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Author Topic: Cats that Bully - How to stop it  (Read 2385 times)
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caylee
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« on: July 08, 2010, 04:45:48 PM »

OK, here are more behavior questions for all to answer.

What can be done when a neighbor's dog comes over for a short visit with the human neighbor and the resident cat  corners the dog and sits there with a smug look on its face as if to say 'There, now take that!'  Huh  The dog is very friendly and would not hurt anyone. This dog is no stranger to this cat - the dog has been coming over the entire lifetime of the cat since he was a tiny kitten (now about 4 years old). Is there anyway to get this cat to stop this behavior?

(Asking this neighbor to leave the dog at home is not what I'm asking - because the cat will eventually go off somewhere after the bullying has taken place)

Any ideas in general can also be put into this thread, as I consider this to be an 'open discussion' on cats (or dogs) that bully other animals that they are familiar with.

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 05:19:39 PM »

You'd think I could help since Bucky was quite a bully in his youth, but no ideas are coming to mind.  I'm assuming that distracting with treats or toys didn't work.

quite possibly, have the dog owner bring over a rug or towel that is the dog's for him to sit on, thereby indicating that piece of ground is the dog's territory?
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 05:42:22 PM »

Oreo will occasionally "trap" 1 of the dogs in a corner. I think its just showing who's boss. Unless it escalates, I leave them alone to work it out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 06:09:21 PM »

Geesh caylee, are you talking about Sophers?   Grin  Actrually our KiKi used to do that with mom's little dog, corner her and just stare at her, the poor dog would shake.  I cant remember what we did other than move the cat or distract her.  Its just the kitty telling the doggy that the kitty is boss and dont even think of forgetting it..... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 07:23:39 PM »

I think if I was a dog whisperer, I'd be working on the dog because the cat ain't gonna listen  Wink.
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