Photographing dogs can be a daunting task if the dog is super active. Some dogs are photogenic; they pose well for the camera. They follow instructions and remain calm when they are made to sit and pose. Then there are dogs that are restless and overactive. They do not sit idle and posing for the camera is not their forte. If you have to capture a dog in the picture frame but it does not cooperate with you, what would you do? First of all, you should not panic at all but find out ways to overcome the problem. It is possible to make an active dog sit active during photo shoots. Let us find out how to do the same.
1. Before a photoshoot session, take your dog for a long walk. It will greatly help if your dog is super active and impulsive. Dogs can get dazzled when they are being photographed due to the presence of bright lights at the set. They may also keep barking if they feel uneasy. Walking your dog prior to the photoshoot session will make him tired and calm. It will behave well during photography sessions and not bark uselessly.
2. Another way to calm your dog and avoid them from continuous barking is to feed them before the photoshoot. A hungry dog is a barking one. When the dog is full, it will not only avoid barking but will also behave like a good boy. Make sure to give your dog a bowl full of his favorite meal.
3. One of the best ways to treat dogs is to treat them. Dog photography studios keep a stock of dog treats that are awarded to good dogs. When dogs are given treats for good behavior, they tend to perform well. In fact, dog treats are also used behind the camera to make the dog photogenic. It is also a good way to get the attention of the dog towards the camera. It will also remain calm and quiet.
4. If you are thinking about how to keep a dog quiet during a photoshoot, try a bark collar. It has been specifically designed to control dogs that excessively bark. When you are looking to buy a bark collar, you would get a few options to choose from. You can choose to buy an ultrasonic collar, a citronella one, or a static shock collar. All three types of dog bark collars are effective in preventing the dog from barking continuously. They all function in different ways, so you should find out the one that would be the right fit for your dog. When you try a bark collar, you would be amazed by how effective it is. Make sure you buy a good quality one that will last for a long time.
When you have mastered the art of keeping the dog calm during photo shoots and stop it from uselessly barking, you would gain total peace of mind and beautiful dog photos.
Jen is a freelance photographer. She took a lot of pictures for various magazines and events. Aside from this blog, she shares her passion by conducting workshops and seminars.