I was extremely fortunate to be invited by Studio Animal Services to train the puppies again for the 2015 Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. We trained the puppies for about three weeks, they were approximately 8 weeks old when we started, and then in the middle of December we headed up to central California to shoot […]
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This time last year, I was working on the movie Godzilla on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I spent the whole summer on the island and had a magnificent time. In the past I had visited and worked in Hawaii many times, each time the wheels would turn in my head and I would […]
The Budweiser commercial “Puppy Love” was just nominated for an Emmy! So proud to have been the puppy trainer on this spot. Fingers crossed to director Jake Scott, production company RSA and ad agency Anomaly – it HAS to win!!
I owe a post explaining how I ended up here – but the above photo is a sampling of what July 4th looks like in Waikiki, Oahu. Oh yes, that IS a pig! He is quite famous here in Oahu. His name is Kama The Surfing Pig. You can follow him on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/kamathesurfingpig […]
Normally in the winter we get some relief from the dry, desert conditions here in southern California, but this year it seems we missed out. With the temperatures continuing to be above average take a second to think about all of our beautiful backyard birds that would not only love to have a sip […]
Next time you plan a trip to southern California think about planning a whale watching trip. We have one of the best spots in the world to offer – the Santa Barbara Channel. Truly, I’m not kidding. Not to mention its actually a marine sanctuary. Year round there is a possibility of seeing whales – all […]
As most of you know I train animals for the studios. Well one of the most rewarding jobs I have done in a long time has been working on the new Budweiser commercial featuring the Clydesdales and a Budweiser puppies! …8 puppies. We trained 8 puppies to play the part of one puppy in this […]
As an animal trainer working for a company that supplies so many animals for the entertainment industry, one of the worst times of the year would be October and November when the weather brings us a local condition known to all who live here as the “Santa Ana’s“. Sadly, our fire season has become more […]
In England where I grew up, the European Robin (much different from the American Robin) is always associated with Christmas. Featured on many Christmas cards is a beautiful friendly bird. I remember seeing the bird around the garden in the winter months. Watching my Dad work on the garden, the Robin would often find its […]
This is Sprig. He is a busy boy this month, today he was on his 6th shoot day of the month. He is wearing a City Farm multi collar and a City Farm multi leash. Pretty stylish! Check out the collars and leashes in our online store…
This is Red. Red is a beautiful Afghan hound, and we used him on the movie Titanic. There were animals on Titanic I hear you say? Why yes, there was! We actually had the same breeds of dogs that were checked onto the ship along with their human owners, the four dogs we supplied for […]
Dog Day Afternoon…What a perfect way to spend an afternoon sorting through the hundreds of dog pictures I have taken over the years. These will be regular posts giving you a chance to meet these wonderful dogs. Some have long since passed, some are new into my life and have many more photo shoots left […]
A few years back I trained a slew of ducks for a movie – appropriately titled DUCK – www.duckthemovie.com I like training ducks. They are fun and different from your average day of dog training. We have about twelve of them and they all have different personalities and funny little quirks and behaviors. The reason […]