Owning a dog and being a dog mom are two very different things. You can be a dog owner without being a dog mom. Being a dog mom takes a really special person that goes above and beyond for their dog or, as a dog mom might call them, fur baby. But what does it actually mean to be a dog mom?
How to dog mom like a boss is not as hard as you might think. It is also pretty likely that if you are reading this you are already a dog mom and you are just looking to up your game. There are seven ways that we are going to talk about for you to dog mom like a boss.
- Set up a social media account for your dog
- Give your dog a part in your wedding or baby announcement
- Make homemade dog treats
- Take a class together
- Travel with your dog
- Take your dog everywhere
- Go to the dog park
7 Ways to Dog Mom Like a Boss
When it comes to being an amazing dog mom I think we can all agree that there are some things that need to be done. Just having a dog doesn’t make you a dog mom. You really need to commit to a deeper level. This could include social media accounts, classes, and stretching your culinary legs.
Setup a Social Media Account for Your Dog
We live in a digital world and if you are already a dog mom you have probably seen the IG, Twitter, and Facebook accounts that are made for people’s dogs. There are also IG pages like pugs of Instagram where you can share pictures of your flat-faced furry child. Dog momming like a boss requires a social media account for your dog.
The best accounts are written from the dog’s point of view and include amazing photos of everyday adventures. Getting social media followers for your dog is just an added bonus but it helps you on your quest to dog mom like a boss.
Give Your Dog a Part in Your Wedding or Baby Announcement
We have all seen it. The dog is taking the rings down the aisle or is an honorary best man or maid of honor. The cute tuxedos or fun dresses just add to the fun. Can you even call yourself a dog mom if your dog isn’t in your wedding? You probably can but it might be harder. There is a way to make up for that though.
If your dog wasn’t in your wedding but you still want to be a boss dog mom then they really need to be included in your baby announcement. In the event you choose to have human children, that is. I have seen some fun announcements with the sign hung over the dog’s neck announcing the baby brother or sister. There are a ton of great ideas on Pinterest if you need some inspiration.
Make Homemade Dog Treats
Even if you don’t do anything else on this list if you make homemade dog treats you are automatically top-level dog mom. There is just no denying that if you actually take the time to make gourmet dog treats in your own kitchen that you are a boss.
There are recipes all over the internet for dog treats and even some celebrity human chefs have recipes out there. If it has peanut butter or cheese in the recipe it is likely to be a win.
Take a Class Together
Mommy and me classes, anyone? How many human moms have taken classes with their babies? Sign language classes, music classes, little gymnastic classes, and many more. This is the same concept as taking a class with your dog. They are a great way to bond with your pup and get them some exercise.
A really great option would be agility classes, doggy dance classes, or even your basic obedience classes.
Travel With Your Dog
Dog moms almost always travel with their fur babies. It is unlikely to see a dog mom on an airplane or on a car trip without their pup. It isn’t always possible to take your dog everywhere you travel to but you will definitely try if you are a boss dog mom.
Take Your Dog Everywhere
Restaurants, grocery stores, parties, friend’s houses, anywhere, and everywhere you go are where your dog goes too. You may even be one of those dog moms that won’t go anywhere your dog isn’t welcome.
As a dog mom, there isn’t anything wrong with this. In fact, it is quite likely that everyone close to you already knows this and is perfectly fine with it.
Go To The Dog Park
You and your pooch are likely to be frequenters on the local dog park. Every dog is known by name and it is your favorite time of day. Dog moms are likely to scout out a new city or location to find out where the dog park is and whether or not it is satisfactory.