Join Date: Jun 2009
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 336 Times in 334 Posts
Jerking a puppy (or dog) with a leash is NEVER the right answer. You'd do much better sitting with the cat and the puppy and giving him treats and praise for CALM and appropriate interactions. You can also work on teaching Sophie the "leave it!" command, which is useful in MANY situations.
I agree though, that no self-respecting cat is going to put up with a rambunctious puppy if they don't want to. Our cat, who is a little bit of a thing at 8 lbs, has NO trouble keeping Kodi in line, even though he is double her weight. He would LOVE to play with her, but she wants no part of it. When he was little, a couple of times she backed him into a corner and slapped him in the face.<g> Now he knows who is boss in our house! She can even walk up and push him out of his food dish and he lets her.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)