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Meet Bodhi!

Breed:
Bearded Collie
Age:
4
Bio:

Bodhi is a stunning male Bearded Collie dog model and trick dog! He is a vivacious, fun-loving, smiley dog and a true doggy professional. This friendly giant has his Kennel Club silver & gold awards and is also a Qualified Assistance dog with Canine Generated Independence. He is a joy to work with and can work confidently in a very busy environment. He is always a firm favourite onset with child and adult performers alike.

Bodhi is clicker trained and responds to both voice commands and hand signals and is also happy to work for strangers/actors with no issues. He has all basic commands & also trick trained meaning he has an impressive array of tricks and adapts swiftly to learn any new tasks required. He can follow a sequence of commands with no issues and will work from a distance.

Bodhi can work well with other dogs and handlers of all ages,  an ideal pet talent for complex pet acting roles.

Training checklist:
- Agility trained
- Assistance dog
- Balance on object
- Bow
- Can be placed in position
- Can style hair
- Catch a treat
- Child-friendly
- Clicker trained
- Clothing removal
- Cover eyes/Act shy
- Dog-friendly
- Emergency stop
- Fetch item
- Food motivated
- Give hug
- Give item
- Give paw
- Go around object/person
- Go over seesaw
- Go to bed
- Go to mark
- Hairdryer-friendly
- Happy to be groomed
- Happy to be handled
- Head down
- Head on object
- Heel
- Hold item
- Hold pose
- Jump into/out of a car boot
- Jump through hoop
- Jump up/on/over an object
- Kiss
- Lie down
- Lie flat
- Look at me
- Look at point
- Open/close door
- Paws up on object
- People-friendly
- Place item
- Play ball
- Play dead
- Positional work
- Product placement
- Pull object
- Push an object
- Recall
- Retrieve an item
- Ring a bell
- Send away
- Shake on command
- Sit
- Sneeze on command
- Speak/Bark
- Spin (left/right)
- Stay
- Stop
- Strip bedding
- Swimming
- Theatre experience
- Therapy animal
- Touch item
- Toy motivated
- Travels well
- Trick trained
- Vet-friendly
- Walk backwards
- Walk to heel
- Washing machine (empty)
- Washing machine (load)
- Wear glasses
- Wears pet clothing + accessories
- Work from a distance
- Works with props
- Yoga
Experience:

This handsome Collie has previously worked on stage and also has filming experience. He has appeared in WhatCar Magazine including their online video of the best dog-friendly cars. He took on the role of Edison in a stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth.

The director of the theatre production stated he was delighted with Bodhi especially his training and handlers assistance. Bodhi was a joy to work with and worked confidently in a very busy show environment. He was a firm favorite with child and adult performers alike. He learns quickly to follow new commands delivered by the cast.

Bodhi was recognised at Crufts 2018 for being an exemplary example of the breed, winning a special award for his assistance dog work.

Most recently he worked for the fashion brand, Joules, where he had to work with child and adult models.  He performed impeccably onset and received rave reviews from the producer. On another shoot, he worked comfortably with four child actors and was attentive, well-disciplined, and easy for them to perform with.  He was very relaxed and enjoyed the rehearsal process in what could be a very noisy and distracting environment.

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