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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments and pm's. I am more than willing to share my tricks! As to the posing, they all know sit, down, and stand so that is easy. I have to say my trick is I train my dogs to look at me from a young age. Not really for cute pictures but for obedience training. What I start with is my dog on the heel side and I have a cookie at the side of my face and I give the command "watch me". Then "yes" and treat. I eventually remove the cookie from my face but have in pocket, etc. To this day, you say watch me and Dora gets excited.

Unfortunately when I add a camera into the mix, Isabelle HATES having her picture taken. She always has. I have tons of Belle pictures with her throwing a fit turning around, laying down, or running out of the picture area. This is with no flash as well. She just doesn't like to have her picture taken. Dora makes up for her as she wants front and center cause she knows camera means cookies. So I usually take a bunch of pictures and post the one that Belle looks the best in!

Another thing, tired dogs sit longer. Hence most of my pictures they are messy mops- cause they have been out and about running around for an hour and are now tired enough to stay put. This is very hard for Belle when we are out hiking but this is when I usually get the best Belle pictures

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I need to try the watch me thing. And I'm dying to meet Belle.

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Just an example I took the first one posted as my current signature and this is what it looked like from there on out. Like I beat the maltese into taking her picture. I know she has been at playdates with forum members who saw her react very negative to the camera. Even video cameras, she only likes to be a star in person.

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All of mine will "sit" for about a nano second when I am trying to take a picture. Queenie loves to have her picture taken, her mother however, typically looks so pitiful, you would think I was torturing her!!
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Great topic with gorgeous samples, Amanda!

Belle is definitely funny when it comes to the camera. She reminds me of those humans that think the camera will steal their soul. She has a totally adverse reaction to that thing pointing at her.
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Amanda, I've always adored your babies and your photos. You make it sound easy, but it's quite a feat to get all three to "watch". Max hates his picture taken, too, and turns his head to the side or squints his eyes (until I learned to turn off flash).

I love those three tongues hanging out! lol

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All of those pictures are fantastic!

I must say, I think Sydney has the exact opposite camera reaction to Belle's. Sydney cannot pose enough. Every time she hears or sees the camera, she poses and looks at me. Don't get me wrong, it works to my advantage most of the time, but it makes it completely IMPOSSIBLE to take a candid shot! Every time she is doing something cute and I attempt to capture it, she stops and sits and looks at me.

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I'm working on the "watch me" command too, not very well though. With nice weather now I hope to work with each dog individually more and have better behaved pups!

Belle is a sweetie, Amanda tells lies!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures!!!!!


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Amanda, I love your furballs. Lovely pictures! I wish I had met Belle. She is quite a character.

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