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I have an american bulldog, he's 10 months old, I have had hin for two weeks and generally he is very sweet, but he has become obsessed with terrorizing my cats, Does any one have any ideas how to stop this behavior.
 

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Teach him "Leave it" then tell him to leave it everytime he goes for one.....But I would guess the cats will get sick of it and put him in his place (Hopefully with minimal damage).... My friend's pit learned really fast that her cats have claws :shock:.........................I thaught Tora and Dober "Leave it" by letting them sniff a treat then telling them to leave it, everytime they would go for it I would make the No noise [-X ( I don;t know how to discribe it) and they would not touch it after I was satisfied with the length of time they had left it alone ....I would let them have it........I weaned them off of treats pretty quickly since the whole point is to get them to stop messing with something......Now if I tell them to "Leave it" if they touch it again I get on to them .........But that command is a saving grace for puppies :D I think it is my favorite :wav:
 

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Define terrorizing... (lol) my 9 week old APBT "terrorizes" my cats as well and 1 of them could care less (she is a 1 year old tortie) she gets right down and plays feisty with him for hours (then again he is still small too) but she will tell him when she has had enough of play time, and for the most part he will back off and go after the elmo slippers... one of the cats we have is petrified of him though and consistently chooses to hide, and the other one will tolerate him for about 5 minutes and then gets up to a high place... Bozkoe is still young though and is very easily distractable so as soon as someone calls hsi name or walks in the room he is too interested in that to know that the cat just dashed for the nearest hiding place... LOL... I guess it's rather hard with cats though, I mean in most cases the cats will defend themselves and let them know when enough is enough.
That is Bozkoes best play buddy (for now)
 

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Thank you for the suggestions, the leave it command worked for the first couple of days after I brought hin home but now he just became obsessed I have to lock him out of the house. (he learned how to open the door) as for catching up with them his nose did have a scratch the other day, I an still working the issue, does bulldog translate to bull headed :lol:
 

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does bulldog translate to bull headed
LMAO & YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you are confidant that he knows what leave it means tell him once and if he does not comply immediatly....You promptly put him in time out....Not his crate though.............Put him in a quite room with no fun like the bathroom, garage, or a closet, but make sure that it is safe for him with nothing that could hurt him.......Leave him in there for about 2-5mintues TRUST me he will get your message loud and clear, but sometimes it does take a while LOL your right they are bull headed
 

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He may just have a high prey drive. Some dogs are born with the desire to hunt small prey. I am no expert, but had a dog that had a high prey drive. The older she got, the more she would try to catch thing. Cat's were on here list of prey :? , it was not fun trying to explain that to my neighbor who wanted to know what happened to his cat.
 

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Thank you Angie for ypur support, I will keep trying, I'm German and capable being just as bull headed as he can. Coco I sure hope your case is not the norm, my husband would'n like it much, the cats are his babies.
 

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pabelk said:
I have an american bulldog, he's 10 months old, I have had hin for two weeks and generally he is very sweet, but he has become obsessed with terrorizing my cats, Does any one have any ideas how to stop this behavior.
Sounds like you have a normal AB. Were you not aware that AB's have a high prey drive prior to obtaining one? You should probably consider rehoming your cat before it ends up dead.
 
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