The Dogs on Camera’s Veterinary Team have put in place a plan for the safe return of Acting Dogs to work on film sets due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. To move forward from Lock Down we have a comprehensive list of procedures including;
Training, Travel, PPE, Sanitisation, Food, Treats, Props, Social Distancing and the Handover of animals to third parties, including production, crew, and actors.
Dogs on Camera is also a member of First Option. We are used to planning Health and Safety and Risk Assessments for Productions. We managed the Health and Safety Procedures for the Live Show “Britain’s 100 Favourite Dogs”.
We are happy to discuss our current procedures with you regarding Covid -19 if you would like to hire one of our dogs.
Lead Veterinary Surgeon Isidro Thomas Roldan MRCVS
We are Animal Consultants for Film, TV, Stage and Advertising. We have a large portfolio of dogs and other animals that are available to work in front of the camera. Our lead consultant and founder of Dogs on Camera, Sandra Strong, is a trained Veterinary Nurse, dog trainer and behaviourist. She has supplying services to film and theatre for many years and her animals appear in top TV and Film productions. Sandra also runs Perfect Dog, a dog training school based in London, offering a wide range of training and care services. Buddy actors can enrol in her Film School to prepare themselves for life in front of the camera.
Please take a look at our showreel and portfolio of dogs. Dog owner wanting to get their pet listed on our books for possible casting can join Dogs On Camera Superstars. Production companies can complete our enquiry form detailing what they are looking for. Or, if you have any questions regarding any aspect of shooting with animals please just give us a call.
We have dogs available across the UK as well as overseas.
Looking for a Supermodel?
We have a wide range of professional dog models to promote your client’s brand or appear in your next production. They are some of the best looking dogs around, hand picked by lead trainer, Sandra Strong. Get the results you’re looking.
We’ve working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and some lesser know but very successful production companies
We hired 15 dogs from Sandra Strong Dogs on Camera. The shoot was studio based as well as on location. The dogs were very friendly and well trained. Sandra and her team of trainer/handlers were very efficient. Problems were quickly solved, and extra training was dealt with speedily.
One of the scenes involved a spaniel being soaked in water so we could capture it shaking in slow motion. We obviously could not do the wetting down in the studio. Sandra explained the dog would shake as soon as it was wet, so she volunteered to carry this dripping animal back to the studio so we could get the desired effect. This was definitely beyond the call of duty, but dog shaking effect was spectacular.
Sandra sent us pre shoot videos to keep us fully updated with each dogs progress, which allowed us to make changes as necessary! The shoot went so well on the final day we managed to wrap 2 hours early! Sandra and her team were easy to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Emma WalshDirector for the television program Britain’s Favourite Dogs
Sandra worked for us during the UK prep and shoot of the film and she was brilliant.
There was a scenario where a dog had to be trained to come and lick underneath Blake Harrisons skirt in a pub whilst he was playing pool…! Not only did the dog that was cast perform beautifully on the day (despite being in a large room full of crew and extras) but also at all the rehearsals previously.
Sandra also kindly put together audition tapes of other potential cast dogs performing the stunt, which were sent to the directors whilst they were shooting in Australia. She was professional throughout and always on the end of the phone to discuss various issues and changes that cropped up. She also took the very comical nature of the stunt seriously from the start and was generally a pleasure to work with.
I would really recommend her.
Rosa RomeroLine Producer on The Inbetweeners 2
Searching for a dog with star potential?
We have a wide range of dogs on our books of all shapes, sizes, colours and abilities. We can help you find the right dog for your next Film, TV or Stage production.
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