We have a dog because my husband loves dogs and thinks it's very important for the kids to grow up around a dog. Plus, my Son absolutely adores him. They're best buds.
K. So, I can deal with the whining.. alll.... fucking... day. He just whines all the time. It's not so much whining as he's just very vocal. And he barks anytime someone walks by my street. He's very protective. I overlook it because I really appreciate that he's such a good guard dog. He sounds really scary, big guys are super scared when I answer the door. lol I can also deal with the hair all over my carpets. I vaccum every day if not twice a day.
My husband feeds him and is supposed to pick up the dog poo every week but forgets. Whatever. What I canNOT stand is the hair and slobber ALLLL over my couch. I love my couch, I searched forever for it, and for the life of me I cannot keep him off of it! He is super sneaky too, only goes on when we're gone or sleeping. There is hair all over it and it looks so gross :( It really makes me sad. I seriously consider getting rid of the dog every time I have to scrub my couch (which is a lot). It makes me totally hate the dog.
Everything else I can deal with. I'm not mean to him, I buy him treats and take him to the dog park. His whining is like fingernails on a chalkboard and I don't kill him for it. I tell him to shut up a lot, but I don't think he knows that it's a mean thing to say. When he got out one time, I spent days posting up hundreds of fliers and went to the pound twice. Then I paid buko bucks to get him out of the pound. I really am good to him even though I'm not a dog fan.
Does anyone have any advice for keeping the dog off my couch?! I'm about to go insane over here. If my husband gets home while I'm cleaning the couch, he knows not to talk to me because I could rip his head off. The dog is very much my husband's, so he knows that when the dog pisses me off, it's trouble for him.
I don't know what to do. I am just not a dog person at all. I don't like dogs, I never have. I like outdoor animals, but not things that come inside and track their filth all over the place. But like I said, I've adapted, I'm nice to the dog, it's fine. It's just this damn couch thing.