Dog Trainer Profile : Gillian Ridgeway
Dog Trainer Gillian Ridgeway of Who’s Walking Who spoke to Talent Hounds about Dog Actors
First Book – Citizen Canine
Becoming a Dog Actor
Besides training people to train their dogs, Gillian has trained a few notable dog stars in her time. Her most popular actor and long-time companion was a terrier mix named Levi who had that special something. Gillian explained: “Most dogs, and even human actors, just look at the camera but stars have that special ability to jump through the lens and reach out and grab people at home pulling them in. And Levi had that ability. The camera just loved that dog!” And who can deny this statement when looking at his adorable star-quality face seen in many films and TV commercials before sadly passing away a few years ago. Currently, Ridgway has three dogs: Noah, a gorgeous Pyrenean Shepherd, and Yardly, an English Cocker Spaniel and London, an adorably cute new Border Terrier pup.
Success= Training People to Train their Dogs
Success is often a matter of training people to train their dogs. It should be positive, consistent and fun.
To learn more about Who’s Walking Who dog training facilities, visit their website. To find out more about the Talent Hounds Casting Call at Who’s Walking Who and watch the audition videos from that day visit our Behind the Scenes blog.