So my adult dog (Mabel) is being purposely scared off by my new kitten. We have another kitten (Mezzy) we got a few days ago but has a few more days at home than New Cat. But Mezzy is well mannered and gets along just fine with Mabel.
Mabel has been with me since 2014 and she was a rescue. She was always skittish/nervous but she's gotten better about it since then.
Anyways, I don't want Mabel to run to me because New Cat is purposely threatening her and hisses at her to get out of his way whenever he walks past her. He purposely runs after Mabel when she runs away or is near him even though she doesn't want to hurt New Cat.
I want Mabel to show her dominance as she did with Mezzy when he tried biting her tail/jumping on her in order to scare her. But Mezzy never hisses at her and they're okay around each other. But she's so scared of New Cat and refuses to scare him off properly.
I don't want her to feel unsafe in my household because she's very important to me. I don't live at home and I'll be heading back to college in a week. I don't wanna leave her here in fear or severely stressed in her own environment!
What should I do?