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I Hate Dogs

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Are Dogs Man's Best Friend? I Say No! I Hate Dogs!

Well, this is going to make me popular! I hate dogs.

Ever since I was a child, I have had a fear of dogs, they are just so unpredictable - I can never tell what they may do next.

Dogs have plagued my life from the pram when I was pounced on by a large Alsatian to the present day when I had a chunk bitten out of my bottom by an over excited Labrador.

Apart from the dogs that work at sniffing out drugs, helping the blind or can intercept land mines what is the actual point of dogs as pets? Why do people have to own dogs? With all the cleaning up, feeding and picking up of their messes, what can someone actually get out of having a dog as a pet? You have to train them to behave and give them attention, what's the fun in that?! Dogs may be man's best friend, but they aren't mine!

So, this debate is here for you to sound off, tell me the answers to these questions please! Do you hate dogs? Or do you love them? Tell me about it! Please just don't get abusive.

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Why I Am Not a Dog Lover

  • Dogs smell. Their odour gets into everything, if you own a dog your house will smell, even if your home is spotlessly clean, a visitor will smell your dog in seconds of coming through the door.

  • Dog poops are gruesome. The stink of dog poo is not easy to disguise. And many owners don't pick it up either, making life unpleasant for anyone else walking in that park, field or road. It isn't the dog's fault; it's got to do what it has got to do. But if you own a dog, take responsibility and for goodness sake bag it and bin it. Yes that's a horrid task to perform, but more fool you for owning a dog in the first place.

  • Dogs bark. Not a nice sound, not cute at all.

  • They have sharp teeth. That bite.

  • The slobbery licking is repulsive. Yuk, and the ones that have the drool hanging from their mouths. If you are an owner who kisses their dog on the lips, then I think you are very very wrong.

  • The jumping up, the bouncing and the running. Absolutely terrifying.

  • This is the main reason why I don't like dogs: owners expect everyone else to love their pooch as much as they do. We have to be tolerant of their hairy excited animal bounding up to us in the park, frightening our children and sticking their noses in our crotches. I like to go running, but each time I go I have to navigate the dogs. I hate dogs, but they just love me! I am a dog magnet, they smell the fear and seek me out! I think many owners forget that only they know their dog, it could be the soppiest dog in the world but we do not know this and I am going to wary of anything that runs up and rugby tackles me when I go running.

  • And finally, DON'T BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK!!!

Please Note! I Do Hate Dogs, But...

I do not wish any dogs harm, I am not evil!

I Hate Dogs, but Do You? Tell Me Below....

I think dogs are NOT man's best friend! Do you agree or do you distrust anyone who doesn't like dogs?

More to say about dogs....add it here!

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      Jim Hennigan 17 months ago

      BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK

      WHIMPER

      WHINE

      BARK BARK BARK BARK

      need I go on

      If a dog can crap in a public park

      Why can't I

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      moonlake 22 months ago from America

      I love my dogs, but I understand if you don't love dogs. Big dogs can be scary, but to hate all dogs. I won't walk my small dogs on a sidewalk where I think big dogs would be.

      I know you wouldn't want to come to my home because it stinks and poops everywhere! This is ok with me I don't want you in my home and I do distrust people who don't like dogs. There's something unkind about them.

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      TeeJay 3 years ago

      Everyone has the right to their opinion, and if you don't like dogs, that's fine, but don't tell me my house smells just because I have dogs (even friends of mine who don't like dogs have told me my house always smells clean). My house is clean, I have dogs that do not shed much and what little they do is vacuumed regularly, they are bathed regularly, they are trained not to bark, lick or otherwise frighten or cause discomfort to my non-dog friends. In fact, they are put in the kennels in a separate room when these friends are around. My dogs are great companions, but they are not treated as children. They know their place. It is one thing to say you don't like an animal, but to say they should all be shot and burned as noted above, that is just outright sick (but that is just my opinion). Most dogs that I have been around that have misbehaved are those that have been abused, neglected or have owners who spoil them rotten and do not properly train them. If a person is not going to take the time to train a dog properly and spend the time needed, then they should not own a dog. They are big responsibility. To those who say people who own dogs don't have friends, that is a bunch of BS. I have plenty of friends and a social life. I have friends who love dogs, friends who don't, friends who love cats or other creatures. It astounds that someone would hate another person just because they own a dog. To me that is so incredibly narrow-minded. I happen to love all creatures; they each have a place here on Earth.

