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    Lots of experience here with foster dogs/cats and kittens.

    You say you have tried the water spray, I keep it hooked to my pocket when I get a new cat curious dog into care, they don't call me quick draw mcgraw for nothing you know lol

    Seriously, if plain water doesn't work, and you HAVE TO BE RIGHT THERE on to of the situation before it really gets going for it to be effective, you can add 1/2 a teaspoon of vinegar to the water, just DON"T get it in their eys as it will sting! Dogs HATE the smell of vinegar
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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    let the kitten give her one across the nose that would teach her!!
    My childhood dog lost his eye this way. Although it wasn't his fault, he didnt realise the cat was sitting on the couch when he went to jump up. She wasnt impressed.

    When I had a dog and cat years later, to start I would keep the dog on a lead when he was in the room with the cat, give him lots of praise when he was good on not focused on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux View Post
    My childhood dog lost his eye this way. Although it wasn't his fault, he didnt realise the cat was sitting on the couch when he went to jump up. She wasnt impressed.

    When I had a dog and cat years later, to start I would keep the dog on a lead when he was in the room with the cat, give him lots of praise when he was good on not focused on her.
    Yep, agree with you there Bordeaux. A disastrious and also potentially expensive way to learn.

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    I have introduced cats to dogs and vice versa many many years. The one that was here first is the one who is the one who is made the fuss of for good behaviour. Again, done slowly. Segregated, through glass or gauze door, then a lead etc. I also find a good swipe from the cat helps so well. In 53 years I have only had one problem, 4 three month old pups, one pup's ulcerated eye (400 bucks or so) but that could have been wire, a claw from a litter mate just as easily. I had one cat decamp to the hayshed and the other two adapted well. The rule seems to be stand your ground and you are fine, run and you get chased and they had safe zones. I feed cats on the pool table and they love their lofty position.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    it was a joke!! and i went down to give a serious suggestion!!! jeeze relax

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    it was a joke!! and i went down to give a serious suggestion!!! jeeze relax
    unfortunately....joking comments don't come across as a joke without stating it is...in fact a joke

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    Our female cat HATES the dogs and there is nothing we can do about it.

    She has a safe zone to go to.

    The dogs do not chase her UNTIL she starts running...then it triggers their prey drive. Our Poosah (RIP sweetie) knew not to run. He grew up with Odin the Rottweiler so he was ok with the dogs. He would move around slowly and never run when the dogs were there. The dogs would just snif him and he would sit still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystikaz View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I desparately need some help. We have a 10 week old staff cross, and she won't stop chasing our 9 week old kitten. We have tried putting her on a leash, treats, spraying water. Nothing seems to work, it's like she doesn't hear us when she is chasing. Do we have to have them apart all the time?
    Please HELLLLPPPPPPPPP!!
    Dont wait til the cat swipes cause it'll be dead long before. yes have them apart - as you would any large and small animals. Introduce them slowly. Have your dog on a lead when the cat comes into the room and praise the pup for ignoring - give the pup treats for ignoring - reprimand when it tries to chase

    Poor kitten is going to grow up afraid of dogs. Mine walk all over my dog - they've been here 14-15 weeks now. Einstein grooms the dog and is groomed back - cookie tolerates him lol

    If it were an adult cat I would say let it swipe but this is a baby who is just learning

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    after I said the "joke"
    i said No....and then went on to say other people have more experience but maybe try this.. sorry i thought it was clear (and i didnt think anyone would be stupid enough to actually do it)
    ANYWAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    after I said the "joke"
    i said No....and then went on to say other people have more experience but maybe try this.. sorry i thought it was clear (and i didnt think anyone would be stupid enough to actually do it)
    ANYWAY
    I've done it Laura, and I'm not ashamed of it. My situation was an adult cat though. I now have the problem of the cat chasing Batty away from his bowl when he's eating unless he's in the crate locked away...

    Wasn't stupid in my case, it was needed.

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