Cat on a Leash

The program is designed to teach volunteers, adopters and guests the basic skills to safely introduce cats and kittens to walking on a harness.

This 30 to 45 minute program has been designed for 1 to 2 people to gain hands-on experience with one of our leash walking instructors. Not every cat will walk on a leash, but through this session, you will gain the knowledge needed to train your cat at home to wear a harness, and to possibly walk on a leash.

Sessions are currently offered on the following dates, and are limited to two people per session.

We ask that you sign up at least a week in advance. Please register HERE.

Cost: $10 donation to Cat Depot

Session dates

 

Session Date
Time
Instructor
Tuesday, October 24th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, October 25th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, October 31st 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, November 1st 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, November 7th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, November 8th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, November 14th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, November 15th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, November 28th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, November 29th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, December 5th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, December 6th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, December 12th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, December 13th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter
Tuesday, December 19th 1 PM to 2 PM Kim
Wednesday, December 20th 2 PM to 3 PM Peter

 

In a shelter environment, we try to provide as much stimulation for the cats and kittens as possible to reduce stress and boredom. Teaching cats and kittens to walk on a leash not only provides stimulation; it improves social skills and increases their ability to adapt to new environments. 

Leash walking can also bring attention to some cats who normally do not stand out in a large group, which increases their chances of getting adopted. 

 

Click here to download the full article as seen in Sarasota Pet and read more about leash walking. 

We also offer our leash and harness sets in our Cat Depot Supply and Gift Store.

 

 

 

 

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