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Today we got the honor of interviewing Grace (Billy's Human). You can find a direct link to their Instagram here.

Here is their story:

Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a dog influencer? What inspired you to start sharing your dog's adventures on social media?

Tamba: They say once you post something online, it will stay there forever, there is no such thing as erasing it permanently. So, I started posting pictures of our adventures with Billy on social media as a way of keeping our memories together forever.

What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?

Tamba: We're just here for fun! Oh and we love supporting dog businesses!

How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?

Tamba: Honestly, no. It's just whatever comes to mind and whatever feels right in the moment. We try to not force Billy to stay still when taking pictures, instead, we let him be himself!

Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?

Tamba: I haven't experienced this directly, but I have seen it. There are so many dog accounts out there who claim they know it all and try to "teach" others how to train their dogs, even though they haven't got the right qualifications or training to do so. This frustrates me as I believe that there is no one way to train dogs.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?

Tamba: Your dog is not the same as the next dog. Don't compare situations and just have fun!

How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?

Tamba: Billy has recently become reactive which has made us step back from social media for a bit to focus on his training. I wouldn't trade him for the world, because from this, our bond has grown even stronger and we've learned that we need to trust each other no matter what, even when walking down the road.

Can you tell us about a particularly memorable or funny moment you've had with your dog during one of your photo shoots or adventures?

Tamba: We recently collaborated with a local dog treats business. As soon as Billy saw the camera, he sighed and did things in slow motion as a form of protest. I would ask him to come and he walked over so slowly. But once he worked out there were treats involved, he came sprinting, made me drop the bag of treats on the floor and tried to eat them all!

What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?

Tamba: Encouraging others to have fun with their dogs and supporting local dog businesses!

Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?

Tamba: We've been wanting to introduce the fact that Billy is an apartment dog but have been too scared of the negative thoughts and comments that might come from it. But I think we're ready! There will always be those people but it's not about them, it's about Billy!

Some people tend to think that herding breeds, such as Border Collies, needs constant physical exercise, but this is not necessarily true. Billy is a prime example that contradicts the stereotype. Being an apartment dog doesn't automatically mean he's deprived of the mental and physical stimulation he requires. With proper training, mental enrichment, and regular exercise, Billy is leading a fulfilling life indoors just as well as he could on a farm.

Training and mental stimulation are key for all dogs, regardless of breed or living situation. Border Collies, in particular, thrive on activities that engage their minds, such as obedience training, puzzle toys, and interactive games. Incorporating these into Billy's routine ensures he remains mentally sharp and content.

Moreover, while physical exercise is important for Border Collies, it doesn't necessarily mean they need acres of open space to run. Daily walks, play sessions, and interactive toys can sufficiently meet their exercise needs, even in an apartment setting.

I believe that the well-being of a dog isn't solely determined by his living environment but rather by the care, attention, and mental stimulation we give him. With the right approach, apartment living can provide any dogs with a happy and fulfilling life.