Houston Dog Model Database
Houston area Dog Models Wanted!
Periodically I do some personal and portfolio projects or work on a calendar. Right now I am working on a canine cancer research fund-raiser calendar that should be available in November 2016 for the 2017 calendar year. For this and other projects, I will need models. If you would like to possibly have your dog included in one of these projects, just sign up for the Dog Model Database, and if your pet fits the criteria for a particular project, I will be in contact to set things up.
How it works:
When I have a project, I will screen all dogs in the database and determine which breed/size/look, etc. that I need for the project. If your dog is selected, I will contact you via email to set things up. If you agree to participate, you will be required to bring your dog to the location of the shoot and sign a dog model release for use of the images. In return for participation, you will receive complementary prints and discounts on Candid FX Photography services and products. There is no monetary compensation. This is not a modeling agency; it is an opportunity to include your dog in some fun photo sessions with the possibility of appearing on the website/blog or even being featured in the annual calendar.
All breeds and sizes welcome. Dogs do not need to be purebreds or have any special training, but some criteria are required.
Dog Model Criteria:
Very Obedient: Sit and stay are essential. They must also be able to follow commands and hold positions for short periods and not be easily distracted. Additional abilities are a great bonus! Professional training is not required.
Non-Aggressive: Your dog must get along with people and other dogs.
Healthy and Well Groomed: Dogs must look healthy, clean, vital, and alert. Age is not important.
Highly Social: Dogs must be very social and comfortable around strangers and in new and different surroundings.
NO Raw Meat Diets: This is non-negotiable and an important health and safety issue for both people and dogs. If your dog is on a raw meat diet, they will not be able to participate.
Collars and Leashes: Bring your dog to the shoot with only a plain, clean, flat collar and 4-6 foot leash. No choke or pincer collars and no shock collars please. (I do have some collars and leashes that could be utilized during the shoot if you don’t have a suitable option).
Travel: Must have the ability and willingness to travel to the locations required within the Houston area. There will be no reimbursements for travel expenses. Some projects will take place on location outdoors and others will be in-studio.
Please Note: by signing up for the database, you agree to periodically receive emails from Candid FX Photography regarding dog modeling and pet photography opportunities. Your email will never be shared or used for any other purpose.
To sign up, just fill in the form below and I will be in touch.