ABOUT

SPOT ON ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

With offices in Toronto and Montreal, Spot On Entertainment Inc. produces SuperDogs and other live shows in a diverse and continually expanding catalogue.

The professional experience of our executive and management team delivers on multiple fronts, extending from theatre production into digital and traditional media as well as merchandising and licensing.

Our mission, to entertain audiences and promote the interests of our sponsors, inspires us to keep our  SuperDogs shows fresh each year, with new themes, new sets, new events, and new music. 

At the same time, our original digital content is reaching a growing audience globally, and we’re developing new live productions outside the world of canine entertainment.

A Message From Our CEO

The world has gone to the dogs! Quite literally, if you think about it. Pretty much everyone loves dogs.

They’re man’s best friend, fun to be with and fun to watch. People of all ages can’t help but have a soft spot in their hearts for these happy, furry companions.

But dogs are much more than man’s best friend. They’re big business! Here are some facts:

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46.5 million households have a dog.

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There are 77.5 million dogs living in North America.

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This is a $47 billion industry, recession-proof and growing 4% annually.

Family entertainment outperforms all other attendance-generating opportunities. Variety Magazine tells us that G, PG and PG-13 rated movies outsell R and NC-17 by a ratio of 40:1. And there is a growing demand for multi-generational activities, such as travel and entertainment.

With a variety of shows available to suit different venues and needs, each one is designed to be truly turnkey, meeting all your requirements, and taking into consideration size of venue, location, capacity, frequency, audience, move in/out restrictions, and many other logistical details. Moreover, we work with you to provide valuable customizable extensions that build uniqueness and generate traffic.

Depending upon your venue, needs and specifications, merchandising and local sponsorship opportunities can also be utilized to extend the SuperDogs franchise locally, adding value and building a loyal following.

To date, over 30 million fans of all ages have experienced a SuperDogs performance. We hope that this website will provide you with information that will encourage you to consider SuperDogs for your venue.

Please feel free to browse our great shows or e-mail me with any further questions you might have.

Phil Shuchat
Chief Entertainment Officer
[email protected]

MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Phil Shuchat

Phil Shuchat

President & CEO

Phil Shuchat is President and C.E.O. of Spot On Entertainment and brings both a business and entertainment background to each of its productions, including the SuperDogs. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario business school, Phil has held senior-level management positions at several Fortune 500 companies including Esselte, Centis and Waltham. He has also toured as a drummer AND a stand-up comedian, appearing at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival and on several television specials. As President of Spot On Entertainment he continues to grow the SuperDogs by driving it into international markets and pioneering licensing and merchandising opportunities, as well as expanding the scope of the company by introducing new and visionary projects. Phil’s industry insight and proactive leadership also drew the attention of the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, and in 2018 he joined their Board of Directors, where he currently serves as First Vice President. 

Leonard Chase

Leonard Chase

C.O.O., C.F.O., Creative Director

Upon seeing his first SuperDogs show in 1990, Leonard Chase (a.k.a. Chase) immediately recognized the value and potential of this groundbreaking entertainment experience. Partnering with the show’s founder, Herb Williams, Chase brought his considerable business, marketing and advertising background to the production, not to mention his recognizable face as a television personality in and around Montreal, and got to work developing the show as a cross between a Broadway play and a major sporting event. In addition, he was instrumental in the development of the ESPN television series SuperDogs, SuperJocks and a contributing writer on the feature film Daniel and the SuperDogs. In 2021, he co-wrote SuperDogs: The Musical with composer John Halpin, which will premiere in Montreal at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in December 2021, then tour across Canada in 2022. A successful competitive swimmer in his youth, Chase continues to bring his passion for athleticism and his love of family entertainment to every aspect of the SuperDogs shows.
Amy White

Amy White

Amy White’s personal and professional lives have always revolved around her love for, and commitment to, dogs. As a SuperDogs cast member she and her six SuperDogs have entertained millions of fans live and on television across North America. Amy has also been Director of Communications for the Toronto Humane Society, Communication Manager at Earth Ranger, publisher and editor of Dogs, Dogs, Dogs and an obedience instructor since 1997. She is currently Director of Operations and General Manager at Spot On Entertainment.

David Acer

David Acer

In 2013, David joined the creative team at Spot On Entertainment and has helped develop several highly successful SuperDogs shows including the hybrid magician/SuperDogs show AbracadaBark, the acrobat/SuperDogs watershow WaterBark and the educational Science of the SuperDogs, as well as digital content that has reached millions. David is also a best-selling author (Gotcha! 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends), an award-winning television writer (YTV’s Mystery Hunters), and a sought-after comedian (Just For LaughsCBC’s The Debaters).

Josh Woods

Josh Woods

After graduating from the Entertainment Technology program at St. Clair College, Josh Woods honed his skills working at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with artists like Celine Dion, Billy Joel and KISS. He went on to work for five years in Event Services at Canada’s Wonderland and is now a technical director and production manager at Spot On Entertainment. In 2019, Josh received the title of top 10 under 40 by the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.

Willy

Willy

Willy is a very rare Purple Labrador and the SuperDogs mascot. He’s also just a puppy so even though he isn’t supposed to play with the adult SuperDogs during the show sometimes he sneaks onto the stage and tries to get involved. Willy can often be seen before our shows getting the crowd pumped up and after our shows at Pat N’ Chat taking selfies with the fans.