Dog owners seem pretty OBSESSED with their dogs. And that’s fine. But the problem with obsession is that it leads to ridiculous, irrational ARGUMENTS.
According to a new study, the average dog causes almost 2,000 family fights over the course of its life.
The average dog lives 12.8 years and causes 156 fights every year . . . that’s an average of one fight every 2.3 days.
The fights aren’t always big . . . but they’re still fights. The survey also found a list of the top 20 fights caused by dogs. What do you think the number one reason was?
#1.) What to do with the dog when you’re going out.
#2.) Who should walk the dog.
#3.) Whether the dog should be allowed on the bed.
#4.) Whether the dog should be allowed upstairs.
#5.) Who should clean up the dog poop in the backyard.
#6.) Being too harsh on the dog.
#7.) Letting the dog on the couch.
#8.) Spending too much money on the dog.
#9.) Training the dog.
#10.) Feeding the dog from the table.
#11.) Who should babysit or look after the dog.
#13.) Damage caused by the dog.
#14.) Who chose to get the dog in the first place.
#15.) Who cleans up when the dog makes a mess in the house.
#16.) Who cleans up when the dog throws up.
#17.) Treating the dog too much like a human.
#18.) Allowing the dog into rooms it’s not allowed in.
#19.) Children’s toys being eaten.
#20.) Shoes being chewed.
Even with ALL those different arguments, only 14% of people with kids and dogs say they argue about their dog more than their children.