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Turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. You just need these Howcast videos, which include advice on how to train a puppy. Among the things you'll learn: how to get a dog to stop barking incessantly; how to calm an overactive dog; how to get your dog to stop jumping on people; how to potty train a puppy; how to stop a puppy from biting; how to stop your dog from begging at the table; and much more.
You Will Need
- A dog and cat
- A crate for each animal
- Dog and cat treats
- Dog and cat toys
Evaluate the situation
Some dogs are more likely than others to harm cats. Learn what you can about a dog's personality before bringing one home. If you already have a dog, evaluate their temperament before introducing a cat.
Supervise the introduction
Supervise the introduction with one or both animals crated. Let each one smell an item belonging to the other.
Provide treats and toys
Provide treats and toys so the animals associate this together time with a pleasant experience.
Limit supervised visits
End the visit if things get too rough. Say "No," and separate the animals.
Feed cat out of reach of dog
Feed your cat out of reach of the dog so the dog won’t eat the cat's food.
Extend supervised visits
Increase the length of supervised visits as your pets make progress. Continue rewarding them with treats and play. If all goes well, you can expect to reach your goal within 3-4 weeks.
Enjoy your one big happy family. You've laid the foundation for your pets to be lifelong friends.