You’ll need to buy a collar for your cat just like you would for a dog. Occasionally, you will want to take your cat for a stroll or let it out on a leash. Both of these tasks will be made much simpler if your dog wears a collar.
In order to successfully train your cat to wear a collar, you will need to put in the time and effort. Step-by-step training is necessary for cats who have never worn a collar before.
Let’s take a look at buying your cat a collar. Collars come in every shape and size, color and pattern imaginable, from the cheapest to the most expensive. Cat harnesses are available in addition to collars, and can be used in place of a collar. To use the harness as a collar, you’d put it on the cat and fasten it around its neck.
Glow-in-the-dark leashes and collars are among the options available, as are collars that have a little light built into them.
Which cat collar is best for your feline friend? There are two things you should avoid when buying a cat collar: one that is excessively large and one that leaves a lot of extra collar hanging over once it is on the cat. Also, never buy or put on a collar that is too tight for the cat. You don’t want the collar to come off, so make sure it has at least a solid finger’s worth of slack.
The first thing you should do after obtaining a cat collar is wash it in warm water to remove any odors from previous owners or pets. Otherwise, the cat may be reluctant to interact with the collar if it smells like anything else.
A good sign that things are going well is if the cat rubs on the collar, or even hisses at it, for a few minutes before deciding whether or not to wear it. After you’re sure your cat is comfortable wearing the collar, the next step is to get it to rest. It’s a wonderful idea to put the cat on your lap and give it some tender loving care. Once you observe that the cat has calmed down for a bit, lay the collar over the cat’s neck to get the cat accustomed to the collar. A few times a day, you’ll want to put the collar on your cat to see if he or she is comfortable with it.
Put on the collar, but leave it as loose as possible so that if your cat isn’t ready, they may get it off immediately. The collar should not be slipped over the cat’s head, but it must be buckled correctly. To scare the cat, you may put the collar over its head. After the cat becomes used to the collar, you should tighten it up every day until the cat is comfortable with the fit.
The leash can be introduced after the cat has been wearing the collar for a few days. You may do the same thing with the leash that you did with your cat’s collar. It’s critical that the cat understands that the leash is a useful tool and not something to be feared.
You will want to reward the cat with a little treat at various phases of the cat’s acclimatization to the collar and leash. This will also make it easier to use the leash. Using a cat collar requires time and care from you and your pet. Both you and your cat will benefit greatly in the long run.