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  • Skill Rating : 5
  • Animal Type : Dog
  • Breeds - Dogs : Springer Spaniel
  • Weight : 10-20Kg
  • Neck Circumference - cm : 38
  • Chest Circumference - cm : 63
  • Back Length - Base of neck to start of tail in cm : 50
  • Floor to Shoulder - cm : 47
  • Floor to top of head when standing measurement - cm : 61
  • Please tell us a little about your pets personality and skills :
    Bonnie is exceptional well trained dog with significant studio experience- anything from still shots to commercials.
    Bonnie also performed on BGT in 2023 and got 4 \"yeses from the judges!

    Bonnie also performs regularly to the public with her owner Olga, including doing trick show at Dogstival in 2023. Bonnie also enjoys working with Simba (who is Border Collie and is the second dog in the same household).

    Bonnie is 4 year old KC registered English Springer Spaniel (show type).
    She is very sensible, talented, eye-catching and well-trained dog who knows over 150 different commands and will perform many of them at a distance and to a hand signal. She is happy to work with other people, dogs, friendly, confident and calm.

    She can also work with other animals including birds, hamsters, horses, happy to wear clothing (dog clothing and people clothing) and has experience in working with a very wide range of props.

    Bonnie has the following titles/qualifications:
    DTA Trick Dog Champion
    Dog Parkour UK Champion
    KC Silver
    Certified Level 2 gundog
    Trainee search and rescue dog
    Bonnie performs very well in show ring and was awarded 4th place in CRUFTS 2020 in her show class.
    We are also currently working with her through Heelwork to Music stages.

    Bonnie has experience performing on stage, great with kids and other people and knows how to show off any outfit.

    She is confident and proficient in posing for the camera and will happily maintain the required set position in a relaxed way until released on command.

    She learns very quickly and will be happy to learn a tailored routine for your shooting requirements in no time.

    Unique skills:
    Bonnie’s skills
    Ride scooter (properly, independently with pushing and control) Ride skateboard (with 3 or 4 feet on and pushing)
    Climb trees (safely and enthusiastically with turns and directions) Ride sledge
    Sit on a horse (standing and walking). Horse needs to be confident with dogs
    Work with other small animals (birds, hamsters). Will not work with cats or squirrels without prior training
    Will take a well behaved bird to ride on her back
    Swing in hammock
    “Sip cocktail”- hold straw in her mouth until released
    Find a specific hidden object - will perform systematic search in a room looking for any previously indicated object and will clearly indicate the find if can’t reach or will bring it to the handler
    Find a person by following scent trail. Trainee Search and Rescue dog. Will follow fresh trail starting from a scent article for upto half a mile.
    Fetch a real shot game on land- Qualified level 2 Gundog. Not trained to gunshot yet.
    Play piano
    Drive car- will sit on driver’s sit with feet up on a steering wheel and will look left or right on cue
    Parkour skills:
    Jump between raised objects
    Feet up- put 2 paws up on any objects, including vertical or moving and keep them there until released. Will perform from a long distance.
    On in (4 feet on). Will perform from a long distance, including on unstable, high or moving objects.
    Walk on narrow object or beam (3 inches wide or wider) with turn as a distance to hand signal with independent mounting and dismount (if safe)
    Climb ladder positioned at an angle (needs to be safely set up)
    Handstand- will go backwards and independently put her back paws on a raised or vertical object and will maintain the position
    Will walk on suspended wobbly planks (like Go Ape) at a safe distance above the ground
    Studio and acting skills:
    Work with marks
    - Go to mark (can be very small)
    - AtoB
    - Go to a distant mark (visible)
    - Perform commands on mark
    - Go backwards to a mark
    - Look right (performs to hand signal)
    - Look left (performs to hand signal)
    Bonnie will pose on command for photos and keep the required pose without moving with the option of facing to the camera or away from the camera- looking right or left or following the end of a long object (target stick) with her gaze
    Movement and agility:
    Walk on hind legs- forwards and backwards
    Skip the skipping rope
    Spin in both directions
    Circle around person or object in both directions going forward
    Circle around person or object in both directions going backwards
    Shuffle- move sideways along a wall with raised paws placed on that surface
    Walk on slippery surface or ice
    Go up stairs backwards - at a distance
    Crawl
    Rebound jump of solid objects or people
    Go through agility tunnels with turns and linking agility obstacles Go on agility sea saw
    Go on agility a frame
    Agility jumps with turns and linking
    Agility dog walk
    Jump up on command (hand signal or voice signal)
    Tricks with people/animals:
    Walk with feet up on handler back with handler upright or on all 4s Circle around person or object in both directions going forward Circle around person or object in both directions going backwards Figure of 8 through legs
    Leg weave (forwards and backwards)
    Weave through arms with person on all 4s
    Keep feet on handler’s back while person circles around himself/herself
    Jump over leg
    Jump through arms
    Jump into arms
    Airplane (jump in circle over outstretched handler’s arms. Handler kneeling or sitting)
    Walk at heel on both sides (relaxed or obedience style)
    Walk at heel while carrying an object
    Pivot (performing 360 degreed pivoting with person at heelwork position)
    Follow a prop in handler’s hands - maintaining eye contact with it (end of broomstick, umbrella, bouquet of flowers, bag etc.)
    Walk sideways at heel position, facing the handler or between handler’s legs
    Walk between handler’s legs - forwards, backwards and sideways remaining together with the handler
    Penguin- walks between handler’s legs with paws on handler’s feet facing forward
    Tango- walks with paws on handler’s feet facing the handler
    Rebound jump of people- including handler or an indicated person
    Whisper into ear (like tell a secret). Will maintain position until released
    Jump on person back and stay there
    Jump over person’s back
    Jump over another dog, go around or under other dog.
    Work with other animals including birds, chicken, horses, hamsters holding them or resting with them in a relaxed way.
    She currently will struggle to work with cats or squirrels without some further preparation time with the specific animal, but will ignore them on command.
    Zip- will unzip an item of clothing by pulling zip (will need to have a piece of fabric or a metal zip of similar so she could grip it).
    Will help to take off item of clothing by pulling on the end of sleeves on cue
    Tricks and cute behaviours:
    Bow
    Wave
    Beg (will do it at a distance, to hand or verbal cue, with handler turned away, on raised objects or while holding something in her mouth
    Beg while holding object in her mouth
    Play dead
    High 5
    High 10
    Pat a cake (perform sequence of paws to handler’s or actor’s hands, feet, or a prop)
    Cross paws both ways while lying down on command or synchronous with handler’s feet Whisper into ear (like tell a secret). Will maintain position unit released
    Wear a hat
    Wear head band

