Dog Lagotto Romagnolo and a cat for friend.
Dog and Cat van agree almost always. If they are together since puppies everything is simpler. But their coexistence is still possible. The dog is a predator. The cat is territorial. These can represent the only obstacles to overcome.
If the two specimens in question are properly socialized, it makes no sense to give up the affection of a dog because we have a cat, and vice versa.
In the literature there are many explanations on how to introduce an adult dog in a family where there are one or more cats, and also how to insert a cat when we have dogs. We will focus on the arrival of a puppy of Lagotto Romagnolo when there are already cats in the family. This competes us, and we are contacted by those who want a dog lagotto. Our puppies are followed at all times of their growth to be dogs loved by their families and have all the assumptions, created with socialization, to have a cat for friend.
Dog ' Lagotto ' and cat friends of the House
The Lagotto is a dog that for character, nature and intelligence has all the characteristics to get accepted and not pose a danger to the cat.
It is the predatory instinct of the dog that should make the cat attack if considered as its prey.
The Lagotto Romagnolo in the selection process has almost completely lost that instinct. Awaken the predatory instinct in a socialized lagotto, when it is still puppy and in the home environment will not be easy. Almost impossible if we proceed with the necessary attentions.
When the puppy grows and it will be puppy we can count on the respect of the hierarchies.
With a lagotto it will be really hard to have to go that far! For each dog the respect of the hierarchical scale and therefore of the reference person always comes before any unlikely predatory instinct. The Lagotto Romagnolo in particular for temperament and character has no difficulty in living with other animals, much less with cats. If we attended well and managed the first relationships between the two family furry friends everything will go for the best.
The cat could pose a danger to the puppy. The reason why a cat might not accept a puppy is always and exclusively traced back to the territory.
Considering that in the house the food will always be plentiful for both. Only space sharing can trigger conflicts. The cat is a free spirit that does not have many hierarchies for the head and his first thought will be: "When I go back to my territory I do not want you in the boxes." If for a moment we think like our cat, we will identify which is his territory and it is easy to avoid macroscopic errors. The clashes are very dangerous for the puppy of Lagotto. The puppy and then litter should not be found in the kennel or in the beds or in the pillows of the cat. A beautiful friendship will be born.
The first contacts dog Lagotto and Cat
Our puppy of Lagotto did not have an imprinting such as to consider the cat an enemy. Probably not even the cat treats the puppy as an enemy.
As usual you have to proceed by degrees.
Taking home the puppy we will not have to miss the attention that the cat has always had. Slowly we have to get them used to the idea that there are both. Being able to see from afar, feel the reciprocal smells transported by our clothes, it serves to make the right associations. We must not be in a hurry to make them known.
When possible, it is useful for the first meeting to take place in neutral territory. Out of the house.
Slowly it will be completely normal and clear that both are inhabitants of the same house. The moment of the meal can be an opportunity to exploit. Our message will be clear: "Here the food is not lacking for anyone!"
In our presence they can feast at the same time. Two bowls well apart but that make the idea of coexistence.
Evaluate well the reactions of both to increase the duration of the contact periods. All together in the same room or in the garden. Considering that the puppy of Lagotto will have to Acclimatate to the new house and besides the new people also to other potentially dangerous animals, it is good to really proceed with the utmost caution and without any haste.
The moment of all together happy and happy will come. Definitely!