We have 3 dogs - ”A” is a 10 year old Bassett Hound, ”B” is a 9 year old Bassett Hound and ”C” is a 5 month old French Bulldog puppy. ”B” is the alpha in the pack and always has been.
The puppy is very playful and quite full on but the other dogs have been generally accepting, particularly ”A”. ”B” has always been a bit more stand-offish.
For the past couple of weeks, the puppy has been trying to gain the affections of ”B” by gently licking her face, repeatedly showing her bottom and showing her tummy. “B” reacts very badly to this by repeatedly snapping and snarling aggressively, sometimes even preventing the puppy from leaving the room. This aggression seems to be becoming more frequent but unfortunately the puppy doesn't seem to get the hint and keeps going back for more.
Other than this, ”B” is an extremely placid and easygoing dog who has never exhibited any aggression before, including with dog ”A”.
Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks