Dog Cloud CEO Scott Groves interviews world renowned animal co-ordinator and animal behaviour training specialist Katie Brock.
Katie Brock has worked in the film and tv industry for close to 40 years.
The list of animals she has trained to perform on cue, on set includes: dogs, cats, mice, seagulls, fish, sea turtles, sea lions, squirrels, pigs, monkeys, goats, donkeys, camels, chickens, turkeys, ants, a large bull (scary!!!), penguins and more.
In this episode, we talk about 40 years of experience in under 60 minutes – kind of hard to do!
Listen in as this amazing, loving human being shares her wisdom, philosophies and stories about:
– Why Rescue Dogs often make the best movie stars
– Her belief on “Mental Stimulation” vs Physical Stimulation
– How to use “Approximation” to train ANY animal!!! (every dog owner needs to learn this!!)
– Her post Covid-19 predictions for dogs and separation anxiety
– What makes the best rewards to train dogs
– How to train dogs out of fears with Katies “incidental” principle
– and so much more… (gold nuggets everywhere!)
Katie is so well known in her field of expertise, she doesn’t have or need a website. She’s the “Go-To” person and has been for decades with animals working on set.
Coordinated, trained and supplied dogs and cats for the job.
Coordinated, trained and supplied Golden retriever dogs, goats, chickens, a donkey and a camel for filming prior sustaining major injuries on the job.
Coordinated, Trained and Supplied chickens, turkeys, ants and a large bull for filming.
The Shallows-(Film) 2016
Coordinated & trained the sea gulls (x 5) to play a major role in movie.
The Nest-(Film) 2016
Supplied Funnel Web spiders, snakes, pigs and deer for filming.
Pirates Of the Caribbean 5- Dead Men Tell no Tales-(Film) 2015
Animal Coordinator for the film this included the being responsible for the legal side of the importation of the Capuchin Monkeys, from USA to Australia. Supplied and trained pigs, dogs, rats, birds and cats for the film.
Trained Little Blue Penguins (X 6) to play a major role in the film.
Mako- Island of Secrets- Series 2 (TV Series)
Set trained and supplied Chinchilla Cats team to play a regular character in series.
San Andreas-(Film) 2014
Supplied fish and dogs for filming.
Unbroken- (Film) 2013
Supplied insects, trained ducks and pigs for filming.
Return to Nim’s Island- (Film) 2012
Coordinated and supervised various animals including lead animals such as two Australian Adult Male Sea Lions, two Rainbow Lorikeets, five Central Bearded Dragon Lizards as well as day players of various snakes, reptiles and birds.
Mako-Island of Secrets (TV Series) 2012
Set trained and supplied Chinchilla Cats team to play a regular role in series.
Reef Doctors- (TV Series) 2012
Coordinated venomous snakes, spiders and various small animals .
Mental- (Film) 2011
Set trained and supplied Lead dog to play major role in movie. Action included aggressive dog work and well as calm dog work. The dog worked closely with lead actors, including 5 young girls.
Lightning Point- (TV Series) 2011
Set trained and supplied German Shepherd Dog for lead dog role in series.
Bait -(Film) 2010
Trained and supplied Pomeranian dogs for lead role in film.
Heartbeat Away- (Film) 2010
Trained lead dog for this film.
Voyage of the Dawn Treader- (US Film)2009
Animal coordinator of horses/wagons and birds.
Subdivision- (Film) 2008
Trained and supplied Blue Heeler Dog to play role in film.
Nim’s Island- (Film) 2007
Coordinated and supervised various animals including lead animals such as two Australian Adult Male Sea Lions, two Australian Pelicans, five Central Bearded Dragon Lizards as well as day players of camels, dogs, goats, and chickens.
Trained dog for aggressive dog scene. All training was done with positive reinforcement.
Trained dog to play an aggressive lead. All training was done with positive reinforcement.
Unfinished Sky-(Film) 2006
Trained and supplied Blue Heeler Dog to play lead for film.
Fool’s Gold-(Film) 2006
Supplied and wrangled a rabbit and over a thousand solider crabs
Voodoo Lagoon-(Film) 2005
I trained and supplied rats, snakes, owls and spiders for filming.
Eye Scream Man- (Film) 2004 WWE Film Productions
I supplied and trained lead dog, and pack of dogs for filming. Supplied trained rats. We also supplied and wrangled cockroaches and maggots for filming.
Marine-(Film) 2004 WWE Film Productions
Supplied and handled Bloodhounds for search and rescue scene.
The Proposition-(Film) 2004
Supplied and trained lead dog for filming.
House of Wax-(Film)Warner Roadshow 2004
Supplied and trained dog for filming. Supplied cockroaches and maggots.
Peter Pan-(Film) Revolution Films 2002
Boone’s Animals for Hollywood job, and we worked for Boone as the Australian trainers with the St. Bernards to play lead role of NANA.
Astray-(Short Film) Taxi Films 2002
Trained and supplied dog, for a lead role, in film.
Inspector Gadget II- (Film) Disney Production 2002
Trained and supplied lead dogs and lead cats also rats, chickens, and cows.
Ghost Ship- (Film) Warner Bros Production 2002
Trained and supplied rats (30). Also supplied crabs and maggots.
The Outsider- (TV Movie)Coote-Hayes Production 2001
Trained and supplied lead dogs, chickens, ducks, goats, and cats.
The Ring of Endless Light- (TV Movie) Disney Production 2001
Trained and supplied lead dog and lead cats
The Wilde Girls- (TV Movie) Village Roadshow Production 2001
Trained and supplied lead dog and lead cat. Also supplied and trained numerous back up dogs, cats, parrots, lizards, chickens, goats.
Scooby Doo- (Film) Warner Bros Production 2001
Trained lead Great Dane for role of Scooby Doo. Also trained and supplied cats.
Cats and Dogs- (Film) Warner Bros Production-Vancouver, Canada 2000
Boone’s Animals for Hollywood job.Trained with numerous cats and dogs for filming.
Cybergirl -(TV) Jonathan Shiff Production 2000
Trained and supplied lead dogs for television series.
Border Patrol- (TV) Village Roadshow 2000
Trained and supplied lead dog for filming.
Stepsister From the Planet Weird- (TV Movie) Disney Production 2000
Trained and worked lead dogs and cats on set.
The Love of Lionel’s Life- (TV Movie) Liberty and Beyond Production 2000
Trained and worked lead dog on set.
Wahine- (TV Movie) Disney Production 1999
Trained and worked cats on set. Supplied Rufus Owl for filming.
Sabrina- The Teenage Witch-Down Under- (V Movie) Disney 1999
Trained and worked lead cats on set. Also supplied fish for filming.
Diamondback- (TV Film)Village Roadshow Production 1999
Trained and worked dogs on set.
Babe-Pig in the City- (Film) Universal Pictures Production 1997-98
A Karl Miller job Katie was employed to train and work mice, pigeons and fish on set.
Beverly Hills Family Robinson- (TV Film) Disney Production 1996
Coordinated a large range of exotic animals (including a sea lion, sea turtle, snakes and parrots) for filming.
Studio Animal Services Hollywood CA- Animal Trainer- 1995-96
Trained and presented animals on set of motion pictures, television and commercials Including NIXON, MONEY TRAIN, & MATILDA.
Television commercials and stills shoots include:
(The animals that were mostly used in these TVC’s were dogs and cats)
Iron Jack Beer, Target, Stockland-Taxi Film, RACQ roadside assist,