Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 11:05 PM
Gypsydals's Avatar
Gypsydals Gypsydals is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,804
Default Co-exsistance?

Not even sure it is possible with these 3 (Ivan, Peewee and Hazel) but I thought if it was, this would be the place to come.
Since we moved in June, Hazel has become strictly an indoor cat. In the last week she has finally ventured out from her end of the house. Which is no problem.
The problem is she doesn't like the dogs and Ivan has no idea what to do about her. He has never lived indoors with a cat. So when he sees her, he starts yapping, and making all sorts of noises at her. Which in turn freaks her out even more. Her first reaction to either of the dogs is to growl, hiss and then run. And I know running is not a good option around Ivan.
Peewee ignores her(hes been down this road before). He knows inside cats are OFF limits.
But I'm lost as to how to get her to relax around both the dogs. And for Ivan to leave her the heck alone. What can I do?
Is it too much to ask that all 3 get along or atleast co-exsist together?

Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 11:08 PM
Barbara!'s Avatar
Barbara! Barbara! is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,457

I had this problem with Malyk. Eventually he got bored of them and didn't yap at them anymore. They just weren't exciting.

Having fostered dozens and dozens of cats, I can tell you, cats are famous for taking a good bit to adjust to new things. Most cats I have brought home to foster absolutely HATED EVERYTHING for anywhere from a week to a month. They also, just get used to it.

So I would say it's a waiting game.
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself." -D.H. Lawrence

"Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is caught, will they realize that you can’t eat money." –Native American proverb
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Greenmagick's Avatar
Greenmagick Greenmagick is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,199

I would work with the dog first, if you can get him to stop reacting to her she will likely calm down. Basically, its like click to calm but using a cat. Work on heavily rewarding him for calm behavior around the cat. It can be done
Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 08:21 AM
Boyday Boyday is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Netherlands Antilles
Posts: 1

Bravo, what phrase..., a magnificent idea
Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 03:37 PM
Posts: n/a

I can not participate now in discussion - it is very occupied. I will return - I will necessarily express the opinion on this question.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.

©1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site