Seek out dog-friendly activities
I'm not one of those dog people who likes taking her dog to brunch or to every single event, but I do like spending a few nights at home hanging out with her and going for walks. I know it's more fun to watch your favorite sports team play at a bar with other fans, but have you seen my dog in Ravens attire yet?
When I go away for weekends, I always make sure where I'm going is dog-friendly. Taking my dog shopping in a little handheld purse? Not my bag. Going for long hikes in the mountains or watching the Wizards kick ass with her? Definitely.
Get to know the dog -- and the dog's quirks
It's easy to assume that if one dog likes you, or most dogs like you, then all will. Sorry, not the case. There are simple ways to ensure that you will get along with dogs, but you have to spend time getting to know each one specifically to really have them like you.