Cat Reactivity

Pepper is cat reactive. If she’s behind a baby gate or in the yard she lays, watches and whines while they do their thing. If she’s in the house with them, they are her entire focus; she tracks them constantly. Not something the cats enjoy….as you can imagine. Pepper is a foster dog, I’m training to be a a psychiatric service dog. Unfortunately, reactivity of any kind cannot be a part of a service dogs life, so if I cannot break her of this, she may have to go back to the shelter.

Today we had a good cat morning! Gunny (orange maincoon) was laying in front of the baby gate when I let Pepper out, she circled him softly. He got up and walked to another area and that’s when I was able to take this picture. After this he jumped onto a table and she didn’t move a muscle….Happy Happy Joy Joy. Obviously still a long way to go but gotta take a second to celebrate the little wins.

pepper and gunny

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