Make it your goal to be aware of your state of mind and behavior around the dogs – which one do you say hello to first, which one do you put the leash on first?

Your dogs are asking you to step up as the pack leader. Animals select pack leaders because they instinctually know who is strong and who can best lead them. An animal pack leader is concerned for the pack, not for himself. His natural instincts are protection and direction for the entire pack. It’s an unselfish role and an instinctual role. And in return, the pack completely trusts the pack leader. You need to earn your dogs’ trust, loyalty, and respect before they will look to you as their leader and you do this by giving them rules, boundaries, and limitations.


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Puppy Proof from Hidden Dangers!

Often people do not realize that common household plants, electronics set ups, unstable furniture, unenclosed balconies, pools, and other unsuspecting areas can pose a menacing threat. Avocado trees, aloe vera plants, and others can be poisonous. Unsecured balconies and high beds pose a threat to broken limbs.

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The French word “boudoir” means “a woman’s private sitting room, dressing room or bedroom.”

1. Professional make-up artist   *you want to look flawless so the Professional make-up artist is the way to go  *have a few examples for your make-up artist to look at… like tear sheets from a magazine or website.

2. Styling  *know the style you want to be photographed in… Cloths bra and panties, totally nude or partial nude   *sensual, sweet but sexy, naughty and hot.

3. Professional Photographer  *some one with many years of experience… make sure you’ve seen their work   *you should feel very comfortable with this person and if they’re of the opposite sex ask to bring a friend.

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Launching Pet Portraits Website

I have been working on updating Portraits by Dawn website and decided to create Pet Portraits by Dawn as well.  My love of Dogs and quit frankly all animals has sent me in a direction of photographing more pets for my clients who have them as family members as I do.  Dogs are a passion in my life as I know they are for many people.  My clients stem from Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo to Huntington Beach.

Hopefully one day you and your fur person can meet my beautiful K.Cat the Coonhound.

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