I live with my family and we have 2 yorkshire terriers. One is 11 years old and the other is 4.
We didn't know how to educate dogs when we got the first one so mistakes were done, but I personally learned with the time how to educate them a little, but my family doesn't, or ignore it most of the time, so it's simply impossible for me alone to educate them when the rest of the family does it wrong by spoiling them and doing other actions that dogs see as submissive.
The main problem is that they can't go outside, they go completely nuts when they see another animal and they will bark their lungs out and make other dogs bark too and its hell every time I try to take them outside, people watch from their windows or open their doors to see whats happening, because it really sounds like my dogs were trying to brutally murder someone when they see another dog (even though they are harmless but that's not the point). It's just so annoying and bad having to deal with the two little beasts while hearing barks from all over the place because of them. I tried everything, I read guides on how to solve this, but it not only is very hard but also my family is still submissive with them so it's me against the rest of the family (I talked to them about this but they don't really care).
It took a long time for the old one to stop trying to go savage over the other when they brought it, and they are still in dominance between themselves today because of my family being submissive with them.
I feel bad for the dogs, specially the 11 year old one since he barely went outside and enjoyed a dog life because of this, he is still relatively young, I mean, he still can run and all and I want him to enjoy the time he has left, but I don't know how.
I tried making them run on a running machine we have so they can at least get tired and sleep normally, but the min speed is too fast for them to not fear it at first. I really don't know what to do.
Any idea is welcome. Thank you.