Linda supplies trained dogs for TV, film, You Tube etc from her home in Brentwood, Essex. Her own dogs are experienced and highly trained as acting dogs and models. Experienced trainers and professional handlers are provided at competitive rates.
Linda can source and train a variety of breeds as required for both stills photography, and live action through her dog walking and training business.
Living in Brentwood, Essex, Linda has good rail and road links to other areas of the country, and London is easily accessible.
Linda’s own trained acting dogs have appeared on television (both with and without Linda), and in magazines and books as well as appearing in the local papers many times. Linda competes regularly in Competition Obedience with her dogs and enjoys training dogs at high levels.
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If you would like your dog to be a professional dog model or actor, first and foremost they must be sociable and friendly with humans and other dogs. Getting along with other species as well would be a bonus. Dogs need to be happy to be handled by and take direction from strangers, and will need a high level of reliability to basic obedience commands in different environments.
Trick training can prepare your dogs for specific requests by directors, both in the amount of different behaviours they can do on cue (both verbal and non-verbal), as well as their confidence when asked to learn something new. Reward based training through clicker techniques and play are key for acting dogs.
If you would like your dog’s basic obedience skills improved, teach tricks to give them a chance to become a dog model or canine actor, or just to have a well behaved dog, please check our Individual Training page to book a session. See below for areas covered – we may be able to travel further afield in some cases, please ask.
Please note we do not operate as an ‘agency’ for dog actors, however we are often asked if we can recommend other dogs who may be suitable, and we will put forward the names of suitable dogs we have seen for dog training.
Brentwood North, Brentwood West, Brentwood South, Warley, Great Warley, Little Warley, Shenfield, Hutton North, Hutton South, Hutton Central, Hutton East, Ingrave, Herongate, Pilgrims Hatch, Kelvedon Hatch, Ingatestone, Fryerning, Blackmore, Doddinghurst, Stondon Massey, Navestock, South Weald, Childerditch, Mountnessing, Wyatts Green, Hook End, West Horndon.
Broadley Common, Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell Row, Chigwell Village, Epping Hemnall, Grange Hill, Loughton, Theydon Bois, Waltham Abbey, Abridge, Lambourne End, Stapleford Abbots.