If the Academy Awards had a category for “Best Supporting Animal,” Uggie, the canine co-star of the Oscar-winning film The Artist would have won paws-down. In fact, last month the 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier took home the very first animal Oscar, a Golden Collar award for Best Dog in a motion picture.
How did Uggie learn his scene-stealing skills? Clicker training, of course! In this video clip from the Canadian entertainment news show eTalk, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) graduate Andre Yeu demonstrates how you can teach your dog the behaviors that made Uggie a true “artist!”