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      jackd2 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I completely agree with this sentence: I am also tired of being blamed for my bad experiences ("it's YOUR fault for being bitten! Dogs react to fear!" I've been told this too, and it's b.s. A friend of mine who owns a dog got bitten recently. Blaming the victim..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It was nice to read these posts. I thought I was the only one who feels dogs are incredibly annoying. I think cats are too. I used to have two cats but left them with my ex, knowing I wouldn't want to continue taking care of them and changing their liter box for 20 years or so. I have two dogs now, actually I have one and my boyfriend has one. I would like to get rid of both of them but he won't have it. I understand loving dogs, I don't hate them. I do not think they should be treated badly either or abused. My dog used to go everywhere with me. My feelings toward the dogs sure changed when I had a baby though, especially having gotten a second dog because of boyfriend. Dogs are great when you are single. But once their are children and babies involved, I'll be damned if I trust the dog for one second and they hurt my baby. Now so far they have never hurt my baby but it has been close. They have growled and snapped at her and I was ready to put them down then and there. These two dogs are treated very well, they get lot's of attention, well groomed and fed and get walked three times a day and never abused. You know I am soooooooooooo sick of it. I just don't have time for this crap anymore. My lovely boyfriend refuses to give them up. Drives me insane. Too much responsibility. I'm sick of picking up dog shit, I'm sick of watching them like a hawk when my baby is around them, I'm sick of them barking, I'm so sick and tired of their stupid hair everywhere, sick of the drool, sick of correcting them everytime someone goes in the kitchen because they think maybe a crumb might fall on the floor, sick of them knocking my baby down, sick of them waking her up, sick of the lab getting in the bathtub and eating my good soap as soon as someone leaves the door open. Sick of them getting on the furniture (when they know they are not allowed but do it every chance they get, they have their own nice comfy beds too) sick and tired of all of it!!! I will never get a dog or cat again, sick of cleaning up vomit, sick of mopping up water and paw prints all over the kitchen everytime they take a drink, sick of them jumping up everytime I make a move to follow me or coming it to the bathroom when I'm trying to use the toilet, hate their wet noses touching me and absolutely can't stand when they lick my daughter! . Believe it or not I don't hate them I just don't want to worry about them anymore. I just want to take care of my daughter and the new one on the way and not worry about the possible dangers of having the dogs around and all the responsibilities that go with it. One dog wouldn't be so bad but two ..........UUUUUGGGGHGHhhhh!

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      I love my dogs, but that does not mean I cannot understand why other people don't like them or are scared of them, we have a big dog and she looks rather scary, I am very conscious whilst out on walks to keep the dogs properly under control, I hate seeing unruly dogs running around, and snapping at my dogs, who are well mannered and behave. And all the owners can say is "they are friendly they are alright" yeah but wouldn't be that if my dog reacted to yours as It would be my dog that got the blame!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark is the sound I hear all through the day and all through the night. I hate dogs. Everyone always tells me... "oh it's the people's fault... well trained dogs don't bark like that." Well that's all fine and dandy, but seeing as how about 95% of all dog owners are completely irresponsible people, clueless and detached from the reality that their dog is an absolute nuisance with its incessant barking...well, that leaves me with dog barking nonstop day and night. A leaf falls off a tree... better bark at that. A person is talking on the sidewalk... yep, better bark at that. Here comes the mailman... definitely gettin' in some barking here. What's that I feel on my face...wind? WTF... you KNOW I'm a bark at you! BARK BARK BARK. Oh look... it's the provider of food pulling up in the driveway... WOOHOO let's eat. /// silence.... REPEAT. I suppose I'd be fine with dogs if they were well trained....granted, I don't want to be around them, but to each his own, but I've never met a well trained dog ever... EVER. And for those of us who don't like to blast their TVs all day and night to drown it out...those of us who prefer to have quiet enjoyment of their home (as is SUPPOSED to be a right as according to every city's LAWS) well, we're just shit outa luck as they say.

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      Dogs are not for everyone. so true.

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      designerpuppys 4 years ago

      Interesting lens that all dog owners should read. Yes, dogs are smelly, noisy creatures. But they can be wonderful companions. Somehow, they manage to touch your heart because they love unconditionally!

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      rosiembanks 4 years ago

      I actually agree with all your points here - I used to live with people who had dogs and I noticed all those things: everything smelled like dog, I hated the sound of them barking and I didn't like them jumping up at me. I still liked them, though - at the end of the day, it was still really nice to snuggle up with them on the sofa. I understand not liking them, though, and I definitely don't want the responsibility of owning one myself.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Your disgusting, you punt him across the floor. makes you no less than a spouse abuser yourself. I would love to give you a snake you could hang around your neck. Interesting choice. A snake for a snake. If you hate them the only reason you keep them would be to fool your spouse or to abuse them when he is not around. What a hateful person.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Why in the world are you bathing our child at a friends house??? Is there something wrong with your bathtub?

      And why do you go to a friends house that has a dog if you hate them. Seems to be more a you problem then a them problem. i don't invite friends over that hate dogs, I don't associate with people that hate anything. There is something mentally unhealthy about people that can hate so much. I would be concerned for your child. Has he been potty trained? What if he pops on the floor, will you dump him at a shelter, just askin.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      Great lens. Not everyone likes dogs, why should they? Personally I don't like them at all. I'm a cat lover.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i agree with you a hundred percent!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I dont like dogs! they shed way to much, they are needy and klingy. they always want attention and they stink no matter how much you bathe them. and they make too much noise. people who keep dogs in their house always will have a smelly house, always. most people with indoor dogs dont clean as much as they should and their homes either have too much fur all over or smells real bad. another thing spending thousands in vet bills is insane, just put it down and save your money.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good for nothing house pet dogs!! noisy neigbours dogs barking at NOTHING ! they shit all over the place ,

      why the hell does every other person have stupid dogs!!! there should be whole communitys that DOGS are not part off!! bark,bark,bark what the heck are they good for!!

