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Today we got the honor of interviewing Stacey (Herbie & Elton'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?

Kennedy: I love the world of pet Instagram and the community it inspires. Connecting with people who loves their dogs as much as I love mine brings me happiness and is a welcome stress relief. I had no idea how many real connections and friendships I would make in this virtual community, or the wonderful information and products we could share with each other. It's wonderful!

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

Kennedy: Herbie and Elton are part of the Guiding Eyes For The Blind organization, as a retired stud and current stud. I love sharing our experience with this incredible organization and spreading awareness of these foundations that help so many people with visual impairment. Over the years, we have made friends with many pets (mostly dogs but other animals too) all over the world - and we are very engaged with our friends and followers! We are also part of a large lab page (33k) where we feature labs and share content, which can be meaningful, funny, supportive, or a combo of those :)

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

Kennedy: We love nature and a lot of our content is inspired by our environment - we LOVE to hike and adventure. Some content support our friends as they traverse life. And some are just fun - if I hear/see other funny reels or funny audio, I will save it to plan future posts. I keep content ideas in my notes for future planning too.

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

Kennedy: Social media is a drama-free zone for me - I have rarely encountered negativity toward my page. Once someone incorrectly thought an Instagram audio was my own child saying something fresh and left an incensed comment, clearly not understanding it wasn't my audio and it was intended to be a joke. I calmly explained in a private message what it was but she did not care to listen. I did my best. I am very careful not to post anything controversial (again, drama-free zone!)

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

Kennedy: I would suggest that they find accounts that they love to see and use them for inspiration to start. I would also strongly suggest that they post content from the heart that pleases them mostly - that's the most important part. And then to find their community and engage with them authentically. Authenticity is the key, I believe.

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

Kennedy: Dogs make everything better. Period. I would not go on the adventurous nature hikes as often as I do without having my dogs - my life has changed quite a bit in this way. Also, being a part of Guiding Eyes as a volunteer has provided me with an amazing opportunity to give back to others; it's wonderful.

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?

Kennedy: I had the dogs in a great spot on a hike but didn't have the best angle for the photo. I inched back a little. Then a little more. Then I toppled down a little hill, with some choice words. Herbie quickly ran down to see if I was okay. Elton just sat and watched and I swear rolled his eyes. It was pretty funny!

What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?

Kennedy: I love to share the love I have for my pets, and the pets I've met on Instagram. I love to engage and see their accounts grow and their life moments. And I love sharing my favorite products with my followers and seeing what they use and love as well.

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

Kennedy: Spring is here! So we are planning new adventures. I am hoping to up my reels game and practice with the new edits available to content creators like myself. I love to learn the new tips and tricks and attach fun new audio. It's really fun!