I Don't Like Dogs Very Much

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 People

    So, when I was a kid I loved animals.

    I had a collie. I went to my Aunt's house every summer and played with all her dogs. I never understood why my mom made us keep our dog tied to a chain outside. How cruel! Poor Bonnie....all alone on a chain. I walked that dog every day. I loved that dog. She died when...
    TennesseeCrab TennesseeCrab
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    I don't dislike dogs really, but so many people have them

    I don't understand what the attraction is with dogs.  I don't like how they are lead on collars fastened around their necks....this is quite barbaric and looks cruel. As they are "part of the family" and if so, why put these around their necks, since you don't with humans do you...
    crest44 crest44
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2011

    Forced To Watch Over A Dog When I Can't Stand 'em

    Ugh.. I'll be honest with you I loathe dogs. Don 't judge me just cause your a dog lover or animal but yea I hate dogs. Dogs have bitten people in my family like my mom & my younger brother all because these dogs got free from their enclosing & came across my family member while...
    queenzelda queenzelda
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    Cowardly Barking Dog.

    There's this dog that lives across the alley from me well there's a few dogs that lives across the alley from me, but this one dog just barks and barks. Intill his oweners opens the door to let him in, he don't bark all day or night....but when he's out there he would bark so...
    CocoalatteSpice CocoalatteSpice
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2011

    Just Can't Stand The Little Thing!

    My boyfriend moved in with me and he has a 6 yr old dog. I am not a fan of animals at all, especially dogs. I am severely allergic to them and I have to have allergy shots every week just to be inside my own house with this thing. It pees/poops/pukes all over my house. I've had...
    NotAFurryFan NotAFurryFan
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    I Am Not Alone

    I just want to thank whoever it was that created this forum! For so long, I have been made to feel like something is "wrong" with me because I don't like dogs. This is honestly my daily therapy for dealing with my boyfriends dog that I don't like. I sympathize with everyone on...
    vardrunner vardrunner
    36-40
    7 Responses Jul 27, 2011

    Dogs Invading My Life!

    My best friend and her husband, over the past few years, have become totally obsessed with their two dogs.  I moved out of state before they got these dogs, and now that I'm back living in the same town, things are totally different.  The dogs are the most obnoxious...
    mverberkmoes mverberkmoes
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010

    So Why Do So Many People Have Dogs? Still Don't Understand The Attraction.

    What more can I say? Do you think society is dog obsessed? Why there are always pictures of dogs representing things that don't seem relevant...e.g Ladies sleepwear shop featuring a large picture of a dog below the name of the shop !
    crest44 crest44
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2011

    My Expectations Are Too High

    I don't understand the connection. I want to like dogs, only because the majority of my family have them, and it's one of those odd-guy-out situations. My full-time working, adult daughter from my first marriage just got two puggle puppies and lives in a tiny upper level of her...
    Itrybuticannot Itrybuticannot
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

    Yup, Dogs Are Horrible

    Well, if there was any doubt in anyone's mind that dogs are awful, allow me to erase that with my 'tail' of Thanksiving woe.My husband always has to work on Thanksgiving so we usually do an early dinner at my parent's house, which is on the way to the office for him. This year my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Nov 25, 2011

    Dog Owner Angry Over Not Having Rentals Available

    I thought I heard it all re: dog lovers until one woman claimed she is being discriminated by potential landlords due to having 2 dogs. Her claim is how she is being penalised for not having kids. WTF? No. She is dealing with the consequences of having two large dogs. Her vet...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 20, 2012

    Can't Fake Liking Dogs!

    Hey y'all, newbie to group and hope to find some help and support dealing with living with dogs.  Ugh.  A while back, a year or 2 ago, we agreed to "adopt" a seeing eye dog in-training, only on weekends, as part of a community service project for my daughter who was in high...
    nottadoglover nottadoglover
    61-65
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2011

    Dog People Are Part Of Why I Don'T Like Dogs

    Dog People, or people obsessed with dogs (and having little to no interest in other animals only dogs) have to be some of the most annoying people I've ever met. I prefer small rodents. Which is why it irks me to no end that telling a dog person I don't like dogs immediately...
    FrenchVanila FrenchVanila
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    My boyfriend has probably the nicest,

    calmest, most beautiful and well behaved dog I've ever met... and I still don't care for it. Basically the dog takes precedence over me in every way, and I can feel our relationship coming to an end because I'm not the kind of girl who will take care of his dog if he has to go...
    venusbee venusbee
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014

    sick and tired of all the dogs

    and cats in this province it seems almost a sickness with people. yet they think Im "untrustworthy" or "not a nice person"!! pile of crap. they keep these animals in their homes it is so dirty and the kids are sick all the time. I am having a hard time finding like minded...
    petfreeandhappy petfreeandhappy
    51-55
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    It's not that I don't like dogs.

