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    Default Business's sharing pics of their clients dogs on facebook...

    I've noticed a lot of dog businesses (mostly dog groomers) seem to share a heck of a lot of photos of their clients dogs.... I'm not sure if they're asking for consent from the owners or not.... but I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are on that...

    Does a business need consent from the dog's owner before sharing a photo of their dog on the business facebook page?

    Personally I wouldn't care if a business shared pics of my dogs... but I'm not sure everyone would share the same opinion...

    So I'm just wondering what you guys reckon...

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    I probably wouldn't really care either, but I think it'd still be good just to ask first. Could be some reasons the owners don't want pics of their dogs online.

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    It seems these days people do what they like...only this week a real estate agent took a picture of property with a drone and got a lady sun baking topless next door and ran the picture with her in it...without her permission too.
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    You could probably go the legal route but who wants to line the lawyers pockets at the expense of your own bank account?

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    Mmm, interesting.

    I always take pics of every dog that comes to me for grooming. I do before and after pics, for my reference, but also so the owner can see exactly what I changed... or perhaps if they want to see what I did last time if they're a regular customer.

    I'd love to put them on fb (free advertising for me, showing off what I can do... lol) but I'm never brave enough to do it without asking permission.... and i usually forget to ask for permission... lol. I've asked a couple of times, and they've always been fine with it, but still....

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    The dog businesses that I know - always ask before they even take the photo. You know where the photo is going...

    However one groomer shared a bunch of before and after photos where the before photos showed dogs in shocking poor condition - coat matted, sores in the coat, long claws, rotting teeth....

    but she didn't identify herself, the groomery or the dogs or their owners - it was just photos and comments. Some of the dogs were rescue dogs, but some just had completely clueless owners.

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    Yes I wouldn't dare share pics of the dogs that are in disgusting condition... yes I see them, but I don't see it appropriate to share that with the world. Especially considering that most of the owners seem quite embarrassed even when they're showing me the dog when they hand it over.

    I think I'll stick with asking owners... when I remember to, haha :P

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    If you want to be really safe - you have to get them to sign a written bit of paper...

    But if you're in the habit of asking before you take the photos - your other clients should be able to vouch for you...

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    As a business that shares many pics of client dogs (not a groomer :P ) I tell the owners that we usually post pics of the dogs so they can see what they are getting up to while with us and if they don't want us to (we've only had one) we won't post a picture that has them in it, even in the background. The owners are actually really happy and excited about the prospect when we tell them.

    To be honest, I'm not sure what they would complain about in regards to the pics we post...?

    The one that didn't want her dog on our FB page was because she didn't want someone to see her dog breed and his name and then decide they wanted to get the same breed and give it the same name... :P As silly as we thought that reason was, we obliged and she was happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    As a business that shares many pics of client dogs (not a groomer :P ) I tell the owners that we usually post pics of the dogs so they can see what they are getting up to while with us and if they don't want us to (we've only had one) we won't post a picture that has them in it, even in the background. The owners are actually really happy and excited about the prospect when we tell them.
    Thats a good way to do it! I'll keep that in mind... I'm still figuring out a system with it all... New business

    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    The one that didn't want her dog on our FB page was because she didn't want someone to see her dog breed and his name and then decide they wanted to get the same breed and give it the same name... As silly as we thought that reason was, we obliged and she was happy.
    That logic would be useless in my case. I know of loads of Aussie Shepherds called Koda... it seems to be a very popular name for the breed

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