I don't know what to do anymore. My uncle lives with us in an apartment downstairs. He has had a dog for years and it has been fine but now the dog is old and is losing it. Pretty much from the moment my uncle leaves for work he starts barking. He doesn't stop. Ever. Luckily for us he's so old that his bark is this old raspy bark that isn't loud enough where the neighbors hear and complain but my room is right above where he's barking and I can't deal with it anymore.
We have all told my uncle about it and at first he was in denial and now I generally text him when he's barking just so he's aware of how bad it is. Today he calls me back and with the biggest attitude asks me what I want him to do about it. My uncle is kind of crazy and is someone that would use physical punishment so he just tells us to hit him, yell at him (even though he's 99% deaf), or to tape his mouth shut! Obviously I'm not going to do any of those things, but it does worry me about what he is going to do when he gets home.
We have let him out and let him upstairs with us in an attempt to get him to stop but he truly is I guess losing it/has dementia so he will walk around NONSTOP and make whimpering whining noises and still keeps me awake. He really just wants my uncle and doesn't rest now until he gets home. My uncle leaves early for work, around 5:30am but I work a later shift but now I'm awake by 6am and then in/out of sleep maybe every 15 mins. My mood has been affected and overall I'm so frustrated.
Sorry this is long but I just don't know what to do anymore and was wondering if you have ever dealt with an old dog like this. It's so hard to think about euthanasia when he is fine physically. My uncle loves the dog, he is all he has besides us...My mom keeps saying maybe get him sedatives just to try to calm him down. Idk.