are the easy instructions that will come printed on the tag
with your new Walking Jacket.TO START:
Leave the Walking Jacket around for a few days to let
him sniff and get used to it. TO FIT:
1) stand your cat up straight.
fig 2) adjust and
buckle the collar so that it is snug. You should not be able
to pull it over his ears.
fig 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.
fig 4) attach the leash.
At this point, many cats promptly lie down. This is a
strange but natural reaction. Some cats may also
scrunch down and slink across the floor. This is also
a common initial reaction. It is similar to our first
reaction to wearing a seatbelt. It may feel odd and
restrictive at first but, over time, it feels secure and
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!
at night or early morning when it's quiet. Cats can learn to
follow but it is easier to let them lead.
start-and-stop walkers. They go under cars, behind bushes,
through fences. To redirect your cat, hold the leash firmly
until she decides to move in another direction. A dangling
toy or tidbit also helps.
fig 5) if she faces you,
puts his head down and backs up, she is trying to squirm
out. Simply move off to one side or hold the leash up
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 Walking Jacket. Some 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
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 or early in the morning when
it is quiet and there are no people or animals about.