Tail wags, all! Stormy here with today's post. As many of you know, Mom recently got a new camera (thanks, Dad!) and you could safely assume that we in the Ao4 are her favorite subjects. What you also may remember is that I've taught on-line classes about Cooperating for Photos. You'd think our very own mom would remember, wouldn't you?
She took me out for a photo shoot the other day and asked me to look at the camera.
I didn't feel like it. Hey, there are several bags of Happy Hearts Cookies in the freezer. It would have gone much more smoothly if she had thought to line her pockets with some of those!
Then she thought it would help if Dave came out with us. I can only hear certain pitches, and certainly not the ones she was using to try to get my attention (or could I?...), so she thought I could take a cue from Dave. Let's see how that whole "sit and look at the camera" thing went:
Yeah. Well, I certainly picked up on what Mom was asking for by watching Dave, but I didn't WANT to sit and look at the camera... so I shot Mom a "look". Ha roo roo roo. I've done that before; you'd think she'd have learned her lesson.
I sent her a mind-meld message reminding her about her "get them doing something they like" methodology, and she proposed we do a little walking!
This is more like it!
Going on a walk beats sitting and posing ANY day of the week.
Have a great day, everypup and everycat, and remember -- it's up to you to train your biped! Be firm but gentle with them, and stay consistent. They'll come around to your way of doing things eventually.