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      You are absolutely entitled to feel this way. . . even a dog lover like me won't try to tell you otherwise! That said, t I suspect a lot of the dog aversion that's being aired here has more to do with poor owners and poorly trained dogs than it has to do with GOOD dogs - those of exemplary manners who are well cared for, well groomed, and well managed by (sadly, rare) responsible owners. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am not a fan of dogs either, especially large breeds. Actually I have a fear of dogs. I can cope if they are on a leash and I can stay safely away, but if they're off leash or allowed to (god forbid) jump on me, I panic.

      I do not believe my fear is "irrational": I was attacked by a rottweiler at age 7 while walking to school, by my neighbor's Husky at age 12 which I had known and walked for years (one day it just flipped out and decided that hands are a good thing to shred,) and by a random unleashed dog at age 23, which ran up silently behind me without warning and tore a chunk of flesh out of my thigh. I saw the dog about thirty feet away and just walked by, minding my own business and staying calm and collected. I did not run. The damn dog bit me anyway.

      Sure, you can argue that these dogs just had "bad owners." But that argument doesn't fix the scars left by the dogs, or the fear that I will get attacked a fourth time by yet another dog that has a "bad owner."

      I don't exactly hate dogs, but I grow tired of hearing about how everyone's dog is some pinnacle of animal perfection. I am also tired of being blamed for my bad experiences ("it's YOUR fault for being bitten! Dogs react to fear!") I am tired of seeing dog owners struggle to restrain their lunging, vicious dogs while saying "oh, she's actually very sweet!"

      If you like dogs, great. Just realize that not everyone does, and PLEASE control your animal. Do not let it run up and lick/jump on everyone. Keep it fenced in. Just as you would not want every snake owner to put their boa constrictor on you, I do not want your dog on me.

      (End rant.)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dogs smell your backside because that's where they learn a lot about you: gender, age, health status, attitude, etc. Right now, we're teaching some dogs that there are standards when greeting people because we don't agree with the over excitement they exhibit. And people always come first, no matter how small they are.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I HATE dogs!!! They smell horrible, no matter how many times you wash them. They smell a few minutes later. They eat their own shit( I know not all do it) but the ones I have seen and my families dogs do! They eat their shit and lick you fucking gross. Please tell me how they have the cleanest mouths? They chew on everything. They are so needy, they follow you around everywhere and have to sit right under you. I'm sorry but I think dogs are ugly. There are a few cute puppies but that's it. And I'm sorry it's nasty having to see a dogs butthole.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I love when a full grown dog starts drooling and panting all over little helpless babies and the owners think it's "cute or endearing"...that's abuse man!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'd like to point out that most living things vomit... I've had the privelage of cleaning up after a weimaraner who ate his own shit and then proceeded to vomit it up.... that's some best friend, I'm pretty sure if your human friend did that you'd disown them, just saying.....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'd like to point out that most living things vomit... I've had the privelage of cleaning up after a weimaraner who ate his own shit and then proceeded to vomit it up.... that's some best friend, I'm pretty sure if your human friend did that you'd disown them, just saying.....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @always_angry: how about coming home after a long hard day at work and your boyfriend's irish wolfhound has pissed a puddle the size of lake superior in the kitchen and eaten your kids bed frame..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I feel the same way about men! It's a deal breaker for me, if he mentions a dog or wanting one I cut my loses and move on...no thanks, I'd rather be celebate!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: needy fuckers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It's refreshing to see a male hate dogs for once.. usually it's role reversed! I totally agree, they ruin lives, homes and people's sanity ...I saw good riddance!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are a genius! Modern day robin hood really... taking from the rich to feed the poor ;) LOL

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @kateloving: hmmm...humans wouldn't and couldn't save you??? I'd like to see your dog give you CPR or insert an Oral airway when you're unconscious...what a ridiculous statement!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @FanfrelucheHubs: Thank you! I agree, people who compare a dog to a person need a reality check.. or people who make statments auch as "People who hate dogs send off alarms for me, don't trust them" ...what the H E double Hockey sticks is that?!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You're awesome! I totally agree with what you're saying..my biggest pet peeve? When you see a helpless infant in an infant carrier and someone's magney retreiver comes up and starts licking it right in the face.. and the owners oooh and awe over how much the dog loves the baby... BS!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: AMEN!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These mangey beasts are the bain of my existence. You go to visit or have dinner with a friend or family member and low and behold, their beady eyed stank-ass monster is leering at your, licking it's lips and nudging in your direction as if to say "give me a snack i'm so cute". Nothing is as awesome as trying to bath your toddler and their dog rams it's nose right up your ass as youre hunched over the side of the tub...then proceeding to have a drink of your baby's bath water....ever cute, buster is a thirsty boy- NOT!

