Man’s best friend are man’s best friend for a reason. There are so many things that are great about having a fluffy, four-legged sidekick always nearby. This doesn’t mean that we love every little thing that they do, though. I’m sure that your pup has irked you with one of these annoying habits before!
1. Chewing on anything and everything.
Shoes, carpet, your toes, you name it. Just not the designated fancy toys you got them from the store.
This one is probably the king of this list, for obvious reasons.
3. Steal your food while you’re not looking.
Hot steaming plate of fresh dinner on the coffee table? Beware.
4. Their obsession over small animals.
Squirrels, birds, chipmunks, and any other critter that can lure them into the path of danger.
5. Jumping fences.
Whether it’s a backyard fence, dog park fence, or doggy daycare fence, their ability to scale high objects is often quite frustrating.
6. Separation Anxiety.
It’s a real and hard problem. Especially because it just means that your dog really, really loves you. But your neighbors really, really don’t when they have to listen to your dog’s whining all day.
7. Messy eating and drinking.
You can’t really expect your pup to care about where his food and water lands when he’s eagerly nomming away at the bowl. But it doesn’t make it any less annoying that you have to wipe and clean up after him after every meal!
8. Inappropriate behavior.
Some pup parents are luckier than others. For those who have those dominant dogs who like to put other pooches in their place, this can be very annoying and embarrassing to deal with. Even worse when it’s a guest’s leg and not another dog.
9. Ignoring you and barking non-stop.
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s someone at the door or a stray cat passing by, it can be really difficult to get your pup to listen to you and cease the noise while he’s busy alerting you of the impending danger!
If you have a dog who thinks he’s a leader and not a follower, this can quickly get on your nerves.
15. Leaving their toys in the least optimal places and scattered about.
Thank goodness most of the toys you buy are soft and plush. They are still terrible tripping hazards, however. And you spend so much of your time picking those toys up and putting them back, only to find them strewn about an hour later.
16. Eating anything and everything off the ground.
Don’t they know how bad this potentially could be?! Well, of course they don’t. They’re dogs.
17. Ripping up your furniture because they’re “making their bed.”
Seriously, how many scratches does it take for one dog to get comfy?