10 Things Only Dog Parents Understand | Pupford
November 30th, 2023
Filed under Pet Parenting
There are certain things only dog parents can understand. Being a dog parent is a gratifying experience. For dog parents, there are two time periods: B.D. (before dogs) and A.D. (after dogs).
Most dog parents feel like they can’t imagine life without a dog, even though it means they will always have some drool or dog hair on their clothes.
Being a dog parent also means you gain a new loyal best friend and have an incredible adventure before you. This article is one you can laugh about while endlessly throwing slobber-covered tennis balls over the heads of their best friends. Here are 10 things only dog parents understand:
- The Amount of Joy They Bring You
- Privacy – What’s That?
- Dog Hair Is Everywhere - But Who Cares?
- Dogs Are The Best Alarm Clock
- There’s Nothing Like Coming Home To Your Dog
- The Proof Is In The Picture
- The Most Dreaded Word In The World – Bath!
- Dogs Have Mastered The Art of The Guilt Trip
- Dogs Can Sense If You’re A Good Soul
- The Special Voice Dedicated Solely to Your Dog
Let's look at each one below. 👇
10 THINGS ONLY DOG PARENTS UNDERSTAND
People who don’t have pets must wonder why we share our lives with these furry little menaces, but only dog parents understand their unconditional love.
It can get challenging and downright naughty sometimes, but the love we see in our dogs’ soulful eyes makes it all worthwhile!
These are quirks that only other dog parents know and understand. Read on!
Why do we say 'dog parents' instead of 'dog owners'?
Owner has a connotation of a one-way relationship over something you control and have domain over...
Meanwhile, parenting is more about a collaborative experience tuned into your dog's needs. 😄
Alright, now let's look at 10 things only dog parents understand.
1. THE AMOUNT OF JOY THEY BRING YOU
Just looking at a dog can lift your spirits: a 2009 in Japan found that staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” Dogs and bring you extra smiles and laughter.
It’s not that people without dogs are unhappy, but it’s impossible not to crack when your dog does something funny, which happens several times a day without a doubt. In addition, your can dissolve any negative emotion or stress you may be feeling.
2. PRIVACY - WHAT’S THAT?
Everything we do is fascinating to our pups. Dogs love their parents so much that they don’t want to be apart from them for a second. There may have been a time when you could make a sandwich or visit the bathroom without a furry tag-a-long in tow, but those days are long gone. The good news is, having a dog means never being alone again – even when you want to be!
Whether watering your plants or attempting to do yoga, they will always be there to “help.” Besides, who needs privacy when you have an adoring fan happy to spend 24/7 by your side? 💁🏻♀️
3. DOG HAIR IS EVERYWHERE
You can find dog hair everywhere and on everything. From your clothes to your furnishings, and you just can’t help it. If you don’t already know, your doggo will never stop rolling on the carpet or sitting on the couch. Nearly everything you own has been chewed or drooled on by your dog.
Vacuum cleaners do an okay job, but you always have some lint rollers to help you out of challenging situations. Dog hair may be on everything, but it’s okay. Funny how things like that used to bother you but nowadays, you wouldn’t have it any other way.
4. DOGS ARE THE BEST ALARM CLOCK
If you have a dog, you know they’re on time. So you can ditch the alarm clock - your dog will wake you up at the same time. Every. Single. Morning.
Is there anything better than a living, breathing alarm clock with a slobbery, happy face that wants nothing more in the world than to take a morning walk with you?
5. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE COMING HOME TO YOUR DOG
Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to your dog. Your pupper is always waiting to greet you at the door. Their wiggling butts and joyful zoomies make you feel so exceptional. Even if you’re just gone for one night, you’ll be greeted with so much joy and love as if you had been gone for months - they’ll go crazy and dance all over the place and follow you everywhere.
Heck, even if you leave to go around the block, you are guaranteed to come home to at least an enthusiastic, wagging-tail greeting.
6. THE PROOF IS IN THE PICTURE
Dog parents have more photos of their dogs than other people, even their significant other. That’s not outrageous, nope. So when our friends or co-workers ask to see pictures of their human families, we must scroll through hundreds of dog pictures first.
After all, what parent doesn’t have a phone full of pictures? It doesn’t matter if the child is a four-legged pupper!
7. THE MOST DREADED WORD IN THE WORLD - BATH
While bath time might, generally speaking, be a hard-earned and much-needed period of unadulterated bliss for us two-legged beings, it can be the most miserable thing on earth for our dogs. They seem to vanish when they hear the sound of bath time.
8. DOGS HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF THE GUILT TRIP
Dogs have extraordinary senses: They can smell better, hear better, and they’re just aware of things in ways we are not, including sensing when we’re leaving. As a result, they know how to make you feel guilty about leaving them alone while you go out and have fun. So you often end up canceling plans with friends or vacations to spend time with your dog.
9. DOGS CAN SENSE IF YOU’RE A GOOD SOUL
Most dog parents believe that dogs are the best indicator to distinguish good people from bad people, and as it turns out, that’s true. Your behavior towards people depends on the way your dog treats them and the way they treat your pet child. Kind-hearted, good people give off an aura of good energy, which our dogs can read.
We here at Pupford will forever trust a dog’s instincts! 😇
10. THE SPECIAL VOICE DEDICATED SOLELY TO YOUR DOG
Dog parents know that their doggos recognize their voices. They have a unique voice for them and use it to create conversations among themselves as well as with the humans in the house. According to a , the significance of a dog parent’s voice goes well beyond “sit” and “stay” – dogs have a special attachment to their parent’s voice, generating brain activity similar to that of a newborn listening to their mother. Speaking to the pup is rewarding not only to the furbaby but also to the mom or dad.
Can you really call yourself a dog parent if you don’t have a special voice for talking to your pup?
10 THINGS ONLY DOG PARENTS UNDERSTAND RECAP
Most dog lovers know that life is better with a dog. If you’re a dog parent, you probably already agree with everything listed above and know how awesome doggos are. They fill your life with love, loyalty, fur, and plenty of reasons to smile.
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