      And if you manage to not lose your shit and go postal and make it through those nuisances, nothing says "grab a seat ...get comfortable" like a couch full of musty dog hair...

      oh and my favourite.. it's super awesome when you go to your room and the dog has dropped a buffalo sized pile of shit in the guest room...they sure enrich the quality of your life *thumbs up*

      People who have birthday parties and wrap presents for their dog to open on special occasions need to be institutionalized....wtf is wrong wtih you?! Why did you upload a 10 minute clip of your beagel opening a christmas present on youtube??!? ...fml I have to stop now before I have an anneurysm!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think the most important point you make in this article is that dog owners need to be extremely aware when out with their dog(s) that not everyone shares their love of dogs. In fact, many people have had bad experiences with dogs in their pasts which gives them a sense of insecurity when around dogs. I NEVER expect people to enjoy my dogs as much as I do, and am ALWAYS respectful when I see someone else out on the street. I try to gauge their body language and if necessary will move my dogs OFF the sidewalk to all them to pass. Oh, and even as a dog owner, not cleaning up their poop is a serious wrong in my book. It takes but a couple of seconds to pick it up and done properly does not have to be an awful experience. The way I do it is quick, clean and I use a scented bag which helps a LOT....lol.

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      coolaunt 4 years ago

      I think you have some very valid reasons for your great dislike of dogs. I actually enjoyed reading this lens. Maybe it is the owners in some instances. They do smell like dogs, the part I don't enjoy. I like my dogs and respect those who do not like dogs.

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      AmandaTWaH 4 years ago

      I love dogs but good for you for voicing your opinion! My fiance hates dogs which is unfortunate because I would love to get a nice medium sized dog to play with and take for walks.

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      Aquamarine18 4 years ago

      I love your lens! I happen to love dogs but your lens is really funny and very unusual and I think you are really brave to admit that you actually hate dogs! What about cats?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Allstate got it right with their mayhem commercial featuring the laughable "guard dog" concept. Throw them a nice meaty bone and they'll sit and let someone rob you blind. Good doggie, chase them as far as your invisible fence allows and sit there looking stupid. Dogs make lousy eyewitnesses. ADT is cheaper in the long run, and more reliable. And I'd personally prefer to rely on the five battery operated smoke alarms in my house than the stupidass dog that barks and whines at everything to the point where I throw a blanket over the floor vent so I don't have to hear it coming from the basement when I'm trying to sleep.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can honestly say to the dog lovers that I live with two dogs, have for 6 years now, and I detest them even more than I did when I gave in to pressure to get these nasty mutts. I gave em a chance people, and my mind hasn't changed. I still can't stand living in dog hair, dog mess, dog STENCH, and all the extra housework. I still don't want something that follows me all over the house, nails CLICK CLICKCLICK across the floor. Barking when you're on the phone. Trying to talk to someone on the porch and these assholes are going insane inside. In all honesty, why do you want to live with a loud, dirty animal that will come crawling back after you punt it across the room? That's loosely the same idea as a woman who goes running back to an abusive boyfriend because she "loves" him. Are you kidding me? Give me a snake any day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I grew up on a block where nearly every neighbor had a dog and a lady up the block was even a breeder. I've never known anyone that had a dog that bit anyone at all. Sure it happens, but it's nearly always due to BAD owners abusing them, NOT because of the dog themselves. Dogs are incredibly loving and forgiving animals. Those who are afraid of them have never been around them as a child or at all. Every dog I've ever met has been sweet and loving, even the numerous dogs I've met from people going into the pet stores. They come right up to you, start wagging their tails, put their ears back and get all happy at being petted.

      While I agree that dogs can certainly be a pain in the ass.. you and many others here are terribly mistaken about dogs.

      Dogs are Fiercely loyal to their owners and even other people. Recent studies have shown that dogs not only have empathy for their owners when they are sad or distressed, but even strangers. When people were shown a sad image, 23 out of 25 dogs went to the stranger and put their head on their laps to console them. Some started licking their hands or jumped up on their laps.

      Dogs save FAR more lives than they ever take. We're talking about dogs, not a pack of wild wolves, lions or tigers in the plains or something. Dogs can be used to sniff out cancer and other diseases, they save countless peoples lives every year (try watching the show "I shouldn't be alive" and see how many dogs have gone to incredible lengths to save their masters), dogs will EASILY DIE for you as well.

      They've been use to herd everything from cows, to sheep and horses. They'll keep you warm in the cold and can virtually guarantee that you're house won't get broken into as thieves routinely avoid houses with dogs. Only 2% of houses with dogs ever get broken into while 23% of houses with alarm systems get burglarized.

      Dogs are known to lower stress and even help lower blood pressure in those with hypertension. They are incredibly forgiving animals. You can yell, scream and kick them for doing something wrong and 30 seconds later they'll be coming up to you seeking forgiveness. Once you pet them and give them a hug they're jumping up and down all over you because they're so happy to be back in your good graces.

