As soon a my puppy get inside she runs straight for the cats, she is not aggressive towards the cats but i noticed she does try to herd one of them. The other cat just runs and hides. I want to get her used to the cats so that she does not attack them or any cats outside but i do not want her over excitement to get the better of her. When she was younger i would take my cat outside for a walk around the backyard and would let her chase the cat around to play but obviously this is not the right thing to do. She's not an inside dog but i would like it if she did not go for them as soon as she gets in (by accident) even though i tell her to sit and stay each time i open the door to go in and out she doesn't stay in the sitting position for long.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to get the animals used to each other even though they are not together all the time. The puppy is a kelpie by the way.
Oh and also the cat is very calm around all other animals he tells her off with a few swipes on the face with no claws and the dog is always bowing down to the cat but still circles him like he is trying to herd him.