We have one small dog and 2 cats, all 12 - 18 months in age. I have been reading Jan Fennell's book "The Dog Listener" and am trying to present my husband and self to the dog as the Alpha pair; just wonder if anyone has any advice where the cats fit into this? If the humans establish themselves as Alphas, the dog is calmer, more obedient etc...but will she see the cats as her equals or will she fight with them for superiority? Do I have to bother about who I feed first and all that? Right now, they play quite well together though the dog will push the cats out of the way for my attention. I am not consistent about who is fed first; the cats get more bedroom snuggle time without pup being present and the dog gets more cuddles on the sofa.
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7/3/06 at 12:17pm