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Category : Pet Advice

21 Oct 2017

Top 10 Best Dog Breeds to Photograph

We get asked constantly what our favorite breed is to photograph. In some ways, I hate answering this question for the simple fact that all dog’s have unique personalities and mannerisms, which makes every session – regardless of their breed – a blast and a challenge. We love photographing dogs, all dogs, regardless of their breed. That all said, we have to admit that some breeds, for a multitude of reasons, do tend to ham it up more than others. […]

08 Sep 2017

We Are Dogs Too: The Struggles of the Small Toy Breed

Small dogs have been around for quite some time and we can’t really blame people for loving them so much. Small dog breeds come in different breeds and they don’t have a specific weight category to classify them otherwise but they are not that difficult to spot. These dogs can even weigh as low as 2 pounds and yes, that would be a fully grown small dog. When we think of small dogs, we would usually think of lapdogs but […]

28 Apr 2017

Pass the Sniff Test: How to Connect with Almost Any Dog

As a professional dog photographer I work with new dogs practically every day. Which in its self isn’t unusual. There are many professions that are expected to do that – groomers, trainers and veterinarians, just to name a few. But as a pet photographer, we have to handle dogs at a level beyond the basics of safety and command compliance. For the simple fact that in our line of work body language counts. No one wants to see an angry, […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm My Dog?

Will neutering calm my dog? Spaying or neutering your dog can unquestionably change your dog’s hormone levels. However, whether this effects your dog’s behavior and how it effects your dog’s behavior will depend on a number factors. Some dogs are calmed by neutering, but the behavior of others can appear unaffected by neutering. But for some dogs, spaying and neutering can actually encourage more aggressive behaviors. That response might sound complicated, but the underlying chemical mechanisms driving these behavioral changes […]

02 Nov 2016

Should I Neuter or Spay my Dog? The Definitive Guide.

Neutering may be one of the most important ways you can help your dog…or is it? When you neuter or spay your dog, you’re not just preventing unwanted puppies, you’re also taking steps to help protect their health and happiness. Of course these benefits are not without consequence and there is some debate on the issue. Like anything argued online, there is a large amount of misinformation floating around on the topic, arguing both for and against the neutering of dogs. To […]

12 Jul 2016

10 ways you can help an abused dog

For many dog people, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. And for an emphatic person, it can be easier to simply turn a blind eye to the situation and pretend it’s not happening, presumably hoping someone else will step up and handle the issue. But abuse often goes unreported and uncorrected simply because no one says anything. If you don’t help, who will? If not now, when? When you are one person, attempting […]

03 Jun 2016

Wholesome Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

Today I’m going to share with you my signature homemade dog biscuit and treat recipe. These biscuits are absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutritious goodies aimed to help your dog stay healthy and tail waggingly happy. A lot of people ask me how I keep my dog, George’s coat so shiny and thick. Undoubtedly his rock solid mystery mutt pound puppy pedigree has a lot to do with it, but I think his diet also helps. I’m a strong believer in treatment through nutrition, […]

25 May 2016
a bloodhound picture in a yard

Watch Out – Killing Pets with Painkillers

People grab a painkiller and don’t think twice about taking one. But what about when your dog or cat is in pain?  How dangerous could it possibly be for them to take the same painkillers we take? The answer might surprise you. Let’s take look at what can go wrong… Is Tylenol safe to give pets? Acetaminophen (Tylenol) – Tylenol reliably kills cats. I have had many clients give their cats this medication to help bring down fevers. The problem is that this […]