This seems like a simple question. But, the more I focused on this question, the deeper I felt a rumble in my soul. It's not just about those activities that bring your dog joy, it's about the way in which YOU, the human, create a life in order to have more of those moments that bring your dog joy.... and in turn, bring you DogJoy. I feel that this is more of a movement, than a question. Do you create time and space for your dog to experience joy?
For me, DogJoy is about granting a dog the time and space to experience joy. It's removing all of the things that are vying for my attention and just being in the moment with a dog.
I've had a lot of time to think on this topic, because I've been working with dogs on a professional level since I was in my 20s. While pet sitting, some days I would be the only person a dog would see during the day, so I always made sure to give the dog my best. They deserve that.
Now, as a photographer, I find that I am drawn to those people who give their dogs the time and space to experience joy. My role in the dog's life has changed, but that doesn't keep me from creating a space for their joy. That space is different for every dog, of course, and it's my job to find out what brings that particular dog their joy and then provide that for them; even if it means getting in the water!
If you make time and space for your dog to experience joy, I want to work with you!
Tell me, what brings your dog joy?