My friend has two old cats, and she wants a German Shepherd. She will not change her mind. She has never owned a dog before, is not sure if her cats like dogs, and (of course she says that they do) and I just want to make sure she’s not going in over her head. Any advice?
All dogs can be hard to handle around cats, but some are worse than others. She will need to train her new dog in basic obedience, train him to not chase, and enroll him in a program like the AKC´s Canine Good Citizen program. Since her dog will be large and may be difficult to handle, her cats might end up suffering for her.
Updated on February 20, 2018
By Dr Mark