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Thread: Dug Wants to Kill My Cat? HELP!!

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    Default Dug Wants to Kill My Cat? HELP!!

    I have an Issue with Dug, He is fine with Other dogs, big, small, different colours etc but My Cat Fluffy is On his List of things to Kill.
    Dug was not Bothered by Fluffy at all, Scared of Him actually & then we baby sat My partners brother's dog Orlando who is a Husky & When Orlando came over he chased my cat up a tree, trying to bite him and If he got him I think he would have killed him. Now Dug is the one trying to kill him, Just goes him, I have had to separate my Cat from My dog's now at all times (Fluff used to sleep and befriend my old foxy).

    I Need to Know how to stop Dug?
    It's very Bad behaviour he has picked up & I don't want it to continue, I know that Mastiff's have an issue with smaller animals but this wasn't a problem Until he seen Orlando go the Cat. so Any advice on this to Please would be so helpful.
    Thanks Guys!

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    S: I feel when the other dog chased your cat, your dog learned the cat can be prey.

    I would if you havent already crate train your dog, I can help you with a program if you dont know how, it is very simple.

    I would also get a cat crate / carrier.

    I would then have lots of interactions where the cat is in the house roaming around and the dog is in the crate (cat safe then and dog unable to practice chasing).

    I would also have an equal amount of time where the dog is free and the cat is crated.

    At first sign of the dog trying to make the cat run, the dog shouldbe quietly escorted out of the house.

    If the dog reacts inside the crate same thing.

    The eventual result will be that the dog will counter condition the cat from prey to pack member again.

    These are good starting points without me assessing your dog and seeing what level of drive he has for the cat.
    Steve Courtney, K9 Pro - The K9 Professionals

    www.k9pro.com.au

    Official Forum Trainer and Behaviourist

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    Thank You so Much, I have Heard of Crate Training before & My friends Used it with their dog. I will Try That. Thank You again!

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