Kayleegator Posted August 27, 2007 Report Share Posted August 27, 2007 OK, thirteen-week-old Kaylee has pretty much exiled two of my three cats from the house. One camps on top of a kitchen cabinet. The other two have become night visitors, creeping cautiously in for food and strokes after Kaylee is in her crate. I think we missed the window, got a puppy a little bit too old for the cats to teach. They are really afraid of her, although she's never hurt any of them. She had a kitten to play with at her first home, and is just interested. I'm working with her to teach 'Off', to leave the cat alone (this is the kitchen cat, usually on a counter, for this encounter), and she's responding well... BUT on Saturday last, friends were over, we were dining happily in the gazebo, and the senior cat, who has regally ruled the back yard for a year now, went streaking by with Kaylee in full tilt persuit. I had never seen either of them run that fast, wow! I tackled Kaylee and the cat made it up the fence, but I'm afraid the damage is done: cat herding is big fun. Cat is a tough, athletic old girl, who was the only one to stand up to the pup and give her what for when the nose got too close, but she's been hanging out next door since this incident. This is OK for the time being, but the weather is going to change before too terribly long, and I want my kitties to be able to come home. I should mention that Kaylee is usually off-leash in the back yard under closer supervision, as I've got to teach her about appropriate places to dig and garden beds to stay out of. Further complicated now by the cat thing. We have just started clicker training and targeting, and she's responding very well, of course. Suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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