They had me clicker train him to put his head down, and then they wanted me to teach him to close his eyes. The head down part he learned in five minutes, but I couldnt figure out the closed-eyes, lol.
I'm sure the pic is great and Tally looks gorgeous.
I taught Sam 'head down' very easily too. It took a bit longer but he finally learned 'go to sleep' and would close his eyes. If you're using verbal commands too, might work.
Ike is another story, he's a bit hard headed.
What companies have you worked with? I remember you posting the pictures from the L.L. Bean photo shoot. I showed my husband those pictures and just emailed him the link to the Orvis catalog...He loves Maine, and once he sees the Orvis picture (he's a fly fisherman), I know he'll be totally jealous!