3 Tips For Working With Reactive Dogs

black dog on black background

These tips are for those of you that would love to get a photo with your reactive dog, but don’t know how to achieve it. These are tips you can work on with your dog, but when scheduling our consultation, this is one of the important things to discuss with me as I can tailor the session specifically in ways that will lessen the chances of your dog being triggered.

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The Creatures Great and small of Assateague Island

mare and foal

The belief is that the horses first came to the island when a Spanish galleon ship sank off the shore of Assateague. Assateague is an Island that is about 37 miles long and runs through both Maryland and Virginia. In order to manage the horses, the two states have divided them into two herds which they each manage separately. Virginia is well known for the pony swims in the spring which drive their herd a short distance from Assateague to Chincoteague where the pony’s are auctioned off to maintain control of the numbers in the herd. Maryland residents that I talked with are very proud that they don’t auction off their pony’s and they are kept wild. However, I later learned that they are able to maintain the numbers of the herd by using contraceptive darts on the females.

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What to Expect at Your Pet Portrait Session- Step 2

edited collar on dog

Once you have tentatively reserved your session date and have returned your contract and retainer, you will receive a confirmation for your session. Now what?
First things are first. It is not time to be stressed out wondering if your dog will behave. I hopefully will have alleviated your fears during out zoom consultation. I will send you a session guide which provides you plenty of information regarding the session.

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Choosing a Pet Portrait Location

Brownie the Rescue Dog

When you inquire about a photo session, one of the questions that I will be asking is where you want to have the session. In Syracuse, we a luck to have a number of parks and urban areas to have your session depending on your needs. but before we get to my list, I want to find out If your pup accompanies you everywhere you may decide to choose from my list of suggestions. This portrait session is designed for you and your pet and how you live and want to enjoy each other and the memories of your time together. So consider these things first.

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Isolation

Halloween, Bear in isolation

When I first saw the subject for this week, I was thinking of going a totally different direction with the subject.  We had a photoshoot at the shelter this weekend however where the dogs get dressed up in their Halloween costumes.  Once I took this image however, I decided to go in a totally different…

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Natural Light

Bear, dog

I enjoy using natural light for my photographs.  It enables you to be more spontaneous with your photographs and not worry about lugging around a lot of heavy equipment. With natural light you could let the light fall directly on the subject, so that they have nice even lighting Or you can use the light…

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Motion

Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  they can sometimes become oblivious to the camera. Here are…

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Happy Dog

rescue dog

Meet this Happy Boy Rogan. Rogan is a 2 year old male Pit Bull Terrier and American Bull Dog Mix.  He is such a sweet boy and very smart as well.  While he has been at the kennel, he has learned to sit, shake, down, stay and leave it.  He is eager to please his…

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