How should I train my dog not to attack cats?

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  • It's true that some dogs and cats naturally get well however not all dogs and cats do. In extreme cases, your dog might try to attack your cat until it dies. If your dog is showing any warnings signs of aggression toward your cat, there is training that can help modify your dog's behavior before it is to late.

    The first thing you'll want to do if reduce the prey drive in your dog. If you don't know what prey drive is you'll want to learn first. Prey drive is the instinctive inclination of a carnivore to find, pursue and capture prey. The term is chiefly used to describe and analyze habits in dog training.

    Ways to reduce the prey drive in dogs

    • Spaying or neutering your dog is an important step in reducing a dog's desire to chase cats. It will also reduce the dog's desire to hunt.
    • Train your dog to know it's name and respond to your commands.
    • Make sure your dog isn't hungry by feeding your dog before they are introduced to prey.
    • Make sure your dog gets exercise so they will listen to your command and not jump off to attack prey, triggered by having too much energy.

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