I love dogs. It is hard not to love them. They offer companionship, protection, fun, exercise, health benefits, help me make friends. What’s not to love?
Well it seems that not everyone feels this way. And even those of us who love dogs sometimes get annoyed/ frustrated/ frightened with things dogs do. Here are some of the most common things that clients, friends and colleagues mention to me about dogs…
1. Dogs who bite. Obviously this is a problem for dog owners and for society. It is also a problem for those people who have been bitten or threatened in the past and now cannot enjoy the companionship of canines.
2. Housetraining. Sometimes dogs pee and poo indoors. It may be when they are young, when they are old or just when it rains. Whatever the reason it is one of the most common causes of frustration for dog owners.
3. Noise. Some dogs bark a lot. Some neighbours have dogs that bark a lot. Other dogs howl. This is the most common source of stress in our neighbourhoods.
Are these the three most common problems with dogs? Or do you suffer more from dogs who jump up, dogs who dig, dogs who pull washing off the line, dogs who sniff crotches, dogs who pull on the lead. Share with us what your most common pet peeve about dogs is. Click on comments below…
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Further pet peeves added from Twitter:
– eating hideous things
– rolling in dead things