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AIBU to get annoyed with inconsiderate dog lovers

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StandardHeight Thu 10-Jul-14 22:32:42

I don't like dogs, I'm not scared of them, I just don't like them jumping up at me as it ruins clothes, I don't like the smell of them on my hands and I don't like their slobber anywhere near me. Why do dog lovers seem to ignore me when I say I'm not a dog fan. They just let their dog sniff my crotch, lick me etc. and think it's sweet because they like me. I also frequently get dogs in my garden whose owners can't manage to keep them in their own gardens.
I get that some people love their dogs so much they're like another child but is it hard for a dog lover to imagine someone not liking them. I have friends asking if they can bring their dog to my house, I don't want it here. But I'm worried I'll offend them. I just don't get why it's so hard to understand how much i don't want them around me. AIBU?

Nohootingchickenssleeping Thu 10-Jul-14 22:35:34

Wow, my first ever biscuit


KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Thu 10-Jul-14 22:36:40


I've had clothes ruined by jumpy dogs. Their claws hurt!!

Have at least 2 friends whos dogs bite but am told they're 'only playing'.


If you don"t want to hurt people's feelings can you invent a dog allergy?

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 10-Jul-14 22:37:18

I am a dog owner and dog lover.
But I too, don't want other people's dogs jumping up my clean clothes etc.

If they are friends and won't respect your feelings, reconsider the friendship!

usualsuspectt Thu 10-Jul-14 22:38:05


PedantMarina Thu 10-Jul-14 22:38:09

YANBU. I hate inconsiderate dogs. Esp the ones who leave the toilet seat up.

Staywithme Thu 10-Jul-14 22:39:13

Oh wow, an anti dog thread! hmm

LondonRocks Thu 10-Jul-14 22:39:42

Yanbu. I have had very little sleep the past nights due to fecking dogs barking for hours. So pissed off.

Staywithme Thu 10-Jul-14 22:40:15


Hahahahahahaha! grin

Only1scoop Thu 10-Jul-14 22:41:11


If someone asks to bring their dog in your house say no.

LondonRocks Thu 10-Jul-14 22:42:01

It's a thread about 'inconsiderate dog lovers', not all dog lovers!

Inconsiderate people are bloody annoying

Nice ones are fine grin

deakymom Thu 10-Jul-14 22:42:21

i had my feet washed by a dog yesterday he refused to leave my feet to the point the owner had to physically remove him from my feet and carry him away


although i now have very clean feet! (he wouldn't pull the dog away by the lead that is what they are there for!) pretty sure this bloke is in for a shock as he bought a rottie puppy and he refuses to use the lead and treats it very very gently ie lets leave the lady alone now yes? please? come along please? really didn't work hmm

Heathcliff27 Thu 10-Jul-14 22:43:35

I don't like dogs either, smelly, slobbery, hair all over the house, no thanks.

coffeeinbed Thu 10-Jul-14 22:43:56


We have an AIBU to hate dogs and their inconsiderate owners again?

WTF happend to MILs and parking and cat shit?

HaroldLloyd Thu 10-Jul-14 22:44:34

Dogs, the BASTARDS.

GreeboOgg Thu 10-Jul-14 22:45:26

I just hate inconsiderate people in general. There is a small group right now yelling at each other on the lane outside my back door. Why? Fuck off, you noisy fucks.

But on the upside, the loudest has a sort of comedy-posh voice. Forget RP, this is the AmDram society attempting Hamlet.

If they don't fuck off soon I'm sending the dog out to slobber on them.

Heathcliff27 Thu 10-Jul-14 22:45:37

Ooohhhh didnt realise aibu had sub-topics and a list of not allowed topics slaps forehead

MysteriousCircusZebra Thu 10-Jul-14 22:47:29

I agree op. Dogs are fine, at a distance. Yanbu.

bellarations Thu 10-Jul-14 22:55:27

Definitely nbu.
Hate inconsiderate dog owners.
Sick of hearing "(s)he won't bite" as the dog lunges towards my children.
Actually I don't trust any dog, I wish people wouldn't take it personally.
My pet hate (excuse the pun) is dog owners who think their dog has morphed into a person.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 10-Jul-14 22:56:04


They've asked a question, grow a spine and say no.

Not difficult.

DoJo Thu 10-Jul-14 22:58:40

I feel the same - my son isn't scared of dogs, but I have taught him that he can only stroke them if he is with me and has the owner's permission. It is hard to instil good dog sense in a toddler when some people let their dogs bound up to us and jump up on him, and as I am allergic I would rather they left me alone as well.
I do tell people they can't bring their dogs to my house, and generally they understand as they appreciate that even a short visit means I have to thoroughly clean every sofa cushion, wipe down all the surfaces and take strong antihistamines, so in some ways having an allergy is a blessing as I don't really want my house covered in dog hair anyway!

fluffymouse Thu 10-Jul-14 22:59:16

Yabu to start yet another dog hating thread. Some people like dogs, get over it!

PorkPieandPickle Thu 10-Jul-14 23:27:07

YANBU. I tell people with dogs I'm allergic to them. It's the only possible way to get people to respect boundaries.

Staywithme Thu 10-Jul-14 23:28:57

I get annoyed at people who get annoyed.

MyFairyKing Thu 10-Jul-14 23:29:49

I feel the same way about inconsiderate human lovers.

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