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Today we got the honor of interviewing Nicole (Gucci & Rip'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?
Woodrich: When I first became a dog mom to Gucci and Rip, my kids were all self-sufficient at this point. They didn’t need me in the same way they did when they were younger. My dogs got all the extra love and attention. I wanted to post every cute picture I took of them for everyone to see how cute they were. I realized how happy my dogs made me, that I wanted to share that happiness.
What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Woodrich: Aside from how cute they are?! They have a sibling dynamic that is fun to watch. Gucci is the grumpy older brother that tolerates his little annoying brother Rip. As much as they bicker, they love each other. Almost always side by side.
How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Woodrich: I try to stay true to their personalities. Gucci has always loved to wear clothes and accessories. Rip isn’t a fan. Gucci has always been more of a picky eater where Rip will eat anything. I also try to post things that have worked for us. I am a firm believer in you are what you eat and that applies to our dogs too. So posting about nutrition and convenient healthy options for them is also very important to me.
Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Woodrich: I find the dog world of Instagram to be a much more positive place. People seem to just be happy to see dog content. Luckily we haven’t had to deal with any negativity yet. I personally don’t think there is any place for it.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Woodrich: Do it! Dogs make people happy, and it’s always a good idea to spread happiness. Who doesn’t love to have a dog in their feed?!
How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Woodrich: Gucci and Rip make our home happy. All of the kids love them. We love going for walks with them and making them special treats. They have made our everyday better!
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?
Woodrich: One of my kids' favorite memories was with Gucci. We had taken him with us to Kentucky for a vacation when he was 6 months old. We decided to take a day trip to Nashville Tennessee. We didn’t know yet, but Gucci's stomach was upset from all the travel. We had walked down Broadway and into Boot Barn. My daughter was trying on boots and she looks over, and Gucci is pooping right in front of the mirror. Oops! 🙊
What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Woodrich: I like sharing all of the products we use. There are so many options out there it can be overwhelming. So having an account you know posting things they find that work is priceless.
Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Woodrich: We would love to grow into an account that posts reviews. We have done a few, but would love to keep the ball rolling!