Better With Dog

Are You a Happy Dog Mom?

A happy dog mom is deeply connected to her dog. She knows the power of a dog’s unconditional love. She’s experienced that magical bond with “The One,” her heart dog. She believes that dogs are family, not property. And she wants to find ways to make her dog live longer, feel happier and be more fulfilled.

At the same time, she wants to feel more love, vibrancy and connection in her own life.

It can be confusing figuring out where to start. We are drowning in information, but who has the time or expertise to sort it all out? Especially when some days all you really want to do is snuggle with your dog.

Happy Dog Mom is built on the belief that we are all doing the best we can with where we are and what we know at the moment. Whether you’re a first-time dog mom or a dog training expert, you want the best for your dog. And you’re already doing the best you know how.

With knowledge comes the ability to do a little better. 

We can do this together, dog momma.

Happy Dog Mom Services

The Happy Dog Mom mission is to help dogs and humans deepen their bond and create more mutually fulfilling relationships. To create the change I want to see in the world, I offer up the three things that I know how to do best: photography, writing, and creating connections with other people who could talk about dogs for hours.


  • Dog Mom Diaries, an all-new pet photography session centered on beautiful images and video diaries of the bond between you and your dog, and how that bond came to be.
  • Dog Mom Blog, focused on sharing the stories and science behind how dogs help us live happier, healthier and longer—and how we can return the favor.
  • Dog Mom Den, an online community where you can connect with other dog moms and share your messy, funny, emotional stories of life with dogs. Safe, gracious and judgment-free.

Become a Happy Dog Mom

Join with me as I share simple steps—all backed by research and experience—that you can take today to create more joy and energy for you, and for your dog. Let’s create a dog mom community where we can share the messy, funny, healing, tearful stories about what our dogs mean to us, what makes us happy, and what struggles we face chasing health and happiness.

Let’s change the idea that preferring the company of dogs means there’s something wrong with you. I say, maybe there’s something wrong with those who don’t.

Join the Happy Dog Movement.

Sign up for as much or as little as you want. You’re welcome any way you come.

happy dog mom jennifer waters sitting with three boxer dogs



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