Cats vs Dogs Compare and Contrast Essay

894 Words Mar 29th, 2012 4 Pages
People can either be a cat person or a dog person. Cats and dogs are unique creatures yet they are the two most common household animals. I am definitely a dog person. I love dogs. I think everyone should have a dog. They’re great pets. Dogs are fun and a lot of work but it sure is worth it. Cats, on the other hand, I don’t care for. I had a cat when I was only about one year old and she got run over by a car. Ever since then my family has had a dog. Maybe if I had a cat when I was growing up I would like them more. Owning a puppy is a big commitment for all family members, especially in the first few days or weeks. Everyone knows that cats and dogs are as different as day and night. Dogs will play frisbee with you all afternoon …show more content…
While cats are bred too, it isn’t to the same extent as dogs and cats aren’t typically bred for a particular ability like dogs are. Taking care of a little puppy is like taking care of a new born baby. You constantly have to watch them and know what they’re doing. Unlike a cat where they are given a toy and they will play with it for hours. Training a puppy isn’t the same as training a cat. With a new puppy you have to train them to go to the bathroom outside. Not anywhere in the house. A puppy can only hold on an hour for every month of his or her age plus another hour. So if a puppy is 2 months old it can only hold for three hours. The key is to prevent mistakes and establish good habits early. Cats generally don’t go outside to take care of business. Cats have a litter box in the house. Most kittens will readily adapt to a litter box, especially if they were raised with a mother cat. If they pee on the carpet the owner should drag them to their box and force them to dig. But with a puppy you try to make them stop and hurry them outside. Training a pet commands is also different. Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats on the other hand will just smirk and walk away. Another difference between cats and dogs is their social interactions. Dogs are more of pack animals. Members of their pack or family are very critical to them. They look for a