Have you heard of a talented trio of border collies that travel North America to show off their amazing tricks and promote positive reinforcement?
Hero, Marvel, and Loki, along with their human Sara, are a pretty amazing team. Together, they travel the country performing at all kinds of events, and teaching trick workshops for people and their dogs. Known for their recent appearance on season 12 of America's Got Talent, where they made it all the way to the finals and finished in the top 5 overall, this talented crew has been seen on stages of all sizes.
*Above* Hero showing off his best tricks in a freestyle routine (aka doggy dancing!)
At five years old, Hero (black and white), is the trick veteran of the group and has been learning all kinds of tricks since he was a pup. Hero even earned his champion trick title at just four months old! Since then, he has added several more titles to his name and enjoys practicing and competing in agility, disc, dock diving, and more! He has a particular talent for tricks and doggy dancing (aka canine freestyle) and has many amazing routines under his belt (such as the one above) that have inspired millions of viewers. Hero was the biggest star in The Super Collies' performances on America's Got Talent. He stole the show as the solo dog alongside Sara in the auditions and judge cut shows before being joined on stage by the other two pups in the later rounds of the competition.
Marvel (brown and white) is a two year old border collie who excels in agility and frisbee. She was a rescue from a family in San Francisco when she was eight months old. She came with some dog reactivity issues, but has flourished into a pretty happy, talented super collie in the short time since she has joined the crew. She even made an appearance in the 2017 finals of America's Got Talent along with Sara, and her doggy siblings Hero and Loki.
*Above* The Super Collies performing in the finals of America's Got Talent.
Loki (merle) is a one year old border collie, and dubbed as the baby of the group. He's also the smallest of the gang, weighing in at just thirty pounds. This little guy was rescued when he was only six weeks old, and at just eight weeks old, he participated in his first live performance! Loki is a super talented trick dog, and has been learning new tricks at an impressive rate. At his young age, he already knows over 400 behaviors, in addition to agility, frisbee, and canine freestyle. He is following closely in his big brother Hero's paw prints! Loki also starred in America's Got Talent alongside Hero and Marvel. Loki participated in all three live shows on AGT (the quarter finals, semi finals, and finals), stealing the show with his amazing tricks and adorable puppy antics.
Their trainer, Sara Carson (you can follow her on Facebook here) has been training dogs for years, starting with her family's cocker spaniel when she was young. Sara ran her own dog training business in Ontario, Canada for over five years before taking to the road to travel with Hero. Sara and Hero have been seen together on the radio, TV, and countless live performances. Along with America's Got Talent, they have also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, the Marilyn Denis Show, and so much more. Hero has also been involved in commercials for Petco, the Family Channel, and the Pet Network.
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