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:

1. Preparation

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. 

4. Practice

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.

5. Certification

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.

How To Make A Funny Dog Video

Nowadays, when some people would like to relax and have their stress away, they will just go to Youtube and watch videos about animals. It is calming and takes no effort. Those animals are just pure and simple. It is the reason why many people do movies of their pets. It is to share them that will surely make others happy.

It is not that easy though especially if you are planning to do a funny one. Your dog does not have to be trained professionally but still needs some effort. To do that, here are some tips:

1. Know Your Dog

If you already know your dog’s antics, it will be a lot easier for you to catch it on film. A funny video can be set up in different situations and if you know your dog, you would know when they are the most entertaining. It could be while they are eating or while you are eating. It could be during their sleeping time or times when you walk them. Just know the, and you will surely catch something.

2. Always Watch Out

This will be easily done when you know your dog. You know when to watch out. But of course, dogs tend to be unpredictable, so you will still have to watch out for them. They might do something hilarious and uncommon that is worth sharing. Although, it does not have to be something rare. Many dog lovers are just happy even if they are just watching something of a common occurrence. But if you are thinking of something that tends to be viral, a rare occurrence has more possibility.

3. Right Timing

And even if you know the right time and when to take a video, the right timing is still important. It is the reason why videos have gone viral. They have caught it at the right time that it is funny even without knowing the concept and situation. It is also the reason why some even become a meme.

4. Have Many Takes

Any good video does not only have one take. In fact, for it to be perfect, people shoot it many times. That way, they will get the right lighting and timing. They may also try on different angles or spots to see what is best. It may be more challenging with your dog though because they are not directed like people. But what you can do is to have as many clips as you can, so you can have something to choose from.

5. Editing

A good video requires good editing. There are various software and tools that you can choose and use. You can add some music or delete some footage that is not needed. Even if you are planning to keep it simple and natural, editing is still a must so that the video will be more watchable. Editing also involves improving the lighting and sounds, so that way people will understand and see more of the funny happenings of your dog.