I screwed up...kitten/dog
I adopted one of the barn kittens.
Before he came home, I spent time letting him get to know my dogs. He was also used to living with the barn heeler.
So after keeping the guys apart from each other for a couple of days, I let my male dog meet kitty here at the house. Kitty loved dog, dog loved kitty. Lots of head bumps and wagging tails. My dog loved him, while my two cats hate him.
Here's where I screwed up. While I was brushing my teeth last night, I saw kitten bowed up, going towards my adult female cat..I go over to pick him up with my dog on my heels, Dog got to kitten before I did...Kitten was in high anxiety mode, turned around and popped dog on the nose. Dog reacted like a dog and jumped on kitten. Kitten is okay physically, but now will only growl and hiss if he sees the dog. I know he was traumatized and I understand why he is now afraid. Dog has been very respectful and will not go near him.
My question is....is there any way to turn this around?