Hi was hoping for some advice from you guys. I had to move back home with my Mother and Father around 6 months ago due to a relationship breakdown. I had to bring my dog with me also. The trouble is my Mum and Dad are very old school when it comes to how you should treat a dog. Despite me telling them I am not comfortable with what they are doing, having arguments, sit down talks, all the good stuff it still carries on. Some of you would say I should just move out but this is my last resort living here apart from being on the streets, which I really don't want. The behaviour towards her which I have seen that I really do not like is mainly hitting and shouting at her. She's a Dachshund called Layla, she's 2 years old. She's a very well behaved dog I would say and that's not a biased view either, if she was out of control or whatever I would accept that. My Dad seems to be the one who is most rough with her. Today for example she was trying to get onto a bench seat in the garden. So she had her front legs on the bench and her back legs on the floor, my Dad who was sitting near her decided for some reason he would wipe her back legs out with his foot instead of telling her to get down. She obviously fell over onto her side and she yelped. I was sat right near them both and I didn't even see it coming. He didn't seemed annoyed that she was trying to get on the bench and normally it's something she is allowed to do. Obviously I was furious. He's also very handy with her or heavy handed, like he will hit her on the nose, on the rump and I really don't like it. Even when he's giving her a treat he will hit her! It's SO bloody weird. He will tell her to sit or something for a treat and whilst she's about to sit he will hit her! My Mum seems to shout at her a lot too. It reminds me a lot of how I was treated when I was growing up to be honest. I don't know what to do guys. I've had countless talks with them about it and what I can do to make it easier for them and I have stuck to my side of the deal but they haven't. Anyone ever been in this situation? or have any advice for me?