Your dogs more unappealing habits...

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BarkingHat Wed 12-Aug-20 14:38:09

I've got a couple of threads running about our puppy. Someone mentions being able to shower on your own.

If I shut the bathroom door but don't lock it she'll burst in when she hears the water stop to helpfully lick your knees dry.

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BiteyShark Wed 12-Aug-20 14:40:58

Sticking his face right up against mine at night so I feel his whiskers (I presume he is checking on me or maybe I am snoring grin).

Collapsing on top of me at night when I am asleep.

ilovepixie Wed 12-Aug-20 14:45:41

Licking my belly button. If she sees it her eyes light up and she makes a beeline for it!

Collidascope Wed 12-Aug-20 14:48:19

If anyone sneezes or coughs, he has to leave whatever he is doing and rush at them, sticking his furry face into theirs to make sure they are all right.

He loves carrying things so you can put things down - shoes, socks or friends leaving their bags in the hall - and they will be picked up by the dog and carried off somewhere else. It doesn't help that we laugh when he does it, I suppose.

He also has a tendency to try and preserve his energy on walks so that he has the energy to play when he gets home. So you'll walk him and throw his ball for him, and he'll glare at you and walk like a geriatric to get it. Then as soon as he gets home, he's raiding the toy box, and if you ignore him, he assumes that he it's just a matter of finding the right toy, so keeps bringing more and more.

pigsDOfly Wed 12-Aug-20 14:50:07

My dog used to lick my legs when I got out of the shower where I used to live but never does it in my current house.

Her least appealing habit is humping her favourite toy, a sheep, as it happens, that she's had since she was a tiny puppy, she's now nine.

She doesn't do it a great deal, thankfully, but does like to hump him in the garden from time to time.

SJaneS48 Wed 12-Aug-20 16:49:08

Eating poo (any kind, she’s not fussy) & rolling in fox crap

ladybee28 Wed 12-Aug-20 17:04:06

DDog has a bit of a beard.

When he eats his dinner, sometimes his beard gets food / oil in it.

So his after-dinner routine is to find either a trousered leg, nice soft rug, or the edge of the sofa and vigorously wipe his beard up and down it until he feels it's clean.


pigsDOfly Wed 12-Aug-20 17:45:44

Ooh yes, I forgot the poo eating.

She loves rabbit droppings, she's quite selective so will sort out the ones that are better - I've often wondered if the ones that have been through the rabbit once are better, or the ones that have been through twice that are tastier, obviously have no way of knowing.

She will also occasionally eat other dogs' poo, but again is selective. Cat poo however, is the nectar of the gods apparently and will be eaten whenever she can find it.

And she's such a pretty dog. Looking at her you'd never guess she's just a horrible disgusting animal.

AriesTheRam Wed 12-Aug-20 18:05:06

Licking his nob whilst I'm eating

Yearinyearout Wed 12-Aug-20 18:08:22

Finding the muddiest puddle or pond and wallowing in it with great pleasure. Literally got laughed at by motorists all the way back yesterday as my once blonde dog was covered In thick black muck 🙄

TrufflePioneer Wed 12-Aug-20 18:21:15

My dog does the bursting into the bathroom thing to lick your legs dry after a shower - he will also rush to make sure you are okay if you sneeze.

He's quite young so hasn't developed any habits as such, other than viciously bouncing the grunty pig off my leg to engage me in a game, usually when I'm on a work video call. If you take your shoes off for a nanosecond he will steal one and do a huge lap of honour before hiding it. All shoes have to be popped in a box in our house, you can't leave them on the floor or even on the shoe rack - he's worked out how to lift them off there.

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Wed 12-Aug-20 20:11:44

Eating shit (cat, rabbit, cow, horse, sheep, human)
Rolling in shit (fox)
Drooling big slimy puddles all over the floor when we're getting their food ready

I don't know why we have them, really.

Beanybop Wed 12-Aug-20 20:17:11

Eating the longest strands of grass so that they get stuck on the way out and I have to chase her poo flicking butthole all around the house before I get the privilege of pulling the shitty metre long blade of grass out while she cries loudly.

Stellaris22 Wed 12-Aug-20 20:34:56

Going up to other dog owners in the park and shaking, so flinging slobber all over people. Luckily they don't mind!

MyBabyIsAFurBaby Fri 14-Aug-20 10:52:27

@Beanybop Mine does this too! Thank god I'm not the only one pulling grass from my dog's backside!

I clearly have to do it too often, as she will obliging come to me when I call out 'Can Mummy see?'!!!

BarkandCheese Fri 14-Aug-20 11:06:22

Poo eating. Fortunately she's never gone for cat or other dog's poo, but she does like a bit of her own. She's also partial to rabbit and goose, rabbit isn't an issue but too much goose poo makes her vomit green stinking puke everywhere 🤮. She's the cutest looking dog but like all dogs her habits are absolute foul.

SJaneS48 Fri 14-Aug-20 11:09:22

My dog has IBD so the poo eating thing often has consequences. I agree there must be something in dogs genetic make up that still despite their revolting habits still makes us love them

RuudGullitOnAShed Fri 14-Aug-20 11:12:11

One of our dogs used to have a love of underwear. Used or unused
He would go to great lengths to extract it from the laundry basket and he would always bring some into the living room
when we had guests.
I once came home and found a dog bed made from my knickers under the spare bed - I’d left the drawer slightly open and he had removed every pair.

Eyesofdisarray Fri 14-Aug-20 11:18:30

Beanybop - yes, mine too. I'm the only member of my family that can 'remove' the grass. Apparently.
Preferring to drink from muddy puddles rather than clean fresh water.
Scooting across the floor/grass/path.... then sniffing the 'scoot' shock

Purplecatshopaholic Fri 14-Aug-20 11:22:14

Trying to sit on the sofa between me and bf. (They are each jealous of the other to be fair). Eating poo - foxes, horses, his own... Licking his knob. Loudly. Constantly.. He is still the best dog in the world!

userxx Fri 14-Aug-20 13:18:08

Dragging his arse across the wooden floor after having a poo, just to make sure he's nice and clean, he then sniff's the floor.

BiteyShark Fri 14-Aug-20 13:19:07


Dragging his arse across the wooden floor after having a poo, just to make sure he's nice and clean, he then sniff's the floor.

Ooo mine does this but fortunately on the grass in the garden "phew"

GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough Fri 14-Aug-20 13:22:22

Lying down on her walk and refusing to move she's a Dalmatian and too big for me to carry many a time I've had to call my husband to bring the car!

userxx Fri 14-Aug-20 13:28:39

Ooo mine does this but fortunately on the grass in the garden "phew"

He also uses the grass but the wooden floor is his preferred choice - must be nice and cool. Just lovely.

vanillandhoney Fri 14-Aug-20 14:06:17

Eating poo. Ideally fresh, warm and as smelly as possible.
Peeing on dead animals. Before rolling on them.
Eating grass so that occasionally, I have to crouch near his bum (normally by the edge of a busy road) and pull grass out of his arse.

Before we got him neutered, he spent a lot of time humping the cat hmm

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