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Today we got the honor of interviewing David (Rocky'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?
Johnson: Dobermans are unfairly labeled as an aggressive breed under breed-specific legislation. I aim to enlighten people about the loving nature of these dogs and showcase how they make fantastic family pets.
What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Johnson: Rocky's majestic appearance captivates attention instantly. Pairing it with adventures in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, obedience training, and playful videos results in a captivating social media platform that draws people in for engagement.
How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Johnson: I'm passionate about Rocky and everything outdoors. Staying true to these passions helps me connect with like-minded individuals who share similar interests.
Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Johnson: Sometimes, there's negativity surrounding owning a cropped and docked Doberman. I see these comments as chances to educate people about the breed's history.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Johnson: Remaining authentic to yourself will help you find like-minded individuals. Consistently sharing content and sticking to a specific theme can enhance connections with those who share similar interests.
How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Johnson: Rocky accompanies me wherever I go, encouraging me to stay active by ensuring I exercise with him. Using the Fi Collar has been an excellent method to track his daily activity levels.
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?
Johnson: When Rocky entered my life at 18 months old, he lacked socialization and was fearful of new places, sounds, and people. Over three months, he's made remarkable progress, gaining confidence and now eagerly embraces meeting new people and thriving in various environments. He's transformed into a completely different dog.
What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Johnson: Definitely creating new friendships with people that share my passion for Dogs, Dobermans, and the outdoors.
Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Johnson: We are going to continue getting out there and sharing our adventures with others. If there’s a product that we love, we will definitely consider collaborating with them on future social media campaigns.