I don't think I like dogs

@deebomb (15347)
United States
April 15, 2011 1:33pm CST
I am staying with my daughter these days. She has two dogs, cockier spaniels. My son-n-law works nights and sleeps days. My daughter works 3 days on three days odd. Now to why I don't care for dogs. Every time any thing from birds to walking neighbors the dog start barking and keep it up until they are let out side. Then not even 5 minutes later they want back in. They are worse than little kids wanting to run in and out. Now I'm very slow because of my arthritis so they can cause quite a ruckus as I try to get to the door to let them out. I much prefer cats because they are quiet and not very demanding as dogs are. By the way they also have 2 cats.
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@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Your daughter's dogs would be much happier if they had a doggie door so that they could go in and out whenever they needed to or wanted to. I know how you feel about the barking. Cookie was a barker, she'd bark if the air moved! I put some pennies in a metal coffee can and rattled it every time she barked for no reason and within a day she barked only at possible intruders or at her playmate Gus. I don't know if that would work for your daughter's dogs, as they need to bark when they want out to do their business.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
I li8ke the idea of the coins in the can but it might also wake up my son-in-law. He wouldn't say any thing but he wouldn't be a happy camper either.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
I'll have to try it sometime when he is off for a day or two.
@tintukm (1084)
• India
16 Apr 11
Due to your present situation you feel the dogs are such a nuisance, huh. Please don't curse them, I know its kind of disturbing when we want to go for a sleep or in a mood for any relaxation, the dogs start to bark and howl due to just a small reason as you mention here, a bird, or eve other dogs or cats making sound. Dogs especially in their young ages do make the life of the care taker tough, yet we must love those cute and innocent living beings. The hard work for the daughter and son-in-law and with your state of arthritis dogs are making you sick, but after they grow up and are properly trained just a little bit of training would do good. Happy petting to you, also cats can be trouble with their desire for food and laziness, I must say.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Apr 11
That's because the dogs aren't trained. My husband and I had two cocker spaniels that we trained really well that we were complimented on it all the time. We didn't have to put them on leashes because they minded so well. One man told me he wished his kids listen that well. lol However, depending on the ages of the dogs if they can be trained or not. Try doing this, put your hands out with the palms facing the floor and wave them from side to side and say to them "Thank you! Thank you! Enough!" and that should quieten them. It's a trick my mom learned from a tv show and she did it with her two dogs and it worked like a charm! So she's adopted this technique. Good luck!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
These dogs really are young enough to still learn but there is no consistency with training them. The others in the household yell at them or just run to let them out. then almost right away they want back in. I just can't get to them fast enough to do any good.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Apr 11
That's sad because pets are like kids, they need guidance and training or they'll never know right from wrong. I can't expect you to do the training because the dogs belong to your daughter and sil and so they need to train the dogs with the very same words so they need to come together and come up with the command words to use and be consistant with them.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Thank You so much for the br! Did the waving of the hand trick work? Did the dogs quieten up for you? I certainly hope so for I know how irritating their barking can be.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
15 Apr 11
I have always had cats and dogs. I prefer cats, like you said they are easier to take care of. I am dog free right now, have been for about a year. I am happy to be dog free. I do miss my Polly girl, had her for about 16 years. Now I feel free to come and go when I want. Don't have to have someone to come in and let the dog out. I can go and leave the cats for overnight, if longer then that I would have to have someone come in and check on them and give them food and water. Now I do have to say my 4 cats can stir up a ruckus, specially when running thru the house. They eat like pigs, poop like elephants and sound like a herd of horses running up and down the stairs and thru the house. Take care, as always its nice seeing you. Hope that darn old Arthur doesn't get fired up.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Hello Polly. Haven;t seen you around for a while. Oh yes I have had dogs that I loved and do miss. We had two cats in a two story hose and those two would get to running and as you said they sounded like a herd of elephants. Cats are so easy to train too. Show a kitten a letter box and his food and water and that's it. You don't have to watch them and when they squat grab them and run for the out doors. and as you said the nice thing is you can leave them for a day or two with plenty of food and water.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
15 Apr 11
How is everything going now with the granddaughter and daughter living with you. I hope it is better now.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Nope its not. I will send you a pm. Look out you asked.......
