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Topics for questions: Training and coaching animal actors, media appearances with dogs, general dog training, human-animal bond.
Questions from the interview:
- Which came first, your television career or dog training career?
- How do you deal with animal actors needing space, breaks etc. during shows/tapings/filming? Advocating for them must be difficult in that type of environment where time is money.
I need tips for clients of therapy dogs who often encounter "not honoring" of what the trainer /handler is requesting It creates too much chance for dogs to act in in appropriate ways
- How on do you DS your dog to a movie set or TV studio?
- Any traits you look for in a dog that says to you he'd be great on camera?
- What's the most important behavior for a dog to perform while on set?
- What's been one of the toughest gigs for you and your dogs?
- What can the dog training professional world do to help clear the misinformation out there being presented on TV every week?
About Laura Nativo:
Laura Nativo is a dog trainer, pet lifestyle expert, celebrity dog mom, and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. As a television personality and influential speaker for petcentric causes, she's harnessed her multiple skills and put them all to work on behalf of the human-animal bond.
Laura was the long-time resident pet expert "family member" co-host of the Emmy-nominated lifestyle show, Home & Family, on Hallmark Channel. Laura has dedicated her life to dog training, wellness, happiness and furthering the human animal bond.
Here's Laura's DIY doggie sandbox, for dogs who need a spot to go safely without needing to go downstairs or outside unsupervised.