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Seminar - Film and TV Masterclass

When: Date TBC when the UK health crisis is reducing.

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This day is likely to be 10:00am registration for a 10:30 start to 4:30pm finish. 

Where: Kelshall, Royston SG8 9SP

Who: This seminar is suitable for one dog and one owner teams, it is not possible for people to work multiple dogs. Dogs must be sociable enough with other dogs and people to work in close proximity to others. Basic training is required but Sally can work with a range of abilities in one class as the attendees are split into ability groups throughout the day. 
Spectator places are also available. 


Does your dog have star potential? Would you like to work on films, TV programs, commercials and photo shoots? If so, this is the course for you.


While you can never predict what actions a producer will want from their canine actors, there are a number of 'tricks' that are useful to teach that can be used as a basis for many other behaviours.


Sally Marchant has worked with dogs within the film and TV industry for a number of years, from TV soaps, to photoshoots for commercials, and even at the Royal Opera House! During this one day workshop, Sally will work with you, within groups and one-to-one, to teach you and your dog the behaviours that are most useful in this environment


Throughout the day, Sally will be recording the skill level of each of the participants and every dog in attendance will have the option to be added to for the option of possible filmwork.


Dogs and future work


This seminar is suitable for one dog and one owner teams, it is not possible for people to work multiple dogs. There will be a maximum of 10 dogs working at this event. All dogs must be of a suitable nature to be worked in a room with people and other dogs. Basic training is required but Sally can work with a range of abilities in one class as the attendees are split into ability groups throughout the day. 


Attendance on this course does not guarantee film work but it does put you in a good position to be in with a chance. Attendees will need to bring a selection of treats and toys and something to encourage your dog to settle such as a crate or blanket.


Please bring treats, toys and any training items you are currently using such as clickers, markers, target sticks or props (only if you are using these already)

Recent reviews:


“I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with one of my own Norwich Terriers taking part in the TV and Film workshop. We got to cover a wide range of exercises from various levels and each dog and handler was able to work at their own level and were given guidance to progress in a way that suited each dog best. We've come away from the workshop fully motivated with some new ideas and highly recommend Sally's training workshops to anyone looking for a fun and educational day with their dog! Thankyou all for a lovely day.”

Joe Nutkins, Head Dog Trainer at Dog Training for Essex & Suffolk


“Excellent value for money”

‘Nice and friendly, well informed and enthusiastic “

“Kept us busy and interested all the way through”

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. I have a specific question, can I contact you

A. Yes, send an e-mail to or phone or text us on 07562 641838. Leave a message on the answerphone, if necessary, and we will get back to you.


Q. Are there discounts for groups, students or rescue organisations

A. Visit our Discount page to find out about our current available discounts.


Q. If I can’t come, can someone else come in my place?

A. Yes, that’s fine, we just need their name and contact details before the event.


Q. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

A. Yes, all attendees receive a certificate of attendance which can be used as evidence of CPD.


Q. Will I receive a printed ticket

A. No, but you will receive confirmation of your place via e-mail and further information nearer the time of the event.


Q. Are refreshments included

A. Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and there may be an optional sandwich buffet for an £5 per person, payable on the day.


Q. What is the refund policy?

A. For information about refunds and other terms, please visit Terms and Conditions page


Q. Will the event be recorded / will photos be taken?

A. Photos and videos are often taken by Dog & Bone at their events, either for social media, advertising or for videos of the events. If you do not want to appear on any media, please let us know at the beginning of each day.

About the speaker: Sally Marchant


Sally Marchant holds a First Class Honours degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training and has many years experience of working with and training all sorts of animals (from hamsters to giraffes!). For a time, she worked at a private zoo that trains their animals for film and TV work, both at the zoo and on location, and on a rare breeds public farm.


However, her passion has always been dogs. Sally has a good deal of experience of working with her own and others' dogs on everything from TV programs and photo shoots to pop videos and even worked as an assistant handler with a dog at the Royal Opera House for "L'elisir D'amore". She has been teaching dog training to adults and children for the past 18 years and has taught a number of courses in filmwork. Sally supplies dogs for TV and film work through her website


Sally enjoyed 16 years with her Swedish Vallhund dog 'Lady' (show name: Geldane Silver Lady) with whom she competed in agility, obedience and flyball. Sally's passion for animals has seen her working in boarding and rescue kennels and Lady was joined by crossbreed 'Sandy' (Daly's Golden Sandy) who she rescued from Wood Green Animal Shelters after her third home returned her. Sandy was her 'project dog', bringing her from a dog who was unsafe around any dogs or people, to a friendly member of society. Unfortunately these two are no longer with us, but Sally now has crossbreed terrier 'Skyler' who was abandoned in a shop doorway at about 6 weeks old.


Sally enjoys sharing her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for dog care and training with the world, and making a positive difference to dogs and owners' lives.

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