Yeah, I’d agree with that, and small dogs are usually pretty defensive with their massive counterparts, it’s pretty normal. I’d suggest slow introductions and maybe find a big buddy for her? Might help if she gets a bit desensitized to bigger fellows.
I have a few neighbors with larger, chill dogs. And also I intend to take her out a lot to socialize and figure out what she needs work on. My neighbor Tracy has a dog that’s roughly her size and we already had a conversation about having them meet on neutral territory. Chewie (neighbor dog) just lost a friend. Tracy had adopted this SUPER old West Highland White Terrier that had only a month left to live that she found wandering the neighborhood. No identification and he was skin and bones. “Grandpa” and Chewie were fast friends, but he was so far gone by then that it was a matter of time. Tracy was pretty broken up when he finally deteriorated so much he had to be put down.
I’m hoping Ada can be Chewie’s new friend. It would be nice to know there was a doggy buddy for Ada.
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