My parents recently adopted a shitbull and it chases my cat and scares her, she spends all day hiding upstairs not chilling with me anymore.

My parents recently adopted a shitbull and it chases my cat and scares her, she spends all day hiding upstairs not chilling with me anymore.
I hate this dog, but I'm not a killer, can I train this out of her? Or should I just leave it in its crate and enjoy the time when they aren't home?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >lol just kill the dog
    Wtf is wrong with you jeffrey dahmer motherfrickers on here?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a dog, it's a pitbull.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get you cat out of there bro. You know the drill.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    How old is the dog? If it's a puppy you can pretty easily train it out of this behavior just by clearly showing your disapproval whenever it does this. What I do it I just grab their collar and put them in a submissive position and tell them (in a steady voice) "no, you stop that, do not bother the cats" while maintaining eye contact, but I don't know how big you or the dog are. Another thing I would do is generally spend a lot of time with the dog so you can instantly step in and negatively reinforce aggressive behavior, but if you don't have a good relationship with the dog in the first place it's consequently harder to train it.

    Unfortunately, because your cat doesn't like the dog it's hard to show it good behavior by petting them both together and reaffirming good behavior.

    I think your best shot is to ask your parents to step in and do a better job training their dog.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just noticed the cage thing. Does the dog react to the cat when it walks past the cage? Negatively reinforce that behavior (I've never used a spray bottle myself, but I've heard that's the tool to use). You can positively reinforce good behavior by giving it treats when it's calm towards the cat.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >clearly showing your disapproval whenever it does this. What I do it I just grab their collar and put them in a submissive position and tell them (in a steady voice) "no, you stop that, do not bother the cats"
      Second this. It will need to be as constant as possible, though. Watch the dog. Even the hint of predatory/chasing desire and you subdue the dog. Get it to understand that you KNOW when it is just THINKING of the cat, and you won't have it.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just noticed the cage thing. Does the dog react to the cat when it walks past the cage? Negatively reinforce that behavior (I've never used a spray bottle myself, but I've heard that's the tool to use). You can positively reinforce good behavior by giving it treats when it's calm towards the cat.

      So the dog is pretty good with me, I enforce rules and give lots of treats, she likes me, and has good manners with me which makes me feel really conflicted about her. So if I'm there to say "leave it" she will, but then she goes right back to the cat, she starts by watching the cat, and then she will slowly approach, then sniff the cat and when the cat runs the chase is on. So obviously I try to catch her early in the cycle.

      When she looks at, stalks, or sniffs the cat she gets a stern leave it. If she chases the cat it's timeout (3-5 mins.) If I'm busy with something, and she chases the cat, when I come back she walks herself to timeout, so she knows she shouldn't be doing it, but if she thinks she can get away with it she will.

      So the issue is that I can't always be there, and my paren't don't give treats or timeouts, they just kinda shout from the couch, as a result the dog jumps all over them, even takles them, nips them, tears through the house and so on. She's like a different dog. "Eh the kitten has claws, the dog will learn" but my cat doesn't, she just hides.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        When my wife got our pitbull as a puppy, everyone in her life that owns pitbulls told her whenever the dog expresses any sort of aggressive behavior to hit him on the snout hard enough to make him yelp. It worked, he isnt remotely aggressive toward anything he was exposed to as a puppy to have a pattern of behavior. I know everyone thinks this is terrible abuse nowadays but it's best not to risk it. You'll have to talk to your mom and make it clear what's needed. If the dog bothers the cat, smack him on the snout with an adequately hard object. I prefer a paper towell holder on the harder end of the spectrum.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds to me like 3-5 minutes timeout isn't enough to discourage her. I can't endorse the snout smacking (never done it myself, maybe it works great), but I think that she's just deciding that a minute of chasing the cat is worth a few minutes in the cage. The angry, sustained eye-contact has been pretty effective for me combined with a long (30 minutes) timeout.

        As William S. Burroughs said, "Dogs are the only animals other than Man with a knowledge of right and wrong. So Fluffy knows what to expect when he is dragged whimpering from under the bed where he cowers. He realizes the full extent of his trespass. No other animal would make the connection . Dogs are the only self-righteous animal." They need time to feel shamed and excluded for the lesson to stick.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

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    those vids are so based. I'm gonna watch one now.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was a shitbrain move to bring a terrier into a home with a cat.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP just "accidentally" leave a pack of sugar-free gum out where the shitbull can get into it. Problem solved.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have two options.
    >Move out. Bring the cat with you.
    >Kill the shitbull before it kills your cat.
    What's it gonna be?

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't you disciplining the dog to cut it the frick out?

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get your cat and hold them near your dog while someone holds the dog. That way they can interact with each other. After a while they will sleep next to each other. Sure they might fight here and there, but that’s normal.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    None of that happened.
    >shitbul

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    frick terriers in general

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stfu bigot

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    get a pet gate and keep them separated
    if you want tips on how to get them to like each other just use google

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unfortunately there is no cure for a shitbull's temperament. The best I can tell you is they make peanut butter flavored rat poison.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This unironically isn't even a breed problem. Generally it's better to raise a dog around cats if you're going ot have them together or to have a dog that is okay with cats as the natural leader over your new dog.
      Ultimately here the biggest fricking problem is people getting pets without putting enough thought into it.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why aren't you disciplining the dog to cut it the frick out?

        >Upend the natural order bro
        >Deprive the dog of its purpose (eliminating pest animals)
        You can't have a pest as a pet while having an animal bred to be pest control.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ugh, just let my sweet baby murder whatever he wants whats the big deal!
          least deranged pit mommy

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Murder
            It's literally vermin, you moronic vegan. Would you say the same about a cat killing a rat? It's the same thing.

            [...]

            Or get the hint and move out. They are no longer accomodating your autistic sissy preferences. You have vermin as a pet. They just got a dog that was originally bred to kill vermin.

            It will kill your cat, and you will be told to leave or sit here and suffer because they no longer want you
            If you kill the dog, they will kick you out, straight to jail for 24 months for felony animal cruelty, and never take you back

            Your parents plan is obvious. They are tired of you and your cat. They do not respect you. They expect you to leave.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Based. Swap species and the issue is always apparent

              “My parents just got a jaguar and it wants to kill my dog”
              Maybe they don’t like your dog.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you implying the jaguar parents are the sane ones in this example?

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Is this bait? I have a good relationship with my parents, a job, and a clear plan to move out, I don't spend my money, and I feed myself + keep the house clean, and am generally helpful. I'm just taking up one of their 5 guest rooms.

              I already said I'm not killing the dog, I knew you freaks would suggest it. I just want her to leave my cat the frick alone, there have been gates set up since the OP. Since then, the dog has peed inside twice, so that is proving less than ideal, but my cat is out playing with me again.

              This is my mom's 4th pitbull, the other 3 went back to the shelters, she just thinks they're cute, and tells herself each one will be different, idk. This is the first one she got as a puppy, now she's 5 months old, she's a sweet girl to me, I feel really guilty for hating her, but obviously I love my cat and want her to be comfortable in the house, and don't want to have to follow her around all day as security.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh so they’re just incompetent

                Move out anyways. I have dogs specifically for cat repellent.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh sweetie i'm so sorry dear Monnie escaped from his enclosure and fricking eviscerated your dog, maybe it shouldn't have looked so much like a pest

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >My ___ escaped
                If YOUR animal is on MY FRICKING PROPERTY, it is the pest. Period. I don't see species beyond disposal concerns.

                Dog on my property? Unless it looks like its worth money, is wearing a GPS collar, and is too big to dispose of, i kill it.
                Cat? Dead.
                Rat? Dead.
                Lizard? Dead.
                Bird? Dead.

