So.. This is a thing I mainly kept to myself but I can't take it anymore. So, about 3 years ago my mother gotten a puppy. She said her original owner couldn't keep her so she adopted her, and she was loved from day one. But things started to change as she started to grow up.
Obviously puppies need tons of discipline, but delivered in a healthy, safe but most importantly stern way to show what is right from wrong right? Well, at first the discipline was fine, until she started to grow and get older and started to get more rowdy. That's when the trouble would begin happening..
I would like to start out by saying that does my mom have something wrong with her in the head? Yes. But I don't know what or why.. But basically the puppy growing up would bark alot , so eventually she got her a shocker collar to help control that. Fair..ish, but she started using it for things that didn't had to do with barking like moving out of her room (She lets the dog out when they use the bathroom, other than that the dog is confined to one corner of the room for most of the day only allowing to move to eat and drink.) She doesn't like the dog moving anywhere (and I don't know why?) She doesn't like the dog getting into the bed (which is fine, but not allowing them to move isn't) she doesn't like the dog taking too long outside even thought that's their free time, she limits the dog to do their business to 2 minutes, then makes her go inside) and the worse part.. If the dog doesn't do what she wanted or disobeys her In any way, she smacks/kicks the dog, even to the point where she is crying out loud yet she still does it! Repeatedly... even when the dog is just trying to get into my room (because it has gotten to the point where the dog is scared of being in the same room with my mom) she gets in trouble and gets kicked inside back into her room. This is clear abuse.. But it's hard to say anything since its my mother that's doing it, the person that brought her in. I know what She is doing is very wrong and even react out emotionally (either by screaming or crying) sometimes because it's a very hard thing to watch, knowing that you can't help the poor dog even though you are right there, knowing that she didn't do anything wrong but yet here she is getting smacked.. I need advice, I don't know what to do since I don't want her being in this environment.. But my mom doesn't understand, she thinks that I am being overdramatic, she doesn't see any problem in what she is doing.. I want to gain custody of her so she can't do a thing to get anymore but I don't know how to do it, any insight?.. Note that I'm a teen,