The WalkingJacketTM for Cats
We are the manufacturer of this unique, patented design.
It incorporates a collar and two
girth straps for a highly customized fit. The fit will be snug and
you teach your cat to walk on a leash? Tens of thousands of cats have
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Here are the easy instructions that
will come with your new
Walking Jacket around for a few days to let him sniff and get used to it.
1) stand your cat up straight.
2) adjust and buckle the collar so that it is snug! You should not be able
to pull it over his ears!
3) adjust and buckle the girth straps so they are snug but comfortable and
the fabric curls smoothly under the stomach. Some wrinkling is inevitable
and is fine.
4) attach the leash.
At this point, many cats promptly lie down! This is a strange but natural
reaction and can be really amusing.
Associate wearing the
Walking Jacket to going outside. When the jacket goes on,
he gets to go out even if it’s just to the front porch!
Start at night or early morning when it's quiet. Cats can learn to follow
but it’s easier to let them lead.
Cats are start-and-stop walkers. They go under cars, behind bushes, through
fences. To redirect him, hold the leash firmly until he decides to move in
another direction. A dangling toy or tidbit also helps.
5) if he faces you, puts his head down and backs up, he is trying to squirm
out. Simply move off to one side or hold the leash up higher.
Think of the
Walking Jacket as a turtleneck sweater and this makes sense. Cats generally learn
to leash-walk in less than 1 week. Individuals are different so have
patience and fun!
PLEASE! Never leave your cat unattended in the
in multiple colors, 2 adjustable sizes and the HardSided Walking Jacket
in the standard size. The HardSided Walking Jacket is to
your left in the photograph below with the SoftSided Walking
Jacket to your right.
The HardSided Walking Jacket
uses a breathable plastic insert in the wrap around portion.
It keeps the Walking Jacket smooth alongside the body and is best
for frisky cats. It is considerably stiffer and somewhat
heavier than the SoftSided Walking Jacket and is currently available only in
the standard size in all five colors.
Please note that the HardSided Walking Jacket is a
specialty product and most cats and people will choose the SoftSided
Please note that many cats may crouch down to the floor when they are first
outfitted with the Walking Jacket. This is often a reaction to wearing
clothes for the first time and is similar to the discomfort of wearing a
seatbelt for the first time. It feels odd to the previously unclothed
cat. If your cat enjoys going outside, place your cat in the WalkingJacket and let him go outside. The strong association between
the WalkingJacket and the outdoors will let her adapt quickly.
We strongly suggest venturing out of doors at night when
it is quiet and there are no people or animals about. Other ways to
form good, strong associations for the Walking Jacket are playing with a
favorite toy, some catnip or some tasty treats.
The Walking Jacket is available at the
MetPet.com SHOP and at
a retailer near you!
purchased one of these in April for my 4 cats and it took only a couple
of days for them to ASK to be put into it to go outside!"