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THIS IS THE ANIMAL TALENT WE HAVE!

 

This is our newest division! We now have some talented dogs that can be booked for your projects!

                                 COOPER 

               Located in North Carolina

                                                                                                         Name: Ivy

                                                                                         Located in North Carolina

                                                                                         D.O.B. 11.28.12

                                                                                          Color: Red Tri

                                                                                             Eyes: Hazel

                                                                                           Size: Medium

 

Tricks / Talents -(Highly capable of learning new tricks)

Can hold Paintbrush and Paint on paper

Hit her mark

Take a Bow

Skateboard

Get a Beer, Water, Soda from a refrigerator on command

Knows left foot from right foot

Wave bye bye

Roll up in a Blanket to go to sleep

Pick up a Credit Card

Pick up Coins and put in a Piggy Bank

Put clothes in Washing Machine / Take them out 

Clean up a spill with a towel

Play bashful

Say Prayers

Jump through a Hoop

Jump over objects

Help take off jacket - unzip, pull sleeves

Play Dead

Spin clockwise / counter-clockwise

Sit

Shake

 

Resume

TV

Television - CBS Service Dog Program 

April 2016 WBTV Charlotte Good News

May 2016 Fox News - Craft Beer

May 2016 Fox News - Painting

Aril 2016 WTOC Savanah

April 2016 WFSB Connecticut

 

Newspapers

Miami Herald

Sacramento Bee

 Charlotte Observer

Kansas City Star

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bellingham Herald

Tuscaloosa News

Ledger-Enquirer

Tri-City Herald Kennewick, WA 

The Tribune, San luisobispo, CA

Winnipeg Free Press, Canada

 

Magazines

Print - Myers Park Magazine May 2014

Myers Park Magazine March 2016

Myers Park Magazine April 2016

Horse “Gringo”

Located in North Carolina

 

Breed: Branded Mustang (captured / branded by bureau of land management, Wyoming)

Age: 12

Gender: Gelding (neutered male)

Height: 14 Hands

Weight: 900 lbs

Coloring / Markings : White, Grey – no significant markings

 

Gringo regularly performs for events and in front of cameras. He is trained to respond to hand / verbal cues hence can be cued from reasonable distance without physical contact or restraint. He is trained through positive reinforcement and easily learns new behaviors in short amounts of time.

 

Tricks / Behaviors:

Smile

Shake head “no”

March

Give Hoof

Bow

Walk Backwards

Lead by Tail (figure 8’s, whatever direction)

Walk sideways

Spin in place

Rear

Chase

Walk / trot in circles around person

Walk in circles in reverse around person

Grab objects on cue

Jump objects on cue

Sit

Swing Hula Hoops over his head, around his neck

Lay down / Play Dead

Take saddle blanket off his back / resisting ride

Kiss

Play Ball

Horse and Rider Magazine Photoshoot

Dog "WICKED”

Located in South Carolina

Name Wicked

Breed: sheltie 

12 inches at withers, 10 lbs

Knows find your mark, speak on command, lie down, "bang", high five, stay, "be ashamed", sit, can ride a skateboard on his own and competes in the highest level of agility.

Has done a Blue Buffalo Commerical and a Pets Mart ad previously

Agility videos of Wicked

Wicked riding Skatebroad

Dog "OLIVER”

Located in South Carolina

Name: Oliver

Breed: Border Collie

18 inches at withers, 27 lbs

Knows wave, sit pretty, bang, lie down, stay, sit, handstand push-up against a wall, can catch frisbee or ball in mid-air, high five, be ashamed, speak, back-up and competes in the highest level of agility. 

Has been on the tv show blue bloods and law and order svu previously

Agility videos of OLIVER

Dog "ENVY”

Located in South Carolina

Name: Envy

Border Collie, 18 inches 27 pounds

Knows sit, high five, ten, bang, back up, be ashamed, lie down, stay, speak, and has just started competing in agility.

Agility videos of ENVY

Dog "RANGER”

Located in North Carolina

Ranger is a certified Service Dog. He received his training from AKC. 

DOB: 04/08/15

 

Traits:

Highly trainable

Loyal

Obedient

Eager to please

Social

Great with children

Wonderful disposition

Has an "always smiling" look on his face

"An old soul trapped in a puppy's body"

 

Talents:

Sit

Stay

Down

Come 

Shake

Play dead

Dance

Jump on any chair/object

 

Experience:

Every week, he reads with the students at Mitchell Elementary is Charleston, SC.

