Do German Shepherds Get Along With Cats?By
German Shepherd dogs are known for enjoying chasing cats around, but is it possible that a German Shepherd and a cat gets along without any problems? Often times, if both the German Shepherd and the cat were raised together then they will get along just fine. The German Shepherd will see the cat as part of the pack and will protect the cat instead of attacking it.
Same applies for the cats when it comes to cats getting along with German Shepherds. When cats are young they don’t see the German Shepherd puppy as threat to them. Sometimes kittens do get a little defensive. Training both the kitty and the German Shepherd puppy to get along with each other would eliminate those problems.
When both the cat and the German Shepherd are mature then it might be a little more difficult to get those two to get along with each other. You will need to train your German Shepherd to accept the cat into part of the pack. You can do this by bringing your German Shepherd to your cat or kitten but keep the German Shepherd on the leash. Make sure the German Shepherd can’t reach the cat. Watch his reactions. If the German shepherd looks friend then you can slowly introduce them further to each other.
Sometimes it’s its not the German Shepherd that’s causing the trouble when it comes to them two getting along but the cat itself. When a cat sees a huge dog like a German Shepherd, it feels threatened and feels like it needs to defend itself from the huge dog. If the German Shepherd is friendly it will try to go make friends with the cat and when the cat sees the German Shepherd run up to him it might attack the dog in its defense. So if you are unsure if your German Shepherd and your cat will get along, take it slow keep them out of each other reach and let them get used to each other.