|Barked: Tue Apr 24, '12 9:17am PST |
|Good idea with the crate. To give you some idea of a good response versus a bad one, when my husky first met our cats he STARED at them, pupils enlarged, and would not take his eyes off of them. He then stood up on two legs and tried to pull towards them. After months of working with him on leash around the cats (my cats are dog savvy, mind you, and will not approach) we eventually got to the point where he could be on leash laying at our feet and the cats could be in our laps or out in the room. We also taught him a strong leave it command, but even then he was never allowed off leash in their presence.
Our Malamute on the other hand, politely came to investigate the cats, and when the cats puffed up to tell him off, he high tailed it out of the room. We trust him 100% with the cats, the only issue we have is occasionally he'll body block them from resources, but they just ignore him and he gets over it. But, he was introduced to living with small fuzzy pack members as a puppy and his breeder had cats as well.
Our Klee Kai was tiny when we got her, so the cats actually swarmed her with greetings, bol.
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