If you’ve already got a cat residing in your home and you’re considering purchasing a Miniature Siberian Husky, you may be worried about introducing your Mini Husky puppy to your feline friend. You may be wondering whether or not your new puppy will get along with your cat. Your Mini Husky pup will get along with your cat for sure. Your puppy may be scared initially, but the biggest trick will be getting your cat to welcome your new Miniature Siberian Husky puppy into the fold.
Some cats have a friendly disposition while other cats are little more finicky about making friends. Introducing your cat to your new puppy doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Here are 6 easy steps to help you ensure that you’re your new Miniature Husky puppy and your cat get along:
Give Everyone Their Own Space
Young Miniature Siberian husky puppies need a secure area to become familiar with a new environment. Having an area set aside for your puppy is a smart strategy in managing feeding times and potty training. This also allows your cat to have some space to withdraw from all the action that a Miniature Siberian Husky can provide.
Give Your Mini Husky a Tour of Your Home
While your cat is otherwise occupied, you can introduce your new Mini Husky puppy to your home by giving your puppy a tour. Keep the tour short and fun, allowing your puppy to investigate and sniff his or her surroundings as long as your puppy doesn’t get frightened or over-excited.
Allow Your Cat to Investigate
Once your Miniature Siberian Husky puppy has had a chance to investigate your home, you can put the puppy back in his or her area and allow your cat to have free range of your home in order to investigate your new puppy’s scent. This will allow your feline to become familiar with your puppy’s smell.
Make an Official Introduction
You can introduce your Miniature Siberian Husky puppy to your cat while your puppy is safely tucked away in his or her crate. While your puppy observes your feline friend from a safe distance, your cat can investigate the puppy at leisure with no chance of accidental injury sullying this important first contact. Do this twice a day until neither animal shows any fear or aggression.
Introduce Your Puppy While Leashed
If you’ve already begun leash training your Miniature Siberian Husky puppy, you can use the leash to introduce your pets in a semi-controlled environment. Once a few of these encounters between the pets pass by peacefully, you can move on to the next step.
Monitor Short Periods of Interaction
Once your Mini Husky pup and cat have had consistent interactions without aggression or fear, you can allow your pets to interact without the leash. Choose an area that offers both animals a means of escape and monitor all interactions. Start with short encounters and gradually increase time as encounters are successful.
Once you’re certain your pets are well-acquainted and friendly with each other, you can stop the monitoring and allow your pets to spend time together at their leisure. Your Miniature Siberian Husky puppy will get along with any pets that are already in your household. You’ll just need to ensure that your other pets are receptive to your new Mini Husky.
If you’re interested in adding a Miniature Siberian Husky to your household, you can do so by getting on our Miniature Siberian Husky wait list. Call us at 828-388-0740 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about our Miniature Siberian Huskies.