Check out my NEW article “No Cats Under the Bed: Socializing a Shy/Fearful Cat”, which I wrote for Heaven on Earth Society for Animals.
Here’s an excerpt:
For a shy or under-socialized cat, the world can be a scary place. If a cat feels threatened by the world around them (even if these threats are imagined), they can quickly withdraw from social activities and spend all day hiding under the bed or in a closet. What we want is for these cats to gain confidence and claim (or reclaim) ownership of their indoor territory. Working with a shy/fearful cat takes time and patience, but the experience is extremely rewarding!
Read the rest of the article here: