There a few simple guidelines that you should follow when teaching their new dog proper manners around their cat.
First there are a few dont's:
Next, follow our Leadership Exercises with the new dog. This will help establish you as the pack leader and dictate to the dog that the cat is part of the pack and not prey or a play toy.
Always reward the dog for showing the correct behavior around the cat. For example, if the cat comes in and the dog ignores the cat, he or she should be rewarded for this behavior by petting, giving a treat, etc.
If the dog shows sign of aggressions towards the cat, do the following: