There are locations where I don't want to let him off the leash. This path is next to train tracks and even though he never 'tried' running down the slope, he's principally on a leash there. After all he's still an animal and I can't rely on him 100 percent. Hence there are situations or places where I think it's safer (for him or even for others) to have him on his leash.
That doesn't mean, though, that I can't take pictures there - usually I'd simply try to place his collar & leash inconspicuously and retouch the pictures afterwards if necessary. In this case it wasn't even necessary to retouch the picture. Because of the way I placed his leash and the camera angle you cannot see he's on his leash at all.
What I wanna say: don't be discouraged, because you see all this dogs on Instagram without a leash (/...) and you cannot let your dog off the leash. You are still absolutely able to take pictures. 📷
By the way, whenever I'm just on my own (and Punto obviously) to take pictures, I never take off his collar for safety reasons (except for our garden :D). I'm less concentrated on what's going on besides taking pictures and even though we've never really had a bad situation whilst I was taking pictures, I think it's more reasonable like this (for us - not judging anyone, every dog and situation is different).
This is truly one of the best pictures I’ve ever taken. Cindy is my baby girl. She been with me since I was 4, so I honestly can’t remember a day with out her. She’s on her late 14’s and I know her days are probably numbered. I make sure to tell her I lover her every day and I thank her for all the great years(even if she’s sleeping when I tell her 😂) #floppyharrison
On the fence about getting a dog in NYC? @gossamer co-founder @vonverena (who got a dog with her roommate at @columbia!) on why you should: “One of the things that people say a lot about New York City is like, ’I can’t believe anyone in New York City owns a dog.’ And the argument I usually make back is I think that New York City dogs in almost every instance are better taken care of than anywhere else.
Elsewhere, a dog just goes in and out of the backyard, that’s it. In the city, you have a commitment to exercise the dog. People are willing to pay for a dog walker. People neglect dogs everywhere—no matter where they’re from. But if you’re someone who’s taking care of a dog, I can guarantee you that the quality of life for a dog in New York City is higher than in many other instances elsewhere.” Read more—link in bio ⬆️.