Some dogs, for whatever obscure reason, are difficult to get on camera. You try and try, you take a lot of dozen images, but your dog just will NOT hold still. Every single picture is blurry, your dog is looking far way, brushing their lips, scraping, or doing anything else but relaxing much for the film. Even if you use a phone rather than that of a regular camera, they still resist to look. The best-behaved dogs can be remarkably camera shy. Why do dogs hate having their image taken?
The Cause of the Behavior
Dogs depend on body language more than we think. Dogs can’t say the way people do, so almost all of their language learning comes from nonverbal signals. As people, we prepare a lot of this type of information, but we may not really understand what body language we’re bestowing to others. And in some cases, what we see as affection can be explained a strange way by our faithful furry friends.
Looking at our dogs, for instance, typically makes them annoying. A dog doesn’t have to actually run away to be fearful or worried. Even kind actions, like sleeping, licking their lips, and turning their head can be signs they’re upset with what’s going on.
If you’ve ever held your dog, or seen someone else do it, you may have seen some of these signs as well. Most dogs don’t enjoy being hugged. It’s not only an intrusion of their personal space, it’s also a show of dominance. Dogs put their paws on other dogs to show superiority. To a dog, you’re showing your power over them. Read more at F1b Labradoodle
Motivating the Behavior
Dogs do not think of how they look when taking pictures. They just want to be relaxed around you and what you’re doing together. You can help stop anger around the camera by beginning early, from puppyhood if reasonable. Let your dog study the camera, listen to the noises, and compensate them for overtaking it or checking it out. It will also help to prevent using a flash in front of them.