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List of Famous Animal Trainers

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List of famous animal trainings, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top animal trainings in the world? This includes the most prominent animal trainings, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable animal trainings is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic animal trainings were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned animal trainings.

Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher are only the beginning of the people on this list. Featuring popular tamers of animals, Hollywood animal trailers, circus trainers, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known animal trainings to the lesser known animal trainings of today, these are some of the best professionals in the animal training field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous animal trainings ever?" and "What are the names of famous animal trainings?" then you're in the right place. 
  • Felix Ho

    Felix Ho is a canine behaviorist, animal trainer, writer, athlete, and international Schutzhund/IPO competitor. He is one of the most recognized dog sport competitors and behaviorists in the world, and one of the few dog trainers that has gained international popularity. He is highly skilled in the art of canine training especially in Schutzhund/IPO....  more
  • Frank Inn, born Elias Franklin Freeman (May 8, 1916 – July 27, 2002), was an American animal trainer. He trained several animals for movies, including the dogs in the Benji series and the cat Orangey. He also trained the dog in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids....  more
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    Carl Hagenbeck

    Carl Hagenbeck (June 10, 1844 – April 14, 1913) was a German merchant of wild animals who supplied many European zoos, as well as P. T. Barnum. He created the modern zoo with animal enclosures without bars that were closer to their natural habitat. The transformation of the zoo architecture initiated by him is known as the Hagenbeck revolution. Hagenbeck founded Germany's most successful privately owned zoo, the Tierpark Hagenbeck, which moved to its present location in Hamburg's Stellingen district in 1907. He was also an ethnography showman and a pioneer in displaying humans next to animals in human zoos....  more
  • Rudd Weatherwax

    Ruddell Bird "Rudd" Weatherwax (September 23, 1907 – February 25, 1985) was an American actor, animal trainer, and breeder. He and his brother Frank are best remembered for training dogs for motion pictures and television. Their collie, Pal, became the original Lassie, handled by Rudd for the 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Lassie Come Home. He also handled the dogs for the Lassie television series which ran from 1954 to 1974, and trained Spike for the 1957 feature film Old Yeller. After his death, his son, Robert, took over the training of the animalsWeatherwax was also responsible for training the official New York Mets’ team mascot in the 1960s, a beagle named Homer....  more