a "tag-along" kitten that goes places with you. How?
First, introduce a kennel as a comfy
safe place to hang out at home.
If the only time your
kitten is in a kennel or rides in the car is when you go to the veterinary
hospital for vaccinations, then your kitten is bound to fear and
dislike kennels and riding in the car.
When your kitten chooses
to rest in a
kennel, then try carrying your kitten around the house in it,
followed by praise and food.
When your kitten appears to feel safe in a moving kennel, introduce being in the car when your kitten is
hungry. Put treats in the kennel and begin to take your
kitten on short rides.
|Create a positive
perception of being in a kennel by making the kennel the place to
find treats, toys and your affection.
Early Socialization - 3 to 8 weeks
AAFP. (2004). Feline Behavior Guidelines. Pg. 10.