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8/22/08 5:48 P

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I am sure the cat is trying to assert her dominence over the puppy. I have a cat & human populated household, so that's all that figures into our hiarchy, but my sister has dogs and cats. She has found that one cat is dominent, then the dog and then the youngest cat. I guess in the long run they have to establish a pecking order amoungst themselves. Eventually the puppy will be big enough to stand up for herself anyway -- it's funny that's what we tell my oldest daughter when she's picking on her younger sister.

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8/22/08 1:37 P

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I wouldn't worry so much about it. I have a kitty that just loves my dog Cocoa to pieces. Cocoa really doesn't know what to make of it, but she is excepting it. Cocoa in about 50 lbs. and poor Samantha is only 8 lbs. Big difference, and they do really well. It's very cute.

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8/22/08 9:18 A

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I think it's funny. It reminds me of when we got Baxter. He was 7 weeks old and would not leave the dogs alone. Surprisingly they didn't seem to mind too much. Eventually he quite doing it and left them alone. Now with our new puppy, she keeps going after him and he's not too fond of her. He gets along with our other dog and will play with her, but Lola's pretty rough with him and he doesn't like it very much.

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8/22/08 4:44 A

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Hi Cindy
My mum had a cat (Fluff) before she got her puppy (Digger). Fluff had poor Digger absolutely terrorized - she ambushed him at every opportunity, wrestled with him in a headlock - he actually liked it and used bark at her and wag his tail, egging her on, it was great fun to watch. The ambushes continued till he grew bigger than her! They're the best of buddies now, totally inseparable....

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8/22/08 2:15 A

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OH not to worry-- they are probably going to be best of friends, lol!

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8/21/08 10:36 P

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Ah, let 'em play. When the puppy gets too big to be jumping on the cat She'll let him KNOW! And I don't think either one can do much damage to each other short of neck biting ... but sounds to me like they're just playing.


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8/21/08 7:54 P

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Yes to all! ha
The puppy is 14 weeks and 33 lbs. The kitty is almost 1 year and is about 9 lbs. I know they are just playing but I am concerned that it is getting out of hand. Knowing that the puppy is growing by the minute, she gets scolded for towering over the cat. I haven't been disciplining the kitty except to tell them both to Knock it off which they promptly do (when they know that I can see them) ;0
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8/21/08 6:26 P

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they are only playing

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8/21/08 1:23 P

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Is the cat who's attacking the puppy a kitten? If so, she is just using him for her own training.
How old IS the attack cat?

Are you sure she's attacking, and not trying to get the puppy to play? I've known kitties and puppies who are approximately the same age (and thereby learning from their play experiences) to join in roughhousing as "lessons" .....

If the attacking cat is an adult and attacking puppy, could it be a "dominance" issue? Did the new puppy supplant the cat's position in the "animal hierarchy?"

if the puppy is a smaller version of the gorgeous dogs on your page, then just give it time. in a couple of weeks the puppy will more than outweigh the cat and he can sit on her!


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8/21/08 12:45 P

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Cats can be trained just like dogs but dogs want our approval much more. What do you use to redirect your kitty in other ways. I think sometimes we don't correct our cats because it takes more work. Removing the cat from the puppy when he/she is doing something you don't like, spraying the cat with water (although mine likes that), giving lots of positive attention when he/she is gentle with the puppy, etc.

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Help! I have several cats and one adult dog and a puppy. The puppy of course is in training and I have cats, one in paticular that is really taking advantage of the whole puppy thing. He constantly jumps on the puppy when she is asleep. Of course the kitty is smart enough that we are always correcting the puppy to be gentle around the kitties but I have seen this several times going on lately and it's not fair to the puppy...ha Any suggestions?
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