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Better Photos of your Pet: Tips from Nina Parker

by Nina Parker, Professional Pet Photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia 

There’s a saying about photography: “The best camera for the shot is the one you have with you.” You may own a classic 35mm, an edgy mirrorless camera, or a tricked out point-and-shoot model, but where is it? If the answer is in a drawer somewhere, then it can’t be producing great pictures. For many people, the camera they have with them nearly all the time is…a smart phone.  (more…)

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Teaching Your Cat to Sit

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by Stacy Ferrara,  Pawsitive Potential

There’s that old joke about “herding cats” that’s used to describe something extremely difficult, if not impossible. Cats have always been thought of as independent and aloof creatures that do what they want on their own time. This likely comes from comparing them to dogs who have entirely different behaviors and motivations. The reality is that cats can be trained to do a variety of things. It can be retraining a negative behavior to something more pleasing to their guardians (such as using the litter box) or learning to “SIT” on command. Sometimes the biggest hurdle is training the guardians to realize that training really is possible. (more…)