I do believe the woods are beautiful where I live, and offer up a great backdrop for dog photography.
But even on the road, I find that using a 70-200mm lens and blurring the woodsy background, gives a nice bouquet of greenery and color, just like the example below of this little pumpkin.
Back at home, I can sometimes get our dog Danny to cooperate just outside our fence line. I haven't featured him in a blog for quite some time, as he rarely likes to look at the camera, even when treats are available as rewards. But, this was close enough.
For more woodsy photos, the blog circle should be a treat. Start with Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography. Be sure to get out in the woods this weekend, if your weather cooperates. Winter is just around the corner.