How To Train Dogs For Professional Roles In Film
Many people would search for dog videos online just to be entertained and relaxed. It just releases stress and forget about the long day or week that just happened. Because of that, many people would set up profiles or post videos of their dogs.
It is not only about videos. Movies also tend to do something with dogs in them. No matter how their role and scene, it almost always grab the attention of the audience.
If you are thinking of having your dog in those, it would be a great opportunity. It’s possible to have your dog trained for this, but it will take a lot of effort and patience.
To get started, here are the tasks you need to do:
Preparation is require for both your dog and you. The first thing you should do is to have some research about the basics and possible methods. Another is knowing your dog. Can your dog take it? Some dogs are easily trained, but that does not mean it will be the same for acting. You should know if they have the right personality for it. They should be sociable and alert at all times. Then after that, you should prepare yourself and see if you are really willing to train them for yourself.
2. Start with the Basics
If you are really decided, that does not mean you will train them with acting right away. You will have to start with the basic skills and master it. With that, it will be a lot easier for them to go on more advanced skills.
3. Get Advanced
As they master the basic skills, you can teach them more advanced bit by bit. With this, you will train them some expressions and positioning. It is not all about the acting though but the right timing of their actions. It is also this time that they need to be trained in different areas and situations. It could be in crowded places or those with different temperatures or surroundings. They will also need to get used to different people and even animals.
As they say, practice makes perfect. This means you will have to do things repeatedly for them to get used to it. By practicing, they will also get to develop it. Having some routine will certainly help, but there are more ways to do it. One of those is exposure which means having them trained with other dogs. You could have a collaboration with other trainers, and it will surely be helpful for both. It is also a nice way for you to have connection and contact with others which will be very useful in the future and in industry.
Another way to get connected to the industry is to be certified. When you have a certificate, you can be recommended and also be known. You may also learn about the different agencies by yourself and be the one to approach. And with that, not only your dog will have the chance, they can also be trained further.
Alice McCarron is a pet lover since she was young. She is also passionate about filmmaking. She combines the two by being a pet trainer and finishing a course on filmmaking.