The Art of Animal Training
Established in 1973, Doug and Lynne Seus followed their hearts’ dream of devoting their lives to the training and care of animals. Starting with wolves, dogs, cats and horses, they soon expanded their expertise to include cougars, coyotes, deer, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, skunks, hawks and eagles. But the real magic happened when Bart the Bear came into their lives. Since reaching a new height in animal performance with Bart’s starring role in the 1989 movie, The Bear, Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife has specialized in Kodiak and grizzly bears and wolves.
Animal training is an art that requires immense patience, compassion and understanding. The Seuses, their daughter Sausha, son Jed, and long-time trainer Smitty, pride themselves on supplying the film industry with the most highly trained bears and wolves available. Bears and wolves capable of not only behaviors and commands, but characterization.
Successfully shooting a scene correctly the first time saves hours of production time and makes Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife the most cost effective, professional animal company available.
Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife has provided animal stars for over 25 major motion pictures, hundreds of TV shows, commercials and documentaries, including Dr. DoLittle 2, THE EDGE, Legends of the Fall, We Bought a Zoo, Game of Thrones, and Growing Up Grizzly 1 and 2 for Animal Planet.
Working closely with other animal companies, we will find and supply the most qualified animals and trainers for all types of productions.
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