Dog Man

A documentary film about the legendary dog trainer, Dick Russell.


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About the Film

“The film makes us realize the value of helping others, both human and animal, and the need to leave a legacy beyond our own time on earth.”

— Martin Deeley

… Dick always ended the story and said ‘Now, 50 years later, they’re (the dogs) telling me’ That’s a dog man right there… when they’re telling you what they’re gonna do and you know it before they know it… you’re a dog man.”

— Chad Mackin, Former president IACP, Chicago area dog trainer

“There are people that dedicate there lives to single purposes, that do many, many, many things unselfishly, and touch the lives of so many different people, they become legendary. ”

— Dr. Craig Alberty, Veterinarian

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Rich & Debbie Adams, Sally Sue & Dijon Jones, Will, Pete Towns, Rachel "Jones" Chapell, John LaFont, Paula Bradley, CynthiaEliason, Katie, William Corwin, Debbie Pearson, Stephanie Parker, G4 Pat, Gail Kulur & Make Sit Happen, LLC., Kyle & Erin Zeringue, Cyn McCollum, John 1441, Eleanor Sobkowiak, Kevin, Ann Haller, Debbie Mack, Jeanne Perciaccanto, Cyndy Douan of Georgia Dog Gym, Diane @ DOGTRAIN Wilmington NC, George Cockrell of Companions Dog Training, Leah, Darin Shepherd, Rebecca Saucier, Meredith J. Frost, Tommy & Melissa Noel, Rick Weinberg, Michael Uffman, Martha Cristy-Couch, Christina, Eric, Saber & Talos Nail, The Keeping Room, KCSmith, Rick & Gerlinda Rogers, Larry Benoit Dog Trainer, Thomas H. Turner, Artifex, Janeen McMurtrie, Michelle Wagner Gillis, Blackbird Letterpress, Tracia Kunovic, Tod McVicker - Redeeming Dogs, Rhonda Evans Cruze, Tanya Johnson & Muttley Manners, Russ Mahan, Kristen Hopkins, Donald McCaig, Jack H. Hodges, Tyler Muto, Joanne Galley, Geonni Gray Banner, Marc Goldberg (IACP-CDT), Tanya L. Smith, Jennifer Williamson, Debbie Leone, Mark LoMaglio, Florrie Hathorn, Ryan & Jennica Schwartzman, Colleen & Barb - Canine Academy, Inc., Duncan York, Matthew, Trish Schommer, Babette Haggerty, Kathleen Riley & David Daniels, Jennifer Legere, LaJuana Doughty, Whitney K. Usry, Barcode Films, Dawn Geremia First Friend Dog Training, LLC., Margaret English, Victoria Warfel, Cindy Cheong (Singapore), Alice Belthoff, Jan Turnage, Donna Brown, Nena Villamil, Johan Van Oldenbarneveld, Michael Parnell, Anna Quintero, Virginia Simpson, Robyn, Amy Wilson, Mike and Maria Davis, Angela Bentley, Regina Steiner, Mary Maltbie, Phil Guida, Carla Collins, Renée Lamoureux, Greg & Kristin Gautreau, Robert Cabral, Erin Waite, Laura Shapiro Waddell, Mandy Tisdale, Belinda Perry, Carole Kelly (Lancaster, CA), Christina Urban, Tawni McBee, IACP CDT/PDTI, Chris Van Ruler, - Michael Burkey, Bonita Habitzruther (IACP) - Competitors Edge Dog Training, Christine Hopkins, Dorothy Dunning, Care Dog Training - Mary Mazzeri, IACP Co-founder, On The Ball K9 Training, Susan Raymond at Calm K9 Dog Training and Behavior Solutions, Linda Hobbet, Sunshine Weinbaum & The Developing Canine Behavior and Training, Leslie Berliner The Confident K-9 People and Dog Training, Eileen Balcom-Vetillo, Sonja Heritage, Leslie Pirnie, IACP CDT, Eric Lundquist/DogStar, Sam Irwin, Nancy Johansen, Martin Deeley, Sarah Smith, Charlene Hendrickson, Jeanette Pourciau, Fran Harvey, Lisa Marie Daniel, Beth Jasper, Cass Flagg, Linda Peterson, Jan Floyd, Jennifer J. Cullari, Carol & Lucas Burke for Thor, Shirley Julin, Joann Wolf, Dr. Craig F. Alberty, DVM at Associated Veterinary Services, Ronald L. Wait, Jill Morstad & Prairie Skies: Dog training for open spaces, Jason Vasconi - Transform My Dog, Linda Lundgren, Faye Kelley of Aunt Faye's Dog Training, Catherine Waters, NADOI 995, Brandie Landry, Shannon Cavell, Patricia M. Gage, Charity Bryan, Ellen McFarland, Pat Meyer, Mary Farren (in memory of Rommel), Carrie Schultz, Cowboy from Chris Alcontin's Practice Makes Perfect Dog Training, Randy Kinnard, Lawrence, Bethany Barnes Tracy, Sharon Larson, Kayla Hernandez, Helen Marie Capps, Lindsay Ledford, Lucile Sasser, Owner of Rrruffing It Camp for Dogs & Polite Pets Training, Heather Houlahan, Ruth Crisler, Agnieszka Spuzak, Sara Lyn Morris, Danielle Browning, Erna Hermann, Mickey Thibodeaux, Evelyn Hayes, Peter Cummings, Cole & Craig Jennings, Chris Lundgren, Jerie Shirley Black, Dany Pierce-Knies, Zehnder Communications, Ashley E. Elmore, Armand, Katy & Lilly Michaud, Elizabeth, Jennifer N. Hack, Lynn Stockwell, Paula Schoen, Natalie Ress, Elizabeth, Jennifer Nicole Hack, Chris Pollard, Jeanne Ryan, Amy Bouquet, Angela Fangue, Bridgit Bryant, Carrie, Jen Roach, Andrew Barry, Mary Margaret Singer, Mary M. "Ellie" Miller, Stephanie Mannen, Jennifer Stenhouse, Kate Mazzuca & Ari Schwartzman, Shaun Burns, Debbye Calmes, Brent & Monique Evans, Deidre Berthelot, John & Annette Teasley, Michele Nett, Andrea Chase, endlessend, Kathryn M. Hebert, Derek, Victor Erwin, Regina Mullins, Sunburst Foundation, Michelle Mack, Daniela Kaplan, Al Burns, Calvin W. Humble, