18 week old german shepherd puppy attacking our cat? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2017, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 18 week old german shepherd puppy attacking our cat?

We got our little pup a couple of months ago and it gets along with all of the dogs we have. We have three small pugs. However, when it comes to the cat, it does anything it can to attack it. It will bite whatever it can get of it. How do we stop this?? We have to separate them at all times but sometimes they find each other and we are very scared that she will end up accidentally killing the cat. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2017, 09:19 PM
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This is the one situation that I will use negative punishment on a pup. If my pup goes after my cats, all heck rains down. It's totally unacceptable. Period. YOU DO NOT FOCUS ON IR CHASE OR MOUTH THE CATS. The end. My pups learn from the get go that unpleasant things happen if they make this choice.

That said, my cats always have baby gates and safe ways to get away from the dogs. I praise and reward a lot when they ignore it make the choice to look at me instead.
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