Sit. Stay. Snap.
"To get him to look at the camera, ask questions. Anything will do -- it's all about the tone of your voice. Treats can backfire unless the pet is really well trained."
-- Danielle Moss
"I like to get down on the dog's level and hang out with her so she can check out the camera and see that it's not a threat -- plus you get great shots that way!"
-- Jeff Moore
"It's always best to wait until the animal is relaxed -- don't chase or rile her up. For instance, I like to photograph my cat just after his nap."
-- Lars Topelmann
"Limit distractions and pick a quiet location. (Don't take your pet to a park with tons of kids playing and expect her to pay attention!)"
-- Tiffany Holman
"Always have your camera or phone handy because you never know when your pet will do something adorable. Spontaneous moments are just that -- spontaneous!"
-- Shaina Fishman
"With cats I do try food. Let her smell it and then hold it just above the lens so she's looking right into the camera for your shot."
-- Jim Dratfield