7 Worst Things About Owning A Dog

Owning a dog is one of the great luxuries of life. They bring a lot of love and joy into our lives and always seem to be doing something that amuses us.

For many people their pets are like their children, and just like children, dogs bring a few other things besides joy.

One recent poll that was conducted of dog owners revealed what they thought was the worst things about owning a dog.

So here is the top 7 from that list:

1. Having to board / Get a Pet Sitter When Traveling

2. Pet Hair

3. Cost of Medical Care

4. Inappropriate Urination

5. Barking or Whining

6. Aggression

7. Pet Odors

The good news is that there are several ways to minimize these discomforts of owning a dog.

Pet Hair

To control pet hair there are many products on the market today like the Furminator and other brushes to help remove the dense undercoat of some dogs.

Cost of Medical Care

One of the best ways to prevent large vet bills is to take your dog in for regular health checks. If you can't save money for a pet emergency fund, there are more and more companies offering pet insurance. In my latest blog post I listed them. You can read that blog post here: Blog post.

Barking or Whining

There are many good dog training programs out there that are either free or very cheap. Two people that I recommend who do not get enough attention, but are actually leading authorities, are Morten Egtvedt and Cecile Koeste from Norway. If you have time I highly recommend you check out their ClickTrainer website here: Clickertraining website.

Pet Odors

There are dozens of products on the market that claim that they control pet odor, but most are the same product with just a different label.

Zero Odor is actually a patent pending cleaning agent. They claim their product actually changes the molecules that cause odors instead of just making them up. This product does have only 5 Star reviews at Amazon.com

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