I think my brother is jealous of my dog.
He Pokes and shoves her around when she is just sleeping or lying down, and kicks her lightly whenever he gets the chance. He calls her dumb, and stupid and ugly, when she never does anything wrong and shoves her off the couch whenever she is near him, and he gets yelled at by my parents and myself, saying that she is just a defenseless dog, and then he blames it on Bella because apparently 'she stinks', even after she has just had a bath the day before. its always his excuse, and its getting beyond ridiculous. I think Bella is going to turn around and snap at him one day, because he kicks her whenever she is sleeping. We have told him thats exactly what will happen if hes not careful, and he has said that he will punch her if she does. She is a very docile dog, and she really doesnt want to bite him, but I think she will soon if he keeps it up. What could I do to protect her and stop him from doing this?