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Whether you are a blog follower or Instagram follower we thank you for supporting us all of the time.

* Instagram update: We now are uploading 2 photos a week or more instead of our original goal of only 1.

Thanks again!

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40 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Get Their Paws On

We want your pet(s) to be as safe as possible! That’s why we create this blog post, to let you know that the following items, wether it’s food, cleaning products, or plants, can be dangerous to your pet. Even some foods that fine for us to eat can hurt your pets tummies. That’s why we disapprove of feeding your pet(s) table scraps. Not only does feeding your pet table scraps enforce negative behavior such as begging, but like we said before it can make your pet(s) tummies hurt. 

 

  • Sources ASPCA, Humane Society, and National Geographic
  1. Bleach
  2. Carpet Fresheners
  3. Carpet Shampoo
  4. Essential Oils
  5. Fabric Softener Sheets
  6. Febreze
  7. Grout
  8. Swiffer Wet Jet
  9. Toilet Cleaning Tablets
  10. Vinegar and Water
  11. Adderall
  12. Petroleum Jelly
  13. Aspirin, Baby Aspirin
  14. Avon Skin So Soft
  15. Bar Soap
  16. Face Wash
  17. Breath Fresheners
  18. Cigarettes and Nicotine Patches
  19. Grapeseed Oil
  20. Ibuprofen and Naproxen
  21. Kaopectate and Pepto Bismol
  22. Mosquito Repellent
  23. Pseudoephedrine (and other nasal decongestants)
  24. Sorbitol
  25. Topical Creams/Ointments
  26. Grapes
  27. Onions
  28. Macadamia Nuts
  29. Chocolate
  30. Coffe
  31. Citrus
  32. Coconut and Coconut Oil
  33. Raisins
  34. Garlic
  35. Chives
  36. Yeast dough
  37. Aloe Plant
  38. Mushroom
  39. Raw Eggs
  40. Persimmons

Thanks for reading!

-The Tween Dogist

 

It’s National Puppy Day!

Today March 23rd is National Puppy Day!

According to Dogtipper.com, National Puppy day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige.

National puppy day was created so that we could celebrate the adorable puppies in our lives.

National puppy day was also created to spread awareness to adopt a puppy from a shelter.

Adopt don’t shop!

50 ways to celebrate national puppy day http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/celebrate

 

 

 

The Dogist

Click the @ sign of the account to see their Instagram

 1. @TheDogist

The Dogist is an Instagram that posts about 3 dog photos a day. The dog photos are based in New York but he sometimes goes to other places too. This is the Instagram account that inspired my account @thetweendogist

The Dogist site

 

 

 

What are the qualities of a perfect animal photo?

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As you know we love animals. We take photos of them to share our love for them. That’s why The Tween Dogist Instagram was created. We take photos of your pet(s) for memories that will last forever. Each moment caught on camera is a permanent memory, but just a instant of that memory.

That’s the main reason why we take photos of our pets. That’s this blog post was created to show you the qualities of a perfect pet photo.

Photo Quality


Quality is what matters most while taking the photo.

Make sure you photo is not blurry. If it’s blurry because that’s how it focuses then that’s fine. I suggest using a professional camera if you want it to be the best quality possible.

The Pet’s Body Positioning


It definitely matters what the pet’s body position is. If the pet was turned around that probably wouldn’t be the best photo possible, because you can’t see it’s facial expression. Facial expressions are important in photos because they show how that pet feels in that instant. So, if the pet was facing you then you can see how the pet feels in that instant, are they excited, are they a bit scared.

Get Down to Your Pet’s Level


If you get down to your pets level you will probably have a better photo than if you are standing and taking a photo them.

For example

This is a picture of Isabella while I’m standing

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And this is a photo of her when I’m at her level

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See, when you are at the dog’s level you get a better photo with more detail. It also doesn’t look like you are looking down at your pet.

Know the qualities of a perfect photo? Now you can learn how to take the perfect photo of your pet (I used a dog as an example) by reading this post “How to take the best dog photos.”

Thanks for reading

– @thetweendogist

 

 

Adopt Don’t Shop!

