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"Tricks and treats"


This monthly 90 minute Tricks and Film Work Skills dog training class is suitable for dogs and their owners who would like to learn some new tricks / teach their dog skills to increase their chances of being selected for film and TV work or simply spend some quality time together learning new things. 


The Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead, Royston, SG8 8NB


10:30-11:30 Tricks and Film and TV general skills

Semi structured / Flexible class in the marquee focusing on teaching a range of tricks and working on some skills suitable for film and TV work. Please feel free to send in suggestions or requests for particular tricks!


11:30-12:00 Inside training

We move into the on site coffee barn ( for some relaxed training - eg ’stay’ or ‘settle’, or more static filmwork behaviours, and a Q&A session. Feel free to treat yourself to a drink / cake / snack / lunch and you could even treat your dog to a 'puppycino' during this relaxed session. 


12:00 Class closes

Attendees are welcome to stay for further drinks, lunch etc. The lunch menu can be found here The cakes / snacks available change each day. 


Important information

  • Dogs must be sociable enough with dogs and people to work in close proximity with others. 
  • A basic level of training is required but most dogs who have done some training previously should enjoy and benefit from the day.
  • Attendance at the class does not guarentee filmwork but opportunities may well come along for some attendees.
  • Sessions are PAYG and while there is no committment to attend every month, sessions may get booked up quickly as places are strictly limited. 



About the Trainer

Sally 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 giraffe!). 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. Sally's own terrier has appeared at the Royal Opera House for "L'elisir D'amore". She has been teaching dog training to adults and children for over 20 years and has taught a number of courses in filmwork. Sally supplies dogs for TV and film work through

Sally has owned a Golden Retriever, a Swedish Vallhund dog and a variety of terriers and crossbreeds. She has competed in agility, obedience and flyball and has worked in boarding and rescue kennels as well as groomers and veterinary surgeries.  

Sally also runs and 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.

Dog Tricks and Film and TV Skills workshop

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