A dog and a frame!

Sometimes an idea hits and it takes a while to make it a reality.  For a couple of years I have wanted to highlight pet portraits and local pet portrait artists. In my mind, I wanted to have our family dog, Willi Mae, pose or jump through a frame and create this wonderful moment capturing her energy and spunk.  Well.......she is a Wheaton Terrier with parents who have not invested the time to train her in the ways of calm posing and agile jumping through set targets.  So the idea rested in my mind for a while until I realized that one of our customers and consultants, not only has two agility-trained dogs, but he also had the enthusiasm to spend a couple of hours with his dogs, a couple of photographers and a 20"x24" frame!

Willi Mae, posing... after coaxing and treats!  She didn't think it was very fun......

Willi Mae, posing... after coaxing and treats!  She didn't think it was very fun......

Tupelo, READY but waiting patiently.......

Tupelo, READY but waiting patiently.......

Tupelo, Joe's Border Collie was absolutely amazing!  She knew exactly what to do and at Joe's command she would nimbly jump through the frame as we held it in place.  At the end of every jump she would open the ball Joe had tossed and enjoy a treat.  

I was amazed by this pup who jumped through the 20"x24" frame about 30 times!

I was amazed by this pup who jumped through the 20"x24" frame about 30 times!

Then, off to a nearby field to shoot the backdrop.

Then, off to a nearby field to shoot the backdrop.

Thanks go to Joe and his two agility dogs, Tupelo and Pepper.  Amazing photographs were taken by Zach Gallman and Samantha Henry of Coua Coua Photo + Marketing.  Zach and Sam made the process so fun and easy and were up for all of our ideas and suggestions. Check out their website at couacoua.squarespace.com   ~~~~  Assistance for the graphic design and ad development came from Katie Avant of Avant Creative.  Katie is a huge help when it comes to pulling an idea together quickly and with style.  Visit her website at avantcreative.me to see more of her graphic design and photography.  THANK YOU Joe, Tupelo, Pepper, Zach, Sam and Katie!

~ Jennifer Pearson, Frugal Framer

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