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Old 05-14-2014, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Puppy stalking cat moved to puppy behavior

Hello,

This is my first post, although I've tried to find posts relating to my problem. My girl Keyna is 6 months old and has recently begun stalking my cat. I do not believe she is playing because she gets low to the ground and slowly walks towards the cat. She will even try to block off her path, and looks away from her (doesn't make eye contact at all). The cat is 12 years old and does not even defend herself when Keyna comes close. I am only worried that my pup will snap at her one of these times and am not sure how to fix this problem. Any suggestions? Has anyone had a similar problem?

Any help would be appreciated,

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put a leash on the puppy, the second you see her stalking, snap the leash and redirect her to you. Do NOT give her the opportunity to practice the stalking. It will lead to injury in your cat.


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Old 05-15-2014, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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 dog....it won't live with me if I cannot trust it.

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Old 05-15-2014, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that is called prey drive. i have seen pro trainers not be able to fix this issue.
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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.
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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!"

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Chip, in some cases, you can not train out the extreme prey drive, much like you will never teach a dog not scratch itself.
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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.


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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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