We are a Bristol based dog training establishment focusing on training dogs and owners to a high standard. We not only provide dogs for many film, tv and media projects, we also run regular training classes, seminars and continued professional development for those already in the trade. All the training we do is force free, meaning we do not use force, pain, punishment or intimidation. The training is based on methods of positive reinforcement, meaning we are training happy, confident, biddable dogs to work with you on your project.
Every dog provided to work on a project will be known personally to head trainer, Bryony. By building a strong relationship with dog and owner we know what behaviours the dog can perform and which situations will suit him/her best, providing you with a dog thats well prepared for the brief you have given. Providing Dogs for Projects At EYE2EYE we can provide dogs for all sorts of projects from magazine shoots to large scale productions. We will be able to provide you with a selection of dogs that can perform certain behaviours or match dogs to the aesthetics you are looking for. All of the dogs we work with are trained using force free methods and positive reinforcement training so you can be sure the dogs are happy and we can help
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Chaperoning on Set We can provide a qualified dog handler with public liability insurance to help on set and meet your production needs. Having a dog handler on set means you will be working to the highest possible welfare standards and you have an experienced hand there to help everything run to schedule.
We can provide consultancy for companies looking to use dogs on set for film, tv and media work. We can advise on what breeds may be suitable, what behaviours are possible for dogs to perform and kit/venue sourcing. We can answer all sorts of questions on how best to incorporate dogs into your project. Support Training If you are planning a project where you may need an owner or actor to train an animal, we can provide help and information with our support training service. From helping teach foundation behaviours, to reaching a target of several complex behaviours we can help out.
Training for actors and crew
Never worked with animals before? Don't panic, we run 121 and group training session to prepare you and your team for working with animals. Not only will preparing your team for animal work make them feel more comfortable and confident around the animals, it can also drastically speed up the time it takes to shoot a scene if the actor has established a relationship with that animal or species before.With a few foundation skills like recognising body language, spotting stress signs, and learning new motor skills, actors can progress themselves hugely in terms of working with animals experience. Speak to one of our staff about organising a training event for you or your crew now! Companies we have previously worked with include, AVANTI, ASPECT, ITV, Plimsoll Productions, BBC Wales, Good Housekeeping and many more.
Dogs Available for Film, TV & Media Work - We have a wide selection, please get in touch for more info