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This is an important step to start with. Certain dog breeds have a high prey drive and thus, probably won’t do well with cats.
Set up two different spaces in your house, one for the Maine coon, and one for the dog. They need to be completely separated, so the two aren’t able to meet until you’re ready for them to meet.
The power of scent in animals is strong. Before a Maine coon and a dog meet, introduce them to each other’s scents first.
Once both pets seem content and relaxed in their separate areas, let them explore each other’s areas separately.
When these two animals are ready to meet, let them observe one another from a distance. This can be done by separating two rooms with a pet gate or putting them in separate cages or crates.
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