Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ready for Halloween

Ready for Halloween
"Trick or Treat!"


Dog Blog Post #2508


Photoshoots with a 14 week old puppy (today!) can be very... entertaining.

Toby has two "poses" right now - this one (which you've seen several times before) and the one where he's charging toward the camera.

(sigh)

A work in progress... the pup is definitely a work in progress.

On the bright side, Henry dutifully stared into the pumpkin even though the only thing inside was a pile of rocks to make it harder for Toby to run off with it.

What a good boy!

What I really need is to draft Hubby into guarding the camera for me, although I'm not sure his presence next to the camera would be a deterrent or a lure.

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 2537. "Pumpkin"

2018 Weekly Alphabet Challenge - P is for Plastic


Toby vs. Drip Line
Toby: "Henry made me do it!"



Instigator
Instigator: "He he he"



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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Busy Busy Busy

As I've said before - when you actually something to blog about you probably don't have time to do it.

Here's a few highlights since the last post, or just hop over to:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bztraining/

... to see them all.


Handsome Boys
Toby at 13 weeks old



Portrait of a Dog
An old pro



Little Retriever
Retriever In Training



Bitey-Face 40/52
Bitey-Face



The Apprentice 39/52
The Apprentice



Play Time
Down Time



Golden Retriever
Under a Watchful Eye



Water Play
It's a Dog Thing



Bitey-Face
More Bitey-Face



Dog Blog Post #2507



Photography Assignment


Click on any image to see if I have anything else to say about it. :)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Modeling for Momma

Puppy vs. Box
New Toy!



Toby is leaving the camera alone (enough) to try for a solo shoot.

Yes, the box entertained him.

Yes, he was about to go down for a nap and so he was a bit slower.

But I still think it counts, don't you?

Don't worry - Henry had a few easy shots to get things rolling (and the camera focused) and got just as many Cookies in the end!

Daily Dog Challenge 2515. "Play Time"

Our Daily Challenge - September 25, 2018 - "Recycling"

Every Amazon delivery comes with a free Dog Toy on the outside!


Glamour Shot
Glamorous Toby


Dog Blog Post #2506



Photography Assignment



Yesterday...



Bath Time
Good Puppy


Bath Time
Very Good Puppy


Bath Time
Still a Good Puppy



Daily Dog Challenge 2516 "Soft"

Our Daily Challenge - September 27, 2018 - "Just in Case"

A towel, of course!

Photo Shoots with an 11 week old puppy (10 weeks 6 days) is... interesting.

There is no doubt who is in charge, and it sure the heck isn't me.

The lesson for today is that Henry looks at my face and Toby looks at the food. Hmmmm.

I’d love to say that Toby has a wonderful sit-stay. But seriously, he’s an 11 week old puppy. Rather, Toby knows sitting is heavily rewarded and patience gets you the Cookie (string cheese) faster.

The net result (for my purposes) is pretty much the same. Five to six seconds where I’m not in the picture. Best of all, once I get him where I want him, I can treat him between shots and he’ll stay put.

I’ve also found a good time for him - just before his late afternoon nap - and a good treat (tasty but not TOO tasty).


Bath Time
Done being Good Puppy



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

What Did You Do?

What Did You Do?
Uncle Henry: "What did you do?"


OR

... just a random shot that made me smile. :)

Dog Blog Post #2505



Toby
Puppies are so darned cute





Puppy vs. Hose


Puppy vs. Hose



Puppy vs. Hose



Puppy vs. Hose



Puppy vs. Hose



Puppy vs. Hose



Photography Assignment


Drinking from a hose is harder than it appears!

Not that Toby cares, as he happily stands there and slurps, snaps, and paws at the water on a warm late-summer's day.

His "wading pool" is a plastic storage box, possibly intended for large/long rolls of wrapping paper.

When full, the water comes to just bellow Toby's belly - just right for splashing around in!

After playing in the water, he trots over to a sunny spot of grass and rolls around with obviously puppy delight.

Henry keeps watch but abstains from the frivolity, which suits me fine. While I can dry off Toby in a few minutes with an old dishcloth-sized rag, the same can't be said for the Big Dog!

Daily Dog Challenge 2512. "Not Perfect"

Our Daily Challenge - September 20, 2018 - "Surprise"


Wet Puppy
Super Puppy!



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Busy Week

The irony of blogging is that when you finally have something to say you often don't have time to say it!

So here's a few "highlights"...

A Good Puppy
We have a winner!


A Good Puppy
Practicing Hats



My Boys 37/52
Getting better



Puppies are Adorable


Toby



Toby



You Called?



Chew Chew Chew



Toby and Henry



"Firsts"


Field Trip
Field Trip!



Shhhh
First Daytime Crating



First Day of School
First Day of School



Puppy vs. ...


Toby
Chair Spindle



Water Play
Hose




Bitey-Face



Bitey-Face
"Roaaarrrrr!"



Bitey-Face



Bitey-Face



Bitey-Face



Bitey-Face



Big Dog / Little Dog


Toby and Henry


Dog Blog Post #2504


Photography Assignment



Toby
Somewhere, Zachary is smiling


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Saturday, September 8, 2018

My Boys

My Boys
Henry and Toby


Dog Blog Post #2402



The first "successful" shoot with both boys - as in, both dogs are reasonably in focus and mostly in the picture.

The biggest difference between today there being a picture and Thursday there wasn't is that today Henry stayed.

Eventually.

It did take a few tries, which is why everything is shifted a bit to the right - I didn't get Henry back in exactly the same spot and I didn't take the time (and risk Henry moving) to recenter the camera.

Toby is still a work in progress, and is "managed" more than cued.

He knows that he needs to sit to get the Kibbles, but the fact I have a whole 1/4c scoop of Kibbles at hand (instead of just a Kibble or two) seems to be more distraction than he can stand at this point.

Next time I will switch to the training fanny pack (worn forward) and "hide" the Kibbles in there and see if that doesn't help.

Baby steps... or is that Puppy steps?

Henry is being a great Great Uncle, and Toby is as sweet as can be.

FWIW: I think Henry heard a noise in the house, which is why his ears are forward and he's gaze is a bit off - but I'll take it!


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - September 8, 2018 - "I'm A Winner"

Toby holding a sit?

Henry holding a stay?

Me getting two dogs in the picture?

Me HAVING two dogs to put in the picture?

The choice is yours!

Photo Shoot Fun


Photo Shoot Fun
"Pfththththththth"



Photo Shoot Fun
"Bark!"



My Boys
Close.. but no Kibbles. Well, maybe just a few kibbles...




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