Those first few days, and weeks, of having a new puppy in your life is something we sometimes aren’t ready for.
Even though my wife and I had the massive challenge of bringing two excitable working Springer Spaniels puppies into our home, some 11 years ago, we still found it a bit of a shock having a puppy again.
But, at the same time, it’s an amazing moment and the chance to capture how they look and enjoy life is something that really shouldn’t be missed. They grow up super quickly, those feet/ears aren’t too big for very long. Even a little feather is weird in the mind of a little puppy. It’s lovely and I so enjoy capturing them whilst they are at this age.
Over the years I’ve had lots of experience working with puppies from those first few weeks and up. Once they are inoculated and safe to leave your home, they are ready to come along to one of my sesions. So whether it’s in studio or out on location there are plenty of safe options for us to book in.
Obviously, recall is likely to be an issue at that age. Although, surprisingly, the very youngest of puppies often are so overwhelmed by the big wide world they tend to keep pretty still. But even if they won’t necessarily keep still, I’ve ways of keeping them safe.
We will keept them on a lead, where necessary, using different tricks and techniques to ensure that this is removed in the final image. You can see in the example below how easy it is to keep them safe, even with multiple dogs.