5 Ways To Be A Social Dog Owner
Owning a dog has many benefits, one of which is you get to meet lots of people you may not have otherwise come into contact with. You will end up swapping tips and discussing all the weird and wonderful things that dogs do. Some people end up creating lasting friendships with people they meet with their dog. If you want to make the most out of the social side of being a dog owner then here are a few things you can do.
1. Group Dog Walks
Occasionally there are group dog walks organised by charities and pet companies. This is an excellent opportunity to meet lots different dog owners. With so many dogs around it’s also a great opportunity to socialise your dog with a wide variety of breeds. You can have a fun day out with your dog and if it’s a sponsored walk it will usually be for a good cause.
2. Daily Walks
It sounds so simple but just going for lots of walks is a brilliant way to be a social dog owner. If you go to the same park every day you will end up getting to know the regulars really well. Every time you see someone you know stop and have a chat. It's also easy to get talking to new people when you have dogs in common, often people will stop to ask about your dog, or let your dog’s play together.
3. Meet With Friends
Going on a dog walk is a good way to catch up with your friends. You can have a chat while your dog’s enjoy themselves. Catch up with an old friend you haven't seen in a long time or arrange a regular dog walk with your closest pals and their pooches.
4. Dog Events
There are hundreds of dog friendly events throughout the year that offer you the chance together to know other dog owners. You can attend anything from fates and shows to competitions and charity days. If you love dogs then you will really appreciate these events
5. Puppy Classes
Take your new puppy to classes and you will meet lots of new dog owners going through exactly the same thing. You can compare training tips and discuss the progress of your dogs. Stay in touch with the class members you get on with and you can meet up for walks when the classes finish.