Cats & Canines has an irresistibly funny idea, cross-breeding the talking animals of Babe with the retro-Bond skittery of Spy Children, and at its greatest, it delivers attraction and laughs, with miraculous use of trained pets, animatronics, CGI and fake faces on actual animals to make an entire cast of felines and canines come to life. Felines are generally very highly effective animals, and Amur tigers for instance can prey on bears that typically weigh more than they do (although more often they go for smaller black bears); Bengal tigers occasionally hunt crocodiles…however none of that approaches the size distinction between a home cat and a (non-toy or tiny) dog, with an element realistically between, say, four (for an enormous cat and a pariah dog or similar) and thirty (for a smallish cat and a big dog like a Rottweiler).
Scent however no sight, sight and odor but no contact, then dog on lead and cat free (so you’ll be able to control dog and redirect undesired behaviours and show what is desired) and finally cat goes in canine-free zone if not already there and the cat is allowed to return out to the dog on the CAT’s personal time.
When cats and canines are in the same family, it requires a human to interpret for them – the dog must be taught not to antagonize or assault the cat, and the cat has to be reassured that this massive bumbling idiot is not going to harm it. So long as the human makes sure the canine never hurts or retaliates on the cat, they’re going to eventually learn to coexist, however they’re going to rarely be great good buddies.
If all goes well and both pets are comfortable with one another, you can progress to removing the houseline, however ensure you are there to handle the situation fastidiously and guarantee there are high places that your cat can use to really feel safe.
Considering that the Maine Coon, the largest domestic breed of cat is simply eight kgs at the most (most other breeds prime at round four.5 kgs), and the like of German Shepherds can go upwards of forty kgs, the home felines are simply too little to trigger fast loss of life.