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02-01-2014 02:42 AM
OriginalWacky
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Actually... I never thought of that! That is a GREAT idea!!! Thank you. I'll give it a try tonight!

*-*Summer*-*
One of my cats was absolutely BONKERS for the clicker and to get the treats, and so whenever I'd start working with it in the house she would come running to follow simple commands and get her click+treat turns. My cats all also had 90%+ recall to a certain call I used with them, which came in very handy as well.
01-31-2014 01:19 AM
SummerGSDLover Actually... I never thought of that! That is a GREAT idea!!! Thank you. I'll give it a try tonight!

*-*Summer*-*
01-30-2014 10:58 PM
JackandMattie
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I want Yogi to be a part of this, although I'm not quite sure where I would sleep but whatever. Lol
*-*Summer*-*
Don't be discouraged. They'll get there in time

Have you tried treating the cat when the younger dog is present? When I'm doing silly impromptu kitchen training with my dogs (which they just think is game and treat time) my kitten has decided he Has to be in the mix. So, just last week I started including the cat in the commands rotation. Idk whether the cat will ever really follow commands without the treats, but I introduced the clicker to the cat tonight. Kiki will come, and Hup onto the counter, and will sit for his treat when I move it over his nose and back, just like a puppy! The dogs watch, everybody gets their turn, and it's pretty freakin cute watching the dogs watch the cat Sit, lol!!


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01-30-2014 10:34 PM
SummerGSDLover I want Yogi to be a part of this, although I'm not quite sure where I would sleep but whatever. Lol
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01-30-2014 10:30 PM
SummerGSDLover Sorry I got a little testy but my puppy isn't out of control, he's curious. Like I said, the only time puppy sees her is when he's in his kennel and she meanders around the room. He doesn't bark at her. He just watches and wags his tail. I've taken him upstairs a couple of times to meet her. I pick him up and put him level with her (while she's on the cat tree). She initially hissed at him but now she just watches him. He licked her head and she just put her head down like "ewwww". I think he'd be ok with her because he doesn't like to be close to her and always puts his ears back and looks away from her. If I'm not mistaken, this means he's showing submissiveness toward her, yes? Is that correct? When the time comes (IF the time comes) where she (cat) is comfortable enough to come downstairs while he's out of the kennel, we've got more cat stuff that she can climb onto that he can't reach, jump on, or climb up.

*-*Summer*-*
01-30-2014 10:17 PM
SummerGSDLover
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OK I've lived with three dogs and 12 or so cats and my hose rules are the dogs don't chase the cats ever! Not one paw forward! If you let them "work it out" your going to wind up with a dead cat!

Your job is to protect everyone under your care. You can't control the cat if he doesn't want to engage the puppy it's because the pup is out of control. The pup shouldn't be allowed to engage the cat ever when the cat sees that the pup is under control he will step forward to meet him or he won't it's a cat, but either way the cat will be safe and not stressed.

Just control the cat "no" and "down" if he tries to step a single paw towards the cat. It pays off in the long run no prey drive kicks in on walks when/if a cat appears out of nowhere!
By working it out, I meant she can watch him through the baby gates and slats of his wire kennel. He's nevery had a chance to chase her. She's always on top of her five foot tall cat tree so he doesn't even know she's there 90% of the time. I will not end up with a dead cat because I'm not a moron. But thank you. I was just trying to figure out if there was an easy way for everyone to get along because the cat never comes downstairs anymore (unless Yogi is in his crate). Just forget about it. I shouldn't have even asked. My menopausal ass is not reading things in a nice tone tonight so sorry if I took it the wrong way. She never appears out of nowhere because she has jingle bells on her collar. She's a year old.

*-*Summer*-*
01-30-2014 09:23 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by zyppi View Post
it's all about the cat... IMHO.

I've had cats that did well with my GSDs but my Burmese, who tolerated my old GSD never accepted Sofie or Jack.

She will hiss, fuzz and run, and what GSD wouldn't want to run after that prey??
Well if that wasn't a rhetorical question? Mine for one:

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Finally used the invisible fence in home solutions to quarten off parts of the house for her.

hope you have better luck.
That is certainly creative...hope you have an automatic back up generator,
01-30-2014 08:47 PM
JackandMattie I think you'll just have to wait and see, and let the cat rule in the meantime. Some senior dogs can't stand puppies, either, until they mature and settle down some. And do follow the advice about controlling the dog. No chasing allowed, ever. Even if your cat is as evil as my kitten and tries to start it!! Doh.


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01-30-2014 08:37 PM
Chip18 OK I've lived with three dogs and 12 or so cats and my hose rules are the dogs don't chase the cats ever! Not one paw forward! If you let them "work it out" your going to wind up with a dead cat!

Your job is to protect everyone under your care. You can't control the cat if he doesn't want to engage the puppy it's because the pup is out of control. The pup shouldn't be allowed to engage the cat ever when the cat sees that the pup is under control he will step forward to meet him or he won't it's a cat, but either way the cat will be safe and not stressed.

Just control the cat "no" and "down" if he tries to step a single paw towards the cat. It pays off in the long run no prey drive kicks in on walks when/if a cat appears out of nowhere!
01-30-2014 08:20 PM
zyppi it's all about the cat... IMHO.

I've had cats that did well with my GSDs but my Burmese, who tolerated my old GSD never accepted Sofie or Jack.

She will hiss, fuzz and run, and what GSD wouldn't want to run after that prey??

Finally used the invisible fence in home solutions to quarten off parts of the house for her.

hope you have better luck.
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