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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
A friendly little black pug. He is a smiley pup and a great example of one of our favorite small breeds.

Small Breed Problems: We Are Dogs Too

Small dog breeds have been around for quite some time and we can’t really blame people for loving them so much. Small dogs come in a variety of different sizes and don’t have a specific weight category to classify them otherwise, but they are not that difficult to spot. Odds are if you’ve been on Instagram in recent years, you probably already like and follow famous smaller dogs. These dogs can weigh as little as 2 pounds and yes, that […]

28 Apr 2017

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

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. 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 […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm a Dog?

Will neutering calm a dog? Spaying or neutering your dog can change your dog’s hormone levels. However, whether this effects your dog’s behavior and how it impacts your dog’s behavior will depend on a number factors. Some dogs are calmed by neutering, but the behavior of others may remain 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 are […]

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 to Help an Abused Dog

For many dog lovers, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. Even for more empathic people, 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

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

This homemade treat recipe is absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutritious goodies aimed to help your dog stay healthy and tail waggingly happy. Dogs absolutely go nuts for these dog biscuits. Best of all, these dog treats are fairly cheap to make and this dog biscuit recipe only uses common ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen or can be found easily on Amazon (we’ve included links for your convenience).

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 […]