Marley & Me: Behind-the-scenes interview with movie’s dog trainer

It took nearly two dozen yellow Lab puppies, adolescents and adults to film the upcoming movie Marley & Me. If you were a fan of the best-selling book by John Grogan and can’t wait to see the movie when it opens nationwide December 25, get a sneak peak and hear what it was like for the dog trainer handling all those puppies and dogs playing the mischievous Marley!

DogTime partner Animal Radio interviews dog trainer, Mathilde DeCagny, who talks about the trials and tribulations of dog training on a film set. She says, “Between all the scenes, we used a total of 22 yellow Labs. Most of the scenes required them to be ‘bad!’ You get your exercise training the already excitable Labrador.” She reports live from New York City – where one of the Marleys just finished eating three Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches – just one of the rewards of show business!

And there’s more! Listen to interviews with Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and star Eric Dane (Dr. Mark Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy) who talk about their own pets and even sneaking them onto the set!

Hear this special Marley & Me – Animal Radio® broadcast on XM Satellite Radio ch. 158 (America’s Talk) Saturday Dec. 20 at noon EST and again Sunday at 9 am EST, or on any of the 90+ AM/FM radio affiliates, including KOST 103.5 Los Angeles.

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Marley & Me stars Owen Wilson as John Grogan and Jennifer Aniston as Jennifer Grogan and opens in theaters nationwide Christmas Day.