3 Tips For Working With Reactive Dogs

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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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Tricks and treats of a Pet photographer

Basking in the fun play and cuddles from the dogs I photograph is certainly a treat for me, but capturing the dogs essence, much less his attention, requires a photographer to have a few tricks up her sleeve. Here are a couple of the tricks that I utilize throughout the photo session.

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The Creatures Great and small of Assateague Island

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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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Delivery and Care of your Artwork from your Pet Portrait Session- Step 4

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Prints/digitals generally take about 3 weeks from time of order to complete the final retouching and processing.

I have searched for products that are of the highest quality and some of these companies are from around the world therefore Wall Art/Albums can take 6-8 weeks from final approval. Consider the turn around time for these in order to place your order with enough time to allow for normal delays.

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What to expect after the session- Part 3

pet portrait album

During our photo session we will have determined the date and location of our ordering appointment. The appointment can take place either in person at your home or via zoom. either way we have our meeting- the first goal is to let you view your images in a slideshow to allow you to sit back and enjoy the process and the results.

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What to Expect at Your Pet Portrait Session- Step 2

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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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