I had a very active cat who would break up my daily routine by coming inside and hinting it was time to go for a walk. We walked all around a six-block area with steep hills and many views of the sea. The neighborhood was surrounded by pasture land. On the weekends, we would go for three or four walks a day. He never needed a leash. People would ask how I got him to follow me. I told them we took it in turns.