With any breed of dog as long as you socialise them with cats at a very young age (8 weeks to 12 weeks is the window period of introductions to new things) you should not have a problem. I have 7 dogs, all of them rescues and 5 cats. The cats were all here before the dogs, most of the dogs were adult dogs when I brought them into the pack, most of them had never seen a cat before. It takes time and committment and a hang of a lot of patience, as most of our cats run when a dog runs after them, even though the dog is not running after them with aggression, and then it becomes a game for the dogs. Have your cats ever met dogs before? If not they most possibly either be scared by these new small high energy beings that are taking up so much of their parents time. The puppies will deffinately want to investigate and play with the cdats who I am sure will not want to play with the dogs, and may very well be scared of them. With 2 puppies of the same age, if one chases the other will join in and pack. I highly suggest you get your first pooch and wait at least until she is at least 6 months before you get another. I am the first one to say get a friend for her, but maybe think about getting a friend of about 2 years who is out of nappies and out of all those difficult stages like chewing, digging etc. I am sure furkidz can find you the perfect friend for your puppy, 1 that you can get immidiately so that she is not on her own. Please call me to discuss further as if you do decide to get the 2 puppies at the same time I would like to give you more advice. But, I do strongly suggest you get an older dog. If you do decide to go for the same age puppies, please make sure you do not get the same sex. You can call me on 0798837566.
Thanks for the advise Bernice.
firstly I'd just like to say that the service you offer is fantastic. there is so much to learn about animal behaviour, but so many people charge so much for it that sometimes pet owners just don't have the money to spend.
I have shown dogs to my cats before. the male will hiss and then ignore the dog, and the female has a bit more of a panic (runs away growling). we live in a double story house so will ensure the cats have the upstairs area away from the puppy so they can escape to a quiet safe place.
we will continue our search for the perfect companion and member of our family. we are looking for a collie type as both my husband and i are wanting to get back into agility and start fly ball training.
I have enquired about a few FurKidz dogs, but haven't found the right boy yet.
Thanks, and have a wonderful new year.
Hi. I have another pooch that would be great doing agility. He is also a leaps dog and will be at the adoption day at the vet shop in Belvedere centre corner Keurboom and Belvedere Road Claremont from 10 to 2 on Saturday 5 Feb. Please come along and bring your pooch with to meet him. Looking forward to seeing you.
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