So I am watching after my parents dog for two weeks while they are overseas. The dog is a 2 year old very mild mannered Maltese named Samson, and my kittens are both about 11 weeks. I posted earlier on how to introduce them...it didn't go quite as planned.
I did it in the kittens bathroom, let my dog in there while I held him. My dog didn't even seem to notice them and once he did he looked more curious than scared or angry.
The kittens are another story. Scoupe (the more assertive of the two) immediately lept back arched his back, poofed up everywhere, claws out and hissed. Meiko (more timid) arched his back and poofed a little but kind of cowered behind their bed.
My dog seems unphased by the meet, but since my kitties were freaked out I went back into the bathroom & gave them treats and petted them. They are fine now, still in the bathroom but I know they will get very bored in there.
Is the only way around this keeping my dog in other parts of the house while the cats stay in their room? I want more than anything for them to just get along =(