A picture is worth a thousand words…

Below you can find examples of my work. I adore working animals for film and theatre when the right animal is selceted for the job, which is probably the most important part of this work. Like many humans, some animals are not performers and are instead stars in their own home. Magic can be made however when the right animal is selected and the time, empathy and effort is made by the trainers to build the animal’s confidence and trust. While many people may think ‘making’ an animal work is cruel, 20 years of working alongside everything from mice to vultures has prooved to me that forcing an animal never gets the best out of them (funny that) and more than anything animals are built to behave. An animal that has had a training program based on reinforcement, being in control and having a choice wilactively seek out opportunities to impact on their environment and make good stuff happen. Done right, many animals love to play training and will amaze you with their creativity and thought process.