Nate's dogs, Henry and Emma, are misbehaving in a big way. Emma barks constantly, especially when someone's at the door or when Nate's cell phone rings. Meanwhile, Henry has aggressive tendencies, attacking other dogs and people. On one occasion, Henry even bit Ilya, the engineer in Nate's apartment building.
Nate's dogs have a bad reputation in their neighborhood. And worse, he says he worries that Henry will get into a nasty fight with the wrong dog.