No one will ever feel your pain of being an older bro or sis, unless they are one. And contrary to what they say, it’s not always fun. The truth is, younger siblings are annoying little creatures who get away with anything.
Luckily, these woofers are on our side. Bored Panda has compiled a list with painfully hilarious, yet all too relatable dogs who got their nerves played by their infant siblings.
And for those who ask how come hoomans and doggos are BFFs, well, this is the answer right here. They get it.
He Loves His New Sister
My Boyfriend's Dog's Reaction To The New Puppy
"He's A Little A***e" - Walter On Max
Humans and dogs are best friends for a reason—we are all too similar. Both we and our four-legged companions often struggle with sibling rivalry. For dogs, though, it may be for many reasons, from territory to personality. But the most important territory for any pet is their owner. And the access to your attention can be a biggie.
Bored Panda contacted Ryan Neile, the head of animal behavior at Blue Cross, to find out why some dog siblings don’t get along that well. It turns out, just like human families, "sibling dogs don’t always get along.”
The reason is partly that dogs do crave their owner’s attention and love the company of their humans. Ryan explained: “Puppies may compete with each other for anything they consider to be important so try and make sure the needs of all dogs in the household are all treated equally—it’s fun to share play, games, and training with all the family to make sure no one is getting left out.”
When You Lose The Receipt To Return Your Little Sister
Like Please Take That Thing Back
When You Just Woke Up And She Wants To Play
Most of the sibling rivalry is, contrary to what we think, very subtle. “Owners may not understand the puppy’s paw placed on top of a toy—or your foot—that claims ownership,” writes dog behavior expert Amy in a piece for The Spruce Pets. She reminds us that “the world of dogs is not a democracy.” And this mean there’s likely to be a pet that comes out on top and “the winner may be different from room to room.”
If you’re thinking of introducing a new dog to the household, make sure you do it carefully. “If you have an older dog and are getting a new puppy, it is important to make sure your existing dog isn’t getting tired out or bothered by a super active young puppy,” warns Ryan. It’s up to owners to keep an eye on play and make sure if play gets too excitable, it’s time out. “Excitement and high stimulation can sometimes turn when one dog gets fed up.”
My Sister Sent Me A Photo Of Her Dog And New Puppy. Man, That Face
Watson Thought If He Just Didn't Look At The Problem It Would Go Away
Who Else Ruined Their Older Dog’s Life By Getting Them A Younger Sibling?
It Was At This Moment Hank Regretted Asking For A Little Brother
Abby Is Being So Patient With The New Puppy
There Are Two Dogs In This Picture
If I Stay Still Maybe The Pup Will Go Away
My Dog Not As Amused With The New Puppy As We Are
I Heard My Older Lab Crying And Came Out To Find His Little Brother Blocking The Stairs
"It's Happening Again, Isn't It?" - Walter
Our New Dog Pepper! Sarge Is A Little Confused Though
Little Brother Is So Annoying
Old Boy Is Heckin Annoyed At New Girl
How Your Dog Feels When You Bring Home A "Cute" New Puppy
Dude Just Got A Sister. It’s A Bit Of An Adjustment. Meet Boo (On The Left)
It’s A Sibling Thing
Her Face Says It All
Apollo: “Dis Is Not Da Toy I Wanted.” Aurora: “I Is Not A Toy!”
My Six Year Old Pyr Milo And His New Baby Brother Rumi
Annoying Little Brother
That Moment When You Regret What You Started With Big Brother
When You Get Caught Bullying Your Younger Sibling
"Goblin Is Annoyed" - Walter
Annoying Little Sister
The Face You Make When Your Mom Makes You Bring Your Little Brother With You
When Your Little Brother Is Being Annoying, But Your Mom Is Standing Right There
Yes, Rosco Has Ruined Riley’s Remaining Years
Little Help, Hooman?
Does Anyone Else Have An Ear Chewing Problem In Their Home?
This Was The Day We Got Our Dachshund. Jack, The Boston, Is Not Sure What To Think
Just Relaxin On His Brother
Not Sure How My Dog Feels About Her New Foster Sister
"This Thing Is Eight Weeks Old... How Did She Beat Me?!"
Charlie Loves His Big Brother Cliff
The Look Says It All
2 Of My 4 Danes, Honey The Giant And Cookie The Crushed
My Older And Smaller Dog With His Younger And Bigger Sibling
Younger Sibling Car Trip Mischief. She's A Cute Jerk
He Loves His Little Brother, I Swear
Little Luna, Annoying The Crap Out Of Her Big Sister
Kinsley Loves Her New Seat In The Truck. Her Big Sister Isn't At All Happy About It
"Who Else Ruined Their Older Dog’s Life By Getting Them A Younger Sibling?" - I Did
Eva Isn't The Biggest Fan Of Her Sister Touching Her. Sheba Just Wants To Make Sure She's Okay
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