Read more about the article Dog Safety for the July 4th fireworks!
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Dog Safety for the July 4th fireworks!

  • Post published:June 24, 2022
  • Post category:Animals

My sister’s dog’s seem to have a fear of noises and the fireworks tend to be near her house.  A fireworks show is probably the worst noise a fearful dog can face. Her dog Beau would back himself into the closet as best he could, or under the bed.   If you know a night of fireworks is coming up, here are some ways to help your dog stay a little more comfortable.

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My Dog Won’t Sit Still

  • Post published:May 13, 2022
  • Post category:Animals

One of the most frequent comments I get from people regarding my animal photography is "my dog won't sit still. I could never have a photo session with him." I promise you that I have worked with all different types of dogs. I have worked with shelter dogs for a more than 6 years and have encountered dogs that are rambunctious, hyper and untrained dogs all the time. In addition, I have worked with dogs that are fearful of the camera and had successful images with all.

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The Journey to pet photography

  • Post published:February 25, 2022
  • Post category:Animals

started to explore photography again to regain that balance. During this time of unbalance, I also lost my heart dog. He had only turned 4 when I lost him to lymphoma. I realized that although I had plenty of images of him, I had very few of us together. I did not have a recorded history of us together doing the things we loved in the places we loved. This business was born from the belief that you deserve to have images of the bond with your pet.

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Read more about the article Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session
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Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session

I find it best when greeting a dog to let them approach you in their own time. At a photo session, I will let your dog approach me when he is ready.  Dogs need time to sniff and assess that this person is not a threat.   I generally leave the camera to the side, as that big black box often appears threatening to dogs. 

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Read more about the article 2021!  The Year In review
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2021! The Year In review

  • Post published:December 31, 2021
  • Post category:Animals

While 2021 proved to be another challenging year with Covid continuing to persist in our lives, we began to learn to deal with it and still continue with our work and lives. The program at Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter had changed from housing the dogs at the kennel to relying heavily on volunteers to foster the dogs in their home. We managed to be able to have meet and greets at the shelter property on the weekends, which boosted everyones spirit. Greeting and sharing this outdoor time with the dogs running and playing and socializing made us feel a little bit normal again.

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