He has advertised in photos and videos for Intown

He has posed in photos for fitness blogs

Ranger does regular marketing/advertising for The Barre Code (fitness facility)

Ranger has posed for Christmas photos at West Elm.

Dog "FRANKLIN”

Located in North Carolina

Name: Franklin

Breed: Mini Goldendoodle

Weight 33 lbs

Franklins favorite things are to  wave, sit, stay, kisses, high five, paw (shake), dance, come and to jump up!!

 

Franklin loves to be around kids , other dogs & swimming!  He’ll do anything for a treat and doesn’t realize that he’s a dog!

Dog "Rin” Rasmussen

Located in North Carolina

 

General Summary:

Rin is a Black and Tan, medium coat full German Shepherd Dog.

 

Rin is a licensed Therapy Dog.

 

He’s carried a license issued by Canines for Therapy (under Canines for Service), and a license from WakeMed Trauma Center Hospitals for 4 years at each agency. 

 

In order to maintain licensure, both agencies require the highest medical and behavioral standards. To that end, Rin receives a Veterinary check up every 6 months, all vaccines and other medical standards are always up to date, and Rin is safe; medically and behaviorally, to work with other animals and humans.  Both agencies require me as handler, to submit and pass a background check and both are drug and smoke-free environments.

 

He received his Canine Good Citizen from AKC in 2014, and completed a 6 week Therapy Dog training course at Teamworks Dog Training in Raleigh, in addition, he’s completed a 6 week Off Leash Training Course with OLK9 in 2013 and 2014. He is required to relicense every 2 years.

 

DOB: Unsure; Rin was rescued out of Caswell County in summer 2013, his ‘gotcha’ date is October 2013 and he was 10 months old. For Veterinary purposes, we use that date, and have him at 4.5 years old.

 

Status: Neutered at 10 months

 

Personality:

  • Well trained

  • Intelligent, able to problem solve on his own but also follow commands

  • Basic obedience listed below

  • Highly Food Motivated

  • Extremely Social

  • Great with all ages of people

  • Great with other dogs, but can be overly friendly with cats and birds and can sometimes bark at horses and other livestock.

  • Has been trained to be desensitized to noises, and unusual sights from wheelchairs to camera and audio rigs to rehab facility equipment.

  • Has a goofy and laid-back personality

  • Rin loves to love; and to be loved.  So, if he’s being touched or petted, he goes into a kind of ‘trance’, so he becomes very easy to handle…he’ll give kisses to encourage more interaction between a human and a belly rub.

  • Every part of Rin’s body may be touched. Most dogs don’t like their feet handled or their tails stroked, etc.; Rin allows interaction with his entire body.

 

Skills:

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Come 

  • Shake

  • “Place” command to include:  perimeter pad like a towel, blanket, or something as small as an 8x10 piece of paper

  • “Elevated Place” command for chairs, benches, etc. Both “place” commands are Place – Hold, so they act as a ‘stay’ command.

  • “Touch” command: which means ‘touch’ an object with front paws only.

 

Experience:

  • Rin volunteers once a week at WakeMed Trauma Center Hospital, where he has direct patient contact; interacts with the public, with patient families and with hospital staff. He volunteers 2 hours a week, for the last 4 years.  Rin works with patients who are general medical/surgical patients to cancer patients, cardiac care patients and most importantly, he volunteers with patients who are suffering with a range of mental health issues.

  • Rin volunteers once a month at the Butner Central Regional Hospital (which is a secure facility)

  • Rin has volunteered at sporting events to help control the tension levels of competitors

  • Rin volunteers at Duke University, UNC Chapel-Hill and NC State University to assist with the stresses on undergraduate and graduate students during exam time.

  • Rin was cast in a 3 part series ‘Dognition’ on NatGeo Wild in 2014, where he was used as a kind of transition video between segments.  He was in 2 of the 3 segments, “Doggy See, Doggy Do” (May 15) and “Who’s Your Doggy?” (May 16) (https://www.dognition.com/tv)

  • Rin has was cast and modeled for a regional Veterinary Pharmaceutical Company, Nutramax.

  • Rin is currently shooting an indi film (titled “Katie’s Dog”) in Raleigh, NC. He is the central character and has been filming scenes during every shooting day call. Being produced by Carbon Footprint Productions.

