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    Exclamation Dog vs Cat - Spray war inside!!!!

    So, a foster dog on trial at a home in Geelong (near you Nekhbet) is having a pee war with the resident cat.

    I don't know the full story but as far as I've been told, the dog tries to hunt out the cat all the time and is overly excited around the cat. He pees on door ways to rooms the cat sleeps in and tries to get into the wardrobe (the cats sleep in this).

    The cat has now started spraying the dogs belongings and is not impressed by the new-comer.

    I haven't dealt with a problem spray war between species before, so I was wanting thoughts on this from other people who have had experience with this or have theories.

    Also... Ways to remove the odour of the dog and cat pee would be beneficial, as apparently it's all over the house - carpet, walls, toys, etc

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    Dear god, sounds like hell. Lol... Maybe search on google about what to wash the walls with and stuff. I'm not really a pro at cleaning so i can't help you there. You'd wonna use something strong though like demestos or something for the walls. I'd just wash the toys and blankets and stuff in the washing machine with strong cleaning stuff? I'm not sure.
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    Have both been desexed?

    Bandit (not desexed) came home after a 3 week stay with my son he did this for a few days until he felt he had meshed in again with the gang.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 07-05-2012 at 09:10 PM.

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    Cleaning with vinegar and water is good. Any cleaners with ammonia in them will only attract them back to that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Have both been desexed?

    Bandit (not desexed) came home after a 3 week stay with my son he did this for a few days until he felt he had meshed in again with the gang.
    I knew I forgot to write something...

    Cat is desexed, dog recently desexed through rescue group. He's not young, so been entire for a while.

    Oh, and I should probably mention he's a big scarey.... CHIHUAHUA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Cleaning with vinegar and water is good. Any cleaners with ammonia in them will only attract them back to that place.
    I assumed the amonia would do that, given cat pee smells just like it

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    I would be making them take turns being in their respective crates, ie not allowed out at the same time and not allowed to roam inside anywhere unsupervised, that way as soon as any preliminary sniffing starts - the appropriate animal can be relocated pronto to their correct place for peeing. A cue word and a reward for this may also help. Even cats can be (clicker) trained.

    And I'd probably put their beds in separate places or rooms so the door can be closed - so the other animal never has access to it. Give it a month or two for them to get used to each other and their new place - and it might stop. But it seems like both of them need toilet training again from scratch.

    Aversive (last resort) - for cat especially - lobbing a handful of pegs at cat when it is not where it should be - can have a dramatic effect. I did that to a cat that liked sleeping on the ironing board - which was bad cos I didn't want cat fur on my work clothes. I lobbed pegs from where it couldn't see me - scored a hit with several of them - cat bounced off several walls and all the way down the hall and under it's boss's bed. No more sleeping on ironing board. I did have to wear gum boots inside because one of its fave games was attack house mate's ankles. Gumboots took all the fun out of it for some reason. So that stopped too.

    You may get a similar result with a water spray.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/offtopic-...ning-tips.html

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    You can get something from the pet store that gets rid of the smell. Although if it is all over the house it could cost a lot of monies

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