TRAINING A DOG ACTOR
You met Bulleit a few days ago, who’s the dog star of THE LOVE EFFECT. Now meet her understudy, Spur.
I always make sure I have a back up dog who can stand in for movies & TV roles I cast in case there’s an emergency or illness. And, Spur is an adorable Australian Cattle Dog who got the part.
Here are some clips from our training session today to ensure she can work with me and do all the required tasks for the movie.
I also spend a lot of time with the dog’s owners to teach them how to work with their dogs to get them in the best shape for the shoot. You have to prepare them for lots distractions and repetition on top of just doing the necessary commands or tricks.