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On My Nightstand: The Secret Language of Dogs

Part of my job as a dog photographer is making sure your dog is relaxed and happy during their session. That includes having an understanding of how dogs communicate. Sometimes stress is clearly visible: ears are back, tail is tucked, they resist the nudge on their lead.

 

But sometimes the signs are a little more subtle. Did you know that yawning can be a sign of stress?

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
– Edward Hoagland

I’ve been reading Victoria Stilwell’s “The Secret Language of Dogs” to make sure I can identify and mitigate any signs of stress your dog may exhibit during their session. During your session, I may give you instructions to stand quietly or put the treats and squeaky toys away for a bit. I want to make sure your dog guides the session so that you get the best images and everyone has a fun time as well.

 

If you want to learn more about how your dog communicates, I highly recommend Victoria’s book.

 

Happy reading!

 

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If you want a stress-free session for your dog, get in touch.

 

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