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05-19-2014 03:58 AM
Wicked Seraphim Well, I have an F-2 Savannah that would love to teach your puppy the do's and dont's of interacting with cats. She's quite the wild one.

This F-3 beats up my 10 yr old GSD all the time. Then they cuddle up to sleep.

05-16-2014 12:24 PM
The Stig Right on the nose, Chip!

As gsdsar recommended, put your puppy on a leash at all times she is outside the crate. That way you can control her and the correction is immediate. At 6 months old, you can do a correction by lightly popping the collar with a verbal "No" or "Off".

I have a dog with high prey drive. I live with 2 cats and 2 parrots. It is all about training and structure, and not giving excuses. It is about redirecting that drive, and setting boundaries for dogs.

[would she kill a strange cat outside, yes w/o a doubt if i let her. but i make sure i am in control, not her.]

There other other dog breeds w/ extreme prey drive (i.e. sight hounds) and w/ proper training and management, they can co-exist in a multi-pet household.
05-16-2014 11:55 AM
bill Agree Chip! Nip it in the bud. If you don't want the dog on the bed never let him up there the first time.

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05-16-2014 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
Chip, in some cases, you can not train out the extreme prey drive, much like you will never teach a dog not scratch itself.
Well that sounds like a subject for another thread??

Not a pro here just a "pet person" but to me a "high prey" dog with no impulse control is useless??

I tell my dogs "Stay" and "Down"...they "Stay" and "Down!" They break that command... "whatever it is they were thinking about is gone" because there next thought is "Dad is coming!"

This is not a "hard dog" it's a puppy.

Just saying.
05-16-2014 10:01 AM
huntergreen Chip, in some cases, you can not train out the extreme prey drive, much like you will never teach a dog not scratch itself.
05-15-2014 01:23 PM
Chip18 Gonna say if you can't stop a "puppy" from chasing cats...your looking at a world of hurt with a GSD!

My background is cat rescue 5 dogs up to 19 ctas and 14 years and in all that time I have "never" had a single cat dog incident!

I'm not a pro but I know what works..."Dog never chases the cat ever!" Pretty much as simple as that it's a "law" not a "negotiation!"

Just saying
05-15-2014 01:18 PM
ajnocera I have to agree with huntergreen. She is certainly in prey drive and does not respond to any reprimands; she knows she's not supposed to be doing it but it's like she can't help herself.
05-15-2014 12:16 PM
huntergreen that is called prey drive. i have seen pro trainers not be able to fix this issue.
05-15-2014 10:34 AM
wolfstraum Stop the behavior. Reprimand the puppy verbally (for now!) enough to make her understand that this behavior is unacceptable. Escalate the reprimand if necessary until she is neutral to the cat.

I will not tolerate a cat aggressive won't live with me if I cannot trust it.

05-15-2014 09:48 AM

Introducing a New Dog into a Home with other Dogs

"Never" allow the dog to chase the cat..."ever!" See links above.
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