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by Buttoon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

One thing I always do when introducing a new dog which may work for you at some point is to use one or more baby gates so that the cats can have safe rooms but access the same room as the dog at their own pace that way they're not feeling shut away from each other and the cat can still be in a sepa...
by Buttoon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

I agree with Sniper1 about treating your cat everytime the dog arrives. It will then start to associate treats with the dog! :lol: Don't put her treat in his dog bowl. You wouldn't want to eat off somebody elses plate! :lol: Ha, true - especially a dog's :lol: I'll try the treat idea so hopefully s...
by Buttoon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

It does depend on the dog being trained to enjoy the crate as a happy place to relax - I suggest asking his owner to get him used to it at home (Crate Games by kikopup on youtube is a good resource) before trying it at your house. Just shutting the dog in a crate would be very stressful - teaching ...
by Buttoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

Does the dog have a crate? Settling the dog in the crate with a really good chew, and letting the cat investigate may be a way of moving things forward without too much risk. And I second the idea of chicken to reward good behaviour - Dog=Good Stuff for Cats is the sort of equation most cats can qu...
by Buttoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

Hi and welcome shame you got some less than polite responses I have introduced many dogs and cats and your cats reaction is normal i would carry on as you are it will take a while with the dog not being a permanent resident try to keep more dog stuff at yours blankets etc the dog has used and thing...
by Buttoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

No, I don't seem to think the cat is the problem and not the dog. I acknowledge that there is A problem. And I know it's her territory etc that's why I came on here....... to see if anyone had any good suggestions, not to be scorned :| I am able to close a curtain so that she does not see the dog, b...
by Buttoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Help introducing dog to cat

Hi, Does anyone have any good tips for helping my cat feel calm/not threatened when a visiting dog comes to my house please? Yes, I realise this isn't ideal for my cat but the owner of the dog is someone very close to me and I am not going to not see them so it's an issue that is really upsetting an...