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6 Kinds of Pup Parents: Which Kind Are You? | Pupford

December 7th, 2023

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Just like parenting a human child, each dog parent has their own unique way of raising, training, and caring for their canine companion, or fur-baby.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the various types of pet parents and help you figure out what type of pet parent you are!

6 DIFFERENT KINDS OF PUP PARENTS

  1. The Enthusiastic Educator
  2. The Adventure Aficionado
  3. The Tech-Savvy Trainer
  4. The DIY Dynamo
  5. The Playful Pal
  6. The Puzzle Master
types of pup parents

1. THE ENTHUSIASTIC EDUCATOR

Are you the type of pet parent who enjoys learning alongside your pup?

The Enthusiastic Educator is curious and always eager to expand their knowledge about canine behavior and positive reinforcement training techniques.

This type of pet parent invests time in attending training classes, reading books, and seeking advice from experienced dog professionals.

Their dedication to education creates a well-informed approach to training, ensuring a harmonious relationship with their dog.

If this sounds like you, check out our Pupford Academy+ to learn everything from trick training to basic canine nutrition! 

2. THE ADVENTURE AFICIONADO

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Is your idea of quality time with your dog exploring the great outdoors?

The Adventure Aficiando thrives on outdoor activities and seeks to share these adventures with their best friend - their pup of course!

Whether it’s hiking, camping, or simply enjoying a day a the beach, this pet parent finds that being outside and exploring nature is a great way to bond with their pup.

If this sounds like you, check out our Long Leads! Long leads are a great way to allow your dog to explore and sniff to their heart's desire, while still remaining safe. 

3. THE TECH SAVVY TRAINER

In a world driven by technology, the Tech-Savvy Trainer embraces the latest gadgets and apps to enhance the training experience for both the dog and the parent.

This pet parent uses training apps, smart collars, and other tech tools to monitor their dog’s well-being and implement positive reinforcement training techniques.

The Tech-Savvy Trainer appreciates the convenience and efficiency that technology brings to dog parenting.

Does this sound like you? Check out our Pupford App - In our app, you have access to sounds for positive reinforcement training, blog posts, and most importantly, all of our training courses!

4. THE DIY DYNAMO

For the DIY Dynamo, the journey of pet parenting is an opportunity for creativity and self-sufficiency.

This pet parent enjoys crafting homemade enrichment toys, treats, and even agility courses for their dog.

The joy of crafting and training together strengthens the bond between this pet parent and their canine companion.

If this sounds like you, you are sure to love the DIY ideas in our Mental Enrichment Guide. 

5. THE PLAYFUL PAL

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For the Playful Pal, training sessions are not just about learning cues, they are opportunities for interactive play and bonding.

This pet parent thrives on incorporating games and playtime into training routines, making learning enjoyable for both dog and parent. The Playful Pal recognizes that a happy dog is more likely to be receptive to training and they use positive reinforcement to reinforce good behavior during play.

If this sounds like you, check out our 21 Impulse Control Games for even more ways to play with your pup!

6. THE PUZZLE MASTER

Do you find joy in challenging your dog’s mind and problem-solving abilities? The Puzzle Master creates an environment filled with interactive toys, puzzle feeders, and brain-stimulating activities.

This pet parent understands the importance of incorporating mental enrichment into their dog’s daily routine and takes every opportunity they can to find new ways to enrich their dog’s life.

Does this sound like you? Check out our Puzzle Toys!  

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