Meet our Family
About The Show
Boo Boo The Dog
|The Hanneford family has been traditionally
associated with horses and amazing acrobatic equestrian feats. Their unparalleled
skills in horsemanship has propelled several family members into circus
stardom over the years, in particular the greatest comedy bare- back rider
of all time, Poodles Hanneford. When, however, they have run their own
show they have worked with many different animals, including elephants,
tigers, lions, and dogs.
people feel that to train an animal you have to be cruel and unfeeling.
This, however, is not true. Like people, animals respond best to kindness
and affection. Every animal, also like people, is different and possess
differing natural skills. It is the trainers job to find those skills and
develop them. If you own, or have owned, a dog or cat you will have seen
this yourself. Certain breeds of dog, poodles for example, naturally walk
on their hind legs without prompting. Hold up a treat and the dog will
stand up on its two back legs and start to walk toward you - letting you
know he wants the treat. If you make it a game and show the animal you
are pleased and excited that it did good, make a fuss of him and reward
him, then the animal will learn quickly and will soon do its trick when
you ask it. More intelligent animals can learn whole routines of many tricks.
For an animal in the circus, showtime becomes playtime.
In this section you will
learn about our elephants, horses, tigers, and Boo Boo our magic dog. Just
click on the links listed under miscellaneous.
IN THE HANNEFORD CIRCUS THE ANIMALS ARE OUR