Claire is 15 months old and just loves the dog, Our dog Emmett, however, is 13 years old and has some tenderness and sensitivity, especially in his back legs. Claire runs up to him and pulls his tail and ears, hugs him with all her weight, pulls fur out of him, etc. Usually it is clear that her intention is loving, but I can tell that Emmett is bothered by it. Sometime he is not quick enough getting up to get away from her.
I am not sure how to handle this. I have tried helping her to be gentle and showing her that, which works, sometimes. If I say ouch or owie, she just thinks it is funny, and does it more. I have been separating them a lot, but there has to be a better solution.
I don't want her to hurt the dog and I definitely don't want her to get bit.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!