What drives your dog mad?

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Spidey66 Sun 15-Sep-19 19:44:07

An ad came on the telly using We Will rock you by Queen. I started joining in the rhythm by tapping the sofa twice and clapping. DDog went bonkers, jumped on the sofa and essentially demanding I stop. I've tried it again since, with exactly the same response. She clearly hates Queen.

Is there anything you do your dog hates and will try and stop you from doing?

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MissShapesMissStakes Sun 15-Sep-19 19:48:01

Everyone’s a critic! smile

If any of us jump up and down our dog humps us! hmm He clings on with his front legs too. Not sure if he loves it or hates it to be honest. But it drives him crazy.

EdWinchester Sun 15-Sep-19 19:52:16

Sirens send our dog garrity.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 15-Sep-19 19:59:04

Sodding squirrels and pigeons. Our garden is full of them. He is too thick to realise that birds can fly and squirrels can climb and he can't do either.

Reallybadidea Sun 15-Sep-19 20:12:51

One of our dogs hates us sitting on or even being near our barstools at the kitchen island. Consequently we haven't actually used them for the last 9 years.

Other dog has an issue with Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne and howls as soon as it comes on the radio grin

JustLikeJasper Sun 15-Sep-19 20:14:57

Feathers! She goes batshit when she sees one. And she tries to chase after birds.. in the sky 🙄🙄

Ohflippineck Sun 15-Sep-19 20:16:10

Squirrels here too.
She’s 13, perfect recall, waits outside the bathroom when I’m in there, sits at husbands feet when he’s working at home, walks past cats, ducks, geese, pigeons, sheep without a backward glance.
Squirrels, the red mist descends.


FrangipaniBlue Sun 15-Sep-19 20:33:39

Next doors dog.

No other dogs, just the one next door. They seem to have s mutual hatred for each other confused

stucknoue Sun 15-Sep-19 20:35:11

Motorbikes, horses, the very annoying crows who fly and attack him

Biscusting Sun 15-Sep-19 20:47:54

Cats or anything perceived to be cat-like: pigeons, sparrows, plant pot in an unexpected location, our other dog hmm, her reflection. However my MIL is not a cat and is free to roam anywhere without issue.

A friends dog used to attack parked cars, perfectly calm and friendly dog, but stationary vehicles were to be dealt with severely.

Biscusting Sun 15-Sep-19 20:49:39

That should say my MILs cat!! Not my actual MIL! She is free to roam (although probably shouldn’t be allowed among the general public)

Floralnomad Sun 15-Sep-19 20:52:43

Anything small and furry
Birds of any size flying
Anybody trying to hug me
When on his lead any large yellow / white dogs ( fine if he’s off lead)
When off lead huskies
He also dislikes the vacuum cleaner but he just walks away rather than going berserk .

JustLikeJasper Sun 15-Sep-19 21:24:46

@Ohflippineck cocker spaniel by any chance?

TheHorseOnSeventhAvenue Sun 15-Sep-19 22:40:05

Phil Collins and Piers Morgan. Cool with everything else life throws at her.

ineedaholidaynow Sun 15-Sep-19 22:43:53

Any Gtech advert
Hoover adverts

BiteyShark Mon 16-Sep-19 07:15:07

Ring doorbell advert on the tv. No BiteyDog there isn't anyone at the door grin

FrenchyQ Mon 16-Sep-19 07:26:50

The ice cream van. As soon as they hear the chimes, they both start howling.

FLOrenze Mon 16-Sep-19 09:19:03

Laundry. As soon as the washing comes out of the machine she goes nuts. Again when it comes in from the garden or goes in or out of the tumble dryer.

However she loves a newly mopped floor. She will sit and drool on the dry bit while I am mopping. I have to toe her out of the way and then she will spread herself out on the wet floor.

Yokohamajojo Mon 16-Sep-19 09:31:59

Running and screeching children blush very threatening apparently

dudsville Mon 16-Sep-19 09:35:48

Does anyone remember the song "hey ho", by the lumineers (I think!?). The hey-ing and ho-ing used to send one of my dearly departed pups around the bend. Also any music with a strong base. Otherwise I've had pretty chilled and easy going dogs, but whenever I hear that song or strong base I think of Winnie.

missbattenburg Mon 16-Sep-19 09:38:19

Using a garden hoe.

Spades and forks are acceptable. The garden hoe requires constant vigilence and barking.

adaline Mon 16-Sep-19 09:40:20

Me daring to even look at another dog let alone fuss it.
Cats or birds in the garden.
Our cats getting fed when he's not getting fed.
The cats getting any kind of attention whatsoever.

lololove Mon 16-Sep-19 09:41:40

Flood siren, his own reflection - but only in the telly, anything passing him in the street if he's walking. (we are OK if he's in his buggy though (arthritis, tendonitis and a liver issue - lots of vet visits, he doesn't walk well and I can't drive). Anyone in the passage when he's in the garden, family members being in two different rooms causing him to patrol and keep an eye on us all incase we need protecting (aka: incase we eat something he doesn't see)

Span1elsRock Mon 16-Sep-19 09:45:48

Pheasants. Literally sends our older dog batshit, and he loses all sense.
Squirrels to a slightly lesser degree.

The puppy seems to take severe umbrage to her reflection in anything......... growling and barking. She's not the brightest bulb in the box, love her.

missbattenburg Mon 16-Sep-19 09:48:57

Ha at pheasants!

This morning Battendog and I got to a T junction in the woods. I went one way and down the other lane were some pheasants. You could see the terrible conflict in his mind: come with me or go to the pheasants.

He dithered for ages before (presumably) deciding he'd found a way to do both. He pegged it to the pheasant, startled them, turned immediately on a dime and came running at full pelt back to me grin

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