Considering breaking up with boyfriend over his dog.
As the title says, am considering breaking up with my boyfriend over his dog.
Backstory: Three years into our relationship, he impulsively got a puppy. He lived by himself in a small apartment so he wanted a companion. I didn’t mind because I love dogs. Of course, the puppy stage is hard but my boyfriend was able to train the dog.
Current situation: Five years into the relationship, the dog is a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier Mix, and I hate the dog. The dog is under stimulated because my boyfriend lives in a small apartment by himself with no space. Walking the dog is scary because it’s so reactive and will bite you HARD if you don’t do what it wants.
The dog constantly bites you hard and barks when you ignore it or don’t give it what it wants. I know the dog wants to go on walks but my boyfriend gets so tired after work. I try to walk the dog sometimes because I don’t mind but the last time I walked it, I started crying and needed my boyfriend to come get me because every time I moved the dog would bite me.
I love playing with dogs so I tried to play with it but once again that dog will bite you to the point you’re bleeding. Mind you, this dog bites with all its might. The dog’s nails are long too (this dog hates their nails getting cut to where it winces and moves and cries) so you’ll have scratches everywhere.
There is dog hair everywhere so it gets everywhere. I am a clean freak so seeing dirty paws, dog hair, and kibble on the floor makes it too much for me sometimes. I can’t wear the clothes I want because dog hair will get everywhere on me and the dog pulls on sleeves and the ends of pants like it’s a game of tug-o-war.
I don’t live with my boyfriend but I live in my own place with my own dog who’s a great dog. He has his issues but he keeps to himself, very nice, and doesn’t make a mess. This dog is a terror and I have never met a dog like this.
I don’t want to break up with my boyfriend over this but I can’t live with this dog and we already have plans of moving in together with that dog included. I need advice