(Closed) The new dog, the original dog, and the cat (advice)

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I do think you’re being a little overprotective of the cat, but I completely understand! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

What commands does he know? I’d train him to “leave it.” For example, throw a toy and have him “leave it” until you say ok. Then he can run after it. Any time he leaves the cat alone, give him a treat. Tell him no. Perhaps clicker train on it. 

I think it’s fine though!! As long as the cat has safe spaces where it’s safe from the dog, it’s ok.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Have you ever watched My Cat From Hell? Could you build upwards to give your cat more territory away from the dogs where she can chill out and observe from up high like they do frequently on MCFH?

I googled ‘cat paths’ to try to find some pictures to explain better:

Obviously there are some more intricate paths, but any surface your cat can walk around a bit without needing to go to the floor would be good (ex: I have a friend who has a cat tree close to an entertainment center/long bookcase thing, the cat can go up the tree onto the top of the bookcase, she used a laser pointer to encourage the cat to come up onto the entertainment center).

Just an idea! Might help diffuse the tension while the dogs are getting trained.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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starkravingbride:  Disclaimer: I don’t have a cat. BUT I do have 3 dogs and 2 of them love to play.  My dog will walk away, give a quick snap, or just some indication that he isn’t in the mood to play at that moment. I’m wondering if a cat will do the same as a dog when she’s had enough? Since you say the husky is just playing, not being mean, would your cat just indicate that to him? Also, I agree with PP, “leave it” is a GREAT command. Huskys are smart and I’m sure he’d learn it quickly. You could google how to do it, it’s an easy one to teach. Imma sucka for a coonhound!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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starkravingbride:  OMG, I would totally have a pig and a cow if I could! Lol!!

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