let the dog rush up to the carrier. Put the dog outside and let the cat hide as long as needed. You can also try rubbing a washcloth on your dog and then allowing the cat to sniff the cloth. Catnip and treats are always a good way to redirect and encourage good behavior.
While over time, most dogs and cats can learn to live in co-habitation, doesn’t always mean that they will fully accept one another. Some dogs and cats can sometimes become the best of friends. Either way, providing each species with the space they need as well as the love they crave will help the process.
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