Tori is avoiding any contact she can w/the pup. If he's out of his expen, she's either on the chair/sofa/loveseat or trying to get out of the room he's in (to the other side of the baby gates) or into one of our arms. If I make her stay w/him, like in the office where's there's no "safe" place for her to be where he can't reach her, she's huddled, trying to hide under the desk/in a corner, etc. If he "keeps at her" to play she'll jump at him and growl. She has rolled and pinned him several times, but as soon as she walks away, up he pops and goes right back for her. He is pretty aggressive in his play and she really doesn't like it. He's much more dominant than what I thought he'd be. Whenever he's trying to engage her he will almost always try to get on her back, maybe to hump??? If I make her stay with him and don't allow her to get away, she starts drooling, circling and looking for "a way out". I think she hates him, and maybe even us for bringing him here
Night before last, we were eating dinner in the family room to be near him in his expen, he was crying loudly so, several times I told him firmly to be quiet or I'd just snap my finger or say "AK!". Well, about the 2nd or 3rd time I did this, DH pointed out that Tori was next to him trying to hide behind his back and she was trembling. She doesn't seem to realize it's not her who's being scolded. She's sooooo sensitive. Amanda suggested using names before commands, which I've started doing ("Puppy, no!", "Tori, come", etc.) So far, no change in her.
Last night DS, DDIL, and Rascal came by. At one point, the baby had Tori cornered and Rascal was just looking on. Well, when Tori couldn't take any more she let him have it; growling, snarling, lunging, rolling, etc. Poor Rascal didn't know what hit her.
So far, I've just been letting them try to work it out, but he's a headstrong little cuss, and doesn't seem to be getting, or at least not caring about, the messages Tori's giving. It's hard to see her like this w/him, especially since she's the one we got him for. Ever received a present you absolutely hated? I think that's how she must be feeling. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to help Tori???