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Dog Trolls: 10 unique struggles dog owners face

by Aliha Bukhari

While we’ve already spoken about cat owners and their dilemmas –  and how they struggle to deal with the antics of their beloved furry felines.

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Today, we’re going to talk about their canine counterparts, yes, we’re talking about dogs! Those of you who own a dog, or in general are fond of dogs, know what it’s like to be around the cuddly creatures.

Let’s look at the ten struggles a dog owner has to face:

1. Tangled 

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You know that moment when you take your dog out for a walk and preferably get your daily dose of exercise as well? Yeah, we’ve all been there. Your dog somehow manages to entangle his leash with another dog’s leash and it’s all one huge mess, and you’re left there questioning your existence. Hmmm..

2. Is It A Tornado, Or Is It A Dog?

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Do you ever regret the decisions you took (or never took) in your life and looked back at your life as the giant mess that it is? Like that one time when you stepped out for ten minutes and came back to a pile of papers lying everywhere, only to realise that it wasn’t a tornado that hit your living room, it was your loyal furry companion.

3. Size Matters

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Bruno the Great Dane might have grown from a palm sized pup to fully grown furry beast, but that doesn’t mean he knows it. In his eyes you’re still his mommy or daddy and he’ll sit wherever he wants to and when he wants to. Even if that means directly on your face or stretched across your lap.

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4. Dog Maintenance > Utility Bills

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You get a mini heart attack every time your monthly bills start rolling in and your dog’s monthly visits to the vet and grooming expenses keep giving you existential crisis.

5. The Burp Machine

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Scooby Doo: I had a tasty treat, mmm…let’s show human my appreciation for the finer things in life. *Burps on human’s face*

Human: *Faints*

6. I’m Yours, What’s Yours Is Mine

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In your dog’s perspective, nothing you own is entirely yours, it’s equally his/hers. No matter how hard you try to block him/her out of your stuff, he/she will still take up most of your space and claim it as their own.

7. There Is No Double In Socks 

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Picture this: You’re getting late for work, you’re frantically searching for your missing pair socks and your dog sits there sheepishly (pun intended). You search his mouth and find traces of your now shredded sock stuck in his teeth and the rest of it hidden behind the sofa. It doesn’t get more real than this folks!

8.  Sharing Is Caring

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When you’re eating something, your dog stares at you till you finally care to share what your eating and part ways with whatever it was that you were devouring.

9. Doorbell = Dog Barks

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You know there’s someone at the door when the doorbell rings (correction: When the dog barks). As soon as the bell rings, your dog takes it up as his duty to alarm you by his constant barking.

10. Doggy No Like Bath Time

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You run a bath for your dog, place him inside the tub for some good old rub a ‘dub dub’ and he re-enacts Macbeth’s tragic death in Shakespeare’s famous play, like it’s the end of the world. *puppy dog eyes*



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