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Whimpy Russell

by Dave
(Rockford, Ill.)

Recently adopted a 5 yr. old female Jack Russell. We already owned a 6 mo. old Calico kitten and was worried the dog would revert back to what it was breed to do, remove vermin. Long story short, the cat RULES the dog. Dog is terrified of the cat, runs, hides, whines etc. Cat is approx. 6 lbs. dog is 16 lbs.
So here is my question, how do I get my Russell to DOG UP. I have to admit its pretty pathetic.


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Jan 08, 2013
I am confused.
by: Paddy's mom

Were you expecting the dog to fight the cat? Maybe the dog is afraid it will kill the cat , and doesn't know WHAT IT IS. Cats aren't vermin. It isn't the line they come from. They are also PREDATORS.
Maybe the poor dog was ATTACKED by an enormous cat, when it was tiny.
If the dog is exhibiting playful behaviors, fetching, and other enjoyable behaviors, perhaps it would be better to SPRAY the cat with a water bottle, and teach the young cat than to try to teach a five year old dog, not to run.
Good luck!

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