I’ve bombarded you with posts about cats for too long. Enough is enough. Today’s guest, Supriya Tamang, brings something totally different to the table – a post about dogs and their annoying habits. Enter Supriya:
No matter how adorable or cute or lovable our furry friends are, you’d have to agree with me when I say this: there are times when we question our love for them. And rightly so!
There are some really quirky and annoying habits our dogs seem to have and nothing, I mean nothing we do can make them change that. While we all have learned to live through those enduring habits, I know how much hard-work and resilience it takes to love them despite these habits. And, sometimes we also need to rant, and cry and take the load of our chest, so today I’m here letting it all out, the most annoying things our dogs do.
1. Licking anything and everything
Sluuuuuuurp, sluuuurp, sluuurp, sluuuuuurp!
Hands, face, feet, furniture, floor, walls, privates (uugggghhhh), you name it, they lick it!
I don’t know to this day what’s so fascinating about licking, but they sure seem to love it. For instance, you lay down to take a nap, and there they are jumping and bounding across the room to lick you. And they seem to have this undying love for your nose don’t they?
We’ve all been through this, and even though it really annoys us at times, we don’t love them any less because of this. Sometimes it’s even cute!!
2. Bed Hogging
Do you always end up sleeping in the foot of the bed by the end of the night? I don’t know about you, but I sure do. And it’s all thanks to my darling dog. Bed hogging is the most annoying habit that I’ve found in almost all dogs; they tend to believe that they own the bed and they are doing us a favor by letting us crash on it. “The pillow’s mine! And the bed sheet, and the blanket and yeah, the entire bed’s mine toooooo!”, I honestly believe that they must think the same way every time they hit the bed.
3. Following you everywhere
Wagging their tails, looking at us with those puppy eyes and hanging their pink tongues, our dogs will follow us everywhere we go! Be it the kitchen, the bedroom, the living room or even the washroom, they have this constant need to follow us everywhere. Not that it’s something which really bugs me out, but it becomes really annoying when you start tripping on them or when you can’t even leave the room without being followed. And, when we try to keep them from doing so, they practically dig a hole through the door trying to get to us!
Aaahh.. Puppy love!!
4. Excessive Chewing
I know! That is why they have chew-toys. But, dogs have this innate ability to sniff out things like shoes, table, chairs, books, clothes and they’d rather chew these things than the chew-toy you just bought them. And, even better, they have the knack to differentiate between the new stuffs and the old ones. It’s no surprise that they always decide that it’s a good idea to chew through the new things. Lathered up in dog drool, with extensive bite marks and usually a big hole to go along with it, torn up or scratched, that is how our poor things end up when our dogs have nothing better to do.
5. Assuming that our lap is their couch
Yup, that is what they assume. It doesn’t matter if they’re tiny or big or wet or dirty, what matters is that they have to get onto our lap and snuggle in. Why? Well, because our lap is the most comfortable place on Earth. Not the soft cushion we’ve laid out for them, but our lap, not the bed, but our lap and it’s especially comfortable when we’re trying to complete our work. And what happens if we don’t let them do so? Head butting, whining, slobbering, slathering, barking and constant pacing from one room to another. That’s what happens.
Even after all this, you can’t help but love them!
On a side note, I’m pretty sure I am turning into the ultimate dog-lady.. *sigh*
Supriya is a self proclaimed traveler who travels through the unexplored terrains of her mind and broken roads of her failures in search of “passion”. She is also is a writer at PV Pixels. Her fields of interests are event organizing and journalism. When not working, she likes to watch movies and spend time with her family.
24 thoughts on “Guest Expressed: “5 Most Annoying Habits Dogs Have””
My dog Gypsy is an obsessive licker. It’s like, I get it… She love us all so much that she can’t think straight, but for the love of all that’s holy, leave me alone!! Not to mention the fact that I often catch her snacking in the cat litter box.
The perfect combination! Are you sure she loves you all? Maybe she’s out for some elaborate revenge?!
My dog is definitely a bed hog. He doens’t always sleep with me, preferring his dog bed or the floor on most nights, so when he does get in bed with me, I’m happy. Until I wake up halfway through the night, and he is lying sideways across the bed, pushing me to the very edge of it. Add three cats to the mix, and I can’t move a muscle. I can never figure out why I wish the dog would sleep in the bed with me!
Ha, classic dog. Surrounded by animals, eh? Well, the more the marrier!
I can identify with 1,3, and 4. My Dalmatian was too big for 5 and (re. 2) I never let him in the bedroom.
The licking was disturbing given that his breath stank of rotten fish.
Ha, ouch, not something you want to have to smell!
I have solutions: get a huge dog, then you won’t be tripping over him, he won’t fit on your lap, and you won’t find toys big enough for him (they simply don’t make them!), so you’ll learn to give him make-shift chew toys, which, not being real toys, are exactly what he likes! As for the licking and hogging the bed – keep him outdoors. You set play times, not the dog – I suggest, right before you’re due a shower. Simple. 🙂
Or, just get cats, like me. Did I mention I’m getting cats? Cuz I’m getting cats.
Nicely put, Ella 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions Ella!! 😀
Big dogs, small dogs, the same habits!! But no matter how annoying they are at times, you dont love them any less!! 😀
And Daniel, I’m thinking of getting a cat too!! 🙂
Oh, oooh. That means you’ll soon have a list of annoying CAT habits too!
As a life-long dog owner (and rescuer), I can tell you this kind of behavior isn’t the dog’s fault but the owner’s.
Good thing I’m getting cats, so I won’t have the issue Supriya describes above 😉
Not putting blames on anyone here!! Hehehe..
And, I have seen so many, so many dog owners like me have the same problem. Even a friend of mine( an experienced dog trainer) seems to have some of these problems!!
But, as I mentioned earlier, you can’t love them less because they annoy you with these habits!! YOu love them even more!! 😀
Nothing better than going to someone’s house and having their dog stick its snout in your crotch the minute you walk in the door. Humiliation at its finest…
Aaaah yes, something we can all relate to!
Poor dog’s probably wondering why you’re not reciprocating, Carrie! LOL (not that I would recommend it!)
Now you’re just giving me ideas…
I like being polite, but reciprocal sniffing is where I draw the line. 😉
* Snicker snicker* 😛
Hahahaha – these are so true!! Thanks for the laugh 🙂
Indeed! All thanks go to Surpiya. Happy weekend!
I know, right? 😉