Twenty - Socializing Dogs to Cats
have both dogs and cats in your home, it is best to introduce the newest
member of the family (cat or dog) slowly and with positive associations.
Praise curious, friendly behavior and offer both treats.
If you see your dog
even thinking of chasing the cat, interrupt with a vocal, "Ah-ah" or
"Off" Instruction. It's easier to stop a chase before the dog is highly
aroused by it. If the dog responds to your interruption, use a clicker
or effusive verbal praise to immediately reinforce a correct response,
followed by a very special food treat, saved just for this challenging
Have your dog drag a long leash in the house - 10 to 50 feet long - if
you think you may need to back up your verbal interruption with a grab
on the leash to stop the chase.
Parenting Tips™ for your puppy