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FuzzButtMum 03-31-2014 03:59 PM

Introducing Puppies and Cats to each other...
 
Our boy comes home in one week!!

We have two cats, who are both used to dogs being around (they actually seem braver with dogs than they do other cats!). They tend to like to watch the dogs and walk past them or just ignore them....not sure how they will be with a young puppy jumping around wanting to play.

How is the best way to introduce them? I think our younger cat Pai-pai will be better, so was going to slowly introduce her first and then Chloe (our older girl) later on in the day

Is it best to have the pup crated when we introduce them, or would that make him feel too enclosed and vulnerable with the cats? Advice would be greatly appreciated on this :)

FuzzButtMum x

Chip18 03-31-2014 04:11 PM

Puppy or dog? In any case:
Leerburg | Introducing Dogs or Puppies into Homes with Cats
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post5239610

In essence never allow the dog to chase the cat! Not one paw forward period!

Three dogs and up to 14 cats at once (cat rescue) for over 12 years and not a single cat/dog incident ever.

FuzzButtMum 03-31-2014 04:13 PM

Oops sorry forgot to put that he'll be 9 weeks old when he comes home :)

Thank you! I'll have a good read up on that x

Chip18 03-31-2014 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FuzzButtMum (Post 5302329)
Oops sorry forgot to put that he'll be 9 weeks old when he comes home :)

Thank you! I'll have a good read up on that x

Aww much different! I'd still limit the chasing but if they are cat/dogs, that's much much different! :)

FuzzButtMum 03-31-2014 04:42 PM

Hehe :)

I've read it's good to use the crate so that the pup and cats can get used to each others presence without physical contact and then slowly get them closer and then closer outside the crate....also praising the pup when he turns away from the cat or ignores them.....do you think that sounds right?

Chip18 03-31-2014 04:52 PM

That's certainly not going to hurt. I never did it with my puppies but it makes sense. Or maybe tire the puppy out first you also don't what a cat slapping the crap out of the puppy!

As long as the cats sense the new arrival is not insane, all should go well.

The link has some good advice in it.

And here:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...allenging.html

I pretty much don't do dog parks don't do "I though my dog was friendly folks" my dogs don't have problems. You can ask other questions there or start a thread. :)

FuzzButtMum 03-31-2014 05:00 PM

For some reason that link won't work :(

Great idea of tiring pup out beforehand! I "think" my cats will be fine. I will just take things super slowly for them all :)

Chip18 03-31-2014 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by FuzzButtMum (Post 5302601)
For some reason that link won't work :(

Great idea of tiring pup out beforehand! I "think" my cats will be fine. I will just take things super slowly for them all :)

Hmm it worked for me?? But try here:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...allenging.html

SoCal Rebell 03-31-2014 06:26 PM

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No problem had the cat first, introduced the pup @ 10 weeks old, they're besties now :D

FuzzButtMum 03-31-2014 06:34 PM

SoCal Rebbel - Oh gosh, that's adorable! I hope to have that bond between my gang one day!

Can I ask how you introduced them? Would be good to hear of how you did it :)


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