Learn how to take the best photos for your furry friend with a good foundation of “Stay”.
Everyone wants their dog to be a star! Or at least show them off to all your friends. Combine a little bit of training with creative camera work to show everyone just how cute and lovable your fur baby is.
The real difference with doing a stay to get pictures is that you’ll be out in public with a lot going on around you. So make sure to practice up on the “Three D’s” of doing “stay”, especially the last one – Distractions!
To avoid any confusion or frustration, practice a couple of repetitions first so your dog knows what to expect. You only need to practice this for a few seconds, so don’t skip it!
Make sure your dog knows that “stay” means to not move, and they’re not done until you say “OK!”
The best angles for dog photos are low and show the world from your dogs point of view. Kneel down in front of your dog while reminding them to “stay”.
Since getting down low is very playful gesture, many dogs will want to run toward you, so you can remind them about “stay”.
Use your voice, squeakers, toys, or your dogs favorite words to get a good or silly expression out of them. Examples include “Wanna go for a walk??”, “Are you hungry??”, etc.