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Whether you're looking for adorable photos, heartwarming stories, or expert tips on how to turn your own pup into a social media star, we've got you covered.
Today we got the honor of interviewing Instagram’s iconic German Shepherd, Bear.
Here is Bear’s story:
Fi: 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?
Bear’s Human: When we brought Bear home, I knew there was something special about him. His personality, floppy ears, and giant paws were too adorable to keep to ourselves. So, I decided to document his life and share it with the world. Within a month of posting videos on TikTok, people fell in love with him.
Fi: What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Bear’s Human: Bear was supposed to be a show dog, but he has a different "show" now - social media. He prances around and bobs his head in the most adorable way, catching everyone's attention. But his followers stick around for his adventures, his chicken friends, and his relationship with us. His health, especially his Irritable Bowel Disease, is also a priority for us, and we love how Fi helps us monitor his steps and exercise.
Fi: How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Bear’s Human: Sometimes, Bear does cute things, and I'm lucky enough to capture them on camera. Other times, I wake up with fun ideas. I try to keep Bear's internet personality wholesome, consistent, and adorable without using any inappropriate words.
Fi: Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Bear’s Human: Negativity can fuel engagement, but I've recently decided to keep things positive and not feed into negativity. As part of the dog community, we all stick up for each other and get fired up when someone is nasty to our fellow dog moms/dads. However, it can sometimes turn into a bullying match, which I don't like.
Fi: What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Bear’s Human: Just do it! My first video was a blurry clip of Bear sleeping with a voiceover about how dogs are the secret to happiness, and people loved it. Start posting daily, engage with people, make friends, have fun, and the rest will follow.
Fi: How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Bear’s Human: Bear has changed my life entirely. After my childhood dogs passed away, my heart was broken, but Bear helped mend it and showed me that I could love another dog. Each relationship is different, not better or worse, just different. Bear and I have made countless memories together and enjoy exploring and going on adventures. Spending time with him outside in nature has improved my mental health significantly, and just being around him makes my heart happy.
Fi: 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?
Bear’s Human: My favorite memory of Bear was when we took him to the Christmas Tree Farm for the first time. He was just 3 and a half months old, and I remember how happy he was. He trotted around like he owned the place, and he even got to meet goats and other farm animals. Bear was taking in so many new scents and views, and it was amazing to watch him experience everything for the first time. Between the magic of Christmastime and watching Bear as a young puppy explore the world, I will never forget that special day.
Fi: What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Bear’s Human: Being a dog influencer has given me the chance to create amazing memories, explore new opportunities, and gain unique experiences that I wouldn't have had otherwise with my furry companion.
Fi: Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Bear’s Human: Exciting news - we have Bear plushies coming soon!
We hope that Bear's story has inspired you to appreciate your furry friend's unique personality and share it with the world. Being a dog influencer is a fun and rewarding experience, but it's important to prioritize our dogs' health and wellbeing as well.
Remember to always create content that is positive, wholesome, and showcases your dog's individuality. And in the face of negativity, it's important to stand up for fellow dog lovers and keep the community positive. We hope that reading about Bear's journey as a dog influencer has brought a smile to your face and reminded you of the special bond between us and our beloved pets.
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