Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
I would try putting up a dog gate that has the small opening for a cat. Block off one room so only the cats can go there. And put their litter boxes, food, water, toys, beds there. I would also keep the dog on his leash. If he tries to charge the gate, pull him back into the sit position - redirect him with his own squeaky toy. Make it squeak, and praise him for taking it - say this is your's. With time, the cats will feel more secure and being naturally curious will come closer to the gate to watch the dog. As they see that the dog isn't allowed to charge at them but is quiet, they will start to use the small door opening. Also spend time alone with your cats so they don't feel neglected. It will take time and patience.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006