Your dog could be the next big TV star with our Film School training classes. We will teach your dog the basis to prepare them for work on set.
You may assume that dogs need to perform lots of tricks to appear in films and TV adverts but this is generally not the case. In most cases they need to act naturally but on command. Think of the TV Ads you have seen. The dog goes to his bed, turns round, lies down, puts his head between his paws, closes his eyes, opens them again, stays in position, ears prick up (he thinks he has heard something), he gets up, barks, CUT! All that has to be taught separately then put together. It looks so easy when you see it on the screen! The above sequence is your first exercise at Film School!
The overwhelming feeling of joy and pride when you see your dog on screen for the first time will bring tears to your eyes! Then you remember it was due to your commitment to training and making your dog a Perfect Dog – a dog you can be proud of and a dog that is FUN to be with.
Dogs on Camera is a sister company to Perfect Dog and has provided many dogs for adverts, film, and TV work! Two of our dogs that you may remember seeing on TV recently are Hector the Dachshund for Vitality Health Insurance, sponsors of Rugby Football Union. And Sammy the Jack Russell for Go Compare, the insurance comparison website. We also have two young stars, Ginger and Maggie, Lab Pups starring in Downton Abbey.
For you and your dog to attend Film School you will need to be proficient in clicker training and have completed Perfect Dog training.
- per weekly session per dog
- Coming soon!
What will my dog learn?
- Distance Control
- Hand signals for SIT, DOWN
- Hand signals for STAND
- Hand signals for RECALL
- A long STAY and WAIT
- Send to a MARK then perform an action
- To walk beside or behind an actor
- Walk backwards
- Bark using a visual command
- Walk backwards barking
- Isolate different barking sounds using a clicker
- Catch an object which is thrown to them
- Catch an object whilst being held
- Jump and catch a ball or frisbee
- Do a flip with a frisbee
- Jump and take a suspended object
- Pick up an object carry it then hide it
- Open a cupboard door and collect an object
- Retrieve a ball or a stick and return to handler
- Collecting the post from the letter box
- Carry a newspaper
- Taking a newspaper from a shopkeeper
Advanced Training (cont.)
- Carry slipper and place them at your feet
- Sneezing then fetching a tissue from a box
- Carry a basket and present contents to you
- Rip a sleeve off a jacket when chasing a villain
- Bite a villains bum and rip their trousers
- Play dead
- Drag an object from one place to another
- Promote a brand using paw
- Scratch at a door
- And much much more
- We are at the mercy of the director’s imagination!