If I had to pick my favourite way to earn a living, photographing dogs playing with toys would be near the top of the list.  So when Bionic asked me if I was interested in photographing their toys, I jumped at the chance and frankly went a little overboard.  But I couldn’t seem to stop myself.  I was having way too much fun.

First up was Skorch – the cutest little jack russell.  His mom wasn’t too sure how well he would fetch but we decided to give it a try anyway.  She shouldn’t have worried.  He was awesome.  And he really loved the little bone.  He laid there and chewed on it with no encouragement from us.

Favs 1 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 2 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 3 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Scorch 1 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Next, I met with Journey and her dad.  I knew Journey from daycare and was sure she’d be perfect for the job.  She is toy crazy and gorgeous – what more could I ask for?  We met down at Popson in the evening and were able to get a few water pictures (the toys float) as well as some silhouettes too.  I LOVE the way the bone glowed orange in the silhouettes.

Favs 1 2 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 2 2 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 3 2 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 5 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 6 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 7 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 8 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

Favs 9 Bionic Toys {Lethbridge Pet Photographer}

These are just a few of my favourites from my first day of shooting.  I’ll share more with you tomorrow!  Lots more to come.

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Milo 2 Milos Lightbulb Moment

Today was Milo’s third visit.  We have no idea what happened between his last visit where he was still a little scared and unsure and today.  But wow.  What a change.  He came in all happy and confident and he stayed that way the whole time.

Milo Milos Lightbulb Moment

With shier dogs we never know how long it will take them to gain some confidence or if they ever will.  With Milo though, we are happy to say he has found his groove and there is no looking back!

Milo 3 Milos Lightbulb Moment

PS – I realize he is standing by himself in all of these, but he is actually impatiently waiting for someone to come out and play with him.  In between photos he was barking his request for a playmate to everyone who was inside. They didn’t keep him waiting for long!

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Camera = Toy

August 21, 2012

I’m pretty sure Buddy is convinced the camera is a toy and that he is waiting for me to throw it. This is fine by me because that means he is always smiling at me!

Buddy 1 Camera = Toy

Buddy 2 Camera = Toy

Buddy 3 Camera = Toy

 

 

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Come in to the Light

August 20, 2012

This was taken in the doorway – only Tessy’s nose and paw were out in the sunlight and hence, that is all you can see!

Tess 1 Come in to the Light

 

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The Bomber

August 17, 2012

The cute little Bomber from yesterday got her wish. To be honest, it is hard not to photograph Artie.  Not only is she adorable but she keeps throwing herself in front of the camera.

Bomber 1 The Bomber

Bomber 2 The Bomber

Bomber 3 The Bomber

Bomber 4 The Bomber

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Bombed

August 16, 2012

I was trying to get a nice picture of Pepper standing in the door frame but Artie was trying to steal the spotlight!

Bomb 47 Bombed

Bomb 48 Bombed

Bomb 49 Bombed

Bomb 50 Bombed

 

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Supermodel

August 3, 2012

Brodie would make a great super model. He has a million different expressions, and all within a few seconds!

facesofbrodie Supermodel

Sweet

facesofbrodie2 Supermodel

Serious (some would say hungry...)

facesofbrodie3 Supermodel

Relaxed

facesofbrodie4 Supermodel

Interested

facesofbrodie5 Supermodel

any way you spell it- he's pretty handsome!!

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When a terrier (such as this little cutie- Harley) want something they usually get it. With the power of persistence, determination, and sometimes outright theft! Here Harley demonstrates some key things all good Terriers should know….

whataterrierwants7 Lessons from a Terror *OOPS, Terrier*

The trick is to never give up. Follow them around long enough and they'll give it up. (Which indeed did happen! Buddy gave up the toy pretty easily..)

whataterrierwants5 Lessons from a Terror *OOPS, Terrier*

Don't be afraid to steal what is rightfully (or wrongfully) yours!

whataterrierwants4 Lessons from a Terror *OOPS, Terrier*

Once you have it don't let it go!! (Artie unsuccessfully tried to get the toy back..)

whataterrierwants2 Lessons from a Terror *OOPS, Terrier*

Enjoy the moment of victory!

 

whataterrierwantsaudiance Lessons from a Terror *OOPS, Terrier*

The victory is even greater if you have an audience!

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Tugging Games

August 1, 2012
2against1 Tugging Games

Two Against One!!! Dozer (the Rottweiler) versus Fin (the Pointer) and Jackson (the lab)

3against1 Tugging Games

Three against One!!! Jackson versus Fin, Duke, and Dozer

4waytug1 Tugging Games

Four Way Tug! - Jackson, Fin, Duke, and Dozer

 

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Pool Party!

July 31, 2012

With all this warm weather you may have noticed your dogs coming home a little damp. icon smile Pool Party! We’ve had the pool out almost every day for the last two weeks! It’s a regular pool party around this place! Here are a few candid shots from Friday afternoon!

poolparty Pool Party!

Simba

poolparty2 Pool Party!

Draco and Feebee

poolparty3 Pool Party!

Brodie

poolparty4 Pool Party!

Feebee

poolparty5 Pool Party!

Gary

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