Proper preparation is essential for a successful introduction. Create a safe and calm environment for both your kitten and dog.
Supervision is the key to a harmonious introduction. Always closely monitor their interactions, especially in the beginning.
Gradual introductions work best. Start with short, controlled meetings, and extend the time as they become more comfortable.
Use positive reinforcement to reward good behavior. This encourages your kitten and dog to associate each other with positivity.
Read their body language. Understanding their cues will help you anticipate any potential issues and act accordingly.
Ensure both your kitten and dog have their own spaces where they can retreat to when they need a break.
Patience is key. Every kitten and dog is different, and it may take time for them to build a strong bond.