Your first step would be to understand the differences between cats and dogs. You should learn to understand how cats and dogs react to their environment and this can help you solve in problems you may incur.
A Vet "Dr. Jon" has written an excellent article to give you the information you need to know. The article is titled " Cats Living with Dogs".
Take a moment to read this article and learn how to keep the peace in your home. Go to: petplace.com/cats/cats-living-with-dogs
All cats and dogs are individuals, but most of the problems that arise between cats and dogs are of the same nature. So the more you know about them both, the better chance you have for a successful fur family.