Celebrity therapy & trick dog team with an interactive and fun show for all ages!
Our dogs have been featured doing stunts on Animal Planet’s TV series, “Dogs 101”, on national news channels, commercials, fashion magazines, and various print ads, including Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living, PetSmart, and Urban Outfitters, to name a few. The star of our show, Atka, recently filmed his first movie role as the “Hero Dog”, that came out earlier this year! Therefore, when you hire us for your event, you’re not just bringing a fun dog tricks show to your guests, you’re bringing a CELEBRITY dog tricks show to them!
We have 3 dogs as part of our show, are located in southern NJ, & can travel locally.
Thy and Atka put on such a wonderful birthday show for my boys, Ages 5 and 2. The tricks were fun and very interactive with the kids. She brought about 10 of the guests up to participate in the show -- holding hoops for Atka and the other dogs to jump through; kids lying in a row for the dogs to jump over. We had a blast, and the dogs were so beautiful, well trained, and friendly.
We had the pleasure of hosting Thy and her amazing dogs at our campground this summer. Atka, Kutie Kayu and Normal Dog Nuka are gorgeous and interacted warmly with the audience while entertaining us with their repertoire of fun tricks and talents. Thy provided a relaxed and educational experience for our guests. She allowed for a large amount of audience participation which is always so great for our campers! She shared her knowledge of her dogs as well as the training the is involved in training them to become the amazing performers they are. This show was a truly unique and great experience for our team and our guests! We look forward to their return!
A wonderful show by Thy and the dogs at our library! The audience of all ages was fully engaged. All were thrilled when the dogs wandered through the audience saying "hello". The fun did not stop with the show. Each participant could line up for a photo with the dogs. Thy even sent photos after the event to those who did not have a phone or camera with them.
Atka and his family are AWESOME! Our audience (young children and parents) was absolutely enthralled. The event was entertaining, educational and also had motivational aspects. Thy, the handler, is enthusiastic, welcoming and in control of the situation. It was a wonderful evening!
Thy and her beautiful Eskies visited our library for our monthly Family Funday program. Thy was enthusiastic and engaging as well as being a total pleasure to work with! The number of attendees was through the roof, and we received such positive feedback after the event. We look forward to future visits from Atka!
Thy and Atka put on an amazing show at our library in north Jersey. The dogs were great. Thy was terrific! The children loved the dogs. They were so excited when they participated. Children who were afraid of dogs told me that they really liked the dogs and enjoyed the show by the end of the performance. Each child was able to take a picture with all three dogs. Parents and children really enjoyed all aspects of the event!
Couldn't have been better. The event was located in a Northern Westchester County, N. Y. Nursing facility for the Birthday of a permanent resident. The Show Dogs performance were exceptional and gave immense smiles and happiness to all the approximate 60 attendees, primarily residents. The Programs presentation of these "Eskies" by the owners, Thy & Jim Cavagnaro was perfect. I would recommend Atka, the AMAZING Eskie for any type of event for it will put a smile and bring happiness to all.
We had Atka and Thy perform at a 69th Birthday Party attended by about 50 residence of Sky View Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Everyone was delighted by the performance ...from a 2 1/2 year old to a 98 year old. Thy was informative, funny and charming. The dogs did amazing tricks.
It was a great success.
Kearny Public Library, June 10, 2015. Summer Vacation Reading Challenge begins. Atka, Nuka and Kayu rode skateboards, jumped through hoops and calmly mingled with the audience of preschool and school aged children. The tricks were exciting. Audience participation engaged the children. What a delightful show!
Thy and her pups were amazing! The kids really enjoyed the show and even being a part of the tricks. The dogs were the highlight of our kids' party!! We will definitely be recommending to anyone looking for something unique for their kids!! Thank you again!
We hired Atka for my daughters 8th Birthday Party. In all phases I thought the communication was excellent. Atka arrived on time and performed admirably under reasonably difficult weather conditions. My daugther loved it and her friends are still raving about it.
We had Atka at our daughter's 4th Doggie Paw-ty and it was a hit! We did a dog theme and the highlight was our special dog show. The guests LOVED it and Sophia was able to participate a lot which she loved. Not only was the show perfect, but the detail and attention from the whole package was amazing. We received all of the package items timely and the communication was awesome. I DEFinitely recommend! :-) Karen & Sophia
We had Atka the Amazing Eskie at our library and our patrons and staff greatly enjoyed it. Excellent performance, very professional, and they gave smiles to all who attended. Atka certainly brought in a large number of attendees and those who attended were beyond satisfied. I would definitely book them at our library again.
-Ms. Heather, Wall Library
We (the Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Cornell University) partnered with Atka the Amazing Eskie to do an event at Cornell's campus. From the time they contacted us to inform us of their visit, they were incredibly easy to work with. They were friendly, understanding, and responsive. We ran into several last minute administrative issues, and Thy was very accommodating with all the last minute requests we asked of them.
