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My cat stops functioning when I put a harness on him. How can I get him more comfortable in it so that I can take him outside?

Time and patience. Cats are not dogs; they don't adjust quickly to harnesses or leashes, and every cat I've known will "shut down" the first time (usually the first several times) they're put into a ...
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What is best escape proof harness / leash for a cat?

I have been using an H-style cat harness with no regrets on my young energetic neutered male (age nine months when I got him) for six months. The H-style harness is two loops, one around the neck and ...
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Is overhead cable running leash suitable for all dogs?

Full disclaimer, I'm the owner of Rover Roamer Aerial Dog Runs, but I think I may be able to contribute to the conversation. These points come from my own experience. For a dog, even worse than ...
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Leashed Cat on Windowsill above fire escape

It might be a case of overstimulation. If she's used to looking out a closed window, she's used to the visual input alone and very muted sounds. Now that the window is opened, she gets the usual ...
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What is best escape proof harness / leash for a cat?

No harness on a cat will truly be escape proof, but I have personally found two solutions that help reduce the escape risk substantially, in addition to other considerations offered in other answers ...
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What is best escape proof harness / leash for a cat?

Nothing is escape proof, the first consideration is the safety of the pet. Pick a harness that will not harm them. I go into a lot of detail about having rabbits out on a harness in How to leash ...
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What is best escape proof harness / leash for a cat?

It looks to me like the one in your picture is one of the best there is on the market right now. Things to look for in a good harness are: double locking mechanisms, so if one fails the harness will ...
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Leashed Cat on Windowsill above fire escape

Is there any reason not to allow a cat out on a window that is leashed, harnessed and supervised? Can't see anything to worry about there - it would be a strangulation risk if the leash was attached ...
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Is it safer to put my dog in the front with the seatbelt and airbag detectors vs the hatchback?

You need this kind of leash to plug into the lock of the seatbelt. Then your dog will not "fly through the car" at the backseat. Of course in combination with a harness and not a collar. To ...
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Best way to introduce a leash-reactive dog?

It sounds like your dog needs: Basic obedience training Re-conditioning when it comes to other dogs If your dog is reliable with basic commands, putting her into a down/stay position will prevent ...
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Is overhead cable running leash suitable for all dogs?

Cables need to be carefully placed to avoid entanglement, but we never leave our dog on it alone and unsupervised. It is just for when we are at home. Also, use a harness rather than a collar to ...
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Is overhead cable running leash suitable for all dogs?

I agree it depends on breed and individual temperament. A Basenji should never be left unattended on any lead for long. We set up a similar system, and after an hour she was snarling and squealing and ...
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