Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Yes, that gate would be very helpful. Also as Maggie said, be sure the cats have an escape route. When my Sting was a pup I had a cat who was elderly. She liked dogs but I was very careful. I kept Sting on a leash so I could stop him from chasing her. I also made sure to always give the cat attention first to show Sting that the cat was senior. I introduced him to the cat who was curious and waited at the door. This may sound silly, but it did work. So I had him on his leash - he sniffed and barked. I said calmly: Mavis this is Sting. Sting this is Mavis. When he tried to chase her - I said "Mine" and picked her up, and gave a toy to Sting, saying this is "yours." You have another dog so that will help and the pup will hopefully follow the lead of your older dog and also that your female cat likes dogs.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006