I am presenting the Under-dogs project.
Under-cats, Under-rabbits and Under-horse projects are the projects that had been published before. Pets photographed from the underneath on a black background somehow have become my signature artwork.
This time it is dog lovers’ turn! The actual project was photographed a year ago. However, we were patiently waiting until now as we wanted to present the results along with the publication of Under-dogs book.
This project is most comparable with the Under-Cats. Cats were very cute but dogs are more playful. Dogs are more obedient which helps us to create more interesting shots. While some dogs were playful on the ground they have completely changed on the glass and stood still like a rock. Others weren’t afraid of standing above which was easy and fun to work with. I learned two main things from these photo shoots. First, cats think they are gods, since people feed, love and give them homes. Secondly, dogs see human as a god as they feed, love and give them homes. Probably you had to read that twice.
For the Under-dogs project I have designed a specially manufactured glass table in order to photograph bigger dogs. After capturing Under-dogs, I decided to go full-time on the following projects of Underlook. In our future plans – Tigers.
Today I am also presenting a release of my second book with dogs. Books can be bought on Amazon and it is shipped worldwide. You can also see a backstage video on my Youtube channel.
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/under-dogs-i-photograph-dogs-from-underneath/
I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these images are from my new photo series titled HAIRY.
I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot. There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States.
All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible – cute on steroids- by highlighting the uniquely cute characteristics of the dog. These cuts are works of art – each haircut takes hours as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly talented groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Hope you enjoy!
Biggie Smalls Before
Biggie Smalls After (grooming by Cameron Adkins)
Rocco After (grooming by Patricia Sugihara)
Herman After (grooming by Cindy Reyes)
Raider After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)
Lana After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)
Athena After (grooming by Donna Owens)
Teddy After (grooming by Donna Owens)
Yuki After (grooming by Alyson Ogimachi)
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/hairy-before-and-after-transformations-of-dog-haircuts/
Parenting techniques go a long way. It will basically create lasting consequences for behavior. So it’s no surprise that those same rules apply when it comes to parenting your dog.
University of Pennsylvania researchers studied the early development, parenting and subsequent performance of 98 puppies who underwent guide dog training. Dogs who received more independence and less support from their mothers were more likely to be successful in becoming a guide dog, and they also demonstrated improved problem-solving skills. So another way of saying it is, dogs that were more likely to succeed with their guide dog training where more brought up with “tough love” moms. The pups that were brought up with a more attentive mother, one that interacts, nursing, grooming and spending time with the puppies, were unfortunately more likely to be released from the guide dog program.
“Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing,” said lead study researcher Emily Bray. Studies however don’t give the direct point of why the puppies would do better or worse regarding their upbringing. She did however suggest that, “one possibility is that the dogs that are having overbearing or coddling mothers are never given the chance to deal with small challenges on their own, and is detrimental to their later behavior and outcome in their problem solving [â€¦.] Another possibility is that [the puppies for whom] the mothers are always around are also the most anxious or stressed.” These puppies learn how to fend for themselves and face mild adversityâ€”like maybe not having Mom around for a good cuddle.
Director of Canine Medicine and Surgery at the Seeing Eye Dog, Veterinarian Dolores Holle commented, “What I was happy about was that there is a study being done about early life experiences in dogs [â€¦] If the mom is trying to protect her pups against small challenges, then they will not be suited for the big challenges.”
The study included three breeds: German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and Golden retrievers. The puppies were followed from the first weeks of life for several years. Interestingly, Labrador retrievers tended to wash out from the program, while Golden retrievers tended to succeed. Bray was hesitant to comment on if the same findings can be applied to humans. In the events of hovering parents or the tough love kind. She stated, “I think people can draw parallels, but I think you also have to be careful because they are different species.” She added, “The nice thing about dogs is that they are a lot less complicated than humans.”
But don’t worry! Just because the puppies that didn’t make the Guide Dog program doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of being loving dogs! They actually tend to be more social with people. Meaning they are placed early with loving homes, and spend their days as a loving pet!
Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3025669/new-study-shows-that-parenting-skills-even-apply-to-guide-dogs
It’s silly season in the UK, which means the media is abundant with funny and frivolous stories to make up for the summer’s slow news and one reporter in particular is just completely over it.
BBC News presenter Simon McCoy is so over it in fact that not even a story about the World Dog Surfing Championship can get a smile out of him. He even prefaces the segment with, “Just bear in mind, it is August,” setting up the clip with as much silly season enthusiasm as he can muster.
We didn’t think it was possible to be this unhappy while reporting on surfing pups, but sheesh, were we wrong. Is he talking about pups or the stock market?
His exasperated sighs can be heard over clips of the event a stark juxtaposition to the footage of happy doggies splashing carelessly in the waves. This man has had it with all the silliness.
Maybe he’s seen one too many dogs surf and now he’s unimpressed. Perhaps he had higher aspirations to only report on cats and now he’s stuck doing dog stories.
Dogs surfing = BORING. Tough break, dude.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/bbc-presenter-unhappily-presents-surfing-dogs/
Thanks Susan, My Hands Are Tied.
OMG, And Then What Did He Say?
Excuse me, Can you turn that racket down! I am trying to nap young man!
Hey! I’ve got a meeting in the morning!
Interesting… You think you’re right?
Dats Rad Man, just Rad.
I have a very hard final in obedience school tomorrow, and you want to cuddle?
Just act cool and blame the cat.
Interesting, You’re completely behind this month and have been spending too much on the cat again.
Wow, that party was off the chains.
Thanks love, the sun was really in my eyes!
Read more: http://cheezburger.com/2836741/these-dogs-wearing-glasses-is-what-we-need-on-a-monday