Lately DD is obsessed with doing things that I don't necessarily approve of and would like to nip in the bud asap.....one of which is trying to sit on, poke, and prod at our 16lb dog. She is not gentle at all and often pokes her eyes, pulls her tail, opens her mouth, etc. I have tried everything that I can think of, but there are times when I am not physically in the exact same spot to intervene. Luckily our dog has been tolerant so far, but I would prefer not to risk it and curb DDs behavior now before she hurts the dog or the dog hurts her.
Our dog has a bed on the floor that we've always used as her safe space, but DD is so obsessed with her that even that isn't helping anymore.
What have you done? Any suggestions? I understand that all toddlers test the waters, but this is something that I really want to have a firm stance on and stop now.