Why Does My Cat Run Away From Me

Some Cat parents ask “Why does my Cat run away from me?”

So in this article I will talk about why your Cat may be running away from you

I will give different ways of how you can get your Cat to stay with you and build that bond

So let’s dive straight in

Cats can become very unpredictable

One minute you are petting them and they cuddle with you

All of a sudden she’s running away from you

If your Cat is running away from you

There are different ways to stop them from running away from you

And staying with you

Here’s the best part

This article will help you build that strong connection with your Cat

It does take patience


And some positive reinforcements

Let’s get straight to it

Why does my cat run away from me

Your Cat is most likely running away from you because they may not want to be pet, picked up or whatever your Cat thinks you might do that she will not like

I know this is the answer you don’t want to hear but we’re going to tackle this problem

How Can I Stop My Cat Running Away From Me?


You need to show your Cat that staying with you is something positive

Make it a positive experience every time your Cat is near you

The way to do this is

Cat Treats

You can give your Cat a treat every time you call him

By doing this, your Cat will associate a good positive feeling when they are with you and will most likely stick around with you

Try and be consistent in doing this and show your Cat that being around you is cool and he gets a treat for it

Soon, he will just come for you but be prepared because he will want a treat!

Reward Your Cat 

When your Cat starts to gradually stay with you, reward your Cat.

Again, with treats or just praise him or pet him.

Make your Cat feel positive around you

Always keep a low voice when praising as Cats can get scared with a loud voice

Cats love praises (Juts like us humans)

Stick Around Near Your Cat When They Are Busy

So what does this mean?

Let me explain

If your Cat is very jumpy and runs away every time you go near him then approach your Cat when they are distracted

For example

When they are eating their dinner

Go stand next to your Cat and don’t make any sudden movements.

Stay still and just lurk around

Let your Cat know that it’s okay with you being around him

Do this often

Let your Cat get used to the fact that you are not a threat or there’s nothing to be scared about when you are around

You can repeat this process when they are taking a nap

If you see your Cat sleeping on the couch then just go near him and sit there or stand around by him

Your Cat may wake up and look at you, but if you are still then he will most likely go back to sleep

Just stay there for a minute or two and then leave

Do this often because your Cat will get the idea that you’re just going to stand there or sit there when you are close to them.

Your Cat will feel at ease because of this and will let you come close to him

You’ll get the idea that your Cat is used to you and trusts you because the hesitation from your Cat is not there anymore.

Once you’ve gained this trust with your Cat, you can now start to walk to him but slowly when they are just sitting there doing nothing.

Just walk up to your Cat

Stand there for a few minutes

Then just leave

Do this for a few times

Your Cat will then stop running away from you when you walk towards him

Once you’ve established that trust with your Cat when you walk towards them

Show your Cat that when you go to them something really nice is going to happen

And that’s where giving treats come in

Or rewarding them like I have mentioned earlier

In Conclusion

Don’t be too worried if your Cat runs away from you

You just have to be patient

Show them some love

How do you show them love?

You can check out my article on How do you tell your Cat you love them  

They’re some great tips in this article

Work through them and show your Cat how much you love them!

I personally believe it’s important to understand our Cats

What they are saying

Why they are upset or happy

This is important to build that relationship with them

You should check out my review on Cat Language Bible which is a book where you can learn to communicate with your Cat directly and finally understand what your Cat has been trying to tell you all along

Not only that

You can tell them exactly how much they mean to you

That would be awesome right?

Imagine the bond you will create between you and your little furball

Here’s where you can get find out what Cat Language Bible is all about – Click here 


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