I know I should post about this in the dog forum but for some reason my computer doesn't want me to go there today
Anyways I recently brought home a 1 year old cat from my horse stable. This cat was exposed to horses, sheep, goats, etc. Well she gets very upset at the sight of Hugo. When taking Hugo out of the cage to let him out he got away from me and bolted right after the cat. He chased her around for about 30 seconds till I got ahold of him. Now the poor thing is traumatized and hisses at me everytime I go near it.
Question is, how do I socialize them properly without causing any more drama? Hugo has been around cats before, he is curious about them and wants to play but doesn't really know how. I don't know if this cat has been around dogs before tho.
Do I just teach my dog to ignore it and let the cat come out on its own? I found myself trying to give the cat verbal commands like I would a horse or a dog I haven't had a cat for about 3 years. I wanted this cat to keep Hugo company in my apartment since it is just me and him, but now I am not so sure.