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Movie Animal

Animals on Set

We train animals for movies, films, theater and photo productions. For us, the health, safety and training of our animals is of utmost importance.
Due to our many years working on set, in addition to being animal trainer, we know what is important for an entertainment production.
We love finding creative training solutions for each project.

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You are looking for a professional animal trainer for your production?

Book us and our animals at Renate’s Film-Tier-Ranch.

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We speak English

We regularly train and work in international animal and movie settings. If you are looking for an English speaking animal trainer please contact us.

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Anja Ballwieser

Anja Ballwieser lives and breathes animal training.

She is a movie animal trainer and falconer. She gives Workshops for professional Animal Trainer at her Training Center in Sindelsdorf, Bavaria. Families and their pets can learn more about Medical and Husbandry Training, as well as preparing pets for a life with baby.

Anja is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT- KSA), certified dog trainer by the Veterinary Council Lower Saxonycertified TAGteacher Level 2, and she graduated Cat-Psychology-Studies at ATN Academy Switzerland. She is a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers,  The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, the Berufsverband der Hundeerzieher und Verhaltensberater e.V., the Berufsverband der Tierverhaltensberater und – Trainer e.V. and the Deutsche Falkenorden e.V.

She keeps learning and continuing her international education regularly, and loves to connect with fellow animal trainer.

Beside her work, Anja volunteers for the German Retrieverclub (DRC).

For her, preparatory training, desensitization and management of the environment are crucial, to properly prepare animals for new challenges at work and at home. So they can live comfortably and work excellently.

Anja lives at the foothills of the Alps with her husband, their son, three dogs, two cats and chicken.


You are an animal trainer looking to hone your skills?

Learn more about our Workshops for professional animal trainer.

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