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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 […]

16 Oct 2016
Collection of contemporary dog portrait art from the Paper Hat sessions

Dog Photography in Washington D.C

The Puptrait Studio, an independent pet photography studio based out of Baltimore, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their whimsical dog portrait sessions on location and into the homes of dog owners in Washington D.C and all of the surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland counties – including Montgomery County, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. This extended service area means that the Puptrait Studio is now photographing dogs in homes and on locations throughout most of the DC […]

18 Sep 2016

Memorial Commission: Reilly

This image is from a recent memorial commission. These shoots remind us of how difficult being a dog photographer can be. But memorial commissions also reinforce the significance of what we do. It’s easy to laugh at the absurdity of our niche. That we’re just a bunch of jokers with a camera who get to play with dogs all day. And more often than not, that sentiment would be correct. But when it comes to memorial and end of life commissions, that […]

17 Aug 2016

Portrait series by dog photographer to benefit 501(c)3 rescue seeking corporate sponsors

As many of you know, we’ve been working on a new series called “Bullies of Baltimore” over at the Puptrait Studio, shooting rescued pitbulls alongside iconic Baltimore landmarks and sights. 100% of all profits from the series are set to benefit Bella’s Bully Buddies, a local 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit rescue and foster program. “…help save the lives of hundreds of more innocent pups and give them a chance to find healthy and happy forever homes.” So, what’s new? We are […]

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).

28 May 2016
Sitting Fee FREE Photo Sessions For Baltimore Dog Owner

Take Better Dog Photos with ANY Camera | 5 Easy-to-Follow Tips :D

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. If you’re a dog lover, chances are you’re taking lots of photos of your favorite mutt. But if you want to step up your dog’s selfie game there are few basic techniques and tricks that you can use to dramatically improve the quality of your photos. The good news is, these five photography techniques are actually so simple to implement that they don’t require any special […]

25 May 2016
a bloodhound picture in a yard

Watch Out – Killing Pets with Painkillers

By Dr. Jeff Grognet, DVM, BSc(Agr), Veterinary Assistant Instructor 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 […]

16 May 2016
Stray Dogs Playing with a Container Chile Lab black golden

Group Show Opening this Thursday in Hampden!

If anyone is looking for something to do this Thursday evening come on out to Blue Pit BBQ! Our studio is part of Art for BARCS. As you may have guessed from the name, proceeds will go to benefit BARCS our local rescue and center for animal control. At the show we will be unveiling new prints from our founder, J.B. Shepard’s recent trip to Valparaiso, Chile where he was working with strays. The opening is 8pm Thursday, May 19th. Cocktails and food […]