Demelza – Border Collie

Name: Demelza

Breed: Border Collie

More information about this dog

Demelza is a female Border Collie that has tons of tricks under her belt as well as being a stunning red merle collie.

Pet Acting / Modelling Ability

Demelza has a bold temperament and nothing fazes her, which is great for pet acting roles. She does prefer to follow commands from her owner rather than strangers (although she is very friendly with people).

Demelza has been clicker trained from 8 weeks of age and it is an ongoing process to further her already extensive repertoire.  She is food and toy motivated and is never happier than when she is working on new moves and tricks.

She has an excellent temperament and is good with people, children and other dogs. A great asset is that she tends to ignore other animals and will happily mingle with actors, cameramen and any equipment, even in very noisy situations.  She works to both verbal and visual cues and is able to work at a distance.

She has her Kennel Club Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates and this year was even named Heelwork to Music Dog of the Year.

Training

This little collie knows over 100 tricks and counting, these include:

Walk Back
Salute
Open a cupboard
Do CPR on a stuffed dog / turn it over / push it
Push a child’s car
Skateboard
Carry a flag
Heelwork (eight positions) at various paces
Stand on her hind legs
Raise her front paws alternately on command
Clasp a stick
Walk in a criss-cross
Go on a swing
Go part way up a tree trunk
Stack plastic cups one inside the other
Go down a slide
Spin a bottle to get treats out
Dig (pretend)
Bang a drum
Play a toy piano
…and many more

Dog Acting / Modelling Experience

She has been highly trained to Advanced Competition Level in both Heelwork to Music and Freestyle and has performed in demonstrations at Crufts, the Caravan and Motorhome Show at the NEC and
Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, as well as many smaller venues such as fetes, old people’s
homes etc.

Demelza has recently been in the promotional video for John Grant’s forthcoming release of his new album Love is Magic.

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