Monday, 18 August 2008

How to Take Your Dog's Picture

How to Take Your Dog's PictureTeach your dog a good, solid stay command. This will make the photo shoot go much more smoothly. Check Resources below for a link to my article on teaching your dog the stay command.

Once your dog does a good stay command, find a good place to take the picture. A nice spot in a scenic park, the beach, a room set up with some lighting and a back drop.

Put your dog in a sit, down or stand position and give the command "Stay." This is where some patience on your part comes in. If you put too much pressure on your dog there is a good chance that your dog will start to pick up on your vibes and the whole shot could be much more difficult than it has to be. The best thing to do is relax and have fun with the whole process.

Once you have your dog in the stay position and you're ready to take the photo, say your dog's name. To get a really good photo you want your dog to look at the camera. To get the best shot, say your dog's name and squeak the toy. This will usually get your dog's attention.

If your dog is not interested in the toy or it get your dog to excited wave the treat to get your dog's attention.

Once your dog is looking at you, take the picture. With a little practice you'll start getting great photos of your dog.

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