Top tips on how to prepare for your dogs dream photoshoot!
Hey there, fellow dog lovers and pet parents in Maine! I’m your friendly neighborhood pet photographer, and I’m here to spill the kibble on how to get your furry best friend all ready for a tail-wagging, picture-perfect photoshoot. So, grab a treat (for both you and your pup), and let’s dive into the art of prepping your pooch for a great photoshoot in the Pine Tree State.
Consider a professional grooming session, but don’t overdo it – you want your dog to still look like themselves. Schedule a spa day for your pup with your favorite groomer, or have some fun in the tub at home. A clean and well-groomed dog is a happy dog in photos. Give your dog a bath and brush their fur to a glossy shine. Don’t forget the nails – neatly trimmed nails ensure your dog looks their best. But wait, DO NOT shave/cut/trim your dog the day before – just in case it ends up looks like a 2 year did it! I highly suggest any major haircuts being done at least two weeks out, for some regrowth.
Favorite Toy or Treat
We all know dogs have a soft spot for treats and toys. Bringing your dog’s favorite plaything or snack can be a game-changer. It helps keep them engaged and excited during the shoot. Plus, it’s a great way to reward them for their stellar performance. I’m prepared with my own toys and snacks (for the dog), but you know what they love best! ALso, it’s extra cute when your dog is playing with their favorite stuffy.
Practice Makes Paw-fect
Brush up on a few basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “look.” Practice these commands in different settings to get your dog used to following instructions. It’ll make posing a breeze during the photoshoot.
Exercise for Happy Tails
A well-exercised dog is a happy dog! Take your pup for a good walk or playtime before the photoshoot. This will help them burn off some energy, ensuring a more relaxed and cooperative model for the camera. But, don’t overdo it. Many people think they need to hardcore exercise their dog before the shoot. While that may be a good thought, it might do more harm than good. They may get too tired and not be themselves during our session!
Relax and Enjoy:
Dogs are like sponges; they pick up on our emotions. If you’re relaxed and enjoying the process, your dog is more likely to have a good time too. It’s all about having fun together!
Remember, as a professional pet photographer, I’m here to guide you through the process. Feel free to ask questions, share concerns, or discuss any specific ideas you have in mind. We’re a team in making your dog’s photoshoot a success!
So, there you have it! With a little prep, some love, and a wagging tail, you and your dog are well on your way to capturing moments that will be cherished forever. If you’re ready for a pawsitively amazing photoshoot experience, contact me today! Let’s create some Maine memories together.
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