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For the past 28 years I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by animals on a daily basis.  My "other" job as an animal trainer has taken me around the world working with some of the worlds most iconic and famous photographers and directors. I feel extremely lucky to have stepped into the studios of Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Peggy Sarota, Stephen Klein to name a few.  Having animals on set for a photo shoot can be a very daunting prospect.  I use my years of experience and apply it to your photo shoot with your pet. 

The links listed on this page contain just a brief example of my time as an animal trainer. 

The Today Show Appearance in 2011 to promote my book

Back in 2011 I published a book called A Famous Dogs Life. It chronicles the life of The Taco Bell Dog - a chihuahua I trained for over 40 Taco Bell commercials.  Alongside her story are pieces of mine.  

The video clip below is from my visit to The Today Show to promote my book. 

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My Book: A Famous Dogs Life
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The Pet Hui with Sue Chipperton Pet Photographer
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Hawaii Magazine ~ My photo entry for the 2020 Photo Contest.  I was awarded second place in the "People" category
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In 2018 I was contacted by National Geographic who wanted to purchase my "pig surfing" image for one of their children's book. 
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Kai Holt and Kama The Surfing Pig
Fil-Am Courier Magazine Interview 2021 
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Island Dog Magazine covers photographed by Sue Chipperton
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Link to Island Dog Magazine website: https://islanddogmagazine.com