Pet Training, Animal Actors and Pet Training Products
Training Unlimited Animal Training and Animal Actors, Inc. was established in 1983 by professional trainer and award winning author, Miriam Fields-Babineau.
Please note that we train ALL animals not just dogs, though dogs are our most frequent clients. Cats are also very trainable as are other species of pets. If it is a living thing it has the ability to reason and learn, otherwise it wouldn't exist. As all training is done through the use of positive reinforcement/operant conditioning, animals learn quickly and enjoy the process.
We offer private in-home lessons or you can bring your pet to us for private lessons or board and train at beautiful Shady Mountain Pet Retreat.
Besides publishing 42 books about pet training, behavior and care, Ms. Fields-Babineau designed pet training tools to aid in the process of training dogs and cats. These tools are the Comfort Trainer Head Halter, All-in-One Leash, Custom Couplers and Pull Tabs and the Feline Training Tool. Click here: Training Products and Books to view the products and ordering information. Should you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Ms. Fields-Babineau writes pet product reviews for the Examiner news agency. To read her reviews and learn where to purchase any products of interest, click here.
Should you wish to read any articles written and published by Miriam Fields-Babineau click here. There is information about training multiple dogs, how to cure jumping up, and more.
Animal Actors have taken center stage at Training Unlimited since 1983. Many of our own pets and those belonging to our clients have performed in media and theatrical productions. Our animal actors are found through our training sessions and Studio Animal Workshops. We rarely hire animals and handlers we haven't worked with in some capacity, as we are very particular in maintaining our excellent reputation for providing a good product (i.e. well groomed, well trained, beautiful animals) for production work. For more information about our animal actors click on the link above.
Movies: War of the Worlds, Hit and Run, Enemy of the State, The Replacements, Navy Seals, Familiar Strangers and many more.
Television programs: History Channel, Family Channel, Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, Court TV, NBC, CBS, ABC, Discovery Channel, and many more.
Television commercials: Jiffy Lube, Next Day Blinds, Maryland Lottery, DC Lottery, Virginia Lottery, Southern States, Political Ads, Wal-Mart, and many more,
Member of International Association of Canine Professionals,
Association of Pet Dog Trainers and Dog Writers Association of America.
View some of our animal actors at work below.
Interested in making your pet an animal actor? Click here.
For more production stills, and to view our animal actors, go to the Animal Actors pages.
Links to Important and Useful Sites
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