Q: How Do I get Skitters To Stop Doing This?
Skitters has recently decided that the neighbor's male siamese cat Timmy Turner is not aloud in our yard every time she goes out there I have to go out there before her or with her so that she does not chase him and scare him off far away from his house. He is a nice cat and he likes dogs. Timmy Turner and Skitters use to play all the time and get along just fine when they were both in the backyard and nothing has changed. And Skitters likes all cats and has never had a problem with any of them. This is really puzzling me cause nothing has changed and they both use to get along just fine. Does any one know why this is and how I can fix it?
Jun 26, 2010
put your dog on a leash with his back facing the cat. and give a little tug anytime your dog tries to bark or go after the cat. and don't let your dog focus on the cat either. your dog needs to re-learn that cat are not to be chased. you will have to practice this for a few minutes everyday before it sticks. also while you are doing this be sure to be calm and assertive otherwise your dog wont take you seriously. Don't be tense and let the leash be loose.
I could explain it better if I actually had your dog as an example but if you need an example try looking up The Dog Whisperer or Cesar Millan clips. if you can't find anything related to your case I might could make a video with my dog showing you what I mean. just let me know. ^_^ good luck
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Jun 28, 2010
sometimes something just happens, either purposefully or accidentally to break that friendship. i would just sit w/skitters, keeping her occupied, and call the cat over. make it as easy going as possible, as they see the situation as being safe, they'll come around. have many little visits and slowly build up to ten minutes. when skitters goes after the cat or makes any move you disagree with, send her butt inside for two minutes and try again. she'll get the message in a couple of weeks if you work w/them enough.
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