Writing About Dogs: 11 Ideas To Get You Started

  • 11/06/2019

Who doesn’t love dog stories? Writing about dogs can be as fun as reading about these four-legged animals. A writer ought to do extensive research to provide authentic information to the audience. These publications could be fictional or non-fiction.

You can never run out of ideas to write about your dog from their daily adventures to a step-by- step-guide on how to care for them. You can get additional materials from the library or by reading related journals and magazines from credible publishers.

Useful Ideas for You

If you have the passion and the resources but don’t know where to start, we have compiled 11 ideas for you.

1.    Prepare 

You might have an idea about the character you want to portray, but the readers don’t, therefore, ensure that the star of your stories is developed over time. The readers should be able to follow along with the adventures of the dog and understand the character as they read.

2.    Write a Novel

Although there are numerous novels featuring dogs, yours will be successful if you make it enjoyable. Writing complex texts like novels requires determination, sacrifice, and creativity.

3.    Try Prompts

Writing prompts will give you clues on what to write. They also stimulate your creativity as other ideas may stem from a prompt. Apart from using prompt generators, you can create some from experience.

4.    Try Non-Fictional Writing

If you have broad knowledge about dogs but don’t know how to create fictional stories, you could concentrate on what you know.

5.    Blogging

Starting a dog blog can help you to sharpen your skills as well as improve your knowledge about your canine companion. This will bring readers to your website that will provide suggestions and offer criticism.

6.    Screen Writing

If you can imagine a dog story and see its potential in the film industry, maybe it’s time you tried your luck. You can also turn your fictional novel into a screenplay. You can source a paper writer to walk you through this process.

7.    Sign Up for Competitions

You can find writing competitions online and offline as well as in magazines. These competitions will help you to gauge your prowess against other writers. The stories might be featured in national magazines.

8.    Utilize Hubpages

This is an excellent platform to start writing articles about dogs and other related topics. Although similar to your blog, the only difference is that you create content for an online audience.

9.    Become a Freelancer

You can write for magazines and blogs as a freelance writer. With many ideas and excellent writing skills, you will get featured on their regular columns.

10.  Offer Your Skills to a Charity 

Although you won’t get paid, writing for dog charities will not only improve your skills, but it will boost your knowledge about pooches. You can apply for various positions where you can render services such as writing for their blog.

11.  Write for Your Book Club 

Since book clubs’ budget is limited, volunteering to create content for their blog, journals, or newsletter will be received positively.


Writing about dogs might seem like an easy task; however, you might find it difficult to express your ideas. Passion is not enough; you need to research and practice to sharpen your skills and improve your knowledge about dogs.

Which topics about dogs do you think are underrated? Share your comments with our readers.

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