As a pet photographer, one of my goals, especially for my shelter pictures, is to get the dog (and sometimes a cat) to give the cute, adorable, all-appealing head tilt. No one can resist that, and that’s what we want to see an adoptable animal be – irresistible!
I can usually achieve a great head tilt with an interesting noise; however, not all dogs react. At the shelter, I have a couple of favorite noise makers and if I can’t get attention and, hopefully, a head tilt, with them, I usually move on as the dog is probably a bit timid and fearful. But sometimes you can get some great ones.
Below are what I call decent head tilts:
Below is what I call an extreme head tilt – love it!:
With cats, I don’t usually use noise makers as cats are more visual and will react to some type of movement. At the shelter, I have a great assistant and she knows what to do. But, sometimes, even though I may not use a noise maker, I do get an occasional kitty head tilt.
Below is what I would call a decent kitty head tilt:
Below is definitely an EXTREME kitty head tilt:
This was such a fun topic. Now, move on to my friend Kim with BARKography based in Charlotte, NC and traveling the US and Canada for her entry. I’m sure she has some great photos.
12 thoughts on “Project 52: Head Tilts”
All of these made me smile. Nice job. 🙂
I love that you included some kitties too, I did as well. Beautiful images, and you’re right – Ace is gorgeous!
Saw your kitties also…. so appealing! Thanks for the kind words.
Love the variety of head tilts. Hats off to you for being able to catch cats too. Nice job!
Thanks for the kind words, Danyel!
Lovely head tilts from dogs AND cats?. Corey is adorable! But they’re all gorgeous. Hope they find homes real soon!
Thanks, Lynda. Other than Corey, the rest are rescues. These photos were taken a while ago and I’m happy to say most got quickly adopted after their photos were taken.
These are beautiful! Ace looks gorgeous with that color backdrop. Love the kittens, too!
Great examples. Piper is adorable!
Thanks. Yes, Piper is cute. I think he got adopted right after that. He was a puppy then, but he just stood there like a pro!
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