. It is worth trying to take the cat for a walk even if he is 10 years old. It will be something new and he might like it. Just he be safe and make sure you follow my advice from post.

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