|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1931|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 2006|
Professional Dog Trainer. World known for over 40 years, he has trained more people and their dogs than any other dog trainer. A New York native, he started training dogs when he was 10. He rose to the rank of Captain in the Army and used the "Captain" title in civilian life. While in the Army, he was a scout-dog-training officer in Germany, Ft. Carson, Colorado, Ft. Ord, California, and Ft. Benning, Georgia. After his discharge in 1961, he founded the Captain Haggerty's School for Dogs, New York City. For National and International Police Agencies, he trained dogs of all breeds for guard, attack and to detect bombs and drugs. He worked on over 150 feature films and more then 450 commercials with dogs and other animals. His theatrical agency supplied dogs for TV's "All My Children," "The Guiding Light," the Broadway production of "Annie" and dogs for use during the Vietnam War. A job supplying dogs for the 1973, Burt Reynolds crime-drama "Shamus" turned into he appearing with his animals in other films such as, "Chase," "Married to the Mob" and "Honeymoon in Vegas." He made dozens of appearances on David Letterman's late-night show as well as on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He lectured, conducted seminars at dog clubs and dog training conferences, wrote articles dealing with dogs and published the books "Dog Tricks," "How to Get Your Pet Into Show Business" and "How to Teach Your Dog to Talk." He has the Society of North America Dog Trainers Award, the Atlanta Film Festival Bronze Medal Award and the Dog Writers Association of America Award. Cause of death, cancer at Palm Beach Flordia.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: At his request, ashes scattered in Germany.
Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 17, 2006
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