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Last week I had the very fun job of taking photos for The Dog Coach’s new website (it’s still under construction, but you can bookmark it for later and in the meantime check out their Facebook page here).

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You might recognise these two lovely ladies – Aggy was AJ’s Dog Training (only the best puppy school in the whole of Sydney) and Amy used to own Happy Paws Fitness. They’ve joined forces and, together with their equally lovely team, they do puppy schools, dog walking, dog training and in-home consultations.

They had no trouble finding super cute models for the shoot. Here they are joined by Peaches and Alaska.

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They weren’t just pretty faces though, all the dogs knew sit and stay which made my job so much easier.

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Little Tucker will make anything into a toy. Despite my big bag of things that squeak he was more interested in this pine cone that he’d found.

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Peaches was happy with a stick, or a toy, she wasn’t fussed so long as she’d stolen it from someone else.

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Crowd favourite Harry the Staffy is one of The Dog Coach’s clients too. He goes on daily walks to keep him out of trouble while his owner is at work.

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These two play so well together. I was amazed to see Peaches out-run Harry. She’s quite the little pocket rocket.

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This is my future life right here – a Staffy and a Frenchie. One day.

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As the sun was setting and the girls were trying to round up their charges to bring them home, little madam here was still hooning around like a lunatic! That was when I should have pocketed her. Damn my slow reflexes!

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If you live in Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Point Piper, Dover Heights, Vaucluse, Bondi, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Queens Park, Centennial Park or Paddington and you’re looking for a dog walker send an email to info@thedogcoach.com.au.

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Does your dog have star quality?

I’m putting together a database of models for future commercial jobs and mentoring sessions. If you live in Sydney and own a well trained dog (any breed or mix of breeds, size or age) I’m waiting to hear from you.

Contact me and I’ll reply with an application form and further details.

I have a new favourite dog. His name is Bruce and I LOVE him!

Bruce was one of the models at my commercial shoot for Playtime Dogs – a new dog walking service here in the Eastern Suburbs. From their site:

“Here at Playtime Dogs, we believe that your pet deserves the absolute best care possible. From time to time, that means bringing in a little help when your schedule becomes too hectic to keep a regular walking schedule. We proudly serve Eastern Suburbs with our door to door service. Your pet will be taken on a full hour walk in a friendly and open environment where they can also enjoy the company of like-minded dogs.

When it comes to your pet, more is better. That’s why we also offer grooming and a link to Sydney’s best doggie day care facility. So, make sure to ask us about our grooming services and short to long term doggie day care stays.

We know your pet is a part of your family and while they are in our care we will treat them as part of ours.”

Of course it wasn’t ALL about Bruce – the always professional Baxter and Butterfly did some first class modeling too. It’s such a pleasure to work with well trained dogs.




Playtime Dogs are new to Facebook so please show them some support by liking and sharing their page.

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A few months ago I was contacted by Hanrob to ask if I’d be interested in shooting some images for their upcoming ad campaigns, brochures and website. Of course I jumped at the chance to do such a big commercial job. I put a call out for dog and cat models on my Facebook page and got a great response. The shoots took place over two days at Hanrob’s Heathcote facility which has lots of great picturesque spots. The project was epic so it’s great to be able to finally blog some of the photos. Here is just a small selection of the 1300 shots I took! [Click thumbnails to open.]