Barking, a canine’s communication tool, can turn into a neighborhood nuisance. Reasons for excessive barking are many and varied.
Understanding barking’s role is crucial. Dogs bark to signal, attract attention, or guard territory. Anxiety, boredom, or defense also contribute to this behavior. Identifying the root cause is vital for responsible owners.
Diligent training is the solution, redirecting communication appropriately. Positive reinforcement guides dogs to express themselves suitably.
However, not all pet owners are diligent. Neglected dogs create chaos for neighbors, leading to frustration.
A Reddit tale: The irresponsible older brother, a dog owner, faces judgment in the “Am I The A**hole?” (AITA) community.
In a shared property, the original poster (OP) lives with family and dogs, including his older brother’s Alsatian with untrained barking. The brother moved out, leaving the noisy dog behind due to its behavior.
Now, with a newborn, the OP demands relief from the constant barking. Read on to discover the unraveled Reddit story.
The OP lives in a three-story property. Each family living there owns dogs.
His dog as well as his parent’s pet are well trained. The big problem here is his older brother’s dog.
When the OP’s brother had a newborn baby, all family members were considerate.
The OP would even bring his dog to work.
Now that it’s his turn to ask for a favor, his brother won’t listen. And just look at how infuriating the older brother’s behavior is.
The OP also needed a quite space for his baby.
It’s only proper that the older brother takes care of his dog. It’s not his family’s responsibility.
At this point, he needs to prioritize the needs of his girlfriend and newborn son.
The older brother needs to realize that he created this problem. After all, he didn’t train his dog properly.
The OP’s brother is very entitled. He thinks that only he has the right to inconvenience others.
The OP isn’t the a-hole. It was never his problem to deal with. It’s all on his older brother.
If the older brother can’t handle his dog properly, then it’s best to rehome it.
Choosing a German Shepherd was an irresponsible move. They shouldn’t have chosen this breed if they don’t have the time to care for it properly.
The elder sibling’s dog isn’t the concern of either the OP or the parents. Its excessive entitlement causes trouble for their young nephew. The elder sibling must address this, as the OP’s responsibility is their child’s well-being, without being in the wrong.