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Meet Sven!

Border Collie
East riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber

Allow us to introduce Sven, the remarkably skilled Border Collie available for hire. It’s widely recognised that this breed is renowned for exceptional training abilities, quickly mastering new skills and behaviours. Sven perfectly embodies this characteristic, showcasing a remarkable aptitude for learning.

With a black and white colouring, handsome good looks and skill set, Sven really is a good catch. When Sven was just a puppy, he began attending training classes, and he has since maintained a regular schedule by participating in a weekly training and agility class. Once Sven establishes a bond of friendship, he is more than willing to collaborate with strangers. He responds exceptionally well to hand signals, but the majority of his impressive repertoire of tricks can be effortlessly executed with voice commands. Moreover, Sven possesses an extensive repertoire of skills and behaviours through positive reinforcement, leaving very few things that he doesn’t know or hasn’t mastered.

Furthermore, he has triumphed in canine freestyle competitions and claimed the title of “best trick” in various events. Sven has starred in two theatrical shows. One performance showcases his freestyle dance skills, while the other highlights his role as a talented dog detective.

Sven’s versatility knows no bounds, making him an outstanding and adaptable performer in various domains. An ideal dog actor for the more complex roles in film and TV. 

Training checklist:
- Act guilty
- Agility trained
- Back up
- Balance item on head
- Balancing objects
- Beg
- Bite a person’s leg/clothing
- Bow
- Can be placed in position
- Can work outdoors
- Can work with water
- Cat-friendly
- Catch a treat
- Chase tail
- Child-friendly
- Clicker trained
- Come
- Conga
- Cover eyes/Act shy
- Crawl backwards
- Cross paws
- Dance/Canine freestyle
- Down
- Drive a car
- Eat/drink in new environment
- Emergency stop
- Facial expressions
- Fake limp
- Fake wee
- Fetch item
- Figure eight
- Find item
- Follow
- Food motivated
- Give hug
- Give item
- Give paw
- Go around object/person
- Go over seesaw
- Go to bed
- Go to mark
- Go under/through
- Growl on command
- Hairdryer-friendly
- Handstand
- Happy to be groomed
- Happy to be handled
- Harness/lead trained
- Head down
- Head on object
- Head tilt
- Heel
- Hide
- High five
- High ten
- Hold item
- Hold pose
- Jump into an object
- Jump into arms
- Jump into/out of a car boot
- Jump onto a person's back
- Jump through hoop
- Jump up/on/over an object
- Kiss
- Knock object over
- Leave item
- Leg hurdle
- Lie flat
- Lie on back
- Lie on side
- Lift leg
- Look at me
- Look up
- March on spot
- Moonwalk
- Nod
- Open/close door
- Paw to feet
- Paws up on object
- Peek-a-boo
- People-friendly
- Pickpocket
- Pivot on an object
- Play dead
- Play piano
- Positional work
- Pray
- Product placement
- Pull off socks
- Push a barrel
- Push an object
- Raise paw
- Rebound
- Recall
- Retrieve an item
- Reverse
- Roll in blanket
- Roll/Unroll blanket
- Rollover
- Scent work
- Shake on command
- Sit
- Sit on platform
- Sit pretty
- Speak/Bark
- Spin/Twist
- Stand
- Stand on hind legs
- Stay
- Theatre experience
- Travels well
- Walk on hind legs
- Walk on human's feet
- Walk to heel
- Washing machine (empty)
- Washing machine (load)
- Wave
- Wear a muzzle
- Wear glasses
- Wears a Halti collar
- Wears pet clothing + accessories
- Weave
- Wipe face
- Work from a distance
- Works with props

Since reaching the age of one, Sven has impressively participated in around 10 theatrical shows. Additionally, he also achieved a remarkable feature on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, securing four “yeses” and leaving a lasting impression with his exceptional abilities. Sven’s talent extends beyond the stage, as he excels in photo shoots and interviews.

Sven amazed audiences by portraying a lion and a ‘scary dog’ in a recent theatre show. His exceptional tricks and routines delighted children. Sven’s dedication continues as he prepares for an upcoming charity performance of ‘The Greatest Showman,’ reaffirming his commitment to bringing joy to those in need.


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