5 Ways To Upgrade Your Dog’s Life

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It may seem silly, but you and your dog could both totally benefit from some 21st century upgrades.

While you may not need or want to give your pooch its own Instagram account (although Manny the Frenchie does has over 700,000 followers), joining a pet-focused social network can help you find friends for doggie play dates, and find answers to odd habits and behaviors. It may also help you find an animal caretaker to make day trips and long hours at the office much more manageable for your canine.

Whether you've got a few weekend getaways planned, or just want to up the ante on your fury friend's life these five tips are sure to do the trick — for both you and your pooch.