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Mon, Nov 30 | By Haley Finnegan | 61

For some pet owners, “Roll Over!” is just not enough. They want to keep teaching their pets new tricks. And for some of those pet owners, showing tricks at family get-togethers is just not enough… Their dogs could be stars! Hollywood Paws… more ›

Hollywood Paws Proves You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
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Cheesefly
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Cheesefly
4 years ago

its good that the dogs get to go home to families instead of living part of their lives alone in a trailer or studio, or switching from person to person.

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

This reminds me of a guy who finds some of the animals for hollywood movies and for hollywood tv shows. All of the animals he finds he gets them from rescue centers and from humane society's usaully he chooses animals that are very unlikely to find a new home or ones that have only one more day to find a new home. I think this guy has the right idea and after the animal is no longer needed on stage he either keeps them, finds them a home or they go home with some one from the studio. They never get taken back or put down this guy is really dedicated to his job and will work hard to train the animals even ones that seem impossible so that they never end up homeless again.

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di
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di
4 years ago

I have to think that the idea of commication comes far more than just behavioral training, it is so amazing how they understand what we ask of them, and it is amaZing that they understand the request in different languages.

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Hokyung K.
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Hokyung K.
4 years ago

I like the fact that dogs can clean the room after they play with dog toys. ^_^

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i can't believe it took so long for this to be brought out. time and patience is all that is needed for most animals. even my birds can do tricks

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Sam
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Sam
5 years ago

I believe that any animal could be trained extraordinary tricks if given the opportunity, time, love, devotion, encouragement, support, and praise. If we spend our time calmly showing them a new trick, they have the potential to do it; whether a dog, cat, horse, bird, etc.

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Gregory H.
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Gregory H.
5 years ago

I think it is interesting that they are proving the old adage of "old dogs cannot learn new trick" wrong. Any dog can learn anything if positive reinforcement is used in the training.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

if us old dogs can learn new tricks of course they can

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i think anything that has the desire to learn can always continue to learn new things.. tricks or not

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

This sounds like a great opportunity for some pets and their owners. I will have to be content with what I am learning from my trainer and what I am able to teach my dogs at home. They are still my stars. But I do love this idea for those who have the opportunity.

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Lilyrose
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Lilyrose
5 years ago

Your dogs are stars, Kris! I love all the things you've been teaching them!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i think all our pets are stars

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

I think so, too, Daryl.

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

Thank you so much, Rose!

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

Kris your dogs are doing great.

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

Thank you both, Rose and DD. We are having fun and hope my Zootoo friends are enjoying the pix and videos.

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

We really are....keep them coming!

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Bowne
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Bowne
5 years ago

Cute! My cousin had a dog that used to do all kinds of tricks. It was so adorable. Of course, he never got on tv, but he probably could have.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

what about birds. remember pauley. he was terrific. and the fact that a lot of these dogs come from shelters is great

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

I agree on both counts. It is wonderful that many of the dogs come from shelters. And, yes, there are a lot of talented birds.

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
5 years ago

Wow, a pet talent agency...pretty neat.

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Johnnynalex
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Johnnynalex
5 years ago

i agree great idea

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Funyonjr
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Funyonjr
5 years ago

it's pets, not "pet's" in the lead.

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

You are absolutely correct, but then all sentences are supposed to begin with a capital letter, too. How often do you see that happen anymore?

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
5 years ago

Profile names should also start with a capital letter, right???

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

Mine does, and so does yours, but I noticed that some of my friends' names don't. Is there a rule for that?

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

I liked what the one guy said about it being more than he thought it would be. He went into it thinking of his dog being on TV, but came out of there realizing it was good training for a therapy pet, too. Anything that bonds pets and humans is a good thing. Those dogs were all so pretty and so smart! I enjoyed watching them. But, hey, I already knew you can teach an old dog new tricks -- I learned how to use a computer!

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
5 years ago

I wonder if this agency is really providing a useful service or mostly creating false hopes in the pet owners. Most pet owners believe their pets are gorgeous, intelligent, special, etc. and this training service feeds into the "dream" of their pets becoming "movie stars" and thereby making them rich.

I'm not sure how much training is providing or if it would be enough to get any pet a "real job".

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Momba
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Momba
5 years ago

I wouldn't have thought of that, Michelle. That could be a down-side, I guess. But I would hope they would love their pets even if they didn't make any money from them.

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DevilDawg
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DevilDawg
5 years ago

Good point Michele.

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Lilyrose
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Lilyrose
5 years ago

Good point Michele. If there happens to be a movie or commercial being made that needs an animal, there would be the possibility of work...but I'm sure there are some who are seeing dollar signs when they look at their pet.

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Kris
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Kris
5 years ago

You are right, Rose. There are people who will try to use their pets just to make money.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

Just like parents of child stars! Only the pet becomes the breadwinner.

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