    Wear a mask or bandana
    Wear sunglasses
    Wear any item of dog’s or human clothing, ideally not covering her paws.
    Wipe paws or dig/scratch
    Ostrich (lower her head under her paws rested on a raised object) like if hiding
    Catch- will catch any thrown object towards her
    Lazy- on command will lie on her back with tummy up
    Roll over
    Roll herself in a blanket
    Fetch the mail
    Bring slippers
    Nose in- will put a nose into an object (for example cup or a circle of fingers) and will see it there Shy- will cover her face with paw like if guilty. Will do it on mark.
    Tail- on cue will spin around chasing her tail until she catches it and will hold the end in her mouth until released
    Kiss (will touch person’s cheek with her nose)
    Unroll a mat
    Moonwalk - will walk backwards in bow position
    Pull off blanket - will pull of a blanket of a sleeping person or bed
    Munch-munch- on cue will make grooming bites to herself, a blanket, soft object or an item of clothing like when dogs biting off tick or an object stuck in fur.
    Working with props:
    Fetch (any thrown object)
    Fetch a dropped (marked) object by tracing footsteps back and fetching it to handler
    Bring me (specific object, can be out of sight)
    Hold (any object). Theo only objects she is not keen to hold are those made of metal
    Feet up - put 2 front paws up on any objects, including vertical or moving and will keep them there until released;
    Hold an object by wrapping front paw around it (hug). Will support the object independently or will do it with stationary object.
    Circle with front feet on an object both directions at a distance to hand or voice cue
    Jump through hoop
    Jump over props
    Get inside an object
    Tidy up (collect objects and put them into a box/bag/suitcase)
    Hide herself in a suitcase and get out on command
    Walk at heel while carrying an object
    Open/close doors on command
    Ring hanging bell
    Ring table bell (reception desk style bell)
    Paw on- put paw on a specified object and keep it there
    Open/close doors on command. Open by using pull rope, close with front paws.
    Nose touch target. Will keep it on target until released
    Follow a prop - will follow a prop maintaining eye contact with it (end of broomstick, umbrella, bouquet of flowers, bag etc.
    Switch on and off lights (touch light or easy large button lights)
    Find a specific hidden object - will perform systematic search in a room looking for any previously indicated object and will clearly indicate the find if can’t reach or will bring it to the handler
    Stack rings
    Pull an object behind by picking up a rope and pulling it with her
    Put clothes into washing machine
    Push a shopping trolley with paws up on a handle
    Play piano
    Wear a hat
    Wear sunglasses
    Wear any item of dog’s or human clothing
    Go over or under objects on command
    Go around objects from a distance
    Use slides on kids playground (enthusiastically)