The show was perfect for our audience! Thy was personable and friendly, and Atka and Nuka were so cute! They did some awesome tricks and included the audience in their tricks.
We hired Atka and her mom & dad for my daughter''s 7th birthday party. What a hit! The children barely moved as they were so entertained by the beautiful dog, all their tricks and Thy's wonderfully educational entertainment. Highly recommend it! I had quite the crowd as the parents wanted to see the show too and didn't want to leave! Thy is a consumate professional who dotted every "i" and crossed every "t", following up on details and sending a video and pictures from the event. Over & Above experience that I highly recommend!
We booked Atka for our 8 year old boy's birthday. He wanted a dog themed birthday and this seemed like such an original idea. We were blown away by the professionalism and entire process from first contact until last contact after the party. All our guests were impressed with the idea of a dog show and the boys loved the dogs. The show was about 30 minutes which was perfect for their attention span and each kid got to do a trick with the dog. The best part was the 'gift' we received after the party. I don't want to ruin a surprise so I won't say what it is; I will say this - don't hesitate if the price seems too steep b/c you really get your money's worth! We would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks again!!
Amazing Atka and Normal Nuka's Pet Trick Show was a hit at our campground during Pet Week. Their trainer, Thy and her husband set up quickly, kept the show rolling and were considerate of our young guests and those with special needs. We loved all the photos they took and later mailed to us after the performance.
We hired Atka and Nuka for a birthday party for our two nieces and the dogs were the life of the party! The owners Thy and Jimmy were easy and very friendly to work with, punctual, accommodating, professional, and included extras that would have cost a small fortune had we hired someone else. They were originally booked for one hour but wound up staying closer to three hours with no additional charges. After the show they graciously stayed at the party and let each child take pictures and each have Atka perform tricks just for them. All the children loved Atka and her sister Nuka, and they were the life of the party! Thy and Jimmy were so kind and caring, they took pictures of the party and the kids themselves and sent us multiple copies afterwards all at no extra cost!!! This was amazing and unexpected. Other entertainers we looked into offered this service at a premium fee, and with Atka it was free! We can not recommend Atka and her owners highly enough, they gave our nieces a birthday party they will never forget and neither will we... THANK YOU!!!
We've seen Atka perform now at dozens of events and his ability to reach out to all types of audience members as a Trick dog and Therapy dog is both an entertaining, and rewarding experience.
Peak performance may depend on the size of the venue, the stage area itself, and floor surface - some tricks are more applicable to space issues. Atka is proficient at advanced tricks, skateboarding with 2 and 4 paws on the board - but most of all audience members from kids to adults have fun, laugh, as well as are educated and informed to the brilliance of dogs and how they soften our hearts to love.
Atka and Thy have been on national TV and perfect their craft everyday. You'd have a great opportunity to have them at your corporate event or kids party! For instance, L'Oreal execs were so impressed with them, they've asked them to perform at their offices for their employees. Atka is a featured dog on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 where he skateboarded, jumped through hoops, and much more.
I saw Atka perform at Westbury Gardens last year. The dog is pretty and seemed very sweet and eager to please, but before you call a dog "amazing," it should really do more than just the basic tricks. The owner said the dog skateboards, but it really just put its front paws on the skateboard and pushes it a few feet and stops. The rest of the tricks are standard dog tricks that many dogs do. But, I repeat, the dog is a nice dog.
The residents at the Pines really look forward to Atka - the Amazing Eskie's monthly visits. His talent provides for a terrific show and his friendly manner make for a great interactive program. Thy understands the therapeutic value Atka can provide and is generous to share this with us.
Thy Cavagnaro and Atka, the Amazing Eskie were a big hit at my launch party for my new book, Leashes and Lovers. They are talented, fun to watch and whether you have a dog or not, you'll enjoy their show. It's entertaining, inspiring, and informative.
It's not everyday you get to witness a dog skateboard, jump through hoops, play dead, and more! Plus, it's not just about the tricks - you learn about the American Eskimo Dog breed and get to interact with Atka. He's a wonderful, kind, sweet dog who children and adults will love getting to know him. Especially for anyone who's not able to be around dogs much - this will be a rewarding experience.
They have been featured in media too - you're getting celebrities. Atka and Thy have been featured on Animal Planet's Dogs 101, in newspapers, blogs, video and more. They do a first rate performance. They are on time and bring an entire set-up for their performance.
Everybody loved watching them perform.
Sheryl Matthys, The Dog Expert and Founder of http://LeashesandLovers.com
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Our act consists of 3 dogs & various tricks, with several being interactive and pulling audience members in for their help:
“Atka, the AMAZING Eskie” 13-year-old male and star of the show
“Kutie Kayu” 3-year-old male puppy in training
“Normal Dog Nuka” 9-year-old female helper
Our shows are suitable for all ages, but PLEASE NOTE WE TYPICALLY GET BOOKED UP 8 MONTHS IN ADVANCE!
