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Kitten and dog

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Stoney666 Mon 25-Feb-13 17:06:00

Pick our boy kitten up Saturday does anyone have any tips for introducing it to our 14 month old retriever ?

cozietoesie Mon 25-Feb-13 23:46:07

How old is the new boy, Stoney - and do you know his history (eg whether he was brought up in a house with dogs) ?


sashh Tue 26-Feb-13 05:54:32

put a baby gate between rooms, put the dog in one and the kitten in the other.

Give the kitten approximately 30 seconds to be the boss animal in the house.

Be prepared to see the retriever walking around the house with a kitten attached to its tail going for a drag.

Stoney666 Tue 26-Feb-13 09:04:20

Kitten is used to all sorts by the sound of it lol
Have gates up already
dog chased his tail so it should be funshock
thank you

cozietoesie Tue 26-Feb-13 11:34:12

You're all set then. smile As long as the kitten has somewhere to go that the dog can't get to - which the gates will ensure. Retrievers are the sort of big soppy (sorry) dog that will be utterly dominated by a feisty kitten. The only problem you'll have is that they're so boisterous when young that the kitten might get fed up - but if he can get away for some peace and quiet it should be fine.

Just hang around when they're together at the start to supervise.

Have fun.


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