10 annoying things your dog does
by Jesse Warner
There are cat people and there are dog people. And most dog people will agree dogs are awesome. They’re always excited to see you, they lick your crumbs up off the floor, and they’re the ultimate cuddle buddies. But even when dogs are being awesome, they still do things that are downright annoying. Every dog parent will recognize some of these annoying dog habits.
When you welcomed your furry friend into the family, you knew they were going to shed. But piles of fur over and under every surface wasn’t exactly what you had in mind. Of course you love your fur baby, but sweeping and vacuuming every second of every day does tend to get a tad annoying.
Chewing on anything and everything
You could go to the pet store and buy your pup the most expensive chew toy around — but they won’t care! They’d rather chew on the carpet, your shoes, the drapes, garbage bags, your toes… You name it, they’ve likely chewed on it. What could they be chewing right now as you read this?
Licking while you’re trying to sleep
You put on your pyjamas, turn off the lights, get snuggled under the sheets, and prepare to doze off into a blissful sleep… and then your dog starts licking himself. Sure, Fido has no idea how annoying he’s being, but for goodness’ sake it’s time for sleep! Lick yourself in the morning like a normal dog.
Barking for no reason
There’s perhaps nothing more startling and annoying than your dog barking out of nowhere and for no apparent reason. Maybe they heard a noise you didn’t or the wind picked up outside, but for you as the human, these random barks are both annoying and terrifying, especially if it happens in the middle of the night.
Begging for everything
It really doesn’t matter if you’re eating carrots or potato chips — if there’s food out, your doggo wants it. The begging tactics vary from dog to dog, but for the most part, they include soft whimpering, puppy dog eyes, and occasionally a paw on the thigh. Regardless, it’s not cute — it’s annoying.
Messy eating and drinking
Some dogs are such messy eaters and drinkers it makes you wonder why you bothered putting it into a bowl in the first place. Days later you find yourself picking up kibble bits from under the sofa, beside the fridge, and in a number of other locations that aren’t even remotely close to the food bowl.
Whining during car rides
Why dogs whine during car rides, we may never understand. They’re the ones who begged to go for a car ride in the first place! But the second they get in the car and the wheels start turning, they start crying. The real annoying part is they don’t stop until you arrive at your destination, even if it’s hours away.
Overall inappropriate behaviour
Sometimes dogs forget their manners and do oddly inappropriate things right out in the open. Whether it’s butt scooting across the carpet, licking their private parts, or humping a visitor’s leg, the lack of decency is both embarrassing and annoying.
Slobbering on everything
Not all dogs slobber, but for the dog parents that do own slobbery pups, it’s really annoying. Forget about wearing socks around the house — the chance you’ll step in a big pile of slobber is way too risky. Plus, if you want to cuddle, you better have a raincoat nearby, because you’re getting soaked!
Not all dogs want to follow, some want to lead. But that gets really annoying when all you’re trying to do is go for a nice walk. Your dog has been for a walk a million times, yet for some reason they think nearly pulling your arm off is okay — but it’s not and it just gets on your nerves.