Gareth Evans would like you to meet ‘Jones’, a seven year old border collie from the small fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall.  If he looks familiar, it may be because you have seen his images before on various dog related products, websites, calendars, posters and greetings cards, as Jones is a model in the K-9 world!  To see more of Gareth & Jones’ work, check out: http://www.pawprintsdogphotography.com/

 

From a young age it was clear that he quite enjoyed having his photograph taken and appeared to pose for the camera at any given opportunity, proving an ideal model for his human ‘Gareth’ to take photographs for competitions not only on dog related sites but also on a wider scale to far larger audiences.
This exposure created tremendous interest with several individuals and companies suggesting that his photos would sell on the open market, and so his modelling career began!
Obviously any dog that works in this field has to have obtained a certain level of obedience and be able to follow instructions. Jones undertook this training at a basic level as a puppy before going on to enjoy a couple of years competing reasonably successfully in the junior classes.

Gareth believes this training has helped Jones become such an easy model to work with in front of the camera, often having to show great patience and hold a pose whilst the photographer is waiting for the correct light or the water to settle around him for a clear, sharp reflection shot, but stresses that it is important that it remains a fun activity for Jones to do, always being rewarded with a ball game or treat during and after each session. Of course there’s plenty of perks too, whilst working on a shoot for a brand of specialist doggy ice cream recently, Jones did rather well for cool treats on a hot Summers day!

Jones now appears on a range of his own Border Collie products including mugs, cards and posters, with photographs of him selling worldwide.

As I’m sure Jones would tell you himself if he could ‘it’s got to be an easier way of making a living than herding sheep up at ridiculous times in the morning on a cold winters day!’


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Historically, Border Collies are known as a working dog breed. Due to this very fact there are certain dog behaviors and instincts particular to Border Collies only. These behaviors and instincts define the personality of the dog. Understanding these behaviors and instincts is imperative if you desire a well-trained/behaved dog. This book is based on years of experience and thorough research helping you to choose, raise, train and live in harmony with your Border Collie. This book has been written by truly taking into consideration the breed as well as its abilities as this aspect is often ignored by owners of this dog. The content of this book will provide you with an insight of how a Border Collie relates and interacts with its owner and the outside world. Once you’ve read this book, you’ll be better equipped to own and take care of a Border Collie so that it becomes the wonderful companion it’s meant to be!

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