We are considering a dog- we visited with an Australian Shepherd and Australian Kelpie mix at the shelter today. He is 5 months old and about as big as he is gonna get (medium size)- sweet dog, likes cats and kids. Only drawback- a nervous pee-er but he is just a baby and with age and time with us I am sure that would stop.
Anyway- we have two cats- well established male cats. Any suggestions on introducing?
Is a smaller dog a better idea?
How do you keep a dog from eating from the cat box? Right now there are 3 cat boxes in the house- one in the bathroom downstairs, the bathroom upstairs, and one in the basement. Do I whittle that down to one and keep it gated off? My older cat will not like hurdling the gate-but I could try.
I think I need a cat tree- I dread teaching my cats to jump on the counters to eat.
I was all excited earlier- now I feel nervous, especially about a bigger dog.
I'm torn- Rose and the cats would likely prefer a smaller breed. But I like the idea of having a medium to large dog in the house for protection (woof woof rather than yap yap)
If I am not sure- I won't do it- there are so many questions.