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Meet Barney!

Essex, South East

Introducing Barney the trick trained Whippet model and animal actor. Barney is a happy-go-lucky lad with a vast list of tricks. The Whippet breed is of course known for producing hunting and racing dogs, so it’s no surprise that Barney is such a skilled boy with fantastic natural agility and speed. Best of all, this trick trained Whippet model is great with other animals, making him the perfect bit of animal talent to star in a multi-species pet photography shoot.

Barney boasts all of the physical traits that have made the Whippet breed so universally popular. He is gentle, calm, social and confident. His black colouring is also unique and looks very striking when set against a bright or colourful backdrop.

For all of these reasons, it is easy to recommend Barney as a sensational dog model. He’s a beautiful boy, ready to star in only the most stylish pet photography shoots. We would particularly recommend him for work in the fashion, lifestyle, and pet care industries.


Training checklist:
- Act guilty
- Agility trained
- Animal-friendly
- Bow
- Can be placed in position
- Can work outdoors
- Can work with water
- Cat-friendly
- Catch an item
- Child-friendly
- Clicker trained
- Cover eyes/Act shy
- Creep
- Cross paws
- Dog-friendly
- Eat/drink in new environment
- Emergency stop
- Food motivated
- Give paw
- Go around object/person
- Go over seesaw
- Go to bed
- Go under/through
- Happy to be handled
- Harness/lead trained
- Heel
- Hide
- High five
- Jump into/out of a car boot
- Jump through hoop
- Jump up/on/over an object
- Kiss
- Lie down
- Look at me
- Look at point
- Open/close door
- Paws up on object
- Peek-a-boo
- People-friendly
- Place item
- Pray
- Quiet
- Recall
- Retrieve an item
- Reverse
- Ride a moving object
- Roll in blanket
- Rollover
- Sit
- Sleep on command
- Stand
- Stay
- Swimming
- Therapy animal
- Touch item
- Touch with nose
- Toy motivated
- Travels well
- Trick trained
- Walk backwards
- Walk to heel
- Wears pet clothing + accessories
- Weave
- Work from a distance
- Work with target stick
- Works with props

Barney is a registered Canine Concern dog who has lent his skills as a therapy dog to many retirement homes, cementing himself as a wonderfully good-natured bit of animal talent. He has been trick trained to the extreme and has even passed levels 1-4 of the Trick Star Awards.

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