  • Rin has his own Facebook Page so that people can follow him; https://www.facebook.com/RinRasmussenTherapyDogSuperstar/

  • Rin is the topic of a blog, called ‘Days with Rin’ at: https://lynnrasmussen.wixsite.com/dayswithrin

 

 

Quirks:

  • Loves to eat ice, apples and peanut butter.

  • Loves to play with a Styrofoam cup like a cat with a cat toy.

  • Thinks that Ravens, Cardinals and Hawks are The Great Enemy; all of whom must be caught and destroyed for the safety of future generations and life in general on Earth.

  • He likes to call his crate a “house” because it makes him feel like he’s made it as a homeowner.

 

Goal in Life:

  • To prove all ‘indestructible’ stuffed dog toys as easy to assassinate as an origami swan, and to leave innocent toy casualties strewn all over the house.

Dog "Betty”

Located in North Carolina

 

Character:  Delights everyone she meets.  Constant wagging tail.  Well mannered.

Traits:  Photogenic.  Wears costumes well.   Adapts well to all environments.

 

Socialization:  Works as a therapy dog in nursing homes, rehab and assisted living facilities.  .  A favorite with her veterinary practice.  Attends Fun With The Pugs and Play With The Pugs events through Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Dog Day at the Burlington Royals ball park,  book signings, and Alice Austen Pug Fun-Fundraiser in NYC.  Travels extensively.

 

Favorites:  Treats.  Food (except leafy greens).  Children. People.

 

Grooming:  Glossy black.   A trim 19#.  Length neck to shoulders:  14”  Height 12”.  Well manicured.

 

Training:  Holds Intermediate Education Training Certificate.  Sits, downs and stays to hand signals.  Navigating around wheelchairs and walkers.  Registered Emotional Support Dog.

 

Achievements:  Large following on her Facebook page.  Published a book.

Experience:  Fundraisers.  Many roles in plays and musicals.  Photo shoots. 

Dog "PIP”

Located in North Carolina

Breed: Golden Retriever

Color: White/English Cream

Age: 1

Born February 24, 2017

 

Pip is registered as an Emotional Support dog with AKC. She has been trained and graduated from PetSmart pet training, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. She is training for her Canine Good Citizen test.

 

Pip loves greeting people with a big smile, lots of tail wagging and sitting at your feet waiting to be pet. She is an extremely well behaved lovable dog.

 

Personality:

  • Very sociable

  • Always smiling

  • Happy

  • Playful

 

Favorites:

  • Sneaky with stealing socks and papers and prancing away with a smile on her face and her tail in the air

  • Finds every mud puddle, or body of water, runs over to it, glances back with a smile then proudly rolls around to be completely covered in mud and soaking wet

  • Takes ownership of the arm chair lounge to watch Dog TV when she is home alone

  • Loves getting a bath and blow-dry

 

Talents:

  • Sit

  • Stay

  • Lay down

  • Wait

  • Shake

  • Will wear costumes

  • Holds things gently in her mouth

  • Sits like a human on the couch

  • Head tilt side to side

Dog "MIA" The Pug

Located in North Carolina

Breed: PUG

Color: Beige

Age: Puppy

Born: 8/18/17

 

Mia knows the following:

1. Sit

2. Come

3. Stay

4. Go to your place

5. Down

6. Crawl

7. Spin 

8. Roll over

9. High five

10. Give me your left paw/give me your right paw.

11. Just for fun, I taught her that when I say "Good Morning" to pretend she is kissing me good morning! 

12. Mia says I love you and no

13. She can turn on a light

14. She can open a door

Horse “Darik”

Located in North Carolina

 

Breed: Registred Friesian

Age: 7

Gender: Gelding (neutered male)

Height: 15.2 Hands

Weight: 1500 lbs

Coloring / Markings : Black, darkness can vary by sun exposure. Typically stalled in prep of performances for true color.

 

Darik is a regal, powerful horse with a lively personality. He is eager to perform and has a very brave nature. He can be taught to perform new tasks as needed to fit the part.