      You can train them to bring you your paper, open or close doors, assist the blind, find mines on the battlefield, let you know when someone comes around, defend you, sniff out bombs, seek people trapped in collapsed buildings after earthquakes, avalanches, find escaped prisoners or lost children and SO much more.

      Cats by contrast are selfish, sit there and do almost nothing, eat, sleep and poop and just about nothing more and the time you take cleaning up their litter, dealing with that smell, that's IN the house instead of outside where a dog goes, you end up spending as much or more time cleaning up after a cat, especially with their disgusting hair balls,frequent vomiting, tracking litter all over the dam house, stepping on that which could and sometime DOES have fecal matter on it, shedding and the like. At least dogs do their business outside where it belongs, not in the house..unless you forget to let them out.

      Sure, they can bark constantly, be messy and when this dog goes, we're not getting another one. But dogs are incredibly virtuous and righteous animals that do so much for mankind in general. Most women consider diamonds their best friend.. or at least that's the ridiculous saying. Sure, a piece of shiny carbon that miners kill countless people to get from the ground...that's what women overall consider their best friend. While men have given that title to a righteous, amazingly loving, loyal and life saving animal, the dog, who truly is man's best friend and with VERY Good reason.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: thats just soooooooooooo mean where didi you live when you where growing up Seriously

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Help plss i dont like dogs but i dont hate them i just wont have one myself but my bf who i live with have one and is driving me crazy and we have huge fights cuz of his dog he is a huge dog lover his dog is his son, the dog can destroy wharever he wants and my bf doesnt say anything recently he eat 3 pair of sandals and one of them where just new of course i get piss in he ending said it was my fault to leave the sandals there knowing his poochi was there and he is a baby im getting tired of it and i can handle his dog anymore, he wants to take the dog everywhere with us and he permits the dog in the room so annoying have sex with the dog sniffing around he make me feel like im the evil person cuz i dont love his dog. And this is getting a big issue even one day he told me that he dog is going to stay so i said if he prefer his dog i will go!!! and guess what his answer was i just cant believe he will prefer his dog on top of a human being his dog is on the top of everything but he said is not true and is perfectly normal i think is not i think is extreme and he rather hurt my feelings like his dogs :( the dog is good when he is not at home but once he is at home he jumps around and get crazy i cant kiss my bf or play around cuz the freaking dog jump over :-(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, here I'm.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you want to, I can bring you a bucket or two full of dogs everyday to your house. I hate dogs sooooooooooooo much, you can't imagine. All dogs need some disease similar people's AIDS to get rid of them all..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The only dogs I fear are the ones their owners are too stupid to leash. Those dogs are likely to get sprayed in the face with my mace, and the idiot owner too if he wants to fight about it.

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      always_angry 5 years ago

      Funny how we are sick for not liking dogs... Have the people who call us that bothered to read our reasons?

      I went to get breakfast today, but ended up skipping it because one of the dogs puked right in the middle of the kitchen .

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      tanya43 5 years ago

      @quickcutterss: really?? ever heard of freedom of speech?! find another dual!

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      tanya43 5 years ago

      @quickcutterss: really?? ever heard of freedom of speech?! find another dual!

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      tanya43 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Omg!! I agree totally!!

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      tanya43 5 years ago

      @anonymous: you and I need to talk we both have rotts and i feel the same way you do. even if its just to vent. good luck to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: you may be right in some aspects but i personally dont fear dogs. the dogs I had with my ex where trained attack dogs and I had a respect for them. But i controlled them not they me.like I said I dont like them anymore because of this dog. I never kept dogs in the house because they are filfthy!! loyal they may be but filfthy and smelly they are!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Omg!! I cant believe there is a site for people who dont like dogs!! well my kids have a dog, my bf got her for them. she is a rottweiler, 2 yrs old.I used to like dogs until we got her. she changed my mind. See my ex used to breed them but they stayed outside in kennels and I didnt have to do much other than feed them for him when he was at work. but they stayed outside. with my new family this dog stayed in the house for 2 yrs. and f--ked up my house. now I am a very clean and orderly person when it comes to my house, but it got out of control with the shedding. So we have moved recently ans i made it a rule that she stay out on the patio most of the time. and if she is in the house she is kept off the carpet and in one area of the apartmnt, tied up. so far my house is still clean. but I have to admit that I prefer her to be gone, no more dog! my kids love her and my bf tolerates her, he never really liked dogs to begin with. but its for the kids.you all are right dogs stink, they shed alot and they are just plain gross.

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      always_angry 5 years ago

      @anonymous: No kidding. It is really hard to take SS seriously when he can't even form a readable sentence.

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      always_angry 5 years ago

      @David Dove: I think it is healthy to have an "unhappy response" to having to smell poop... Not all people who feel negatively about dogs do so because of fear.

