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About Stunt Dogs

We have been established for 25 years and can supply a complete service from pre-production planning and advice, risk assessment, sourcing animals where needed and training to specialist script requirements. Full insurance cover is provided.

All our dogs are trained and handled by ourselves and are rehearsed for each shoot by the Stuntdogs team of professional trainers.

We are all qualified animal trainers who also compete successfully in recognised Kennel Club Agility, Working Trials and Obedience competitions.

Although dogs are our specialist field, over the years we have been asked to train and supply most other domestic animals including cats, chickens, cows, pigs, goats, rats etc. Therefore we can offer farm and domestic animals all trained to the highest level.

Gill Raddings
Gill RaddingsDirector

I grew up with dogs, horses, cats and various other animals. I have loved and worked with animals all my life starting off with horses, then dogs.

I passed the British Institute Of Professional Dog Trainers exam with Honours and was head trainer at the Buckingham Dog Training Club covering competitive Obedience, Working Trials and Agility.

I competed in all these disciplines successfully ( Working Trials and Agility at Championship level )and have been part of the British team competing abroad at the Belgian Shepherd Agility World Championships several times including being part of the winning team in 2005.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have such a fantastic job and indulge my love of all animals.

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Sonia Turner
Sonia TurnerTrainer

Dogs have always been a part of my life. As a child, the family dog went through various ‘training sessions’, from staying put in my dolls pram, to running around the garden, jumping hand made fences.

Serious dog training began when I attended the local obedience classes and met Sue Darley, who was the head trainer at that time. After a few years of training my own dogs and gaining some competition experience, Sue and I teamed up and ran the local obedience classes for a good many years.

I was introduced to Gill and Stuntdogs in 2003. Starting out as just another pair of hands on a lead, I progressed to learning a totally new set of training techniques and also how a film set works. I now help run the company, and am the proud owner and trainer of one of the top dogs in the Stuntdogs line up.

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Sue Darley
Sue DarleyTrainer

My youth was spent working within the equine world, I always had a GSD or two at my side, these I competed with at championship level both in obedience and working trials for many years, my finest moments came with a reserve ticket in obedience with my first GSD Vaider, then when I changed to working trials I managed to get two other of my GSDs qualified TDex.. I have also judged in both of these fields.

On the back of the competing, I ran,with my colleague Sonia Turner dog training classes in our local area for many years, little did I know that this was just the start of a long and happy journey within the film industry.

A job we love doing is a privilege, however we take great pride in making sure we do it right and never take it for granted.

 

Stunt Dogs sit and stay team at Crufts 2014

Crufts 2014

More of the Stunt Dogs team, on the set of a 118 ad.

Stunt Dogs team on 118 Ad set

With Paul O’Grady filming publicity For The Love Of Dogs  about Battersea Dogs Home

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Hi Gill Cracker was a star and Sue was very lovely. Thanks so much Claire
Claire Welberry, Head of Production, Luma
just to let you know that all went really well with Doffen – he was very well behaved and very adorable! Lucy
Lucy Bugiel, Head of Production, 5 Creative
Gill Just wanted to say a big thank you for allowing me to work with your wonderful dogs and colleagues on the above job. Once again a big thank you and I look forward to working with you and the gang in the future it means a great deal to me to work with dogs and lovely people.
Andrew Powell, Writer and director
Charlotte was brilliant, usual thing, a mad rush and last thing for the cat, but she nailed it, not the cat that is!!!
Nicholas Palmer