Originally Posted by KZoppa
Was he ever cat tested prior to being made available for adoption? That's always something I require when I'm considering adopting an adult dog. They MUST be cat tested. Management and training and always making sure your cat has a safe place to escape to that the dog can never go/get to is a good idea. Have your dog cat tested.
I've seen him interact with cats before, even up close and personal and he has never acted like this. He has also met my cat, and there have been no instances of wanting to kill it... But he does have that severe interest and will chase and herd as is expected of his breed... I've even seen him run after chickens without lunging like he did. I'm not entirely sure where this behavior came from or how to proceed with it, but he's a part of our family now. The question isn't so much whether or not he was tested for being cat friendly prior to adoption, it is how do you train a dog that has a high prey drive so that it won't go after other animals.
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