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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.

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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 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.

Candy has been training animals for 43 years and has been training dogs for 33 years. She began training dogs in Jackson, Ms for the Jackson Police Department for patrol and narcotics and for individuals in 1974. She traveled extensively all over the United States working for and with some of the best trainers in specific aspects of dog training. She attended K-9 Command Dogs Academy in New York, New York, for certification in 1983.

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  • “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.