The pet actors are also real actors and there are special schools and training centers where you can get a trained dog or pig to shoot it in a film. The animal actors can be dog actors, cat and mouse actors, pig actors, etc. The cleverest animal actors are the dogs, of course, and they are the most favorite ones.
There are special agencies that are also advertised on the internet. In these agencies you may get a dog or a pet you need for the film you are going to shoot. There are dogs of different breeds and with various peculiarities. The film-makers may find the funny dogs, the dogs of any size and the dog of almost any breed. The dogs are usually specially trained to fulfill the commands and the special turns. Sometimes you can even order the special training for the dog or the pig that your future movie needs.
The pet actors become loved by everyone and their owners are very proud of them. It does not always stay that way, however. For example, if a pet actor becomes a celebrity the owners earn money on it, but when this animal actor grows too old to act in a movie, they may get rid of it. There are special agencies where the owners may put these animals if they do not have either the opportunity or desire to keep it at home.
The pet actors are usually trained by special instructors - but not by their owners. The reason for that is that a professional pet actor must know many commands and the owners do not usually have any knowledge about these commands. Training a future celebrity usually takes much time, much money, and much effort. On the screen you can see only a wonderful and lovely picture, but before the picture was made there is training, hard and monotonous. Training a pet actor for a movie demands a lot of careful work and a broad knowledge in the area of training the dogs. As a rule, training a pet takes about a year or two.
Speaking about the pet actors in general, it should be noted that the animals that are the quickest learners are dogs, of course. The pig actors and the cat actors are also trained quite well, but still the dogs are the first in their celebrity and movie work. So, the dog actors are the most frequently shot characters. Everyone, and especially children all around the world, know about Lassie and Beethhoven and worry about their fate while watching their movies.
The tradition of taking animal actors and making them a main character of the film is old and it began almost together with the development of the cinema art. The films with the participation of the dogs, cats and many other animals are widely popular, and that is why the films, where the animal celebrities act, and picture human like characters are so often shot in Hollywood, and not only there.
If you have a family and a small child or children you must have a movie about the small animal hero in your collection of movies to watch when the whole family is gathered together on the favorite sofa in the evening. And everybody wants to see a lovely and touching comedy or drama with the good ending in order to get assured once more that the world is wonderful and full of fascinating stories and wonderful feelings!