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Lucy sits at the basement door and is transfixed by the two cats on the other side. They occasionally get the chance to come up but have to on their toes in case the doodle monster is watching. They've been pretty creative about hiding places (inside my boxspring mattress, behind the books in the bookcase etc.) when they do come up. Every now and then Lucy will start a mad chase resulting in a disappointed doodle and two cats who think they just looked death in the face. I tell her they could all be friends if she would just stop chasing them. At this point I think she may just be trying to get back at them for swatting at her. How do your doodles do with cats?
 

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well considering Max and Peanut both have not been around cats since they were tiny puppies ...let me put it this way

If and when i bring them when visiting my daughter: Peanut jumps at 2 of her 3 cats. Max I do believe thinks my daughter's one cat is a new moving squeaker toy.

The neighbor's cat MOOKEY stalks them and they are smart: they ignore MOOKEY hahahhaaaaaaaaa
 

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Dex has seen a cat 2x...both times he was on leash and acted like he does when he sees a squirrel (i.e. dying to chase and cries that he can't get to them).
 

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If you truly want them to get along then
you must teach your dog to not chase the cats period.
Otherwise you are encouraging the natural prey instinct to chase.
:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

I do know because I have nine.
 

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SUe normally i'd teach them not to chase but they've only gone to my daughter's place 2x in almost a year.

and they don't chase the neighbor;s cat....and I can't have cats anymore due to allergies and asthma :cry: I love cats too
 
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Maya pretty much ignores Morgan (the cat). Every now and again Maya will do the play bow and bark. Morgan will sit there still as possible until Maya turns her head and then poof Morgan is gone!! Maya looks around and never knows where she goes!! She doesn't chase her though so when they do end up nose to nose I let them work it out. Morgan doesn't have front claws so Maya can't get hurt.
 

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blueteal said:
If you truly want them to get along then
you must teach your dog to not chase the cats period.
Otherwise you are encouraging the natural prey instinct to chase.
:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

I do know because I have nine.
Sue -- any suggestions on how to curb the chase instinct? We have held her and let them get nose to nose but as soon as they walk away she wants to dive after them which we don't let her do. The only times she gets away with a chase is when we're not paying attention. Sure wish they could be friends.
 

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Keep on doing what you are doing but use a word like
off or no chase every time the dog chases and reward , reward ,
reward. Either with a treat or favoirte toy or whatever you choose.
Consistency is always the key.
I literally told Denver no chase every time a cat came near him until he
understood that any cat was not to be chased. (he got lots of treats when he was younger. For a while in our house those were the only words heard bahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!

Others have asked me how do you get them to all get along and
the answer is you don't. But if you can stop the dog from chasing, then
the cats lose their fear and some may approach and that is how they become friends. Like I said we have nine, and Denver has one that is
truly his buddy and they will kiss and snuggle. The rest are indifferent
and sometimes will kiss and sometimes will smack. But everyone can pass in the hallway or stairwell without chasing . There is still one
who would rather Denver never arrived. (this cat does not like anyone in the house, myself included and I like to think of myself as "the Cat Whisperer, but this cat lets me know that I do not know all that I think I do. (Aren't animals wonderful :wink: ) I am happy that they all "get along" and I do not need them to be best friends, but I do expect mutual respect from all of them and time outs are given to the offenders.(teehe)
 

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So far all of my dogs are fine with cats. We have a tomcat who lives in the house with Moses and they eat together, sleep together, and have never had a problem. The labs pretty much ignore the cat. He's not worthy of their time. LOL

I think it's a good idea when they're little to let the pups get to know cats larger than themselves so they develop a good healthy respect for those needles on the end of their paws. A time or 2 of those in the nose will usually convince them it's not a toy.
 

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hahahhahaaaaaaa that is funny Vanessa especially since you gave us some insight on just how demure and humble your cat really is :wink: :shock: :D
 

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Vanessa those kitties don't look like they aare in a playing mood - more like come on out and we'll hop on your back LOL

Mija honey your are so loveable - that darn cat is just being fickle !

I can just see Denver with his 9 kitties the pied piper and crew :wink:
 

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Dexter was introduced to the cats as a small pup and he got a healthy respect for the claws. He tends to think our big main ***** are oversized stuffy toys. But then again, my hooligans egg it on. They start it knowing full well that I'll end it and Dex will get scolded. When it gets heated, he has ended up with a bloody nose a time or two, and he currently has a scab on top of his head that I think may have a partial claw embedded in it (gotta get the tweezers after that one). For the most part I let them settle it among themselves. When he is too wound up, I tell him to knock it off, and he does.

As he gets older, it gets calmer by the day. When the day is done, they really are close buddies and would be lost without each other.
 

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We don't have cats, but my kids do. When we visit, Cinnamon knows she isn't to chase them. One of my daughter's cats loves to see her, loves to rub all over any toy we brought for Cin to play with. Treats her rope like it's got catnip in it. The other will not go near Cin for anything. Ok by me.

My son's cat is a big yellow tom. He would rather bop Cin on the nose than play. He's declawed, so it doesn't hurt her, but I'm thinking Cinnamon only knows declawed cats. She'll get a big surprise if she ever did come up against a clawed one.

She knows not to chase. Heck, she was once chased down the stars by my son's tom cat but didn't chase back. I think she wanted to, but she didn't.
 

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When I was living in Florida, my dear now passed Peche the cocker spaniel, was basically raised by my male cat Andy. One time I went to my cousins for the fourth of July and they had just had a litter of kittens a few weeks before. Since Peche always believed he was a cat, he was quite fascinated by the kittens, and laid right down there with them. About ten minutes later we hear him yelping then tearing around the yard with Mama cat firmly attached to his back with her claws!! :shock: Do you think this stopped him....no....he went back for more 2 times with the same result. They finally had to put the kittens, and especially the mom, into the laundry room. I still wish I had had a video camera on that day! :lol:

While at the vet yesterday, Miko was fascinated by the Siamese "house cat". She kept teasing Miko, but whenever Miko got close, she would hiss, then roll on her back, Miko would approach, hiss...repeat for 5 minutes! Too funny!
 

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"Dogs have owners .... Cats have STAFF" :lol: :lol: :lol:


Vanessa and I pretty much share the same cat/dog relationship.
Dog wants to play. Cat wants Dog to disappear! Owners/Staff are frustrated.
Am going to try Sue's treat method with Ebbe, as someday it will be colder here in Cincinnati and Scully with have to leave her summer home, "the great outdoors"!

I am no longer hoping they will get along, but would be satisfied if both could simply roam the house and ignore each other. :roll:

Please see "coming to a theatre near you" for the pictorial description!
 

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I am no longer hoping they will get along, but would be satisfied if both could simply roam the house and ignore each other.
That Mary is the perfect attitude to have when it comes to cats and dogs.
Bahahahhaahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!.
One of our cats runs up to Denver and does the bow down chase me thing.
Denver always looks at me as he knows he is not allowed to chase her.
I want to allow him as I know she is teasing him on purpose(the little stinker) but I do not as it will ruin all my hard work at no chase. :roll: :roll: :roll:
I play a game with Denver when he has a certain toy and I chase him.
Jade, the cat in question runs with me to chase Denver, so I am going to
make a game from that somehow, that he does not associate with real chasing unless Momma (me) is playing.
You have to be on youur toes all the time with so many animals.
And I am not complaining because I love it....................
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh life is good.
 
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