Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Good question - our lab is 60-65 lbs and we were a bit concerned bringing Charlie home at 4 months old (he was a good 5lb then). But in Keno's favor was the fact that she was used to little kittens (raised/babysat some of the barn kittens) and knew how to be a little more cautious around the little kittens.
But we still kept an eye on things - the kittens were not allowed total unsupervised freedom. And we had to caution Keno to watch the little babies
I have to echo what GK45 says, I also had/have 2 Old English Sheepdogs, one was over 100 lbs, passed of health problems, and Annabelle who is 90lbs who is still with us. We keep a close eye on them, and we also have a room with a small kitty door, with the food, water, and litter, and a few toys, so that the puppy or dog can not get to the food, and the cat has a place to be on its own, and have some peace and quiet.
Our big dogs wouldn't try to hurt our kittens, but could accidently step on one, especially a big clumsy dog that doesn't know its size, which is a lot like a St. Bernard, things should be fine. I would urge you to take your puppy to puppy kindergarten, and be consistant with commands, and follow up with another basic course, when your pup is a little older. Dogs can bring so much joy, but a large dog, needs training, and because of their stubborn streak, it is never too early to begin.
This is not directed at you, but there are many who impulsively get a dog, any kind, big, small, hairy, and are not prepared for a dog, and especially a large breed, which will get well over 100 lbs, they usually will find the dog a new home, when they realized the dog is now large and overwhelming. I love big dogs, I think they are wonderful, and if trained can be amazing. Our dogs love carting....that is going to be hard to get used to....they loved carting, Annabelle doesn't cart anylonger, the cart was made for 2 dogs, and and she doesn't have the size needed to cart the larger cart, but they really enjoyed the excercise and the work that it gave them.