Furry friends and say hello to Vale

OK – let’s get the name Vale out of the way!  It is pronounced Valley – we named our Weimaraner after Valetino Rossi the MotoGP champion!

He’s a great dog, not too sure of strangers, but great with the kids and really easy now to handle, we had some valuable assistance when he was a puppy from a local dog trainer Brian, highly recomend him, you can find out more about his business “Dogs listen up” from his website.  We often read about difficult weims and that they are hard to train, we haven’t really found that.  They are VERY stuborn and strong willed, if you say “No” to them from the day you get them, then fine – they seem to like knowing where they stand in the pack order, but if you ever give in, then it takes a very, very long time to correct them.  That combined with positive reward training and lots and lots of exercise every day, in every weather and he is a pussy cat then!  The other big thing about weimaraners is that they don’t like being alone, they are not a dog to leave alone all day, they can get very anxious, as I type this Vale is sleeping next me with one of his paws just touching my foot, very typical of them.

Photographs of pets can be a bit like photo’s kids – you can over do it, well at least you can in the eyes of others, not all of your freinds will like your dog, cat or dare we say it, your children!!

We have just been asked to take a photo of a beautiful Weim who sadly isn’t too well and is getting old, we are very pleased to be asked to do this and really want to capture him in a natural and relaxed setting for his family to remember him for decades to come.  We have also photographed another member of his family, Boo!  A great little Westie, who is full of character – fingers crossed as we believe that this picture of Boo is appearing in a local magazine next month, which is very exciting.

Whilst our style is to capture animals at play and doing what dogs do best, having fun – it is hard not to capture Weims posing, as they do it quite naturally!  Hope you enjoy the small collection here, more are available to view on our Flickr pages.

Vale in the studio

Vale taken against the Lastolite Hilite, softbox to the front with Lumen8 400w strobe

Vale and Izzy

"Winter Walk" - this was taken with family friends and their beautiful pointer Izzy on a very cold, but sunny winters afternoon

Cheese!

"Cheese!" One of them at least is excited!

Intense look from Vale, Weimaraner

"Intense" - Taken with a 150mm sigma macro prime with a biscuit taped to the lens hood - hence the stare!

A moment

"A moment" - our eldest daughter and her dog on their daily walk in a world of their own

Vale enjoying the River Eden

Vale enjoying a morning swim and play in the River Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria

Metalic print of Vale in the River Eden, Carlisle

Metalic print of Vale in the River Eden, Carlisle - with the metalic effect it looks like he is jumping out of the picture

Vale enjoying the morning sun, Carlisle, Cumbria

Vale enjoying the morning sun, Carlisle, Cumbria

Molly very tired from playing!  On the sand at Bamburgh, taken by Love You Photography - Pet Photography service

Molly very tired from playing! On the sand at Bamburgh, taken by Love You Photography

Molly the Springer Spaniel taken on Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland by Love You Photography - Pet Photography

Molly the Springer Spaniel taken on Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

Molly - Springer Spaniel, taken by Love You Photography

Molly - Springer Spaniel, taken near Alnwick, Northumberland

This is Boo, a great little westie, taken in Kingmoor Nature Reserve, Carlisle by Love You Photography

This is Boo, a great little westie, taken in Kingmoor Nature Reserve, Carlisle

This is our Weimaraner, vale aged about 8 months old - Taken in Brampton, Cumbria

This is our Weimaraner, vale aged about 8 months old - Taken in Brampton, Cumbria

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