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      JillY88 5 years ago

      I feel certain breeds should be banned but most dogs are good. At the moment I hate my neighbours dog as it chases me on the motorbike when I go to work. It is only young and I feel as it gets older it is going to attack someone, blue heeler crossed with alsatian, two of the worst.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you stop and think,there like taking care of an invalid 24/7 in a rest home. They can't clean up after themselves,you have to bathe them,feed them because they can't feed themselves. You have to repair everything they break in your home. Take them to the doctor,watch every move they make so they don't destroy your property. You have no life! And god help you if they bite someone,LAWSUIT!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Is there any place to meet ladies who hate dogs? It seems like every time I meet some woman she has a smelly mut lerking at home.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its actually good all you people hate dogs, in fact the largest percentage of hate comes from the fact you fear them and this is a good thing.

      To know you fear the animal that is walking beside me or living at my place of residence, a animal which ironically is loyal to me and regards you as a stranger makes the dog a very powerful and useful companion.

      Wouldnt be much use to mankind if everyone thought they were lovely angelic creatures, trying watching My little Pony for that.

      A toy dog is of course enjoyed for their companionship mostly but even they are a deterrent and vigilant sentry.

      In terms of companionship, scientifically dogs are one of the most compatible animals in regards to the dynamic between them and us for thousands of years they have enjoyed working and living alongside us

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      Good debate. Dogs do need to owned responsibly for all concerned and dog lovers shouldn't presume that every one else should love dogs too. Except for Black Labs which everyone should love by law because they are way smarter than Golden Retrievers!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks KaD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks KaD. It heartens me to see yet another dog hater on this site! I feel really strong myself, seeing you post.

      The last time I posted on Yahoo! Answers my views or doubts regarding dogs, all the dog lovers ganged up against. Obviously, that is not going to happen here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That is a common MYTH. Read this article:http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-my...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      REminder: Dogs become bad if they have bad owners too..

      There are no bad dogs, just bad owners...

      Dog lovers and haters... Please read this article...

      Visit here: http://balitaupdates.blogspot.com/2012/02/marley-a...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      REminder: Dogs become bad if they have bad owners too..

      There are no bad dogs, just bad owners...

      Dog lovers and haters... Please read this article...

      Visit here: http://balitaupdates.blogspot.com/2012/02/marley-a...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: lol... and you can't spell or make any sense whatsoever! ... so who sounds stupid?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am soooo glad I am not the only dog hater!! I hate the look I get when I say something about NOT liking dogs.. It's like they think I have something wrong with me.. I used to love dogs and had amazing patience for them... now that I have a home, kids and a husband..a stupid dog is just TOO much work.. They smell bad, have horrible gas, the beg and drool and shed! My husband tells me "but no matter how much you ignore them, they are always there for you.. It's unconditional love." ... It still doesn't matter to me! I don't like dogs!! There is nothing appealing about having one anymore... Maybe the ONLY reason is that it makes me feel safe when no one else is home and I have a huge rottweiler wandering around but other than that.. I have no love for our dog.. I was hoping the animal would have grown on me... but after two years... no love. only dislike after seeing all the ruined screen doors and scratched wood around the windows... I hate they it barks at the stupidest stuff... actually, I hate that it barks at all.

      Severe dog lovers annoy the hell out of me.. The ones that treat dogs like humans and expect you to treat them like that as well.. I HATE when dogs beg and jump up on me and their owners say NOTHING!! It's sooooo gross! Yes, I can safely say I am a hater of dogs!! and it's good to know that I am not the ONLY one!! Thank you for starting the thread! I thought something may have been wrong with me! I would much prefer a cat!! so much more independent and way less filthy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Dog lovers are like Jesus freaks except their unbridled devotion is to a shedding, shitting, biting, smelly four legged noisemaker. Dogs can do no wrong in their eyes; even when they keep the whole neighborhood awake or rip a little kids face off.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't hate dogs in the slightest. I'm just overwhelmed by them because I don't know what to do around them. And dogs seem like the one pet where people expect you to speak to them in that baby tone of voice, telling them how great they are. I feel weird doing that...

      People can agree with this next part on pretty much any animal. What bothers me the most is people who get on their high horse (high Wolfhound?) about dogs. They act like dogs are these almighty deities....dogs are amazing, they have loved and served man forever, but it's a little over the top when you treat them like kings while treating other animals like vermin....it's even worse when you insist on dressing dogs up in ridiculous costumes. It brings a whole new meaning to the term animal cruelty. :p

      So, I don't hate dogs. I just hate the people who insist I put on my shades to shield my eyes from the pristine perfection of dogs whenever one comes by.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't hate dogs in the slightest. I'm just overwhelmed by them because I don't know what to do around them. And dogs seem like the one pet where people expect you to speak to them in that baby tone of voice, telling them how great they are. I feel weird doing that...

