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Guest blogger Mingo – How to behave on a photo shoot

January 18, 2016 1 Comment

I have had a busy week, with walks on the beach, chasing the post man, and I modelled in a CHC photo shoot for a brand new holiday cottage coming soon. It’s not easy being a model; sitting still, looking at the camera, keeping out of the way, not things that come naturally for a Jack Russell. Anyway I thought I would put together some top tips for any other models out there dreaming of their ‘big break’…

 

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  2. One – Make sure your beard is all going in one direction, there should be a human on hand to help with this, if not bark a few times and someone should come running (you are the star after all).
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  4. TwoPerfect the art of lying down, a bit like Derek Zoolander it’s good to have a few different lying down positions under your belt. I call this one ‘Long Legs’.
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  6. ThreeEat on demand, its a hard job but somebody has got to do it.
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  8. FourThe art of sitting, it’s not about comfort, here it is about looking good.

 

Well, I hope that has helped create a few budding stars, it seems I may be roped into a few more of these shoots so watch this space! I have also rather enjoyed the spotlight here on the blog, if you’re lucky I will tell you about my favourite local dog friendly pub next!

Adios Amigos

Mingo x

 

It’s Doggy Competition time here at Cornish Holiday Cottages!

October 17, 2013 Comments (2)

Here at Cornish Holiday Cottages we’ve been celebrating now the dogs are allowed on all the beaches again; although not as much as the dogs, they’ve been having a brilliant time running around on the sand.

Cornwall is very dog friendly all through the year, with dogs welcome in most local pubs and a wonderful choice of coastal path for walking. With just under a third of visitors to the county being dog owners, we’re proud to say we welcome dogs, nearly 50% of our cottages are pet friendly. Winter is one of the best times of the year to visit Cornwall, with vast expanses of sand to enjoy peacefully on your own and an incredible amount of pubs selling hearty local food. What better than a cosy Cornish cottage to snuggle up in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a very sleepy dog by your feet after all that exploring!

To mark the occasion we’ve decided to have a little competition! We want to see photo’s of your dog on holiday here in Cornwall, it could be a photo of them enjoying the beach, or relaxing at the local watering hole. Our 5 favourites will win a pack of Hungry Hector dog treats! Made locally here in Cornwall, and full of lots of nutrients for your furry friend.

Click here to go to our facebook page

Or email your photo to info@cornishholidaycottages.net

Don’t forget to put your name, and your dog’s name with the photo. You’ve got till midnight on the 31st October!

 

Dog Friendly Falmouth

 

Here are some of our top suggestions for things to do when visiting Cornwall with canine companions in winter:
Trebah Gardens, Falmouth

1. Why not visit Trebah Gardens?   Beautiful sub-tropical plants, treelined walkways, a hidden koi carp pond and a monet-esque bridge all make this garden truly magical.  A private beach, fantastic cafe and a genuinely dog friendly welcome make this the best day out. Finished off with a brilliant shop selling local produce, to buy your Christmas presents. Click here for more information on Trebah Gardens.

Rosemullion Head

2. There’s nearly 300 miles of coastline to choose from in Cornwall, but one of our favourite bits has to be Rosemullion Head. The path from Maenporth to the Helford is a stunning stretch of coastline with hidden coves, all kinds of wildlife and beautiful wild flowers, and can be enjoyed by boat or foot. It’s perfect for a bit of swimming for both you and your dog, and you won’t have a shortage of sticks to throw! Rosemullion is perfect for a walk to explore the Cornish countryside and why not take a picnic to enjoy on one of the many benches along the way.

Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe

3. When in Cornwall, you must visit the beach!  Of course there are enough dog friendly beaches to go to one on every day of your stay but we recommend an hour at Gyllyngvase Beach.  Run the dogs on the beach and then follow the short cliff path walk to Swanpool Beach.  Walk around the lake and back to Gyllynvase Cafe for a much deserved brunch or Cornish cream tea! Click here to see the Gylly Beach Cafe (Gyllyngvase Beach is dog friendly from October 1st to Easter day)

Falmouth Castle

4. Teach the dogs a bit about history with a trip around an English Heritage property.  We recommend walking around the point to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth where you can see the castle Henry VIII built and learn about the history of our forefathers.  Dogs will love exploring the moat and meeting all the other dogs along the way, and even in Winter, you can usually get an ice cream! If not, why not pick up some fish and chips and drive up there to admire the view, the dogs will love it (the fish and chips we mean, not so much the view!) Click here for more on Pendennis Castle

 

View our selection of dog friendly cottages here.  For further information or advice on things to do with your dog, contact us on info@cornishholidaycottages.net

 

To check which beaches in Cornwall are dog friendly and when please click here.