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  • 1.  Dog aggression towards cats

    Posted 05-25-2022 05:10 PM
    Hello all-

    I have a situation with a dog that has developed aggression towards cats roughly 1-2 months ago. The dog was raised around cats but has always seemed excessively interested in them but never violent until now. I tried reintroduction, segregation and am now at a loss of what to do next. He is a very sweet dog with humans and other dogs. I have searched the library and mostly just see articles about cat aggression against dogs but I may not have searched far back enough. Any helpful suggestions are very welcomed. Thank you in advance!
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    #EducationandTraining

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    Michelle Tinkham
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  • 2.  RE: Dog aggression towards cats

    Posted 05-30-2022 09:26 AM
    Hi, Michelle!

    Are you able to provide additional behavior history, observations, and/or video for review (without recreating any of the behaviors/setting events described)? That may help forum members be able to provide more specific feedback. 

    It may also be ideal to pursue a consultation with a Fear Free professional who can assist you in person. 

    It can be challenging to provide comprehensive behavior consulting advice in this medium due to safety and ethical concerns. 


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    Heather Kalman (she/her), CPDT-KA, SBA, ABCDT
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    American Pets Alive!, Human Animal Support Services
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