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Pet Modelling and Animal Acting – How it works

How to become a Pet Model or Animal Actor Part 1) A Quickstart Guide to Animal Modelling (Additional information can be found in parts 2 and 3)   Please see the skill requirements for modelling and acting below. Note that the ESSENTIAL skills vary across different types of animals. The ADDITIONAL skill lists are not … Continue reading Pet Modelling and Animal Acting – How it works

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Working With Animals During Lockdown

At Urban Paws UK we only work with highly trained, reliable and consistent animal models and actors. As such we ensure that any animals put forward for a job is suitable for the role. This reduces the time required on-set and minimising risks to health and safety while working with animals during lockdown.   The … Continue reading Working With Animals During Lockdown

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The Pandemic is the Perfect Time to Use Animal Talent

Using animal talent minimises the risk of spreading the virus on set The pandemic has undoubtedly shaken the way we as a country do business. From the debate around whether working from home is viable, to the overall effect on the economy; things are changing. Creative industries are no different and are in many ways … Continue reading The Pandemic is the Perfect Time to Use Animal Talent

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When Crufts 2020 Met Kratu

For many people, Crufts – the international competitive dog show and annual product trade show – can be a little too formal. With perfectly breed dogs competing against other perfect dogs, all of whom follow their trainers every word.   What most people may not consider is that a lot of the dogs at Crufts … Continue reading When Crufts 2020 Met Kratu

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Dog Influencers visit LEGOLAND Windsor to meet Dexter the Dog

A selection of Urban Paws biggest dog influencers had the incredible opportunity to explore LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and meet their brand new mascot – Dexter the Dog! With Dexter, arriving at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort as part of the new DUPLO Valley launch, our very own pet influencers Hugo and Huxley the Golden Retrievers (@hugoandursula), … Continue reading Dog Influencers visit LEGOLAND Windsor to meet Dexter the Dog

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Dogs in Fashion: Iraida and New Look

Dogs in Fashion You could be forgiven for thinking that dogs have little to do with fashion and clothing brands – after all, they call it a catwalk, not a dogwalk – but when you take a moment to look at your favourite outlet you will likely notice that dogs are all over the fashion … Continue reading Dogs in Fashion: Iraida and New Look

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Puppy and Kitten Therapy

Animals are well known to have an immediate effect on mood, especially puppies and kittens. Puppy therapy and kitten therapy is a common way for both groups and individuals relieve stress. The hire of a puppy or kitten can brighten any day with an adorable, soft cuddle. When we see a puppy or kitten we … Continue reading Puppy and Kitten Therapy

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How to Take Care of Ferrets (Guest Post)

Ferrets are more than just adorable animals. They are smart and silly too! Their personality attracts everyone, and since they are very sociable, they make excellent pets and animal models. However, there’s a lot to learn about caring for them before deciding to bring one home. Ferrets are not like cats, dogs, and other domesticated … Continue reading How to Take Care of Ferrets (Guest Post)

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Pet Separation Anxiety: What It Is and How to Fix It (Guest Article)

  Famously known as man’s best friend – dogs are lovely, making the world a happier place simply by being a part of it. Well, not only the world, for many owners they’re a constant source of support. With a dog around there are often few things to worry about.    As a dog lover, … Continue reading Pet Separation Anxiety: What It Is and How to Fix It (Guest Article)

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How to Clicker Train Your Cat (Guest Article)

At first attempt, it may seem like cats cannot be trained, but this is completely wrong. The problem lies in trying to train cats the same way someone would train a dog. Cats need specialized training, and that’s why we wanted to share this short guide on how to specifically train cats using a clicker. … Continue reading How to Clicker Train Your Cat (Guest Article)

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