The Aldergrove Star did a nice article about some of the more interesting bits of being a movie animal trainer. Click on the picture to see a full pdf of the article.
For this Good Boy! we started working with production well before the local production office opened. The early scripts described the personality of the dogs but not necessarily their breed or appearance. Canine CoStars submitted literally hundreds of dogs not only for the seven leads but also for the many featured roles such [...]
Wrangler Bonnie Judd used all the tricks in the book to get tail-wagging performances out of the four-legged cast of the kid-friendly 'Good Boy!' October 05, 2003|Susan King | LA Times Writer Working Hollywood Column Animal coordinator and trainer Bonnie Judd -- "wrangler," in movie parlance -- fell in love with fur balls before she [...]
Bonnie Judd provides 'talent' for the big and small screens, and loves every minute Lynne McNamara Vancouver Sun Monday, August 23, 2004 Bonnie Judd's family still can't believe she quit her secure job at B.C. Tel to work with animals, even though her company, Canine Co-stars of Canada, is now one of the most successful [...]
Photograph by Ian Smith Vancouver Sun article by Nicholas Read Tuesday, February 03, 2004 Here's one for the record books. The most popular ad during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast, that most American of American spectacles, was filmed by a Canadian crew in North Vancouver and starred a couple of dogs trained in Aldergrove. [...]
We were asked by Vision Entertainment to cast and train young sheep to perform a number of technical actions so that special effects could be added. We worked closely with 3D supervisor, Jeff Lopez (The Mill New York), to make sure that we were training the sheep to perform the various actions in a way that would [...]
This episode of Master of the Horrors was based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story in which a drunken man kills his cat and it comes back to haunt him. Canine Costars provided 7 black cats for this episode, weone with a missing eye. Diverse action was required including lots of A to B's, sit and [...]