 

Tricks:

Smile

March (Spanish Walk)

Dance (Piaffe)

Touch / Stand on object

Bow

Walk Backwards

Walk sideways

Spin in place

Rear

Chase

Come when called

Walk / trot / canter on cue

Lay down on cue / Lay flat

Sit

Dog “Kirkley”

Located in South Carolina

 

NAME: Kirkley 

LOCATION: Greenville, SC 

BREED: English Cream Golden Retriever 

DOB: 12/17/2016 

GENDER: Male 

WEIGHT: 85 lbs. 

COLOR: Light cream to white with small brown highlights. 

COAT: Medium length hair with longer feathering on chest & thighs. His hair length is a little shorter than usual for his breed. 

EYES: Dark brown iris with black pupils. His gaze is friendly and intelligent. 

TAIL: Kirkley is a tail-wagger and swishes it with joyful action. His tail is muscular at the base, tapered to the tip, and has a nice upward curve. 

CORE OBEDIENCE TRAINING: Sit, stay, down, come, off, shake and gives kisses.

 

Kirkley trains easily and is food motivated!

He's willing to learn more tricks and behaviors as requested. 

 

PERSONALITY: Kirkley's has a very regal appearance and great body lines. He is very social, loves people, children and other dogs. Kirkley is always happy and eager to please. Adherent with the breed, Kirkley loves to carry off personal possessions, looking back with a smile, hoping you'll give chase and a friendly tug-of-war. He's a comedian and loves the attention. 

Dog “Clint”

Located in North Carolina

 

Name Clint

 

21” length, 18 lbs.

Clint is a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier and has an amazing personality.

 

He can come, sit, stay, lay down, shake hands, and “go” on command.

 

He is very photogenic and holds very still for photos.

 

He is getting private lessons from dog trainers to expand his training variety.

Dog “Finn”

Located in North Carolina

 

Name Finn

 

Age 4 Weight 35lbs

 

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd

Finn is certified by the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen and Trickdog. In his free time, he loves to do agility, swim and play frisbee. Finn has many known commands (see list below) and is also able to learn new commands very quickly.

Finn is an extremely willing and enthusiastic dog. He lives for love and attention from humans and his work.  

 

Known Commands/Behaviors:

  • Jump (in the air)

  • Jump (over an object)

  • Jump up on any object or person (only on command)

  • Speak (bark)

  • Sit

  • Stay

  • Heel

  • Kiss

  • Touch (any object)

  • Lay Down

  • Wait

  • Shake

  • High Five

  • Smile (mouth open and ears up)

  • Roll over

  • Bow

  • Crawl

  • Shy (cover face with paw)

  • Jump through a hoop or arms

  • Pick up toys and put them in a basket

  • Give left paw or right paw

  • Fetch (any object such as remote, medicine bottle, toy)

  • Hold an object (in mouth)

  • Can catch frisbees and balls

  • Place (find your mark)

  • Spin (left and right)

  • Back up

  • Swim (including jump off of a dock, boat, platform and will fetch item thrown into the water)

  • Sit Pretty (Sit on haunches with front paws up)

  • Silent hand signals for most all his commands

  • Loves all people including kids and small children

  • Great with other animals including kittens, puppies, small dogs, horses, birds

  • Will wear any costume (including glasses, hats and shoes)

  • Allows every part of his body to be touched and handled (Most dogs don’t like their paws handled or their tails touched)

  • Will stand with two front paws on countertop, table, railing, etc like a human, with back paws on the ground.

  • Desensitized to many different situations such as loud noises, large crowds, bright lights, etc.

Dog “Hamilton”

Located in North Carolina

 

NAME:  Hamilton

LOCATION:  Charlotte, NC

 

BREED:  Australian Labradoodle (Medium)

DOB:  2/2/18

GENDER:  Male

WEIGHT:  52 lbs

COLOR:  Chocolate

COAT:  Amazingly soft, fleece coat with tremendous success thus far with being allergy and asthma friendly

Eyes:  Light Brown/Hazel with a constant twinkle

 

Hamilton’s skills include heel, sit, place, stay, go, lie down, come, fetch, smile, shake, wave, hug, kiss and pose for photos.

 

Hamilton is an incredibly handsome doodle who turns heads and wins hearts wherever he goes.  He enjoys making his rounds to local dog bars, breweries, restaurants and canine events to socialize with his many friends (canine and human).  He loves being out and about and is often recognized as a result of being featured on several business and lifestyle Instagram sites.  He is easy-going and loves being petted all over and giving hugs in return.  Hamilton is eager to please, focused and not easily distracted when under command.