    . it's more that dogs stress me out. My wife and kids love our dog.. But I'm stressed. I feed him, walk him, pet him and stuff like that. But it's stressful.. When I'm alone with him in the house, I don't know what to do. He's more of a chore or responsibility than a part of...
    woothoot75 woothoot75
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I Have No Use For Dogs

    Never liked dogs, never understood people who do. I'm watching my gf's dog now and its a pain in the ***. He just got me up an hour early so he could be let out too pee, ugjh. At least it wasn't 2 hours early like the day before.    And there are no advantages to having a dog I...
    alk99 alk99
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

    I Can't Stand Dogs

    I am convinced only idiots own dogs. You'd have to be an idiot to want to pay a fortune in vet and food bills for a smelly, filthy, slobbering animal that sniffs your crotch, humps your leg ,barks, pees, craps, barfs, tracks in dirt on its disgusting paws and chews...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    23 Responses Dec 3, 2010

    Not For Me

    Dogs are a real pain in the bum to raise they need to be house broken and even after they are sometimes you will end up with a pile or a puddle to clean. Then there is the fact that if they are stuck alone at home for too long they get bored and become destructive. If you are not...
    irises irises
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2012

    More Dog Morons...

    The dog lovers have to be the stupidest people on the planet. Long story short, a woman and her husband are being evicted from an apartment for having more cats than were listed on the lease. Complex allows for two; they have four. This started when the wife started reporting...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2012

    i like dogs, sure. They're fun

    for a bit and sweet and i know they're not all like this, but why would you willingly own a thing that just yaps and yaps and ******* YAPS. So ******* annoying.
    herheadhasnoroom herheadhasnoroom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    Dog Lover Discrimination

    Has anyone else experienced relationship issues as a result of not drinking the dog lover cool-aide? My girlfriend comes from a long line of dog-lovers. I understood this when we first started dating, and was quite clear about my position too: I don't hate dogs, but I have no...
    mustnotlovedogs mustnotlovedogs
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Aug 24, 2012

    Just One Story?

    WHERE to begin?? OK--the incessant yipping and yapping of obnoxious neighbor's dog while I am trying to enjoy a peaceful evening at home. How about this one: This summer, one afternoon, I was sitting in back yard painting this complex large commissioned oil portrait and this...
    DDvonHH DDvonHH
    41-45
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    Not A Fan!

    I really do not like dogs!   They smell! They make your home smell! They lick me when I have no desire to be licked! If you take them for a walk you have to pick up their pooh! They are unhygeinic and disgusting and stupid! They chew at everything and you have...
    eelarc eelarc
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    I Think Sparky Needs To Go To Charm School

    This story isn't going to win me any friends.... Nope, but please just ponder my point of view while understanding that I just don't have the dog gene. I'm thankful you do, though. Dogs NEED you, and you need them. For your consideration..... Dogs are " too there " for me. They...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2013

    Yet Another Dog In My Yard

    Last week I looked out my back window just in time to see a chocolate lab squatting.I ran out back and hollered at it, and it ran away. I noticed it had no collar or tags so I called animal control. We live on a double cul de sac. The cops were there in minutes and picked up the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 23, 2012

    I Thought I Was Being Unreasonable!!

    I met someone about 6 months ago who has a dog, and who very clearly LOVED this hound. Being a tolerant person that just chooses not to have a pet, I decided that I should not let the animal get in the way of me meeting someone amazing. So, we embarked on this relationship. Our...
    Butterflypaw Butterflypaw
    36-40
    6 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    People can't seem to understand my dislike of

    dogs. I've tried being nice about it and have constantly stated my discomfort around them. I realize that all dogs aren't bad, but why is it funny or something to laugh at when a person is genuinely uncomfortable around your dog? Tonight I was invited to a friend's house for a...
    ladybug2009 ladybug2009
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    Boyfriends Dog Is A Big Wimp...

    I am currently living with my boyfriend who adopted an extremely wimpy, skiddish, pathetic, scared dog who does not like me at all. She has never like me, I think due to the fact that dogs can sense when a person doesn't like dogs, and now Im stuck living with her. We have taken...
    Rbrandtjen500 Rbrandtjen500
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    I Dislike My Dog.

    I don't like dogs at all. Never have, and probably never will. How (and more importantly WHY) I ended up with a dog in my life escapes me. I have a 9 month old pup who is a reasonably good dog. He doesn't rip up anything that isn't his, doesn't jump onto furniture, doesn't steal...
    gyroscopicsponge gyroscopicsponge
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    Not A Dog Fanatic

    My husband grew up with dogs and has had them all his life last year he wanted one and now I'm the unhappiest person in the world. The dog sheds and pukes and pees all over the place, chews up shoes and toys and has my house stinking. I have todo all the cleaning and I'm just...
    Guilty4ever Guilty4ever
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2012

    I Don't Even Like My Dog

    I have what is arguably the best dog I know. He doesn't bark, other than the occasional protective growl when a stranger passes the window. He has only peed in the house one time in his life. He is obedient, smart, perfectly crate trained, and does not jump on people or furniture...
    rokie rokie
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    So Sue Me

    "I don't like dogs very much" is putting it mildly. I don't hate dogs. However, I do not like them and can't see ever living with one. The barking drives me insane. The crotch sniffing, leg humping, and smell of them puts me off of them totally. I've had more then one...
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    My aunt has a very large dog.

