Five Tips for Dating a Pup Parent

February 14, 2019 2 min read

Love is in the air – flowers are being sent, chocolate covered strawberries are being delivered and hands are being held, but what if this Valentine’s Day, your date is holding a leash instead? Dog parents are a breed of their own, and dating one is a whole new walk in the park. This season, Grounds & Hounds is here to pass out advice to those who share their significant other’s love and affection with the furry family member that hogs the covers. Cuddle up, take a sip of Grounds & Hounds coffee and bring everyone together on this lovely holiday.

 

 

1). Accept the Baby Talk

We’ve all seen it and to a fellow dog parent, it’s perfectly normal, just like sharing an ice cream cone with your pup, but to some…the baby talk can get a little, well, bizarre. Look, if you want to keep your significant other, it’s best just to tune out or better yet, join in. Nothing says, “I love you” like a few “who’s a good boy?”

2).When Babysitting – Send a Million Pictures

This is crucial. If you want to earn your strips for being the best doggie babysitter of all time, we have two words for you: “SEND PICS.” Your pup lover will certainly want to know that their baby is not only have a good time but are getting comfortable with having you around.

 

 3).There’s Going to Be Fur

Buy a lint roller and get over it. All dogs shed, even the so-called “non-shedders.” Be prepared to have some fuzzies on that sweater or your socks. Remember it’s the dog’s house too – and their presence is what makes your sweetheart’s house a home.

4).Don’t Plan Any Surprise Trips

Surprises are a nice thought, but you wouldn’t book a cruise for a couple with kids, right? It’s the same situation here. Pup parents need to plan things in advance, especially who’s going to babysit and even more importantly, they need to mentally prepare for being away from their pup.

5).The Dog Comes or I Go

Pup parents want to bring their baby just about everywhere. It’s best not to attempt a negotiation – let the pup come along even though you’ll likely be the third wheel. We suggest looking up the most dog-friendly places in your area, that way Fido can make some new friends and you can have some quality time with your partner.

Grounds & Hounds would like to wish everyone a lovely Valentine’s Day and to show some love, we’re offering 15% off all purchases with code MUSTLOVEDOGS. If you’re a pup parent or the significant other of a pup Mom/Dad, share your Valentine’s Day with us by tagging @groundsandhounds on Instagram!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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