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Collar Training: The Easiest Way to Teach Your Cat to Wear a Collar

Collar Training: The Easiest Way to Teach Your Cat to Wear a Collar

If your whiskered buddy isn't accustomed to sporting a collar yet, no worries! With an order placed, now's the purrfect moment to prep them for the change with some collar training. This gentle transition ensures they'll rock their new accessory with ease and style.

P.S.: This is our CCO (Chief Cat Officer) Mister Mustache Tuxedo's foolproof method that he personally tested. 🤭

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Moggie's Simple Collar Training Tutorial

Secure your collar

There's no collar training without a collar, so it's time for you to choose the best one for your cat and the options are endless! You might feel tempted to pick the cutest, most embellished one, however, our recommendation is to go for a breakaway collar. If your cat accidentally gets stuck, this collar will come off and your kitty will be safe.

First impressions count

Now that you picked out a collar, it's time to set the scene for your cat's first interaction with it. Let your companion sniff out their new accessory in a safe and comfortable environment. You'll get extra points if you manage to pass your cat's scent on to the collar before presenting them with it (you can do that using your cat's furniture or blankets).

It's go time!

Now that your bestie met got accustomed to the collar, you can attempt to put it on them. Make sure your cat's comfortable and don't insist if you're being met with resistance. Try going back a step and reinforce friendly behavior with treats. Once you put the collar on, attach it securely and make sure it's neither too tight nor too loose (you can test this using 2 fingers: if they fit between your cat's neck and the collar, then it's a perfect fit).

Take it step by step

Reward your cat for her small wins throughout their collar training. Instead of forcing them to wear the collar all the time, try to leave it on for a few minutes at a time in the beginning, increasing the time length as your cat gets more and more comfortable with the collar, until there's no need to take it off anymore.

P.S.: Be on the lookout for signs that your cat has an allergic reaction to the material: rashes, scratching or other physical issues are signs you should take the collar off for the time being and plan a vet visit.

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