I've had Mitzi since mid June, and I think things are going really well! I feel like we've bonded and that she's happy here. The one problem is that a few weeks ago, we had an accident and she's seemed to be afraid of me ever since. She's a shih tzu, so she doesn't play much, but one day she was feeling a little playful so we chased each other around the apartment for a while. Unfortunately, at one point I came running towards her from a rather cramped spot, and instead of running away she came running towards me. I tried to step over her, but instead accidentally ended up kicking her in the face. She acted like that hurt her feelings, went and laid down and was whimpering. I tried to comfort her, pet her, and she seemed to feel better after a few minutes. Still, whenever I try to goad her into playing chase again, or even walk towards her in a not-normal way, she runs and hides under the furniture. I feel really bad that this happened. Does anybody know how I can make her stop being scared of me, or have I, like, permanently scarred her or something?