How to Take the Perfect Pet Selfie with Bruno the Mini Dachshund

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Do you know what your instagram feed is missing? More pictures of your pet of course! Just when you thought you’d caught all of Baxter’s ‘good angles’ and got the lighting just right to really show off his new hair do, out comes a guide to taking the perfect ‘pelfie’.

Snapfish have teamed up with selfie expert (yes, there is such a thing), Carrie Barclay and sausage-shaped instagram sensation @brunotheminidachshund to create the ultimate guide to taking the cutest and most heart-able pet selfies. 

Now we know of course that pets are particularly bad at holding phones, what with their cute fury paws and lack of opposable thumbs, but no need to fret – with a bit of assistance from you, a few props and some filters you can create some magic!
Bruno the mini dachshund pet selfie guide

  1. The sleeping together pelfie (aka the Zzzelfie) is the perfect way to show your vulnerable sides – pose this way for the ultimate awww factor.
  2. Feeling shy? The Pet ‘photo bomb’ makes your pet the star of the show, and will make your followers laugh along the way, too!
  3. Match your poses to really stand out from the crowd; tongues lolling or heads tilted – these little gestures will really help show your similarities.
  4. Bursts are your best friend – we all know our pets are a rule unto themselves, so don’t miss a thing by using the burst function – then choose the best at your leisure.Bruno the mini dachshund pet selfie guide
  5. Grab some props and get creative – bow ties, hats, sunglasses – nothing says diva more than a pet donning a tux or sporting a sparkly jacket.
  6. Want to be really wacky? Then download a faceswap app. Grab your pet, say cheese, and share the hilarious results.bruno the mini dachshund
  7. The key to classic Pelfie perfection is to match up your eye lines – keep the camera at eye level, and put yourselves in the centre of the frame – the results should swell any heart.bruno the mini dachshund
  8. There’s nothing cuter than a throwback to those puppy years. Hijack the popular hashtag #TBT and remind followers of your pup’s awwwdorable history.bruno the mini dachshund
  9. Cuddles! Your followers want to see how close you are, so share the love with plenty of cuddly poses – snuggle up and snap away.bruno the mini dachshund
  10. Look behind you. Give your followers context by making sure you share a little bit of the background – it you’re out for walkies, get a bit of the landscape in the frame.

Does your pet love posing for the camera? Post your best ‘pelfie’s’ on social media and use hashtag #MyBestPelfie.

Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.

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