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Ruth LaBarge has been a Hollywood animal trainer for TV commercials and bear movies for over 40 years.  She trains wild animal actors like Kodiak and Grizzly bears for films in North America.  She is one of the only trainers with the unique ability to work multiple bears together, safely, in the same scene.  She can also provide bear doubles and a bear suit.  Her bears have appeared in major Hollywood movies, funny bear commercials, bear videos, bear TV shows and in print advertising. Ruth also has working skunks, two porcupines and several dog actors.
love & respect

All of Ruth's bears and dogs have been with her since their eyes opened and will be with her for the rest of their lives.  They are all treated with love, respect and trained with the utmost kindness and positive methods while keeping their own unique needs in mind.

Please click on the links or photos below to view each animal's list of credits


          Barney                   Betty                Whopper

Ursula   Bonkers   Dog Actors

          Ursula                  Bonkers                  Dog Actors