Jennifer "Jen" Gagne has an extensive background with over twenty years of professional experience working as a dog trainer and handler, an Executive Director of a Humane Association, and as a successful entrepreneur. After graduating with a degree in Public Relations, she moved to Los Angeles to complete her dog training apprenticeship. One of her first training jobs was Jacqueline Bassett and her rescue dog Scruffy. Since then, she has worked along side some well-known directors and trained and wrangled animals for feature films starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Paul Rudd, Dolly Parton, Michael Douglas and Kate Beckensale.
Her love for all creatures began when she was very young and her passion for animals followed her to adulthood and lead her to several successful careers in animal welfare, dog training, and animal acting. In addition, she became the Founder and Co-Owner of Tail-Waggers Gourmet Pet Bakery & Gifts (now Tail-Wiggles) located on Hilton Head Island, SC.
Jen has two actor dogs, a Border mix named Emma and a Beagle mix named Matty. Look for Emma in the award winning film "Super Dog".
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Photo Credit: Sara Hannah Photography
IN-HOME DOG TRAINING
Private lessons are great for obedience training, puppy training, teaching good dog manners, or modifying a specific behavior.
Problem behaviors are addressed where they occur and with our positive reinforcement training we acheive amazing results in one to two visits.
PERFECT PUPPY PROGRAM
Early positive learning experiences help your puppy grow into a confident and well mannered dog. Establish a strong foundation from the beginning and create a bond for life.
With the Perfect Puppy Program, we work with the entire family, teaching both kids and adults training techniques and coping skills when dealing with crazy puppy antics.
JEN'S DOG DAY CAMP
Jen's Dog Day Camp provides a safe setting for pups of all sizes to run free and make friends while also gaining confidence and learning manners.
Pick up and drop off included!
Jen has wrangled wolves, roaches, rats, dogs, cats, birds and horses. Jen works as Lead Wrangler and Trainer for STAR K9 Animal Talent & Wrangling.
STAR K9 Testimonials:
"You guys were great and very helpful. Jen was terrific and Bumper was a blast. We were under an unbelievable time crunch so I wasn't able to shoot as much Bumper as I wanted to. But I was very happy with what we got. Thanks for joining us. Would love to work with you in the future."
David - Director
"You were very professional and great to work with. And thanks for helping me out with a last minute request. You were a life saver! You guys were very reliable, always on time and simply a pleasure to be around. Your company has top notch folks and amazing animal talent."
Lance - Director/Producer
"The roaches and rats were perfect for our film. As an independent film director, thanks for working with us and our tight schedule and budget. You guys were very professional and great to work with."
Brian - Director/Executive Producer
"Thanks very much for a great shoot! We’re very happy with how everything turned out, and you guys were lovely to work with."
Mackenzie - Photo Editor