There are all sorts of different types of dog parents out there. From the overbearing helicopter parent to the more hands-off laissez-faire parent, there's no one right way to raise a pup.
Here are five of the most common types of dog parents you'll find:
1. The Helicopter Parent
This type of dog parent is always hovering, never letting their pup out of their sight. They're constantly worried about their pet's safety and well-being, and they go to great lengths to make sure their pup is always happy and healthy.
2. The Overprotective Parent
Similar to the helicopter parent, the overprotective parent is always worried about their dog's safety. However, they tend to be a bit more relaxed about letting their pup explore and play. They're just always ready and willing to step in if they think their dog is in danger. This type will make frequent visits to the vet for the most minor issues.
3. The Free-Range Parent
This type of dog parent believes in giving their pup plenty of freedom to roam and explore, even to there detriment of other dog owners. They believe that this independence will help their dog become a well-rounded individual. However, free-range parents sometimes forget or ignore leash laws and might very occasionally miss where their dog poops and not pick it up. Just saying.
4. The Strict Parent
The strict parent is all about rules and order. They believe that a disciplined dog is a happy dog, and they have no problem laying down the law when it comes to their pet. You can tell this type a mile away, they always have their treat bag on them and won't let anyone talk to them during the walk just in case they disrupt the schedule.
5. The Relaxed Parent
This type of dog parent is, well, pretty relaxed about everything. They don't stress too much about rules or order, and they're perfectly content letting their dog just be a dog. Relaxed parents are easy-going and laid-back, and they believe that the best thing you can do for your pet is just to let them enjoy life.
So, which type of dog parent are you? No matter what type you are, just remember that the most important thing is to love and care for your pup. They'll return the favor ten times over.