April 17th, 2006, 05:20 PM
I have a female toy poodle (1½ years) and my daughter has 2 cats. I introduced her to the cats for the first time and I had a leash on her, and she growled and barked and her tail was wagging. What shall I do?
April 18th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Sounds more like she was excited to see the cats and wanted to play with them. I normally leave the leash on when a new dog comes in and then we have a quick grab if the interaction with our cats gets too rambunctious or puts the cats in danger. We keep working at it that way until the cats have free roam and the new dog has lost interest in them or treats them with respect. We don't leave a new dog unattended with the cats just in case they decide when we aren't watching to really go for a cat.