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Our Trainers

Animal coordinators, trainers, handlers and wranglers for movies, television shows, commercials 
and photography.  
At Performing Animal Troupe our team of trainers have worked with all kinds of animals, large and small.  All of our trainers have experience travelling with animals on jobs within and outside the country.  We have S.A.G. and S.A.G. elligible trainers who can do animal-related stunts and on-camera handling, experienced horseback riders and trainers that are experienced in safe handling of venemous animals on set.  


Meet our team below:
 

Cathy PittmanCompany Owner / Head Animal Trainer

  • Over 30 years experience as an Animal Trainer, Handler & Coordinator
  • Experienced working with and caring for a variety of species of Domestic
    and Exotic animals
  • Experienced in front of a live audience & in front of the camera as an
    Animal Trainer & Handler and also as an Animal Expert Commentator
  • Experienced in budgeting & script breakdowns
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399
  • Member of SAG

    Special Skills: Writing and photography. Various projects currently in development.  
    (Media Reel available on request.)
     

Gregg PittmanCompany Co-Owner / Animal Trainer / S.A.G. Actor

  • Over 30 years experience in the Entertainment Industry
  • Experienced in budgeting & script breakdowns
  • Extensive on-camera animal handling experience ie. Police dog handler,
    Army dog handler etc.
  • Stunt Double for animal-related stunts
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399
  • Member of SAG / AFTRA (Credits upon request)

    Special Skills: SUP-Boarding, Frisbee, Horseback Riding, Off-Roading



     

Claire Dore'Animal Trainer

  • Over 15 years experience as an Animal Trainer & Handler
  • Experienced working with and caring for a variety of species of Domestic
    and Exotic animals
  • Experienced in front of a live audience & in front of the camera as an
    Animal Trainer / Handler
  • Stunt Double for animal-related stunts
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399
  • SAG Eligible

    Special Skills: Horseback Riding (English, Western, Bareback), Urban Mushing
    (dog-sledding without snow)

     

Justin Pittman - Animal Trainer
 

  • Many years experience as an Animal Trainer & Handler
  • Extensive on-camera animal handling experience ie. Police dog handler,
    Army dog handler etc.
  • Stunt Double for animal-related stunts
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399

    Special Skills: Setup, Care and Handling of Freshwater & Tropical Fish,
    Crustaceans etc.



 

Audra Dore' - Animal Trainer
 

  • Many years experience as an Animal Trainer & Handler
  • Experienced working with and caring for a variety of species of Domestic
    and Exotic animals
  • Stunt Double for animal-related stunts
  • On the Callboard for Teamsters Union, Local 399

    Special Skills: Dog Agility, Horseback Riding (English, Western, Bareback),
    Snake Handling & Education


 

Jae CervantesAnimal Trainer           
 

  • Many years experience as an Animal Trainer & Handler
  • Experienced working with and caring for a variety of species of Domestic
    and Exotic animals
  • Stunt Double for animal-related stunts
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399

    Special Skills: Safe & experienced handling of venemous and dangerous reptiles on set. Rattlesnake Safety Monitoring on location sets. Animal Education Programs
    with a variety of animals.

     

Barbara Gordon - Animal Trainer
 

  • Many years experience as an Animal Trainer & Handler
  • Experienced working with and caring for a variety of species of Domestic
    and Exotic animals
  • Experienced in front of a live audience & in front of the camera as an
    Animal Trainer / Handler
  • Member of the Teamsters Union, Local 399


    Special Skills: Runs the program R.O.M.P. (Reconnecting with Our Military Personnell) which trains and handles therapy animals to visit Veteran's Hostpitals