Why we started, Who we are
I started this blog as a way to share things about my life with Loki, my reactive dog. I want to create a go-to resource of information surrounding canine well-being and care. My goal is to create a fun platform and community that wants the absolute best for their dogs.
I want to use our Instagram influence and social media presence to help others who are struggling with their dogs or want to learn more about caring for their doggos.
Here, I will blog about all things dog, from reactivity struggles and training to photography tips and even how I grew Loki's Instagram into a successful small business. So if you love dogs, photography, or Instagram, you are in the right place!
Our goals are to:
Share our journey
Grow a community
I love learning new things about dogs, especially about enrichment, training, and behavior. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge to help people build positive relationships with their dogs. I am a huge advocate for reactive dogs, and I want to be able to help others by sharing our training and journey with a reactive dog. I hope to expand my community of like-minded dog lovers and create a safe space for others to learn so we can provide the best for our dogs.
Hi, I'm Lorren, a 27-year-old dog lover and mom to Loki, my 4-year-old Dalmatian who happens to be reactive. Over the years, I have pursued several passions. I studied animal care for a few years before moving on to study art in university. After graduating, I started my own successful pet portrait business, but once Loki came into my life, I found myself spending less time on art and more time exploring with him. This led me to discover my love for photography.
I created an Instagram account for Loki, which became a huge success. I poured my knowledge of growing and creating our Instagram into my first self-published e-book. This led me to write a second e-book on photography and editing, which is my proudest achievement so far.
I am neurodiverse and struggle with dyslexia among other things. So, while my posts may contain some grammatical errors, I try to have family and friends proofread my e-books and blog posts whenever possible.
Supercool fact about me: I have heterochromia, which means I have one green eye and one blue eye, just like Loki who has one blue and one brown eye. Our blue eyes are even on the same side!
Loki is a 3-year-old pedigree Dalmatian with heterochromia (two different colored eyes). He was one of ten in his litter, but unfortunately, one pup didn't survive, and his mother almost died after giving birth. Luckily, the vets were able to save her. However, the stress of the birth negatively impacted the hormones in her milk, which then affected the cognitive development of the puppies, causing increased stress and nervousness within the litter.
Despite being well-socialized, Loki started to struggle with a fear of other dogs after being bitten, nipped, and having numerous negative encounters with off-lead dogs. Since his first birthday, he has been dog-reactive (not dog-friendly).
Loki has a cheeky and loving personality that always makes me laugh. He has become an Instagram influencer with over 60k social media followers and is the face of many brands thanks to his gorgeous eyes.
We will be journaling and blogging a lot about Loki's reactivity and training journey here, as well as sharing reviews and first impressions of dog-related items.