Flat Coated Retriever at the Beach

Flat Coated Retriever at the Beach

He was such a nice and friendly dog. It didn’t take much to bribe him, two small pieces of a chicken and salmon mix treats. After that, he was ready to follow me to the end of the earth. I didn’t see his owner, but s/he must have been around on the beach.

Dogs can smell a treat from 20+ meters/yards away and can do an, almost full, chemical analysis of the main ingredients.

Treats are supposed to reward calmness. We are not supposed to reward excited/over-stimulated dogs. I’m really failing in that department. My dog doesn’t jump but he can stand on his back legs and walk (actually it’s more of a small jumps while standing on his back legs than a walk) while I get his treats.

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.4

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 160 and 1/250
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @180mm and f/7.1
Processed with Darktable 2.2.4: http://www.darktable.org/