Tips & Tricks for a successful session
Your session is coming up and you might be wondering if there is anything you could or should be doing to prepare. Below are a some tips and tricks to help you and your pet the day of your session.
One of most frequent things I say during a session is "don't worry, this is how a typical session goes". This being said as I'm wrangling pets that are jumping from couch to couch, running around the studio, taking in all of the new scents.
It is completely normal and OK!
Do not set expectations of your pet. Revert back to # 1. Try your best to relax and know that no matter how crazy or "off" your pet might be acting, it is normal. They're in a new surrounding with tons of new smells, sounds, equipment. We will get the shots, we both just need to kinda sit back and let your pet adjust. I want your him/her to feel safe and they can feel a stressful environment. Think of your time with me as just a couple of friends getting together! Whats more stress free than that?
They will settle in eventually, I promise.
For dogs, a nice long walk or run before your session will help tire and relax them.
Feel free to bring treats and/or toys you know they love. I always have these things on hand but sometimes they want nothing to do with my treats and toys so having something familiar might be the trick!
If you have more than one pet, bringing a friend to help is always a good idea. Though not required, an extra set of hands if needed, is never a bad thing. Keep in mind that too many people can be distracting, so limiting to one helper is often the best option.
Have fun! Pump your pet up before they meet me.
Let them know that you're excited and they should be too!