We have 4 cats - they were with us first. Then we got Rocky, a Lab mix who's now 10 months old. He's interested in the cats, but in a friendly way. They're not amused, but not scared of him much either. But then we got Maverick, a 4 year old German Shepherd Dog. Maverick's previous owner said "he likes cats". I thought, um...for dinner? No, the previous owner said he'd chase them but just want to lick them when he "caught" them and be friendly. Liar. Mavvy isn't friendly with them at all. I don't think he'd hurt them - he would have already, probably, if he was going to - but he corners them and barks like crazy at them, and they're terrified. Our cats stay indoors. Maverick's accustomed to being an outdoor dog and remains so, except to sleep at night in a cage and to just hang out and relax sometimes. Our house is large enough that the cats can easily stay in another part of it when the dogs are inside, and they can roam freely when the dogs are outside. So all is well, most of the time. But I'd like to "desensitize" Maverick to the cats so he doesn't go ballistic when he spots one of them. I know they'll never get to the point where they're lying down together (Rocky and one of our cats will share a couch occasionally) but you know, I think the cats deserve a more peaceful home. So do we! Any ideas?