What Kind of Dog Parent Are You?

By: Khadija Leon

What Kind of Dog Parent Are You?
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About This Quiz

The term 'pet parent' or 'pet guardian' is used to refer to a person who owns and cares for a dog in some of the same ways that people care for human children. When it comes to animals, there is no rulebook or guide to being the perfect pet parent, and many people have to learn as they go along as each dog has its own special requirements.

Just as we humans are parents to our very own children, some of us are also parents to our own pets. We care for them by feeding them, bathing them, taking them to places that they like, as well as taking them to the vet. There are several different kinds of parents, the most common of which are helicopter parents, the soccer moms and dads, the chill parents who are more like a friend, and the parents who spoil their children.

Do you know what kind of dog parent you are? Are you the type of parent who spoils their pooch, or are you the type that can be found chilling on the couch with your pup? Well, if you are just as curious as we are, you can find out by taking this quiz!

Why do you have a dog?
Because I love dogs
Because​ I want to show off
I'm not sure.
Because I need a friend

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Which of these words describes your dog?
Bossy
Determined
Outgoing
Laid-back

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Does your pet usually get his/her way?
No
Rarely
Yes
Sometimes

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how high maintenance is your dog?
6
8
10
4

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How many nicknames do you have for your pet?
10 +
7-10
3-6
1-2

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How many bowls does your dog have?
One for water and one for food
One for food
One for food, one for water, one for treats
He/she passes through them so often that I don't remember.

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What do you usually feed your dog?
Canned food
Dried food
Fresh meals
Whatever I am eating

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Which of these treats do you give your dog?
Beggin Strips
Meatballs
Milk bones
Whatever I have at hand

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Where does your dog sleep?
On the floor by my bed
Different places
On their own bed
On my bed

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Where do you usually take your pet?
Around the neighborhood
To the beach
Everywhere
To the park

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Does your dog get enough exercise?
I think so.
Yes
No
Sometimes

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What is the weirdest thing that you do with your dog?
Sleeping on my bed
Licking my face
Eating from my plate
Nothing comes to mind.

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How are you most likely to celebrate your pet’s birthday?
Give them more belly rubs
Get them a huge biscuit
Throw them a party
Take them to the dog park

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Is your pet obedient?
Extremely
Yes
No
Sometimes

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What does your dog like to destroy?
Paper/tissue
Nothing
Shoes
Furniture

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How do you discipline your dog?
I do the scruff and shake.
I put them in time out.
I don't discipline them.
I wet them with a spray gun.

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How do you reward your pet for good behavior?
I don't reward good behavior.
I give them a treat.
I get them new toys.
I give them a hug.

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Does your dog know how to do tricks?
Yes, one or two
Yes, a lot​
No
He/she is still learning.

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Do you get anxious when your pet is off its leash?
Oh, yes
No
Sometimes
I prefer it that way.

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Does your pet go on dates with other dogs?
No
Yes
All the time
He/she doesn't like it.

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How many belly rubs are required every day?
16+
11-15
6-10
1-5

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How often does your pet visit the vet?
At least once a month
Every three months
I'm not sure.
Only when something is wrong

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Who usually gives your dog a trim?
I do.
The pet store owner
Their stylist
Who said that​ they need to be trimmed?

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Does your dog have a lot of toys?
No
A few
Too many, I've been told
Just the right amount

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What color is your dog’s collar?
Black
Red
Purple
Yellow
Other

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What type of clothing would your pet wear?
Tops
Jumpers
Costumes
No clothing for them

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Your dog is looking chubbier than usual, what do you do?
Restrict their diet
Make them work out
Take them to the vet
Nothing

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Have you ever had any scares when it comes to your pet?
Yes, quite a few
Not that I can remember
Yes, only one
No

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Which of these pet themed movies would you watch with them?
"My Dog Skip"
"All Dogs Go to Heaven"
"101 Dalmatians"
"The Adventures of Milo and Otis"

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Which of these breeds will your next dog be?
Yorkshire terrier
Boxer
French bulldog
German shepherd

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