So, with this in mind I figured that I’d set up a separate account for him and they could choose not to follow it, and this meant I could also post as many puppy photos as I wanted without any fear I was posting ‘too many’. But I wasn’t prepared for the wonderful community that comes with having a ‘Dogstagram’ account.
I started off by following the dog accounts, and other Jug owners, that had followed my personal instagram account and only really liked my dog photos, and then started searching through their followers for other pup accounts to follow, commenting as we went, making friends with other similar accounts who were as crazy as us to have a dog instagram account.
regularly comment on our posts, and accounts we’ve followed for so long
we know them well. And the support that comes from Dogstagram is wonderful. When we first got Melle, and he and Flash weren’t getting on, I turned to Instagram for help and we were overwhelmed with responses of things we could try to help them get along. When one of them has an upset tummy, or an injury, posting about it (post vets if needs be) gives you reassurance that their dogs have done the same and they’ll give you a remedy that helped, or you get tips on how to keep a 4 month old puppy from running about.
there are accounts that tag their ‘pawtners’ (essentally other accounts
they like) there are follower competitons to win treats and toys. And best of all, we’ve got ‘friends’ in Australia who DM us with training tips, we exchange sarcastic comments with Pugs in Germany, we’ve got Jug friends as close as the next town over or ones based in New York. We’ve watched spaniels grow from puppyhood and become Instafamous. We’ve had comments and follows and then conversations that have lead to people getting a Jug themselves.
If you want to get into Dogstagram, I’ve pulled together a list of the cutest, funniest and craziest accounts we follow to get you started……..
Are you a Petstagrammer? Do you think I’m totally crazy? If not, who are your must follow accounts?