    It just annoys me because it drools all over everything, knocks things over/breaks things with its tail, and barks at anything and everything very loudly. My mom knows I'm not a dog person. I just really, really do not like dogs in general. They're loud, they stink no matter...
    movince movince
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    Dogs In General Are Ok, But I Don't Like Mine!

    My mom has 3 large dogs. They are always inside because 1 is spoiled, the other has lung problems and the other is old. These animals make my house smell, fart, barf, pee, and crap. They are house trained but the eldest is "too old" to tell anyone to let him outside. My dad and I...
    msfp17 msfp17
    18-21
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    Why Do Poor People Have So Many Dogs?

    I see this constantly. There is street which is mostly poor people near my house. Anytime I take that shortcut to get home, I see dogs, dogs, and more dogs in the yards of these trailer parks. The homes are dilapidated but these people still want their pit bulls and other dogs...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 1, 2012

    I Just Don't Get It

    I find it hard to believe that this group only has 4 members at this time.  I just don't get the dog thing.  The other stories in this group pretty much reflect my feelings.  I used to date a guy that insisted on taking his dogs hiking.  How in the hell are...
    Sadaloupe Sadaloupe
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    Why Do People Think It's Odd I Don't Care For Dogs?

    I grew up with dogs, only they were outside dogs. Thankfully we had lots of land so they could roam and be an animal, just as nature intended. I am now 34 yrs. old and living with my gf. She loves dogs and when I met her, Cael -- a choco lab that recently passed -- was already...
    whatwekeep whatwekeep
    31-35
    1 Response May 25, 2012

    I Don't Like Them That Much, It's True

    I'm hesitant to say I don't like dogs, because there are some good ones in the world, but I think they're too much of a hassle and a mess to have to deal with. Potty training a child I would be fine with, but putting up with a puppy ruining furniture and floors? Not to mention...
    Celadin Celadin
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    I Should Have Been My Mother's Dog.

    I am visiting my mother for my 2X's a year vacation. She has two dogs that I can deal with and am used to so that is not a problem. Mother volunteers at the local animal shelter which I think is nice. What is not nice is how Mother is so obsessed with this one pit bull I will...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 27, 2013

    And The Messsed Up Part?

    My dad decides he wants a freakin dog! and to make matters worse he is so damn busy all the time and still he decides he wants a 5 week old puppy. guess who has to do every freakin thing?? ME! its not even my dog! Seriously this ****** me off. I have had this thing **** on me, I...
    Krie Krie
    22-25
    6 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    TheMoonIsFallingDown TheMoonIsFallingDown
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    Goodbye experience project. Without you I'd be dead. This place has been a comfort for me and I am tearful thinking all these memories are now gone. My stories are gone, who I am...
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    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 21
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    gregloa gregloa
    51-55, M
    Apr 21
    First I had to say goodbye to my friends in July 2015. Then my favourite teacher Miss Griffin. And now you guys :( I will miss everyone so much! Why is EP doing this? Omggg
    taytay1401 taytay1401
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 21
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    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    So I will just say see you soon ep. I made a lot of good friends on here. They have helped me get thru one the hardest times of my life. Might never have made it out of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 21
    This page has been a resource of support when I felt like the whole world would be against me. I am very sad to see you go entertainment project.
    v0lition v0lition
    41-45, F
    Apr 20
    Goodbye my EP friends, i wish happiness and love for you all because of the openness, warmth and love you have extended to me. I love you and may god give his guardian angels...
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    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 20
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    1 Response Apr 20
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    Daddysgirllll Daddysgirllll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I just changed my reality to one I like a lot better. The opportunity came and I reached out and grabbed the proverbial brass ring. (Has anyone ever seen a merry-go-round with a...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    But here it is: goodbye EP world. It's been nice knowing you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    Simple and sincere language. I wish more people would listen to a song like this, because it deserves some ears. The content is not rly that applicable, but I'll set this as a...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    So this is the end, and the experiences we've shared I'll remember and be grateful for. To though they met in the past, and those in my present thank you for all of your...
    Minx27 Minx27
    31-35, F
    Apr 19
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    jeanzie jeanzie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    But have to say in couple of days, so why not now! Its a good-bye EP and to all members and friends. I really found some good friends here and few very amazing people too. This...
    SsL919 SsL919
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 19
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    GoldenDuck GoldenDuck
    36-40, F
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    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    That feeling when you hear, "Alright, I guess this is it." And then you hear everyone say "Yeah, I guess so, too. That's quite a journey, isn't it?" And i'm standing...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
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