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Old 02-15-2010, 06:45 PM
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Well, that's good news. Just continue to watch him because he can always decide that there is something else that needs guarding, including you, if the cat is close to you. I'd practice some NILIF because this helps him become more secure in that you'll take care of his needs, but contingent on his behavior and he won't tend to feel as much as though he has to fend for himself...as in guarding things from the cat or anybody. Be sure to keep on pairing good things with the cat so he gets so he really sees the cat as a pretty cool critter to have around. Always be careful though and supervise. I'd separate them when you can't. Good luck. Keep us posted on how things go.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:02 PM
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When no one is home Corky is crated so he and the cat are never alone together. That said, with my family's schedule right now, its rare that no one is home to supervise. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:48 PM
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...continue to watch him because he can always decide that there is something else that needs guarding, including you, if the cat is close to you.
Dober is a future teller. We take the empty food dish away, we removed the crate and now the dog sleeps on the floor next to the sofa and growls if the cat comes near. Next the whole living room may become Corky's territory. We'll try more treats and NILIF.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:29 PM
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Update:

We need to lock either the cat or Corky away when we are out. Do you think we should continue to use a kennel for Corky? Will it just continue his resource guarding behaviour or is it good to continue giving him his own space like that? If we put Corky in our bedroom or a bathroom to separate him would he then start guarding those rooms? Should we rotate the space he is separated in, ie. kennel, bedroom, bathroom to keep the value low? Thanks in advance.
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