I am wanting a furry feline in my home, but I have a dog, Finn, who was not raised around cats. (You can see his dogster page at http://www.dogster.com/dogs/245152
). For example, when neighborhood cats wander into our yard he chases them out! I know its horrible, I tell him \"No\" and drag him in the house.
On a positive note, my sister has a cat and Finn was trained to leave her when she is in the house and the backyard. He has been OK with friend\'s cats, when they are in the house. But he will chase cats when they are out in the open, its in his breed to chase, he is a herding dog.
I think we are capable of training him to \"Leave Kitty\" in the house, but I want to be sure.
So my question for you Catsters is would it be better for me to get a kitten so it is raised to know Finn? Or an adult cat that is OK with dogs and can somewhat fend for itself ? Or is this just a really bad idea and the poor cat would be terrorized by Finn forever?!
I want a happy family with both cats and dogs!