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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 Jessica (Grady's Human). You can find a direct link to their Instagram here.
Here is their 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?
Grady's Human: My journey to becoming a dog influencer was started because I wanted to share the amazing things my Service Dog, GRADY, could do. I wanted to spread awareness on Service Dogs and bring light to mental and physical health struggles. What I never expected was finding and building friendships with other dog moms and relationships with amazing companies. GRADY is a silly dog and I also love sharing his quirks to make others smile.
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?
Grady's Human: Grady knows over 120 commands and loves showing them off to his followers. In my opinion, Grady is a very special dog, and people enjoy seeing all the great tasks he can do. He is also incredibly goofy and so patient with photos which make for funny/quality content for our followers. He has the funniest smile that can make anyone's day.
Fi: How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Grady's Human: I catch Grady in his natural form, which is the best content. I do really love using his commands to pose him for photos that I know people will enjoy. Other creators inspire me but I also just tap into Grady's personality and try to express that on social media.
Fi: Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Grady's Human: A handful of haters always think I am forcing my dog to take photos and being unfair to him. I respond by not responding. I do not give them the desired attention because I know I am a good dog mom. Some people judge me having a service dog because I have an invisible illness and they try to discount my need for a service animal. I know that ever since Grady came into my life, I have been happier and healthier; that is all that matters to me.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media? Just do it. Don't concern yourself with judgment. You will be opened up to countless opportunities and find people you can fully relate to. It is so fun sharing your dog on social media; anyone can do it with the right determination.
Fi: How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Grady's Human: Grady changed my life. He performs tasks that make my life so much easier to live. He reminds me to take each moment in and find the happy moments in life rather than focusing on all the bad. He has helped me gain independence I didn't know was possible.
Fi: What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Grady's Human: Meeting people who are just like me and finding that my dog makes other people's day better
Fi: Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Grady's Human: We have some really fun photoshoot ideas coming up and amazing collabs with companies that I never dreamed would be possible.
We hope that Jessica'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 well-being as well.
Remember always to create positive, wholesome content that 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.
For more helpful articles about pet-parenting tips, check out the Off Leash blog at TryFi.com.
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