I am thinking of getting a jack russell puppy but already have a cat. Can I send the puppy to a trainer to get him trained to be nice to our cat? If not, which of these breeds gets along with cats the best?:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Jack Russell Chihuahua cross
the cat is 14 and lazy
Answer by Becky
First – If someone else trains a dog the dog will obey that person – not necessarily you. Dogs follow a pack leader and that should be you; not some stranger who won’t be living in your house. All dogs have natural prey drive; you cannot pick a breed & know if it will get along with a cat. You have to train a dog to get along with a cat. If you train him with the “leave it” command; then you can train him to leave the cat.