      People can agree with this next part on pretty much any animal. What bothers me the most is people who get on their high horse (high Wolfhound?) about dogs. They act like dogs are these almighty deities....dogs are amazing, they have loved and served man forever, but it's a little over the top when you treat them like kings while treating other animals like vermin....it's even worse when you insist on dressing dogs up in ridiculous costumes. It brings a whole new meaning to the term animal cruelty. :p

      So, I don't hate dogs. I just hate the people who insist I put on my shades to shield my eyes from the pristine perfection of dogs whenever one comes by.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I agree, dogs are awful pets. No other animal comes with the plethora of behavioral problems dogs do. You never hear anyone say 'there are no bad cats/hamsters/rabbits, just bad owners', only dogs. Dogs are unpredictable, aggressive, ugly, noisy, filthy. My partner had a dog and a cat when we met. Cat: no problem. Make sure the fountain has water, food in the bowl, good to go. The dog begs or trolls the house for food constantly, must wake up early, even on weekends and vacation to feed it, walk it daily (no matter what the weather is or if you're sick), can't go anywhere without dealing with the dog (take it with us, board it, hire someone to come over), it wants attention constantly, wakes me up at night clawing the carpeting or pulling the blanket off the bed, sheds horridly, needs its nails trimmed and files, constant brushing, stinks, eats catshit every chance it gets and then has horrible gas, shits like a horse, costs us $100 just for food. It's just a constant chore having a dog. Then there's always the neighbors dogs who try and attack this dog or just bark ALL night long. Dogs ruin everything.

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      David Dove 6 years ago

      I'm a cat lover myself but all creatures are magical to me and so it is a pity that you can't enjoy one of them yourself. This fear is fixed relatively easily in therapy using hypnosis or EFT in combination and you may want to consider that as a positive response to a negative state at the moment, it will free you from an unhappy response. Best wishes, David

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      inflows 6 years ago

      I hate them too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      haha, so true. Here are 10 reasons why I hate dogs: http://www.whyihatedogs.com/top-10-reasons-why-i-h...

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      BuddyShearer 6 years ago

      Great informative lense! Now do another one.

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      serenity4me lm 6 years ago

      I do love smaller dogs. I also think the law should be very strict with the laws concerning animals. People should not have to walk, jog, play in fear of animals on the loose. It should be a stiff fine without question. I just recently lost my maltese (9 yrs old) to cancer, but the dog I had before that was a poodle who was eaten by the neighbors pit bull. That dog ate through my poodles intestines in a matter of seconds. It was horrible. We have had many, many people get attacked in our nearby towns because owners are NOT responsible pet owners. That is not okay with me, but I still love little dogs.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love to walk alone and on my hikes I always have trouble with loose dogs. On the outskirts of towns, when you pass farms, or just owners who let their dogs run free in the woods. It's just dangerous. I always carried a stick and my idea was to kick a dog when he attacked me. Be coincidence however I found a far better weapon. I was walking on wet ground and I took a wooden stick from the forest and sharpened a point on it with my pocketknife. Later that day I was attacked by a big black dog. But I used the stick as a spear and held it before me. The dog could not pass the point, he jumped around, tried to get behind me, but all in vain. He couldn't jump at me either without killing himself. Then I punched him a few times, and that really hurt him, and he ran off. So: the "spear" is a superior weapon against dogs ! Make one from your walking stick.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      for all those years of dogs growling at me, lunging at me chasing me for no reason...dogs are the worse pets ever and i would save an ant before i saved a dog.

      dogs want so much attention its always about them them them once you give them that love and attention they are still vulnerable at biting your face off.

      ban pitbulls forever.

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      Mary 6 years ago from Midwest

      I don't think the F... bombs are called for. Come on try to write like you have some intelligence. This is debate but your taking it to far.

      If you can't handle yourself any better then that then you should not come on the duals.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Scientists tell us that dogs and cats have evolved over the millenia as they were domesticated and lived with humans. They're no longer like wolves and catamounts. Isn't it obvious, however, that cats evolved as the pet that killed mice and vermin IN the house, while dogs evolved protecting livestock and the OUTSIDE of the house? Dogs are outdoor animals and they're not meant to live indoors.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I do hate dogs absolutely .....

      My hatred didn't really start till I was in a marriage which my ex had them coming into the relationship, Always wondered what the pungent smell was around the furniture. Really took notice our first move to a different place and picking the furniture up. Dark carpet so i didnt know the dogs were pissing everywhere on everything. Male dog leaving his filthy scent. I just learned to shut my mouth / bit my tongue on the years thereafter, cleaning numerous times a month pissy carpet..dog crap all over carpet..all over house, dragging ass on carpet, dogs at the table at dinner, eating out of dishes, washing dogs ass in the kitchen sink, dogs on beds, you name it and totally destroy beautiful homes. I would do all the cooking /dish washing just to keep her out the kitchen to clean things to my standards.Bleach everything. All nasty disgusting stuff. Heaven forbid if I voiced my opinion on the matter. Well now that ALL of that is over. I would NEVER date another woman that owns a nasty ass dog(s). Seems most of the owners I have met or been in homes are the same.Just absolutely nasty.Stains on carpet I don't even what to know about. I would not eat anything from them. I will pass on the food at the office parties..ugggh..probably have had the dog crawling all over them...same doggy clothes or unwashed hands and cooking food. Anyway..no dogs, they're not cute..they stink, they're not babies, I run when someone tells me its their family member or their baby..RUN..but seriously ..its really just the owners as others have stated that are the real problems..I was told I just hate all animals...not true....I don't ..they are delicious, and unless were are talking about how to season them...I don't give a sh*t about them really.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @southshoretees: shut the beep up u inresposible freak now i see how u are going too do with kids

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      u all sucik dogs are awsome and u should give them a chance u are the smelly,slobberly retardo!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love dogs i hate even coming to this website i just typed in i hate dogs too see what would come up u all are stupid.

