Was your dog born to be in the limelight?
My personal dog model database currently has over 250 dogs listed and I’m always on the lookout for more. Dogs with that superstar factor are always a welcome addition!
Keep in mind that looks aren’t everything – while it’s lovely if you get regularly “stopped in the street” by strangers admiring your dog – the most desirable traits for a dog model are actually the ability to work for others, confidence in new situations and an excellent level of obedience, including a rock solid stay!
If you think your dog has what it takes, please check out the full criteria and apply below.
Please note that this is not a modelling agency.
Dogs listed in my database are for my own purposes only – your dog’s details will not be passed on for projects outside of Charlotte Reeves Photography. It is free to be included in my database, but inclusion is not a guarantee of work – paid or otherwise.
What could your dog be selected for?
Trained dog models are essential for commercial shoots where I am the photographer. I always look in my model database for a suitable candidate first. Inclusion in the database will ensure your dog is considered for these jobs.
Teaching pet photography to people is a passion of mine. I am always on the lookout for confident, well behaved dogs with a great level of obedience for my teaching sessions.
Occasionally I need a doggy model for various other reasons. This could be for testing out a new location or technique, shooting for commercial stock, personal projects or portfolio.
What’s in it for you?
For commercial jobs, you’ll receive either financial compensation or the equivalent value in products for your time, or a combination of the two, depending on the client.
Each commercial job is different and you may or may not be able to view the images that were taken depending on usage rights negotiated with the client. Where possible though, you will get to see the results of the session. Maybe you’ll see your dog on a billboard somewhere!
For other types of shoots including teaching models and special projects, you will usually receive a set of watermarked, web resolution images to share with friends and family and the option to purchase prints, products and digital images.
Dogs of all breeds, sizes and colours over 6 months of age are welcome to apply.
Good looks are not a guaranteed ticket to acceptance – your application will not be accepted if your dog does not meet ALL of the training and temperament criteria below.
OWNER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You must be:
Located in south-east Queensland (Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast) Australia    Willing to sign a commercial model/property release for your dog, and optionally for yourself if you wish to be included in the photos    Willing and able to handle and direct your dog for the duration of the shoot if required    Available on weekdays (desirable but not essential)    Available in the early morning (sunset + 2 hours) or late afternoon (2 hours before sunset) for sessions
DOG ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA – TRAINING
Your dog must:
Be over 6 months old - puppies under 6 months will not be accepted    Be obedience trained - bare minimum of sit, down/drop - more advanced tricks and behaviours are highly regarded    Have a rock solid STAY in Down, Sit and Stand positions with Distractions, Distance and Duration    Be reliable in off-lead situations with excellent and immediate recall    Have excellent leash manners – no pulling or lunging    Be confident and willing to work for other handlers when required
DOG ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA – PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT
Your dog’s temperament is incredibly important to their suitability as a dog model. If your dog is timid or shy in unfamiliar environments or around unfamiliar people, they generally will not be suited to modelling.
Your dog must: