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Training Animals for Movies and TV
Terry Gross talks with Teresa Miller, whose father also trained animals for the screen. They both worked on the "Beethoven" films. Miller trained the two dogs who share the leading role in the extraordinary Hungarian dramatic film, "White God," about dogs that are abandoned because they are not purebred, and later seek revenge.
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