Candy Crawford is a member of the Memphis Film Commission and Tennessee Film Commission. She began training animals for professional photography, commercials and motion pictures in 1972. Her first professional work was done for Playboy Magazine, in which she trained a black stallion for professional pictures with a professional model.
She was requested to train animals for United Artists and MGM in 1994 and was ask to audition for Animal Planet, as a dog trainer, in 2002. She has trained dogs for United Artists, MGM, Paramount Productions and Hallmark Hall of Fame in major motion pictures such as A FAMILY THING, THE PAINTED HOUSE, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, etc.
She has also trained dogs for commercials for Rhodes Furniture, Terminex, The Miss Junior Pageant, The Great Outdoors Event, Petco Pet Stores, etc. She has also provided a dog for a professional local photographer, API, for Sunshine Mills, (Joy Dog Food) and others.
She has been featured on a local CBS affiliate (Channel 3) for her expertise in training protection dogs for individuals, particularly for senior citizens and what a wonderful deterrent protection dogs are in the prevention of crime.
She was also featured on ABC (Channel 24) news for training a service dog for an individual in King’s Daughters and Sons Nursing Home, which was the first time in Tennessee history a service dog, had been trained to aid an individual in a nursing home. (See Testimonials). She was also asked to do a morning talk show for Fox 13 about dog training and related.
“This letter is written in appreciation for your and ‘Vriend’s’ assistance in providing pet therapy for our senior adults. As manager of a HUD subsidized high-rise for senior adults, I wish to thank you for taking your time to visit on a monthly basis without pay (although it was offered), for bringing your own German Shepard dogs and some of the dogs who were attending your obedience classes to visit and entertain our residents. The residents enjoyed and looked forward to your visits.
"Excellent training & I would recommend this training to anyone. I really appreciate Candy's persistence."
~ Richard A. Hunt
"Absolutely fabulous! Smart, quick, and easy - Loved it and the trainer. Thanks!"
~ Cynthia McEwen
"Great job. 100% change in her behavior."
~ Dina L. Jackson
"Wish I had known about this much sooner - fantastic miracle worker!"
~ Paula D. Rushing
"It's amazing how much they've learned in one day! Great!!"
~ Lara White
"Very quick progress and remarkable outcome. I am most pleased."
~ Diane Holton
"I was totally amazed at the results."
~ Nancy Smith
Thank you again for your assistance and taking your time to entertain our staff and our residents.”
~ Manager: Beverly W. Holley
I found her to have strong Christian values and would highly recommend her as a trainer.”
~ Shirley Patton
“Thank you very, very much for training Sparkle for me. As you know, I would not have been able to keep her without the training because she is so energetic. She is still very active at home, but controllable and is a totally different dog when she knows she is working.
~ Betty Anderson
"Candy Crawford has exceeded all expectations as a Security Consultant for our company. It is our opinion that Candy Crawford has the qualifications, skills and experience necessary to do an excellent job in Security for your company.
~ Michael Parker
Professional, dedicated dog training with over 44 years of effective behavior modification. We guarantee the results of our training to take care of all your special needs. In addition to behavioral dog training, we have trained dogs for United Artists, MGM, and TV Commercials and Movies