The 'what's your thing' thread's evil twin.......

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  1. ACooper

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    This is the "What do you avoid" thread, LOL

    Dog related chores and duties, which one do you hate the most?

    For me it's wiping feet! I dread mud season..........in and out the back door, wiping feet every time or having to mop if you don't! BLAH!

    I taught Orson to wipe his feet on the rug in the laundry room. He runs back and forth on it, and will even 'dig' his front feet on it when you tell him to wipe, but when it's very muddy out it's not enough.

    I really wish there were some kind of automatic foot wiper for dogs that worked! I would totally invest in it! LOL
     
  2. AgilityPup

    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    Clipping nails. God, I hate it. So much.
     
  3. Taqroy

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    Nails. OMG do I hate doing nails. Even though I really only have to do Tipper's because Murphy and Mu wear theirs down beautifully.

    I also hate food time. :eek: It doesn't take that long and it's not like it's incredibly difficult but I will put it off for as long as I possibly can (which is usually until Murphy realizes what time it is and comes over to sit on me).
     
  4. Doberluv

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    I find I procrastinate Dremeling the nails. It's not that it's so hard, but it takes time and it's just sort of a pita. I aim for once a week, but sometimes it drags out to another 4 days or a whole nuther week. I won't let them get too long, but I'd rather stick with a strict, once a week or even twice to keep them nice.

    That's one thing. I'm sure I can think of others....like bathing. Even though they're Chihuahuas and relatively easy to bathe....they don't mind it at all and Chuli actually likes it. I don't know...I just put that off too. They don't get very dirty and that's a good thing.

    Brushing teeth is another one I should do every day, but there again....they hate it and I hate it so I procrastinate on that too. [​IMG]
     
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    Picking up poop... hence switching to raw. Thought it was for the dog's benefit?? Nah, I just wanted the poop to dissolve so fast that I didn't have to pick it up ever.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Nails. Frankly, they're all but impossible. If I'm lucky I can get one or two of Tallulah's done at a time, usually her dewclaws since they never come into contact with the ground :(
     
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    Oh yeah...picking up poop. That's not favorite thing to do either, but I have to a couple times a day or Jose` will eat it! [​IMG] At least it's just little Chi-poos...not much work except sometimes it hides in the grass and it's hard to spot.
     
  8. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Nails - Only 2/5 dogs have nails I am comfortable doing myself.
    Feeding tme - I've now trained them to leave the kitchen until I call them, but then it's still a mad dash to get to their spot so I can put their food down
    Food - Choosing dog food. I hate this with a passion! *mcstabby*
     
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    EVO poop crumbles and disappears -- and there's not much of it.
     
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    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    I used to hate feeding time, too. At my place, with all the dogs, it's hectic and everyone mad dashes into their crate and Psyche barks at me, and just... yeah. But lately it hasn't been too bad... hmm. Strange.
     
  11. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Nails. It makes me super nervous and the dogs pick up on it and won't let me do it. Chloe's better than ever about it but her nails are black so I still put it off because I'm scared of cutting the quick and Violet used to not care but now she hates it and it sucks because she has white nails and it would be so EASY to clip them if she would let me.

    Also bathing. Chloe is SO EASY to bathe, but Violet.... It's like a halfday event! She has to be wetted, shampooed, rinsed, re-rinsed, blow dried (which takes forever) and brushed out. All the while she's crying and hurting herself (like getting her leg tangled in the little leash thingy attached to the wall not once but twice) and squealing so loud that everyone in the groomers is staring at you like you're a murderer.
     
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    Mmm Nails, I forget all the time. Right now all of my dogs have ugly nails.

    I'm obsessive about poop pick up because we have a small yard in a crowded neighborhood with Las Vegas heats. I do however loathe it.

    Walks. Isn't that horrible? I just hate taking walks. I don't mind going to the park, hiking, or anything that can involve ball throwing or exploring but a mindless walk around a neighborhood? Shoot me now. Sadly though that is about all Shamoo should be getting these days and I am slacking terribly.
     
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    Brushing. Thus why Chloe gets clipped down, now.

    I actually enjoy giving her a bath, trimming her nails, and grooming her...same goes with Cynder. I find it so rewarding when I take the dog in and they are scraggly and hairy and have long nails and are greasy, and then when I'm done with them they are shiney and soft and trimmed and beautiful. :p But, I also am able to use the facilities in at work to do so - if I had to do it at the house I may be singing a different tune simply due to having to clean up all of the hair afterward. o_O

    And I have a feeling when I move into my apartment I am going to dread picking up poop. I have never picked up poop, because the dogs go in the field. And Chloe poops multiple times a day sometimes - I am going to go crazy. Or go broke buying poop bags.
     
  14. smkie

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    I have always wanted a mud porch entrance. I would have something like a shower stall with a sprayer and a thick rug to step out on. THen they could shake off and come in. IT seems like such an easy thing, why did people ever stop having a little entrance like that, the old farm houses out here had them. WIth a hoe set in the concrete for scrapping off mud from your boots, and a place to leave muddy tack, or whatever. All they needed was a shallow stall to spray it off with and they would have been perfect. Hates mud season right there with ya.
     
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    Oh smkie, I dream of a mud room! With a concrete or tile floor and a drain hole right in the middle? And a hose? *feels all giddy inside* I even dream of how lovely it could be decorated! :rofl1:

    That is one thing I am definitely envious of! And one thing I would put on the list if we ever buy another house!
     
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    I hate dog washing. Panzer hasn't had a bath since I've owned her and Solo has had very few in his 11 years, only when he got skunked or rolled in something nasty. They never get "dirty" though. Sure, they get muddy when they run in the bush or swim, but that just seems to roll right off their coats once they're dry.

    I also have a thing for (good) dog-smell, I love it and am always smelling my dogs, lol.
     
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    Nails. I hate doing them and just dread it. I don't avoid doing it, because at the same time I want short nails and can't stand clicking, but I don't like doing it. The Dobermans are pretty good, but they both do kick and Ripley likes to yank his paws away from me, which is annoying and hurts my hand muscles. Plus, I don't want to get hurt by the dremel either as a result of them kicking it into me or something (it happened once and it hurts). And Dance is just awful. She screams and wiggles and is just not fun. Sometimes she's good, but most of the time she's a total brat for it. My next dog I am determined to make into a good dog for nails.

    And I hate feeding Ripley. As odd as that sounds, haha. He won't shut up. Between the lip smacking and slopping and the whining and carrying on, I get really irritated. Keira used to be the same but now she understands that quiet = meal time. Ripley doesn't get it. Obviously I do it anyway, but he's so annoying.
     
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    Trimming feet. Hate it! Would help if I had good scissors or clippers I'm sure but it takes so long and looks so bad with the shitty little ones I use. And then it all grows back in a week.

    And LLW, LOL.
     
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    This. I avoid it like the plague.
     
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    I need to train the stand for exam with Elsie and I just. don't. want. to.

    I also need to work on her sit/down stays, but it's boring, so every time I plan to do it, I end up teaching her another stupid trick, lol.
     

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