Meet Jennifer

Writer. Photographer. Happy Dog Mom.

My Three Dogs Brought Me Back to Life.

I would be embarrassed to say that to just anyone, but not to a fellow dog mom. You get it. You know the way a heart can be mended by a wagging tail, a warm nose and a velvet ear to whisper into.

In my case, a lifetime of unhealthy human relationships left me paralyzed by fear and depression. Fatigue weighed me down. I didn’t have the words to finish sentences.

What I really wanted to do was climb back into bed. But every time I tried, Tyler, Lily and Georgia nudged me back out into the world. Caring for them gave me a sense of normalcy, no matter what I was feeling. They needed walks, which got me moving. They needed to play, which got me laughing. They needed affection, which gave me comfort.

They loved me when I didn’t think I could be loved.

As I began to heal, I realized that I wanted to do the same for them. I became obsessed with understanding the science of health, happiness, connection and longevity—not only for myself, but also for my dogs.

Two years later, Happy Dog Mom was born. It’s now my mission to share with you the research and experiences that helped me, so you, too, can create happier, healthier lives for you and your dog.

I know it’s a lonely place when your dog is your best friend and you’re not sure anyone else will understand.

What I also know is that there are a lot of us out there feeling the exact same way.

Join with me, and together let’s heal better, feel better, live better and love better—with dog.

 

Jennifer Waters is a former journalist, healthcare content writer, and current owner of Grumpy Pups Pet Photography and Happy Dog Mom. She is obsessed with finding ways to feel happier and healthier, and doing the same for her three dogs.

Berkley University

Certification: Science of Human Happiness

Duke University

 

 

 

Certification: Dog Cognition & Emotion

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