WELCOME TO HORKAI ANIMAL TRAINING CENTER
Europe’s leading wolf and wild animal trainer for the entertainment industry
WORKING WITH ANIMALS IN MOVIES CAN BE CHALLENGING.
WORKING WITH WILD ANIMALS EVEN MORE.
BUT NOT FOR US.
Knowledge and understanding counts. Without knowing and understanding the animal you are working with it is hard to deliver the expected result, no matter whether you are working with a wolf or a dog. We at HORKAI believe that knowledge, experience and training count. But a thorough understanding of animal behaviour is fundamental to achieve what you have aimed at.
More than 20 years of filming
It has been more than 20 years since our animals have been acting in various film productions all over the world – from photo sessions and documentaries to commercials and award-winning feature films. The last 20 something years have blessed us and our clients and partners in the entertainment industry with unforgettable moments and experiences – and we are looking forward to the next 20 years.read more
Professional and humane approach
We take all new projects as new challenges, but the basic procedure that ensures quality result stays the same. We take time to cast the animals best suited for the job, and we carefully and thoroughly train or mechanise the behaviour needed – be it a red deer stag or a raccoon. We also take the time to rehearse the actions on the set on location in order to achieve the best results on the shooting day – with no valuable shooting time wasted.READ MORE
Wolves and more
We specialise in wolves – our approach and achievements in wolf training is well known and appreciated all around the world. But often times we work with many other wild species, such as brown bears and Kamchatka grizzlies, red deer stags, wild boars, foxes or golden jackals to name just a few. But if you plan to shoot with livestock we would be more than happy to be at your service – even with animals that you would have never thought could be trained animal actors.READ MORE
GET BEHIND THE SCENES
Zoltan the Wolfman / Discovery Network – sizzle reel
On Body and Soul – VFX shots for Ildiko Enyedi’s award winning feature (© KGB Studio)
Making of “Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell”