Most people treat their dogs as part of the family, and just like regular family members, they can be the source of some major arguments between people.
A new UK poll, which could easily translate here finds:
- If forced to choose between a pet or a partner, a third of dog lovers would pick their pet.
- 40% of people admit to showing their pooch more affection than their partner.
- When it comes to arguments, dogs are responsible for three fights a week.
- The biggest dog-related argument is over who should walk the dog.
- Other top dog-related arguments include:
- Who has to go and clean up their mess in the garden/on walks
- One partner says the other gives the dog too many treats
- Arguments about muddy car seats or the house being muddy
- One partner wants the other to join them on a dog walk and they don't want to
- Who has to get out of bed to let them out in the morning
- The dog has taken your seat on the sofa or bed
- If the dog should be allowed on the sofa
- You disagree on training techniques
- One partner accuses the other of playing too roughly with the dog
And a person’s beloved dog can have a major affect on their relationship.
- An eighth of those polled say their relationship reached a point where they were given an “it’s me or the dog” ultimatum.
- 38% of people say if their dog didn’t like a new partner it would mean doom for the relationship.
- 25% of people would break up with someone if they were too obsessed with their dog.