    Jump through hanging tire
    Hold food in her mouth or on her nose without eating it
    Roll a ball or another round object with her nose
    Roll a ball or another round or oblong object (like a barrel) with her 2 paws
    Swing in a round nest like swing
    Bonnie will perform some work with props while doing another trick (hold an object while heeling or jumping, sit pretty and hold etc)
    Take socks off- will pull off socks off on command
    Unroll a mat with her nose
    Zip- will unzip an item of clothing by pulling zip (will need to have a piece of fabric or a metal zip of similar so she could grip it).
    Will help to take off item of clothing by pulling on the end of sleeves on cue
    Pull card out- will pull one card from several cards held in hand
    Sit at the table in a chair with 2 paws resting on a table
    General commands/obedience: Sit
    Down
    Stand
    Stay up to 4-5 minutes in the required position
    Lie with head down on the floor
    Bonnie has solid recall and will be happy to work off the lead in town centres or other busy areas. Paw (specific paw)
    Go backwards on command
    Leave it- will ignore toys, food, distractions
    Loose leash walking with controlled turns
    Walk at heel on both sides (relaxed or obedience style)
    Bark - verbal and hand cue, at a distance or mark
    Jump into a car boot
    Walk up a rump
    Will stand calmly while being washed
    Go up and down stairs
    Will eat enthusiastically most foods
    Will wait until allowed to eat
    Will eat food elegantly- ice cream, ice lolly watermelon and others by elegantly and enthusiastically licking and nibbling rather than grabbing mouthfuls.
    She is happy to be examined including looking into her mouth, checking teeth, paws etc. She has outstanding blemish free teeth
    Bonnie does not enjoy swimming but happy with walking/running through the water and fetching objects from water (if it doesn’t require her to swim).
    She is friendly and happy dog that loved kids and is absolutely safe with kids and other people.
    She is generally confident and relaxed and is happy to work with people wearing costumes/masks. She will need a bit of time to accustom to loud noises or gunshots but absolutely happy with any common household, country or town noises.
    She will work ignoring other animals around, scattered toys and food and we regularly train in public areas with lots of distractions
    Bonnie has got the following titles:
    • Dog Parkour UK Champion
    • DTA Trick Dog Champion
    We also currently working with her on Heelwork to Music, but could not go through the grades/ assessments as no competitions due to COVID.
    Bonnie is also qualified level 2 Gundog
    Before COVID Bonnie also started her training as Search and Rescue Dog with Lowland Search and Rescue Team, so she can also perform in filming scenarios requiring a dog to follow a

    trail left by a person or search for a hidden object. She can do fresh trails upto half a mile long.
    Bonnie has some experience with agility so she can do basic agility shots with tunnels, turns, a-frame, walker, sea-saw, jumps but not weaves yet.
    Bonnie is confident with excellent recall, friendly to other dogs and people. She has not got any fears, sensitivities or allergies.
    Bonnie also did well in the show ring before the lockdown coming 4th in her show dog class in CRUFTS 2020. So she will be happy with work requiring show stack, trotting and turns as in a show ring.
  • Lives with other Animals : Yes
  • Details of other Animals :
    Hamster, pigeon
  • Dog Skill Set : Sit, Stay, Lie down, Will wear clothes, Good with children, Good with other dogs, Gives Paw, Basic Agility , Competes at fun shows , Roll over, Jump on command , Used to professional camera flash , Fetch and bring back item, Will hold item in mouth, Play Dead, Bark on Command, Plays Football, Dance on command, Heel work to music, Will go from Mark A to mark B on command , Competes at professional shows, Learns new tricks very easily
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