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My girl is a bit over a year old. She is overly interested in my cat. She does not try and hurt him but intensely focuses and follows him *everywhere*. He swats her, she ignores him. It was not until recently that they have spent much time together. She no longer chases him and he no longer runs, we put a stop to that. Do I ignore this intense attention and hope that she will eventually tire of him or do I correct her for this over the top interest?
 

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I think as long as the dog doesn't seem to be harming the cat, that it's ok, eventually she will get bored of the cat and find something else...Or just maybe she wants a friend with the cat.

When we first got Elle as a pup, we too had a male cat, and she was so interested in him, but never harmed him, before we knew it the cat learned to love her and started following her everywhere and they were best pals. Unforutnatly the cat had kidney cancer and passed away...But they did love each other. If there's no harming going o, then they'll be fine. Best wishes.
 

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my girl does the EXACT same thing, does not try to hurt the cats but like you said intensely focuses on and follows.. Dh says to ignore it but I dont know if its the right thing to do either... she will even go as far as to lay in the shower with the cat (the cat likes to hide out in the shower, lol) I will watch this post in hopes of suggestions also!
btw its nice to know mine is not the only one, thought she was just "weird" LMAO !
 

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Our Duke does the same thing follows the cat and watches every move she makes, drives us batty sometimes. The cat takes it once in a while but then usually starts to swat at her so then we do try to correct it but I'd say Duke is stubborn. We tell him to "leave it" and he does but then goes back to her again within minutes.
 

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Shepherds have a natural thing to have to know where everyone in the house is at all times. If Sarge goes outside, as soon as he comes he has to check to see where everyone is. The cat moves all over the house so the dog follows it to keep taps on where it going. As long as theres nothing physical going on I wouldnt worry about it.

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yes exactly, it drives us nuts also, its like give the cat some breathing room already!!! sometimes the cat grabs on her legs and bites and plays, the dog tries to play back but doesnt quite know how....the cat even latches onto her face and I almost have a panic attack, but the dog never hurts her...
 

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Sheba has lived with cats for almost 7 years. One would think that in all this time, a cat walking into a room would be second nature and she wouldn't raise an eyebrow. But thats not the case. I always know where my cats are because she whines when she sees them (and as she is always 2 feet maximum away from me I am notified of their presense in the room) and she still noodges them daily until she gets swatted or is called off by me. Some dogs just never get over it.
 
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