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Hands-On Animal Trainers for the Entertainment Industry

For more than 40 years, Steve Berens' Animals of Distinction has provided outstanding animal training services to the members of the entertainment sector. We enjoy the challenge of bringing animal characters to life on the screen.

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Why Choose Us

We offer a high level of professionalism. Because most of our business comes from word of mouth, we take great pride in our ability to attract clientele by simply doing our job well.


Our Objectives

Our goal is to help you fully realize your vision. We believe that the director should not have to compromise his or her artistry just because there is an animal in the scene.


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We’ve Seen It All

We specialize in dogs and cats, but that’s not all we do. Over the years, we have taken on several jobs that involved livestock as well as exotic animals.

Size Doesn’t Matter

No job is too big or too small for Steve Berens' Animals of Distinction. Every job gets the hands-on attention to detail it deserves.

Expect the Best

Our higher level of training has consistently saved productions time and money. When you call us you will get the benefit of our experience in working with trainers that understand camera angles and the intricacies of meshing live animal action with visual effects

Globetrotting Animal Trainers

We have worked in various places all over the world. These include:

  • Africa
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Turkey
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Work With Us

We have offices in the Los Angeles and Atlanta area.

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