How to Train the Cat to Wear Clothes

Photos of cats wearing clothes are shared a lot on the internet; they look so cute and fashionable.

According to those photos, you might want your cat to wear clothes too, so the question will appear in your mind, is it ok to let your cats wear clothes? The short answer is Yes, but you should limit your fashion choices to make them feel comfortable.

However, you might still consider how to train them to wear clothes while they are never wearing them before, so you come to the right place.

In this post, I will tell you some tips that you need to know before teaching cats to wear clothes.

Is It Ok to Let the Cat Wear Clothes?

Yes, it is. You could make them wear clothing, but most cats may not enjoy it for several reasons. Cats hate anything to put on their body since they have fur, so wearing clothes can make them hot, especially in the summertime.

However, it might be possible to dress up for them, if you choose the right clothing and are comfortable.

Below, there are some important points that you need to know before you let your cats wear clothing:

  • Limit your cat’s fashion style (keep it simple): Don’t dress up them a fancy ballgown with a sequence when you first begin dressing up your cat. You can start with a simple like a sweater.
  • Clothes size: make sure, you purchase a sweater or dress to fit your cat’s body because it is the main condition that can make your cat uncomfortable and it will undoubtedly result in a bad feeling.
  • Keep looking up at them: keep them in your eyes to make sure they are not stressed out by wearing the dress.
  • Don’t leave them alone: cats wearing clothes might at any point struggle with items and they will want them off immediately.
  • Don’t let your cat wear clothes for a long time, especially in the summertime.
  • Listen to them: some cats learn quickly if they like it, but some cats are not, so please be patient and take it off them if they are not comfortable.

How to Train the Cat to Wear Clothes

From my experience, I would strongly suggest, you should start putting clothes on your cat when they are kittens. However, if you’re asking about teaching an adult cat to wear clothes, it takes your patience, treats, and time.  

In the flowing, there are 5 tips to train the cat to dress up: 

Put the clothes on the floor around your cat

First, you need to introduce the new clothes to your cat by leaving what you want to them wear on the floor, so the cat can sniff and play with it.

This will help them to develop a sense of acceptance and ownership of the clothes.

Start with putting clothing on your cat’s body

After your cat knows and sees its clothes, then you need to put them on its back for a few seconds.

You need to do it fast as much as you can, to ensure that your cat stays relaxed.

After wearing the clothing, your cat might feel the fabric on its fur, so it’s a good time to praise your cat. 

Reward the best treatment for cats

Although, praising your cat is a good thing for them, the most effective thing is food. You need to provide them with their favorite treat while they in clothing. They might be happy with it, even if they feel the fabric on their fur.

Play around with your cat while they are wearing clothes

Even food is the best but only it for training is not enough in the first time, so you need to continue the other way.

Do your cat love to play with you? If they do, let’s do something to make your cat enjoys while she wearing pet clothing, it makes them forget even if they have it on. It also reduces your cat’s stress and helps you have a good relationship with them. 

Persistence and Patience

While some cats are fast learning, some are not. They will scratch and paw at their outfit. It is a sign your cat is uncomfortable with it and wants to get it out, so please keep looking up at them.

While your cat wearing the dress is cute but you should not make them stress out. You need to be patient and choose other clothes then try them again.

Final Thoughts

In fact, dressing up for your cat is look so cute, but it also can make a cat more sensitive to overheating and affect its ability to control its body temperature.

However, if you have good reasons to wear it to your cat, you must be limited in clothes and fashion to make your cat comfortable.  While they feel comfortable, it is easy for you to teach them to wear it.

Daney Hak

I’m a passionate cat mom and pet lover. Apart from being a cat owner, I’ve spent many years of my childhood around them. In my experience, I’ve learned the importance of understanding your cat to be able to cater to them adequately. Thank you so much for your time.

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