                I have killed ~80 dogs in the past 5 years. All of them were pitbulls. My dogs have killed triple digits in cats and other small vermin. Rural life.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is your wife's monitor lizard. You love her. She will get rid of you before she gets rid of Monnie, and she has the means to pack up and leave.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                No one is stupid enough to marry a reptile gay except another reptile gay. They're all freaks who refuse to accept the natural order, ie: serial killers, trannies, homos, and cuckolds.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >guy who supports the 40,000 year long campaign to turn wolves into obedient organic machines
                >yapping about the natural order
                kek

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >fedora tipper tries to sound smart, fails

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                meant for

                No one is stupid enough to marry a reptile gay except another reptile gay. They're all freaks who refuse to accept the natural order, ie: serial killers, trannies, homos, and cuckolds.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're shooting at stray animals and pets of of betas that are too conflict averse to press charges. Killing someone else's pet even if it's on your property is animal cruelty and punishable by up to 7 years. Obviously you're larping so it doesn't matter.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                No it’s actually not

                Neither is a dog killing a trespassing cat or a tiger killing a trespassing dog

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ok idc if you like being an incorrect larper as well.

                Even in Texas the pet would have to pose a threat, which a house cat does not.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                I am an anthropomorphic mouse, like Stuart Little from the 2002 film, Stuart Little 2. You wanna tell me that the cat didn't pose a threat?

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Featured snippet
                Nta, but you know nothing. Zero research or experience. Round file post.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                more research than the other guy did

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          the natural order bro
          Yeah it's called having a pet, moron.

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cats are the natural prey of basically every canine. The only dogs that won’t ever hurt them are too dumb or small/deformed to hunt for their own food.

    Think of it like those people who think their cat is socialized with their parakeet.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      But it's natural for them to pee inside, or chew shoes and she doesn't do that, is it really a lost cause? Do I just need to lock her up until I move out "probably 4-5 months away."

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm not smart enough to train a dog: the post

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's not my dog, nor did I want a dog, why should I be expected to just know how to train someone else's animal???404sy

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Training an animal not to eat its natural prey isn’t going to ever work 100%.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you're dealing with high prey drive breeds like terriers (which pitbulls are) or sighthounds yeah. But breeds that have had the prey drive bred out are almost always very easily trained to live with cats. I've kept terriers with cats for decades as well so its not like its impossible on that front just takes careful training. Much easier if they're socialized from a young age.
          A swat on the nose is the best way for them to learn to leave the cat the frick alone but only if they get the swat before they're big enough to realize they could just kill the thing.

          https://i.imgur.com/WUFPoaQ.jpg

          My parents recently adopted a shitbull and it chases my cat and scares her, she spends all day hiding upstairs not chilling with me anymore.
          I hate this dog, but I'm not a killer, can I train this out of her? Or should I just leave it in its crate and enjoy the time when they aren't home?

          As to OP question, pitbulls are at the intersection of high prey drive and and singlemindedness. They are by FAR the most dangerous breed (or family of breeds for pitBlack folk who want to go UM ACKSHULLY) for cats or any other small animals in your household including toddlers. No training is a guarantee especially if it wasn't done during puppyhood. Your parents are careless idiots for doing this when a cat already lived in the house and I suggest trying to find a new living situation for you and/or your cat if you're not willing to do the needful and kill that subcanine.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Terriers and cats are extremely similar as terriers are the most cat like breed group. You’ll find that sight hounds are a bigger issue than terriers. Anyway they have the same prey (mice and rats) so you don’t see them killing each other.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              True of small terriers but I always keep Airedales which are 50 to 80lb dogs. Bigger than pitbulls but they have a more well rounded working mentality. But without being properly socialized they will absolutely chase and potentially kill cats.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          It will with exposure as an infant.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cats are the natural prey of basically every canine. The only dogs that won’t ever hurt them are too dumb or small/deformed to hunt for their own food.

          Think of it like those people who think their cat is socialized with their parakeet.

          None of my half dozen dogs ever messed with my cat during her 20 years.

          Granted, the dogs were all herders. And the last puppy did have too much energy giving her kisses.
          But my cat would just cuddle up to the dogs.
          I miss her......

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