Dawn is excited for a new year and new opportunities to work with K9 Units and Military Working Dogs all across the country. Any working dogs are always welcome to grace the front of her lens as well!
Dawn offers on-location photography anywhere, anytime. Pricing is based on a job’s location, use of photography, and the time required for production. Reach out today with details on what you are looking for and we can discuss how Dawn can delivery working dog photography that works for you. Private commissions and business commissions are always welcome.
Simply click on the GET OFFER button below and type in THINBLUELINE at checkout. Limited time offer and stream/download the ENTIRE documentary for free! My images were used throughout the production of this educational movie. Thank you to Irondog K9 for making Tracer, my Malinois, and I a part of the team!
I am blessed to have the opportunity to show how hard these teams train year round to keep our communities and country safe. Then something else occurred to me – I even get to see and share things that their own families and friends never see. At a recent training, I photographed in Fort AP Hill, Virginia I was on the hip of a special operations soldier who allowed me to document a building search in the dark of night to experience the adrenaline and skills required to find a suspect in a large building with his dog. It was a unique experience to be sure. It was also “just” a training exercise and I witnessed something that even his closest family and friends will never see. To say that this was special doesn’t cover it. It was scary, intense, and inspiring. These soldiers and law enforcement officers go into places with their dogs and it is life or death. They are the real deal heroes and my dream is to continue to bring those stories into the light to show the world how unique and incredibly brave these teams/units are and they do it with humility and strength and dedication…
It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt
To continue to do the work and show these amazing team in photographs I have a Booster campaign where you can purchase a t-shirt and fund the overhead costs of donating my time to photograph these heroes. Go here to purchase your t-shirt today! My goal is to sell 100 t-shirts by August 7th.
K9 Guardians the movie is set to release in July 2015. During the filming I have been documenting the work of these amazing k9s and their handlers in stills to show the intensity and drive these police teams have to work the streets every day.
George Quinlan, owner of It’s All About the Dogs Training, is a host of a weekly television show in Biddeford, ME sharing training philosophies, dog sports and more. I was featured on an episode for my work on K9 Guardians and my animal photography in general. Here is a little clip the K9 Guardians team sent out to social media…
We want to thank Dawn Norris from Canines on Duty and George Quinlan for speaking about our upcoming documentary, set to release in July. Dawn currently works with us capturing amazing pictures of our dogs in action. Dawn is becoming the Ansel Adams of the working K9 world :)Please follow the link to watch the full interview “It’s All About the Dogs” with George Quinlan. https://youtu.be/_ZM9qhA_JDY Or go to;www.facebook.com/caninesonduty to see her amazing work
Follow me contest #giveaway for my new branch of my photography work!
Enter in three steps:: 1: follow @caninesonduty 2: share pic with hashtag #caninesonduty 3: share in your social network. Contest runs through 5.1.15 – winner will be chosen at random #giveaway #workingdog #policedogs #mondio #frenchringsport #psa #k9 #knpv #bitework
Winner receives everything in this photo:
7.5 inch patch
8 gb sub drive
2015 is bringing lots of opportunities to the world of working dogs. Particularly to MWDs and K-9s from all divisions (bomb dogs, man-trailing, HRDs, tracking, and more). However, we are also upon trial season for French Ring, PSA, Dock Dogs, and a slew of other dog sports. Despite the purpose and the locations, the people and dogs that work together to learn and compete or certify train hard. This is their life. Day in. Day out. I’ve recently viewed posts on social media feeds where mondio competitors (some of the most diehard handler/canine teams out there IMHO) practice their positions (sit, down, stand in one spot without creeping) on any available surface at Lowe’s, Home Depot, on a dumpster while they wait in a parking lot, you name it. The world becomes a training ground. The more variety the better. The more exposure the better.
Facebook has become a leading resource for finding out about these training seminars due to the up-to-date posts in specialized groups that focus on speciality training for dogs. Recently I’ve found a few good contenders I wanted to share with you here via links ::
K-9/MWDs (click on image for jump to details and to register)
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE WORKING DOG CLUB SNHWDC
Trial location: Club Field as the National Guard Armory, Armory Rd Milford NH
Date: April 24th-26th, 2015 USCA Judge Robert Johantgen
Various IPO titles being offered. Click here for entry form and to see titles offered.