dogs are probably more work, but I enjoy every aspect of it. I love walking them, I don't care about the temperature not to mention it's good for me too. Sure there is the chewing thing, but if you don't get your dog as a puppy he won't teeth so any chewing can be easily trained out. Sure you have to pick up poop, but you have to pick up cat poop too. I loved grooming my dog, especially since he loved it so much, he was short hair so I did not have to brush much but He really loved being brushed and we would sit in the back yard together and I liked it. He did not like baths so they were relatively short,but I found it fun, and if I actually did a good job it was rewarding. The down right best part of having a dog is training it. I talk to my friends who say their dog is not trained that they don't want to train it (one of my friends dogs live outside for that reason, but that should be saved for my dog forum) I just don't get it how could you not enjoy training, and why did you get a dog if you don't want to train it
. I love that feeling when it finally clicks for the dog and you know he knows what he has to do. Not to mention once the dog knows a lot of stuff, It is fun to take him every where. Socialization is fun too, I could bring my dog out every day, to a park, down town, playground, the beach I think it is awesome. That said yes they are more work but I find it enjoyable. Sure I love my cats but I am definitely a dog person. In fact after after just loosing my dog I am getting depressed simply because I have never been this bored in my life, i have nothing to do except sit here. Sure there is school but that is more boring then the rest of my life. Normally I'm be playing with Max, taking him for a walk, training him or laying on the floor cuddling with him, maybe brushing him. with cats they are asleep right now and will be for about four more hours then they will get up I'll wave their toys around for a few minutes, then go play fetch with Neko (cat) which is the highlight of my day and then they will sleep some more and wake up and start breaking things, eating plastic bags, scratching furniture and there is not much you can do to teach them not to you must prevent it all the time. I LOVE my cats don't get me wrong but I get bored easily and need something to do, and a cat can't provide that. So yes dogs are hands down more work and I would never want it any other way.