According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,

“Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.”

That’s why I have created a list of 6 reasons why you should adopt instead of shop.

You may think that all of the dogs in shelters are mutts but according to the MSPCA 1/3 of dogs in shelters are purebred.

6 reasons to adopt a pet:

  • You saved a dogs life by adopting it
  • You raise awareness to shelters by adopting from one
  • Pets at shelters are usually a lower cost than pets in pet shops
  • You are fighting puppy mills
    • According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,”If you buy a dog from a pet store,online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.”
  • You help an animal shelter open up a space for other homeless animals
    According to http://list25.com/25-reasons-to-adopt-and-not-shop/

“The role of animal shelters is to provide a shelter for homeless animals. This means that when you adopt an animal from one of these shelters, you help provide a home for that animal while at the same time opening up space for another homeless animal.”

  • A majority of “Pre-owned”dogs are already house trained
    • When you adopt a dog they are usually already house trained, which usually means no extra house training will be needed.

Interested in adopting a new fluffy friend?

A few shelter/rescues are listed below:

New York:

http://www.humanesociety.org

https://www.aspca.org

http://www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org

New Jersey:

http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/256/Woodbridge-Animal-Shelter-Pet-Adoption-C

http://bloomfieldshelter.com

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Photography: Camera VS iPhone 6s

📸 Camera:

✅Pros

  • Great quality
  • Professional
  • Usually has more photo storage than an iPhone

❎Cons

  • Sometimes the photos get blurry when they are uploaded onto instagram
  • It is harder to hold a squeaky ball in one hand and a large camera in the other

    Dog photos I’ve taken with a Nikon camera:

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Phone:

✅Pros:

  • Great quality
  • More convenient weight wise

❎Cons:

  • Not professional
  • Photos take up way to much storage on the iPhone

Photos I’ve taken with my iPhone 6s

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I think personally it is easier for me to use my iPhone because I have it all the time with me and it is much lighter than a camera. 

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Oh Tiny Heart Pet Accessories ❤️

All photos below are taken by Oh Tiny Heart:

Oh Tiny Heart (OTH) is an online dog store where you can buy your pup a cute and stylish scarf. They also sell leashes and collars.

The Scarves

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

OTH scarves come in all different colors and patterns. The designs are very unique.

I ordered a blue one called the ROBIN (yes I know I don’t have a dog yet, but still it was too cute and pretty not to purchase.)

The price for one scarf is between 19 to 48 dollars depending on which one you choose. There is free shipping in the US for orders over $150. Through it is a bit pricey the scarves are high quality, limited, and take time to make even through they are sewn with a machine. The handmade fringe ones are usually more money because that takes even more time.

The Collars and Leashes

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

Oh Tiny Heart teamed up with Mattie + Margot and they now have collars and leashes available!

They currently have three different colors available: “Jade, Plum, and Sand”

Collars are $42, and leashes are $58.

All of there products are high quality, and beautiful.

Site: Oh Tiny Heart Shop

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Happy Valentines Day!

We wish all of our instagram and blog followers a Happy Valentines Day!

Here are some of our photo favorites that we wanted to share with you!

We hope you  and your pet have a great Valentines Day!

Thank you all for supporting us in everything we do!

-Thetweendogist

Why I think non filtered photos are better

I like my photos to be natural. On my 3 Instagram accounts thetweendogistelittlelou, and Maltipoo_of_Manhattan I have only used filters or edited my photos a few times. 

Why?

Because I like to work off of natural light. Photos that are taken with a natural essence cannot really keep that natural feeling if filters are included. 

I don’t think that we need to use filters in our photos to make them look good. 

A natural photo with no filters to me would seem a bit more professional than one with filter(s). This is because a photographers best friend is natural light. 

 It may be necessary to brighten the photo if it is too dark. I once used a an editor to edit Bentley the standard poodle’s photo because at the angle that I took the photo there wasn’t enough light. 

I only use filters about 3 times on my private account, twice on my thetweendogist, and I haven’t created any posts yet on the last account. 

That’s I try to stray away from filters and editing apps.