These awesome pictures were taken by Chris Iles, 44, a dog walker who’s based in Los Gatos, California. The question on everyone’s lips is of course… “How does he get them to pose?”
“Everyone asks me how I do it,” Iles tells. “Well the truth is that I just tell them, seriously.”
“I have a natural connection to dogs and it comes [naturally] working with them. I work with each dog and it takes patience and understanding. It is super fun and rewarding. I get the best photos,” Iles said.
“They just stay,” he said.
He said he’d originally planned to open a dog food company, but then he “started walking the dogs in my neighbourhood and realised I was really good at it and it was fun.”
He’d started taking pack photos and sending them to the dogs’ owners, but the first ones weren’t a success.
However, he began to work on them and realised that eventually “the dogs did exactly what I said and I could pose them any way I wanted.”
Now he’s using the popularity of his pictures to market his new invention: a leash that carries dog poop.
It sounds like Iles has a pretty great life: “We go to different places but the dogs do enjoy knowing where they are and we have favorite local walks and more dog-friendly areas and parks we venture to… I cry from happiness and have amazing moments with my pack. They are all so very happy.”