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    DefaultHow to get the dogs to pose...

    Help!

    I'd love to get a great group shot of my 3 Labs, but I can't get a decent photo of them. Invariably, I get one dog looking great - and the other two staring off in different directions. Or, two of the girls will be posing perfectly and the other will start licking...

    Any tips?

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    Treats! ;D

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    A good solid Stay, and a high pitched noise from your mouth, or a light whistle will get them to look at you.

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    Another good method is to tie a treat onto a string at the end of a stick then hold it away from you and shoot away. I guarantee, if you can keep then sitting, all eyes will follow that treat wherever you move it.

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    Yes, you need a solid sit, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CenTexLabs
    A good solid Stay, and a high pitched noise from your mouth, or a light whistle will get them to look at you.
    Same here. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts for some of the noises I make to get my dogs attention for pics. Magical words like cookie, walk, ready, mark and any of their friends names also work

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    DefaultRe: How to get the dogs to pose...

    It can be helpful to have another person to get the dogs' attention while you are taking the picture.

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    Treats, noises, toys, and the always helpful "multiple picture" setting on my digital camera. I end up taking about 20 shots of the same grouping, and invariably ONE photo is good!

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    Do you dogs at least do a sit/stay? If they do - get them in their general positions and get basic camera settings. Have someone stand directly behind you and hold a really wonderful treat that they know the person has and have the person make some sort of sound that the dogs will perk their ears up too - "TREATS"!!!!! and snap quickly!!

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    DefaultRe: How to get the dogs to pose...

    I agree with the above!

    first step - train them each to go a good Sit/Stay
    - Use good treats while taking pictures to hold their attention
    - make noises to get them to LOOK at you (I use a tennis ball - get Rocky focused on me...err the ball)
    - take MANY MANY shots!
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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