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Leading the way in cinematic wolf performance.

Leading the way in cinematic wolf performance.

All Colors: A wide selection to suit every project

Wolf Training for hollywood movies

Technical: Advanced training to achieve those impossible shots

Wolf Training for hollywood movies

Natural: Natural behaviors performed on cue

Wolves that are trained to work with actors

Snarling: Always requested and always delivered safely and humanely

Snarling Wolves for hollywood films

Puppets: A valuable asset for any film production

Wolf puppets for hollywood films

Welcome to Instinct

Animals for Film

We would like to challenge the myth that working with animals in the entertainment industry is difficult or problematic.

This belief comes from trying to work with animals without the needed knowledge and understanding. We find that if you combine the natural instinct and unique personality of each animal, then take the time to train the behaviours needed, things tend to be different. But that's just us ...

Instinct Intuition, Feeling, Sixth Sense

It’s something we all have inside us, but very few people pay attention to it. It’s that little voice that makes you stop and think. It can lead you down the right path and keep you from making bad choices!

Company owner, Andrew Simpson, has been working with animals in the film industry for over 20 years. Although he now specializes in wolves, he has trained many species from birds to bears. His unique approach to working with animals has made him one of the most sought after trainers in the world. His love of film making and his willingness to accept the toughest projects around the world has taken him from the extreme heat of the Australian Outback, to the jungles of Malaysia – through the vast landscapes of the Mongolian Steppe, to the freezing temperatures of the Siberian Mountains.

One of the most relevant comments made by a producer about Andrew and his crew was: "They are absolutely fabulous to work with, professional, skillful, no egos, no attitude and no shouting. They get the job done right and have fun doing it; simply a delight to work with."

Please take the time to look around. If you have any questions feel free to ask and remember...

Follow Your Instinct

- Andrew Simpson

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Favorite photos and memories from our projects around the world.

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Wolf Totem is released on DVD, you can find it on Amazon and at all other retail outlets.

Our award winning wolves are ready for your next project

When you hire Instinct, you not only hire professional animal trainers, you hire people who love and understand movie making.