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Up at 6am again bc of his dog
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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.


4:07 am on Feb. 19, 2016
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Yes, my mothers dog is like that but he's semi-comfortable around me so he calms down a bit. Why does little wimpering/walking around keep you up? Even with your bedroom door closed?


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Quote: from ChasingVisions95 at 7:24 am on Feb. 19, 2016

Yes, my mothers dog is like that but he's semi-comfortable around me so he calms down a bit. Why does little wimpering/walking around keep you up? Even with your bedroom door closed?


It's VERY loud. I'm assuming bc he is deaf now? It's hard to describe the type of noise he makes. But yeah it's just as bad as his bark as if he was downstairs.

7:59 am on Feb. 19, 2016
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Quote: from Anonymous at 7:59 am on Feb. 19, 2016

Quote: from ChasingVisions95 at 7:24 am on Feb. 19, 2016

Yes, my mothers dog is like that but he's semi-comfortable around me so he calms down a bit. Why does little wimpering/walking around keep you up? Even with your bedroom door closed?  

 


It's VERY loud. I'm assuming bc he is deaf now? It's hard to describe the type of noise he makes. But yeah it's just as bad as his bark as if he was downstairs.

That's sad  

Is he recently deaf? My mother's dog has always had separation anxiety, but he recently went blind and it got worse for a bit. I could see why any loss of hearing/sight would increase anxiety.

I totally feel you. I need a pretty quiet environment to feel at peace and my emotions get out of whack in constant noise. Just the sound of dog paws clicking nonstop on the floor can get to me. At the same time, I really feel for your uncle and that dog too. Is your uncle hard on cash? If he could shell out a bit a trainer could come and work on the separation anxiety. He at the very least could research a bit online and try some techniques on his own.


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Instead of modifying the dog, which you likely won't be able to do, modify yourself.  Ear plugs.

Does the dog have any bones/toys to help keep him occupied?


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Do you smoke weed by chance?
 If yes then blow some smoke in his face. Sometimes it works.
 If no then never mind
Try a chew toy?
Or a bone?
Sleep with earplugs?
*Pet him and tell him it's gunna be ok. I've had that work before.*

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