ANIMAL ACTORS TRAINING COURSE.
Over the years it has become apparent just how many people wish to train their dogs for film and television using our positive, humane training methods. As the word spreads, pet dog owners are also contacting us, some who are disillusioned with obedience schools where force is used and where some instructors still adhere to old fashioned training methods and other who simply wish to learn a variety of behaviours and tricks.
Our course begins with an introductory full day workshop where you will be introduced to the exciting and highly successful method of "Clicker" Training/Operant conditioning. This requires an open mind as it is quite different to traditional training methods.
The next stage is a four week course (level 1) where you will learn how to teach your dog basic good manners and some tricks. After completion of level one, you will have the opportunity to advance to other levels where a variety of behaviours are taught. To enrol in our courses please contact us by email or phone to arrange an appointment for an initial assessment.
In order to service the film industry with reliable animals, we will not accept dogs on our books until they have completed an audition. It is generally accepted that owners will want their dogs to improve their skills by advancing at least one level per year. We ask that all prospective students attend an information day to be eligible to enrol for the course. Please email us for more information regarding dates and times.
As cats have special requirements, they are dealt with on an individual basis. Before listing your cat with Animal Actors, please consider whether it has the temperament to cope with a busy film set. Most cats are not suitable for film work. If your cat is relaxed, even in unusual environments, then it may be suitable. If you decide that you do wish to list please contact us via the contact page and we will send you information on how to proceed.