Subaru did it again! Another fun commercial with dogs. In this commercial, the Barkley’s are going through a car wash. A manual car wash. By dogs! I don’t want to give away the ending, but look at the car as the Barkley’s left the car wash. And watch how the rinse cycle is performed.
There is a behind-the-scene video of how this commercial was done (well, part of it anyway). You can look for it on YouTube. But if you don’t want the mystery taken out of this funny commercial, then you might just leave it. If you are thinking, “My dog can do THAT!” you might be right. If you have been training your dog to do tricks, and you think there is a possibility of making your dog a commercial celebrity, read on.
Does your dog have what it takes to be in a commercial?
I read articles written on the subject of how to know if your dog has got what it takes to be in commercials, or maybe in a movie. Remember how successful the movie “Beethoven” was? It was so popular there were sequels. So how do these dogs get on screen? And can your dog have the same opportunity?
Here are some questions to ask yourself. 1) Does your dog feel comfortable with strangers, and get along with all people? There’s going to be plenty of strangers on the commercial set. And there are going to be all kinds of people wearing different outfit, perhaps some moving equipment. Does your dog feel comfortable with this kind of new surroundings and sights? Some dogs do not like people wearing hats and bark at them. That might not do well on a set. 2) And how well does your dog respond to command from a distance? There is a possibility that you are not going to be in close proximity to your dog when the film is rolling. Can your dog respond to your command (or whoever is giving the command) and follow through?
These are just 2 questions to start you thinking if your dog might have what it takes to get into the commercial business, or maybe the movie industry. There are other things to consider, but these are 2 to start with. Enjoy watching the Barkley’s go through a car wash. A manual car wash.