Chasing our cats

by Newpupmom
(North Dakota)

Pete is almost 13 weeks old. He has been doing fairly well with our 3 children (it takes training the children as well as training Pete) but he chases the cats whenever he can. I have a baby gate up so the cats can escape to the bedrooms dog free but if they wander out he chases them. And of course I can't teach the cats not to run. Pete is fairly good at the "leave it" command but once he is in a full fledged chase he will not stop.

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Aug 03, 2012
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by: Anonymous

dont worry my jack russell mix is almost two and he chases my cats around as well i have two cats one is 3 and the other is 17 the older one just runs away and the younger one just lets my dog play with him until he gets bored or the cat gets irritated and just pokes him with his claws and runs off after a few times of being poked your dog will know when enough is enough hope this helped

Aug 03, 2012
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by: Anonymous

dont worry my jack russell mix is almost two and he chases my cats around as well i have two cats one is 3 and the other is 17 the older one just runs away and the younger one just lets my dog play with him until he gets bored or the cat gets irritated and just pokes him with his claws and runs off after a few times of being poked your dog will know when enough is enough hope this helped

Jun 14, 2012
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Jack chasing cats
by: Jenny

13 weeks is still a really young age so that is good for training purposes. Jacks love to chase and because the cats are moving targets it makes it even more fun. It sounds like you should be working on obedience not just at home but in lots of different contexts (at the park, at an obedience class, etc) so that he is able to follow your command regardless of what is happening around him. I would also spend some time introducing the dog/cats. Maybe keep your Jack in a crate and let the cats sniff him. And do this a few times so that everyone gets familiar with each other in small doses and then separate them for a bit. That way some of the curiosity can be taken away. You may also want to consider keeping him on a lead in the house just in case.

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