@AmbiePam (44533)
• United States
16 Apr 11
I understand your frustration. But I'm not much into cats. I love all animals, but I'd take a dog any day over a cat. But having a new puppy, believe me sometimes I want to pull my hair out. Having to take her outside, down the stairs, up the stairs, and then repeat ten times a day trying to get her to do her business outside. My back (my spine has arthritis) is killing me these days. So far she goes outside and runs around, I take her back in ten to fifteen minutes later, and she goes right back inside and THEN does her business on a puppy pad.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
Oh,that can be so frustrating. Te last puppy I trained I would take her to a certain corner of the yard to do her business but the other members just put her out the back door so as she got trained she just went every where and made cleaning up the yard a bigger chore. Trying to explain to my grown son was like telling the door to shut it's self. Sorry about your back.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Unlike you, I am a dog-lover. I just had this love for the charming brood since I was a kid. I also do not have any liking for cats but I do not also abhor them. I guess I am just a simple animal person.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
I really don't dislike dogs but was really annoyed with them.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Awwww. I love dogs. Mydog does the same thing with the barking but I am trying to teach him that is not what he is supposed to be doing all of the time. I know some people get their dogs a bark collar and that will keep them from barking all of the time, especially outdoors. Dogs bark for protection alot of times but I do agree it can be a nuisance. Cats on the other hand, are not protective like dogs are but they make good companions and yes they are quiet. Too quiet sometimes.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Apr 11
If the dogs barked because of stranger but at airplanes flying over head and things like that. The thing is there s no consistency with three teens and two other adults and they all do their own thing with the dogs.
• United States
15 Apr 11
thats alright if your not a dog person, not everyone is. I don't think I've ever met anyone that doesn't love dogs though lol. I'm not a cat person, I used to be when I was younger, but I've always perferred dogs. I'm actually alergic to most dogs and cats, but my dog is a shi-poo and he has hair instead of fur so I'm not alergic to him. I don't blame you with your arthritis that you can't be bothered with taking care of them, for me because I love my dog so much, I would do anything for him not to mention if your not even a dog person in the first place. It's a pain letting him out all the time anyway not having arthritis.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
15 Apr 11
It's not that I really don't like dogs I just get erratated with these two sometimes. They are beautiful dogs. When I was younger we always had a dog. but as I get older I prefer cats because they are so much easier to care for.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Like most of dog's bad behavior this is the fault of the humans, a short time on a bark collar will solve this habit. The collar gives a small shock when the dog barks. Dogs left in the wild have certian behavior and this doesn't include long term barking. Dogs that do this have some frustration issues and lack of exercise. So humans must first change their activities to allow them to do whaat is necessary to change their dogs. In your situation I would not be overly fond of the dogs either.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
15 Apr 11
My daughter has had a number of different kind of pets over the years everything from hamsters to Guinea pigs and sugar gliders. I have suggested the shock collar but she didn't like that idea. Well I don't really dislike dogs. They are like kids some you like some you don't
@chiwasaki (4681)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
It is alright if you don't like dogs that much. My boyfriend loves cat and don't like dogs as well. But I'm a big fan of cat and dogs, specially dogs. However after a few years being together, my boyfriend learned to love dogs now. He can't help but to touch and hug my dog all of the time.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
10 Sep 11
It's not that I really dislike dogs. I was really aggravated that day. I would let them out then have to turn right around and let them back in so they wouldn't scratch the door.
@KrauseHome (32350)
• United States
4 May 11
Well, it is true that Dogs are a lot more work than a cat, but I think personally if trained right a dog can be a lot more loving than any cat will. There is definately good and Bad to this, but they do tend to let you know when they want to be let out, and take a lot more responsibility. Maybe if you share some of these concerns your daughter might be willing to help look into how she can help.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
5 May 11
They are my daughters dogs and I was just aggravated that day because they wanted to just bark and run in and out
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
to each his own.I don't abhor a person because s/he doesn't like animals.I have a close friend who doesn't like animals.it's fine with me.as long as I am not questioned with my dislike and disinterest of having children,I'm good.as for you,it's ok if you don't like dogs.have you told your daughter about it? maybe she could consider having a professional dog-sitter to look after her dogs.
• United States
16 Apr 11
well dogs can be very demanding but also they are more fun to have cuz they play more than cats and every thing but you know what is my problem dogs don't like me i mean it every time i git near a dog it starts growling i dont know why ? do i smell like meat ? or maybe the mail man
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
16 Apr 11
I think I hate dogs. I really can't understand why many westerners likes keeping so many pets that makes their house like a zoo. Baffling mind...
@ElicBxn (59911)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Dogs are okay, if they are outside.. cockers are just nutz!