Do you have cats and dogs? Ever wonder about that magical balance of having them get along together? ...
Why do some dogs seem great with cats and others- well... want to eat them? It all has to do with that prey-drive instinct that's built into your dog's DNA coding. Some breeds and personalities within breeds have an extra dose of "chase it" syndrome.
- Teaching your dog calm behavior (Anchor the Dog™) and giving your cat safe space is key to building a successful relationship.
- Teach obedience.... (very good- consistent obedience! use a leash to help enforce commands) this will help your cat realize you can (and will!) control your dog.
- And if your cat is one of those "dog teasers" .... you know who they are! Be sure to step in and interrupt the teasing behaviors.
- Always make sure your cat has an escape route, a cornered trapped cat will not end well for ALL involved.
if your dog has made death threats to your cat, please seek professional help!