If you share life’s adventures with a canine companion, chances are you’ll meet many other dogs and their owners! Just like pooches, dog owners come in all different varieties, all with their own unique traits and personalities. That’s why we’ve put together our guide to the different types of dog owners! Do you see yourself on this list? Let us know in our poll below!
Pushchair Pet Parents
Whether you’ve seen them in the park, passed them on the street, or just seen pictures of them online, you’ve most likely come across one of these overenthusiastic owners! Most likely referring to themselves as pet parents, you’ll see them taking their fur babies (usually a Pug or Chihuahua) for a stroll in a pushchair. Bonus points if the pet has a designer outfit of their own!
Disciplined Dog Owners
This lean, mean, dog-training machine has their pup obeying their every command! The disciplined dog will stick right to their owner’s heel, no lead required. They won’t be tempted to meet and play with other dogs, and if your dog runs up to them wanting to play, you’ll probably get a stern word! Despite seeming like a militant relationship, the pair are real partners. You need a lot of time and dedication to develop that kind of bond!
Carefree Canine Companions
The polar opposite of Disciplined Dog Owners, the dog of this owner will be friendly and hyperactive. The dog will spot you and your pup from a mile away, heading towards you at breakneck speed to introduce themselves! Meanwhile, the owner can be anywhere within a 500-yard radius, oblivious to the trouble their pooch is getting themselves into. After all, dogs will be dogs!
A canine lover through and through, The Rent-an-Owner comes in two distinct flavours. You might see them several times a day, each time with a new pup in tow. Alternatively, you’ll run into them when they’re in charge of what looks to be an impossible number of dogs of all shapes and sizes, a tangle of leads sprouting from their wrist. You’ll wonder whether they get paid for these dog walking duties, or if they live with all of these pups! You may never know…
Who’s Walking Who?
This dog owner is desperately trying to maintain some form of control over their four-legged friend. It’s not working. If they’re on the lead, this dog’s taking the walk into their own paws! You’ll see the owner being dragged along by a dog twice their size. If they’re off lead, the owner is most likely making a futile attempt to stop them from causing chaos. Despite the pooch ruling the roost, secretly, the owner wouldn’t have it any other way!
Have you come across any of these dog owners while out and about with your pooch? Let us know if you recognise yourself on this list! If you share your adventures with a canine companion, you might want to think about insuring your pet. At The Insurance Emporium, our Dog Insurance policies include Standard Benefits like cover for Vet’s Fees up to £8,000.* You could even receive up to 30% discount!^ Take a walk down to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
* Cover up to £8,000 available on lunar monthly Lifetime Gold policies.
^ The 30% discount is made up of 20% Introductory Discount plus 10% Multi-pet Discount (if appropriate). The Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
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