Q & A – How Do I Stop My Dog from Chasing My Cat? (and more) May 22

We answer members' pet training and behavior questions in live sessions, which are recorded and provided here for easy access. Please log in or sign up for a Student or Pro membership to see the video on this page.

Questions in this video:

  • My 3 year old Dalmatian is exercised off lead in countryside. He was a friendly dog but began growling and lunging at young dogs when he was about 18months. Consequently I put him on lead if I saw a trigger approaching. Over the past year this has become much worse. He gets anxious when I attach his lead and he now lunges and barks at any unknown dog we meet. I don't know how to help him. I probably should have said: he's a nervous dog and before the growling began would always give unfamiliar dogs a wide berth so he wasn't put on lead very often.
  • What to do when our dog chases our cat? Does it for the fun of chasing. Cats usually stop walking when dog approaches.
  • How about "Leave it"? Dog likes to put something icky in his mouth and I want him to Leave it. How do you teach that in ABBA?
  • I've worked hard on cc-ing nail clipping so I really enjoyed More Please. We've made good progress, but what do I do about getting her nails trimmed before she willingly allows me to do so? I end up "undoing" all of our good work!

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