Re: Vizslas and cats
My cat was everything to me until I brought Cole home. But Angel, my cat was a jumpy cat to begin with and I wanted her to feel completely at home with a bouncing Vizsla puppy around.
I wanted them to be friends, I didn't want him to chase her. I wanted him to know she was higher in the pack than he was.
I would feed her first, etc. What I did to make her boring to him was a few exercises I had read about getting cats and dogs to live peacefully.
I would call Angel into my room and when she entered Cole would want to jump off the bed and ??? idk what...so instead I told him to stay and gave him treats. Then I would refocus him onto me. Doing calm things like putting a treat down in front of him and saying "leave it". After a few weeks she could walk into the room without getting hounded. She trusts him so much more now. She isn't afraid. She walks right by him sometimes and I am hoping with time they will be able to sleep together.
Angel, who is 13, can go running through the room (zoomie like) and he won't get up to chase her. He DOES, however, perk up and way his tail cuz he seems to want to play with her.
Now, does anyone have an idea of how I can get them to play together? Lol She plays sometimes RIGHT by him, but WILL hiss when he gets in her face. Haha