Our all inclusive fee typically encompasses:
A) Show time (45 min – 1 hr)
B) An opportunity for each attendee to pose with the dogs for a photo that either the attendee or event organizers can take with their own device. If no one is available to take this photo, we can do it and email it to the event organizer or attendee afterwards.
Atka is a 13-year-old American Eskimo Dog who is not only proficient in many different tricks, but is also a Therapy Dog, with 7 different talent agents who get him work in the advertising field for movies, commercials, and print ads.
As the National Chairman for the Public Education Committee for our breed's parent club, the American Eskimo Dog Club of America (the club that is responsible for our dogs' breed's history and future and works directly with the AKC), we also hold educational seminars to teach children both dog safety and knowledge about the Eskie breed.
Atka is an entertainer extraordinaire, capturing the hearts of all who meet him. He takes his jobs as an entertainer, Therapy Dog, and educator very seriously, giving each area 200% of himself in each role he plays, despite being recently diagnosed with epilepsy and early kidney failure.
Atka makes sure that he does not neglect his elderly and infirm friends at the nursing home he visits every month, despite all his activities. He has been able to bring catatonic residents out of their state, motivate stroke victims to move, and induce smiles and happy memories to all he comes in contact with.
At the military bases, he donates his time to wounded and ill soldiers to offer them a few moments of comfort and joy, and extends it to their families, as well.
He wins over young and old alike, with his gentle, friendly demeanor, and his incredibly soft fur that has been described by little girls as being "as soft as an angel."
At shows, he wows audiences with his tricks, and shows them some of the things they can also do with their own dogs to strengthen their relationships. After all, dogs just want to please and be Man's Best Friend.
He is a seasoned performer for all venue sizes and environments, from smaller birthday parties, to thousands of screaming spectators in arenas, back down to studios with high-def cameras inches from him.
When you book Atka, the AMAZING Eskie, you will be guaranteed a fun, informative, and delightful show with a total of 3 dogs (Atka's house siblings). We bring all our own equipment, and are able to accommodate both intimate and large venues easily. We look forward to hearing from you!
* Please note: we are currently only accepting jobs in NJ. Very special exceptions are made for any jobs out of state. Thank you!
Additional Booking Notes
Due to the nature of our show and for the safety of our dogs, we have logistics needs:
1) Weather conditions:
a. During the hot summer months, our shows have to be inside with strong air conditioning. This would include days that are over 75 degrees and/or above 50% humidity.
b. During rainy weather, we would need indoor provisions to do our show if it was originally scheduled to be outdoors.
c. During the snowy winter months, we reserve the right to cancel during inclement weather for everyone’s safety.
2) Most venues we’ve performed at have had our show in an enclosed room with enough space for our performance area (10 ft x 20 ft) along with enough space for all the attendees to sit and watch the show. If this is not available, see # 3 below.
3) If a space like 2) above is not available, we need a clear 10x20 ft area for our performance ring gates, which we can bring with us to set up. Space should be allowed beyond the gates for audience members to be seated and to move about, as well. The location needs to have this available somewhere on the property. For private homes, a last resort alternative would be a somewhat enclosed area indoors that should be at least 20 feet long in order for them to do some of their tricks.
4) If the event is outdoors, we will need to know how far away the closest electrical outlet is to have the right extension cord length with us, since we bring our own headset microphone and sound system with us.
5) We cannot have food nearby during the show, meaning, the guests cannot be eating while watching the show, and food cannot be out on a table right next to where we'll be performing. This will make it extremely distracting to the dogs.
6) We need about 45 minutes to set up, and another 25 minutes to tear down, after all posed photos have been taken.
7) We are currently only accepting jobs in NJ. Very special exceptions are made for any jobs out of state.
|Atka, the AMAZING Eskie||Star of the show|
|Kutie Kayu||The puppy of the group & Atka's successor-in-traing|
|Normal Dog Nuka||The only girl, and helper dog|
|Mrs. T||Atka, Kayu, & Nuka's human & trainer|
|Mr. Jimmy||The human mule of the show|
[For a 3-year-old girl's birthday party]
I got the pics.. Thank you.
They are so cute!!!!
Thank you for such a beautiful book, didn't have the chance to see DVD ,but I'm sure is excellent!
We are blown away with your service from beginning to end.
Thank you so much for are amazing experience with Atka my kids and friends and family will never forget!!
Thank you so much
[For an 8-year-old boy's birthday party]
I received the photos thank you they r adorable. The videos and book came in. I was out sick but got them today and they are amazing. Thank you so much for all the effort and time you took. Chaz loves the book he can not wait to take it to school.
[For a show at the Monmouth County Library's Children's "Carnival of Books" 2013 book fair @ library headquarters]
You and Atka were a big hit with our book fair families! Thanks for participating in our circus extravaganza. The children's librarians heard how great Atka was at your March book fair appearance and are excited to be able to host your program at their (5) branch libraries.
Children's Assistant Coordinator
Monmouth County Library Headquarters