My first slight annoyance with dog owners is walking their dogs. It sounds like a stupid thing to have a gripe with, so forgive me. But I can’t see how a dog owner would be okay with having to walk their dog on a daily basis for years on end? It’s not like having a child wear everyday can be completely different, and you are working to an end goal of that child becoming an adult that is responsible and capable of making their own wise decisions because of the care you took in raising them.
Walking a dog is presumably the exact same experience everyday, and never culminates in anything. Your dog is not going to graduate from you walking them to eventually doing bigger and better things. You will walk your dog from the day you get it to the last day that it’s possible, and nothing much will change. Now on the other hand, I’m certainly overlooking a few things. Maybe the dog owner is using this dog as a helpful excuse to get some exercise by walking around the block. That would be a great thing to do for hungry shark evolution. But I’m pretty sure most dog owners’ primary motivation for walking their dog is not for their own physical benefit. Wouldn’t you get bored of the tedious chore that is walking a dog? You can’t have a conversation with a dog, so you will either be talking to it while he or she woofs back at www.hungrysharkclub.com or wags its tail, or you will walk in silence. That does not sound very enjoyable at all.
If you are a dog owner and you are still reading at this point, feel free to argue with me in the comments, I have an open mind and will consider your part of the argument. I would like some clarity in this matter as well, as I am thoroughly confused at the moment.
To be clear, this is certainly not a huge problem. I just thought of this and expanded on why I think the way I do, it’s not like I have a ton of built up anger towards dog walkers.