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      emeraldsteve 7 years ago

      I like giraffes. I think we should be allowed to import them and let them run around and shit at the park and eat all the leaves on the trees there too.

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      emeraldsteve 7 years ago

      @Joan4: I have alarms about people who have alarms.

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      emeraldsteve 7 years ago

      @anonymous: why do people insist on comparing dogs to humans? They have nothing in common. They are absolutely, totally different. Bad traits in human beings does not excuse dogs! Dogs are highly irritating animals!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      end hunger in china ship all the worthless beast big and small there that is the only way they would be doing some good

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i absolutely hate dogs, they are horrid vermin that have brainwashed people into thinking they're just the same as children. And dogs aren't "just saying hello" animals dont understand that concept. I absolutely hate animals in general!! :@

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      Grawr 7 years ago

      Very funny lens, I don't agree with the content and I think you need to meet some nice dog and maybe that would change your perception.

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      svkhereiam1 7 years ago

      a popular lens but not the way one would like it to be :D

      there will always be more people who will oppose your viewpoint and I shall oppose vehemently! anyways, its your viewpoint and its your lens

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      James Jordan 7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      I wish I could rate your lens negatively for the comments but it is in essence a well done lens. I just don't agree with your viewpoint. However, I feel the same way about horses. I just wouldn't make a lens about it. But good for you! I l love my dogs they are cute. They are dogs. They act like dogs and yes, they will bite a child if they poke their eyes out. So would I! HAHA. Fun lens to read. By the way, I ALWAYS have plastic bags on me to pick up their poo. Oh, and they are bathed weekly with lavendar and smell great.

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      Emily Tack 7 years ago from USA

      Love dogs, but also loved the Lens! Congratulations on an excellent read, and stirring up some mud, and ruffling some feathers, and on the LotD. Goodness, I don't like snakes. A few of my sons had some, my husband loves them, one of my grown sons raises them. YUCK! But, I understand - we are all individuals. How boring to agree about everything, eh?

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @RuneGard: Yes and yes! This is exactly what I think! I live in the UK and although we have outlawed certain breeds of dogs, this doesn't stop them being bred and sold illegally. They are used as weapons often in street fighting and gangs. Stories of toddlers being mauled by dogs are often in the news.

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      RuneGard 7 years ago

      Excellent lens!!I was a dog owner and had so many problems with other peoples hounds I had to isolate my own dog (and myself) against attacks from dogs unleashed and roaming around like rogue wildlife. I find many pet owners completely selfish, irresponsible and stupid! How is it leash laws don't apply to their pet? The selfish disregard many people have for the rest of society burdens us with fear and attack. Also, true wildlife just doesn't stand a chance. Besides being hit by speeding cars, farmed and hunted, they have to deal with peoples pets. I've personally witnessed unleashed dogs racing and charging after deer, moose and other poor defenseless wildlife while their owners laugh as though they are being entertained in some sick manner. Domesticated dogs and cats are yet another example of how mankind has just screwed with screwed up and in general distorted a once natural animal in a vain attempt to control another species. I feel many of the more dangerous breeds should be outlawed altogether. Britain outlawed the ownership of pitbulls many years ago.

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @skgandbbtk lm: Thank you for commenting on my lens. I have had many lensmasters pop by here to tell me that they have lenses about dogs - training, keeping them as pets and more. So I think it is only fair to display some of these on this lens for dog lovers to visit. Watch this space, a "featured lenses" module coming soon! I will pop by your lenses and have a look.

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      skgandbbtk lm 7 years ago

      I live in a country that give you the freedom of choice. You have every right to hate dogs. You listed so many reasons to. There are reasons to love a dog as well. I mean that is why there are so many dog owners in the world. I guess that is the main reason I become a dog training expert. I even have lenses on helping anyone in the world that is having trouble stop their dogs from barking. Click on my handle for more information . Thanks

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      I was bit by a dog at a young age and I've never taken a liken to them ever since, so I can relate! I also just don't like the responsibility of having to clean up after a dog, train it, and have my house smell like dog. I agree 1000%, I don't see the point in having dogs as pets!

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: My sentiments exactly! Thank you for dropping by and giving your input!

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      Every life form was put on this planet for a reason. The problem is not the animal, but the humans that have domesticated them. It is a dog owners responsibility to train, feed, bathe, brush, walk and clean up after their pet. You would think it would be common sense to know this, but unfortunately many homo sapiens are stupid and lazy creatures.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Additionally, Several of my dogs have saved my life. Not sure how many humans would--or could--do the same!!