The Average Dog Causes Almost 2,000 Family Fights . . . Here are the Top 20 Reasons

Couple Fighting

Couple Fighting

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.

#12.)  Grooming.

#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.


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