I always get a lot of questions when I tell people that Wynston models for PetSmart. It’s as fun as it sounds, but not as easy at it sounds. There is a lot of training and time that goes into teaching your dog to sit and stay for an hour in a certain position with an outfit on. People think “Oh my gosh! I want my dog to model!” But does your dog have a sit-stay? Are they okay around a bunch of people with flashing lights and cameras? Many times, the answer is no.
Wynston is not always a fan of photos shoots. He’ll have really great days where he doesn’t mind six outfit changes and an hour of camera time. Other days, after one outfit he’s thinking “Okay, I’m done. Get me out of here.” It’s no different than if your child was a model or a pageant competitor. Sometimes they are tired and need naps, other times they are perfect angels.
Think your dog has what it takes to be a model or actor in commercials and movies? Find an animal talent agency near you! They work similarly to human modeling agencies. When there is a job, the agency submits photos of dogs who may be a good fit, then the client chooses which dogs they want. And yes, Wynston does get paid 😉
Typically we are not allowed to disclose details or behind the scenes footage of photo shoots. With the permission of PetSmart and Arizona Animal Actors, I was able to post the above picture. A big thanks to them for allowing me to share it!
How do you think your pet would do as a model?