How do I get my dog to quit chasing cats?

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  1. Ruby H Rose profile image75
    Ruby H Roseposted 5 years ago

    How do I get my dog to quit chasing cats?

    He really seems to hate them, just won't back off, even when they scratch him.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    You might not be able to because dogs and cats are natural enemies. If the cats are yours and live in the house with the dog, your best bet might be taking the dog to an obedience training course. If he's chasing cats while he's outside that brings up an entirely different question. If it happens as he freely roams the neighborhood, why isn't he under your control so he can't? If he's not tied, but chasing cats that roam into a fenced yard, you're back to trying some type of obedience training.

  3. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 5 years ago

    LOL!!  Dogs and cats are not natural enemies. smile  It's a funny myth though.

    As a professional dog trainer myself, I also recommend obedience training.  If your dog is chasing cats and you can't call him off of the cats, then you do not have a good "recall" (ie come command) on your dog.  Go to a positive reinforcement trainer and learn how to get your dog to come to you when you call, even when there are strong distractions.

    People often look for "magic pills" when trying to deal with dog behavior.  Dogs are living beings, and there is no fast fix.  A good dog isn't born - he's trained.  Take the hours upon hours it will take to train your dog how to be a great and safe companion not only for your but for your community and area cats as well. smile

    I have a hub on how to find a good dog obedience trainer.  Check it out and go have some fun with your dog!!

    http://agilitymach.hubpages.com/hub/The … ainerience trainer.  Check it out and go have some training fun with your dog!!

  4. Ruby H Rose profile image75
    Ruby H Roseposted 5 years ago

    Great advice, thank you!  I will share this information with my dog and cat loving friends, very helpful.

 
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