I have a very nice, well-behaved cat who seems to like one of my dogs very much (probably because she does not get up in his face like the others). He likes to sit with her, but she is very nervous around him and panics. I have had this dog for seven years or so, so I know her very well and I know she is skittish anyway, but I think she would like the cat quite a bit if I could get her to stop panicking around her. I think her fear of the cat comes from the use of his claws, but they were removed six months ago and she still has not gotten over it. I have tried a few times to hold her gently when the cat approaches, but that only made it worse. Keeping one of them busy with treats does not help much either, for some reason.
Does anybody have any ideas about this?