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Valentine’s Day is almost here. Love is in the air. If you’ve got your eye on a particular lady who also happens to be a Dog Mom, we’ve got the skinny on how to woo her…and her dog! Here are the top 10 tips for dating a Dog Mom.

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So you’ve noticed this super cute little thing walking down the street near your apartment. Or maybe you notice her every Saturday at the Farmer’s Market or on the running trail getting in a few miles. She’s bright eyed, full of energy …and her owner’s not too bad, either!

Got a dog of your own? You’ve already got a foot in the door. But if you are short a leash and a collar and you’ve got your heart set on wooing a Dog Mom’s heart, there’s a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.

A word of warning: if you’re not a dog person, walk away now. A Dog Mom can spot you a mile away. So can her dog. You’re not in her league, so move along.

If you’re up for the challenge, read on…

Her Dog Will Always Be #1

Go in knowing that her dog is her first love. After all, he’s always waiting for her when she gets home after a long day, ready with kisses and cuddles. He’s up for anything she wants to do, never ignores her and gives her his undivided adoration. You’ll need to adore her pup as much as she does.

Meet Her Where She Hangs

If you want to start out capturing her attention, start showing up where she and her dog hang out. Let her notice you at the park or her favorite dog-friendly patio.

Compliment Her Dog

Want a sure in with her? Give her pup a sincere compliment. It’s better than any pick-up line. And make sure you really mean it, because a Dog Mom can spot a fake compliment in a fraction of a second. Make sure you’re casual enough to sound friendly but not creepy. In fact, every time you run in to the two of them, say hello to her dog first. She’ll appreciate that.

Compliment Her on Her Relationship with Her Dog

Everyone likes to know they’ve got a good thing going on. And a Dog Mom loves people to see how important their dog is to them. Notice the details of how she and her dog interact with each other.

Casual Ask to Meet-up at a Dog-friendly Location

Ready for the next step? Ask your Dog Mom for a drink or a coffee at a dog-friendly location. Let her know it’s perfectly alright with you if her dog comes along. In fact, you’re hoping she does bring her pup.

Interact with Her Doggo

If you’ve been paying attention, you should know by now what your Dog Mom’s pup likes to do. Play Frisbee? Do tricks? Go for a run? Now’s the time to check the chemistry between the two of you. Because if you like her dog and her dog likes you, it’s a match made in puppy heaven.

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First Real Date? Bring her Pup a Gift

Eventually you and your Dog Mom will need to go on your first ‘people only’ date. Since her pupper is being left at home, don’t show up empty-handed. Bring a small gift for him. Maybe a chew toy or a sweet bandana? Your Dog Mom will know you care.

Offer to Bring Home a Doggie-bag for Her Pup

If you have any dog-friendly food left over after your big date, you’re not saving it for lunch this time. Make a point of asking for a take-away bag for your date’s dog. Aren’t you thoughtful?

Hurry Home to Check on Her Dog

The night may be young, but your date’s pup has been home all alone for hours. Suggest going back to see how he’s doing. You two can take it from there…!

Finally, Ask Her Advice on Getting Your Own Dog

If you and your Dog Mom have been spending lots of time together with her pup, it’ll come as no surprise that you’ll probably be thinking about adding a fourth player to the game. Ask your Dog Mom her advice on getting your own dog. She’ll be flattered. AND, she’ll know you’re in it for the long run.

Alright, you dawg you, you’re all set with these top 10 tips for dating a Dog Mom. Time to win your Dog Mom’s heart. And her pup’s too. Good luck out there!

Want suggestions of some gifts your favorite Dog Mom would love? Check out these ideas.

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