A pet is usually a person’s go-to friend, one that is loved by everyone. Dogs, especially, are considered a man’s best friend because of their ultimate loyalty and ability to feel human emotions. But sometimes, pets can be loud and thus become a disturbance in everyday human activities like working and sleeping. Such a scenario was seen recently in a college of Southern Illinois.
Dudley, who is a mix of the breeds Australian Shepherd and Border collie and is one year old, is a dog who lives in one of the dorm rooms of Greenville University in Illinois with his owners. The owners of Dudley are the dorm’s resident director Brian Gertler and his wife Katie Gertler. Dudley lives with his owners in an apartment in the Greenville University dorm for freshmen. Students of the university are not allowed to have pets but Brian Gertler can since he is a dorm director. They are a most adorable family.
What Dudley inadvertently did to cause disturbance for the dorm residents was that he barked loudly at night when all the students were peacefully sleeping, hence waking them up at nights. Dogs are innocent creatures that do not have the best sense of time but Dudley, the extraordinarily intelligent dog, learned by way from his man-friend Gertler of keeping quiet at nights when everyone around him was deep asleep. He learned to bark in whispers!
When Dudley and Brian were at play during night-time, Dudley’s excited barking woke up the Greenville University students. Besides that, nobody in the college has any negative concerns regarding the dog. In fact, everyone loves him and he helps lighten the mood and brighten the environment around campus. He is everything ranging from a conversation-starter to an excellent fetch-player. Gertler himself says that dogs can be great ice-breakers and students often feel more comfortable warming up to the dog than talking to him. Since it is a freshman dorm, students can be nervous living away from home for the first time; dogs like Dudley make it easy for them.
How Brian Gertler found out a way to help the situation of Dudley’s barking disturbing the students at night was when Dudley’s barking quieted down one night while playing due to being winded from all the running and catching. Gertler realized that it is, in fact, possible for the mix-breed dog to bark silently, so he started training Dudley to bark in whispers.
Slowly and efficiently, Dudley learned how to not disturb the residents of the Greenville University dorm anymore. He was fully trained by his loving owner Brian Gertler to keep his voice down while playing fetch at night and now, finally, Dudley proves his genius by barking in whispers every time they play fetch at night.
Students are Greenville now have peaceful, undisturbed slumbers in the dorm. Dudley proved by learning his new lesson that dogs are the most considerate and affectionate animals who would try their best to provide comfort for their owners and their human friends.