Hi. Unfortunately I wish I could train cats to stand still and not start the catch me game that dogs really love playing. I also wish I could teach a cat to stand their ground and do what Tigger does when he is on the bed and give Sophie a good swipe. Just a couple of questions. How long has this been going on and who came first, Tigger or Sophie. Have they ever been ok with each other?
Hi B, Tigger came first and when we first got Sophie (8 weeks old) Tigger would run out the room if sophie walked in. He them realised that she wasnt a really cheeky rat and would allow Sophie to sniff him ect. The chasing has definatly escalated and started with feeding T. My son used to give S a piece of cat kibble every time he fed Tigger and thats where the problem started Its almost as if Sophie is hurring Tigger along to get to the food sooner so we stopped her getting a kibble but the habit of chasing him is escalated to include barking when the cat jumps onto the ballastrade and lying in wait at the top step quivering in anticiparion of Tiggers mad dash past. Sophie has now also stated to dive bomb Tigger when he sleeps on his chair in the lounge and then hops off before T can get a good swat in! This continues until poor T is so gatvol that he jumps down but then Sophie plays the "body slam and chase" game. Tigger is a big strong ginger tom (neuted) and could do serious damage if he wanted to?
I wish I could teach the cats not to run, as that is half the fun for a dog. It sounds as if your Sophie is desperate for a playmate and that is how he sees Tigger. Is their any chance you can adopt a furkidz friend for him so that they can play together. Their are so many small pooches looking for homes. Maybe even a miniature daschundt, which their seem to be so many all waiting at darg for their forever home. I would love to help you find the perfect friend for her. Please call me on 0798837566 or sms me your landline no. Looking forward to finding Sophie a furfriend.
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