Cat escaped from the room and met the puppy.
She thought it was playtime and chased the cat around the house. The cat... retaliated and attacked but kept running. Puppy has a scratch on her nose from it.
- Currently, they are separated. We'll be mingling them together this weekend (since it's a 3 day and we'll be home to supervise)
How can I have her (the puppy) meet the cats and let her know that chasing them is NOT okay? Besides tapping her on the nose (because of the scratch) and nothing that would hurt her.
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The dog will be meeting my 2 cats and my landlord's cat.
- - I get a discount on rent for watching my landlord's cat. The apartment my landlord rents (out of state with her husband) only allows 2 pets and she has 3 cats. - -
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The best way to do this, is to put them in separate closed, but connected rooms, Let them get used to their smells. Put a blanket or something personal of theirs like a toy in each room, Leave it like that for 2 or 3 days. Then Swap the objects out so the dog object is in the cat room, and the cat object is in the dog room. Again let it sit like that for a day or two. Then replace door with some kind of gate, so they can see each other, Put their food dishes next to the gate and let them eat next to each other. Finally remove the gate.
I have done it like this quite a few times and it works every time.3