9 Tips For Bringing Your Dog To Your Session


Feb 24, 2022

Many consider their dogs to be a part of their family. I do! Whether you are a family with kids, a couple, or your own, your dog is an important part of your family. From the puppy stage to growing older, you cherish and love them. This is just one of the reasons why I allow them to be at your session! To help your session go smoothly, here are 9 tips I recommend.

1.Tell me!

While this might seem obvious, bringing your dog along might influence where we can go. Some locations don’t allow pets outside of service animals.

2. Take your dog to the location!

Once we select your location, take them there! Let them get to know the area ahead of time. 

3. Set realistic expectations

Treats can be used to get your dog to look at the camera or as a reward for doing a good job. Like the treat, the squeaky toy can help get your dog’s attention.

5. Bring a helper

On the day of your session, you can expect your dog to be in approximately 25% of the whole session. How can they help? They can help me get their attention, take them for a walk, and keep them occupied while we shoot.

6. Get your dog groomed

You want everyone looking their best. Don’t overlook your pup. 

7. Accessorize!

Don’t be afraid to add a cute bowtie or bandana to your dog. Consider updating their collar and leash. Be cautious to keep it a neutral color or one in your color palates (I go over more colors in your style guide).

8. Walk your pup ahead of time

If you have a very energetic pup consider walking them ahead of time. Let them wear off some of that energy before your session.

9. Lastly, don’t forget to bring water and doggie bags 

I hope you find these 9 tips for bringing your dog to your session helpful! To book a session click here.

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