10-05-2014, 09:51 PM
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How is she around other people? Or has she even met other people? Dogs very often form tight bonds with one person or a close group and don't want to have much contact with others. If she's fine with others and has a fear towards your mother in particular then that's a little odd. Try to have your mother (and any others in the household) take a more active role in the dog care. She's more likely to accept your mom as a friendly figure in her life if she feeds her, lets her out, gives her tasty treats, etc.
How old is the puppy, and how old was she when you got her? It's not uncommon for dogs taken from their mothers too early to have fear issues, and it's not uncommon for people to (either knowingly or not) force the pups out of the nest too early. That especially seems like it may be the case because she doesn't know how to play with toys.
When I was four my parents got me a kitten that bonded with me very strongly and immediately. She hated the rest of the world besides me and my father, and she wasn't always too fond of him. She didn't much care for my father, and she HATED my brother. She died earlier this year at the age of 18 and hated him up until the very end. He was never mean to her and actually didn't have much to do with her at all. She didn't care, and hated him anyway. Some animals are simply one person animals. They still need to learn how to accept and interact with the rest of the world, but it seems as though she's latched on to you as my cat did to me from the beginning.