Yes, I want to know how you get your Labrador to stay still long enough to take the photo on his back! Phenomenal work, as always!
It’s a bear(teddy) and plenty of honey will do.
All I do is put a plain background, I’ve mostly used white, but discovering that a lot of my figures have a lot of white on them, I’ve now gone on to use brown(just cardboard) then I use a photo editing program, I use GMIP which is free but Photoshop is the standard. I resize the photo, maybe change some colour and lighting.
I then take the edited photo and put it over a background photo. I then use various tool and delete the mono colour background, leaving the miniatures and background left.