Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dublin, Ireland
We are still working on this one, so I understand where you're coming from. Our girl Juno absolutely ADORES our cat Ramsey, but like many cats, he only wants attention when he wants to be fed or let out. He tolerates her when they are out in the garden, because there are many places for him to climb and hide from her if she gets too rambunctious. But indoors is another story. It's like a whirlwind in the house when those two are at each other. And it often sounds a lot worse than it actually is.
Sometimes you just gotta let them dole it out. Juno's gotten a couple bats on the nose from the wild outdoor cats, so she knows not to get too near them. But for when things get too hairy scary: Does your dog know the "leave it" command? I use that on Juno when she gets too much in Ramsey's face, and she'll back off for the most part. I think coupling "Leave it" with a redirect is probably your best bet.