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03-20-2014 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by Deborah34 View Post
I think that the "stay" commend should work in a situation like that as well. It's important to use that at the very moment your dog spots a cat, though, and not wait untill he is already chasing them.
Yep pretty much as simple as that. If your dog won't stay when you tell him to..then you can't control your dog!

I say "Stay" my dog breaks a stay command, a cat will be the least of his problems! A cat knows when a dog is under control! Cats don't hiss and act out at calm dogs.

Stay and down, drag leash in the house hard correction for for non compliance!
03-20-2014 10:36 AM
Deborah34 I think that the "stay" commend should work in a situation like that as well. It's important to use that at the very moment your dog spots a cat, though, and not wait untill he is already chasing them.
03-04-2014 09:16 AM
LouCastle Thank for the kind words. I'm guessing your "barn cats" are feral and that's why you can't use them for the protocol. Beg or borrow (never steal) a cat from a friend, relative or neighbor. You'll only need him for an hour or so, 3-4 times.

Using a recall for a deer chase works well if your recall is reliable AND you see the chase start. If you don't, the dog may be out of sight and out of hearing range, before you even start to call him. If he can't hear you, he can't respond. The crittering protocol has the dog seeing the prey animal, acknowledging its presence, and then going back to what it was doing before the animal appeared.
03-04-2014 12:26 AM
Originally Posted by LouCastle View Post
Take a look at this article. Game Chasing (Crittering)
That was a good article. Chasing cats is a problem for us too. We have barn cats so it is impossible to use one for "training". I can use the recall for deer, moose, and anything else (maybe not dogs) but cats are another story. Maybe the ecollar is the answer?
03-02-2014 09:31 PM
LouCastle Take a look at this article. Game Chasing (Crittering)
03-02-2014 02:02 PM
Chip18 Needless to say this should have been taken care of a long time ago. First rule is the dog never chases the cats ever! I have lived with up to 15 cats (cat rescue) and three dogs (mine) for 13 years. In all that time I have never had a single cat/dog incident.

My dogs see the cats as a part of the pack. The cats sleep with the dogs and head butt and run up to them when the dogs out to go potty in the morning.

At your point it's going to be harder, your cats don't trust your dog because you haven't controlled him! If he has never hurt the cats and you can teach him to ignore them. Then maybe they can develope a good relationship. The rule is the dog "NEVER" chases the cats,"Never" not one paw forward ever! Dog should be in a down position with the cats free to move about.

At this point you most likely have to go to the cat area to train him, take necessary precautions leash on the dog have him down and observe the cats if he moves correction. If he is a handful..then you have more work to do anyway. I tell my dog down and stay...that's what I expect him to do!

I posted a video link, one caution, my guys aren't as good as his dog. General, cat head butting the dog and the cats grooming the dogs was good enough for me.

I never did the eating together thing...that was a paw to far for me!

Leerburg | Introducing Dogs or Puppies into Homes with Cats
03-02-2014 01:29 PM
Blanketback I agree that letting him sit waiting for them at the top of the stairs is a problem. I'd stop that immediately, even by gating off the room to keep him out of it. I'd keep a leash on him to let him know that the cats aren't there to be chased, ever. It's easier to teach them this when they're younger, but it's never too late. Good luck!
03-02-2014 01:00 PM
trcy My dog loves the squirt bottle. He loves anything to do with water...except a bath.

I taught him the leave it command. It seems to work.
03-02-2014 12:58 PM
Deno I stopped my female Lexie from chasing our cats with NO in the form of a verbal brick.

With Dex, It took the shock collar. It was short and sweet.

They all sleep together now. All of this is in the house.

Dex and Lexie are still prone to chase them outside unless I am around.
02-28-2014 10:26 AM
Galathiel I tried a squirt bottle with my pup. Best thing he ever had happen in the house .. he thought. Didn't quite work as intended. He's still overly interested in the cat, wants to nose her and be all up in her business. She corrects him and so do I. He isn't aggressive, just pushy. I'm still trying to figure out how to get him to keep his nose out of her business all...the...time.

If he were acting up to that degree, he would probably be permanently affixed to me with a leash so I could keep a handle on it and instantly correct. I'm not having my kitty terrorized.

I also wouldn't let him fixate .. sitting at the top of the stairs. I would redirect him.
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