Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hollywood Paws Community Outreach: Join Hollywood Paws at LA Center Studio's Blood Drive!

The average human has about 10-12 pints of blood running through their body - that's a lot of blood. We are pretty sure that you won't miss just one of those pints if you donate it to the Los Angeles Center Studio's blood drive! If you are interested in joining some of Hollywood Paws' students (the human ones - not the 4-legged ones) and Hollywood Paws' staff in donating here are the details:
Where: Hollywood Paws headquarters at the Los Angeles Center Studios
Specifics: The ground floor of the studio's tower in the "Courtroom Set"
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
How: Call Hollywood Paws at 888-781-7827 and we can help schedule your appoinment to donate!
Bonus: Each doner will receive a gift certificate to In-N-Out Burgers or AMC Movie Theaters!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hollywood Paws Dogs Land International Commercial and Infomercial

Three Hollywood Paws students land an International commercial and infomercial for a new "no-pull" dog Harness about to hit the market! The shoot took place in Studio City, CA at HD Vision Studios whereHollywood Paws has filmed on previous shoots. You might remember the last one was with Hollywood Paws studio trainers Joel Norton and Byron Wusstig for Scripps Consumer News live feed where both Hollywood Paws studio trainers and Hollywood Paws dogs modeled the latest fashions in Halloween costumes.

The "no-pull" harness shoot, which was on Wednesday September 2, 2009 stared Hollywood Paws dogs Charlie a Coton De Tulear (Owners Patrick Sarni and Emily Molloy), Adrian a Jack Russell Terrier (Owner Heather Stevens), and Bella a Golden Retriver (Owner Renzo Garcia).

When first contacted about the shoot. Hollywood Paws was told that all the dogs needed to do was a 'sit' behavior in order to model the harness, but while all three dogs modeled different versions of the harness the production company surprised our trainers and the dogs had to perform advanced behaviors such as a "come easy", "Lay down", "Head-up/down", and "beg" - not to mention some basic "sits" and "stays".

Luckily, all three dogs had completed Hollywood Paws' intermediate level of trainning and were able to complete this shoot without breaking a sweat! The commercial will air in the United Kingdom later this year!

Sunday, September 13, 2009