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Cynthia Marston   Sweet Home, OR

4/5/2010 4:19:29 AM

it is frustrating when i read craigslist and even rescue and shelter dogs for adoption when they say no cats because a lot of times these dogs will do fine with this kind of training. its not so simple as put here because things get really chaotic when even the best setting up for success has happnd.keep at it...it takes a while plus i learned a treat :good nice things could be something sticky like cheese that stays good tasting in the mourh a longer time and a toy to divert...no cats! "get your toy:" or BULLY
STICK!
True...catch them and say no or no cats when they are looking with hard alert interested eyesbefore th chase or worse attack happens but its good if they are looking at them with soft eyes. My "attack" the cat dog finally gets them to chase him sometimes and they sleep together with me on the bed and hang out with me but I still won't leave them together alone. I heard a story about a dog who, after hanging out 6 years well with 4 cats eneded killing all 4 one day ...who knows what started it and i'm sure its rare....

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jessica   The Woodlands, TX

3/27/2010 10:36:04 PM

cool!

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janet   bethlehem, PA

3/2/2010 4:28:59 AM

good article thanks

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kristina   lake city, FL

1/8/2010 7:31:59 AM

good info

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Joanne   kalispell, MT

11/7/2009 9:11:02 AM

wow this is a helpful article. Would the same thing hold true when introducing a dog to a horse?

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spazdog   Reno, NV

10/13/2009 9:52:22 AM

Our cat rules the house and when we recently introduced a 2 yr old Rottie to our family, she let new dog know that she's the brains of their operation. She now rubs on the Rottie and lets her give a few puppy kisses when she deems it worthy of her time haha. Our other dog at 14 has been with us since he was 3mos, and and he cleans his feet and ears like a cat...pretty funny as he's a big akita mix goofball!

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Kateland   Chicago, IL

9/7/2009 3:39:38 PM

Hey nice...but i have a question how cute does the dog look?

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Tommy   pocatello, ID

7/10/2009 8:32:45 AM

Cool

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som1whocares   lololololololand, OR

7/1/2009 2:30:09 PM

this was a 5/10 post....

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Crystal   Mililani, HI

5/30/2009 12:02:11 AM

this is good info

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Cheryl   PRUE, OK

5/26/2009 7:08:28 AM

Great information Thanks.

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susan   pearland, TX

5/17/2009 2:42:41 PM

i'm trying to integrate 2 house cats with my german shepherd. so far they are terrified of the dog and won't leave the bathroom! even when i put the dog out for the day.

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Courtney   baltimore, MD

2/13/2009 8:48:11 PM

great info, thanks

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millie   saugus, CA

1/7/2009 3:45:00 PM

Love this!

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Billie   Ottawa, ON

1/4/2009 10:02:48 PM

Excellent response to the
question.

The dog needs to respect the cat as a member of the family/household. The cat needs to feel secure around the dog. They don't need to be best of friends. The owner is the hinge pin here since the dog will never learn to respect the cat(or anything else that belongs to the owner)if he/she doesn't first respect the owner and acknowledge the owner as the boss. Ending the session(s) on anything other than a positive note will only leave the dog feeling insecure and he will more than likely work that insecurity out on the cat or in other distructive ways.


I also have Giant Schnauzer that I've had for only a short while. This breed does need a ton of exercise to keep him contently spent and required strong leadership. If this is not in place, it's not a matter of 'if' but more of 'when' he will decide to take matters unto
himself.

I wish you luck - let us know how things are going.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

12/25/2008 7:39:13 AM

good article thanks

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Judy   San Bernardino, CA

12/17/2008 2:56:17 PM

Great tips!

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sana   greenbay, WI

12/14/2008 4:27:37 PM

i might be comeing here alot cus im getting choclet lab puppys soon ill need some info

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Kathy   Rialto, CA

12/11/2008 8:17:02 PM

I don't think these will work on cats.

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Odette   LA, CA

12/3/2008 9:55:11 PM

Love to read these articles.

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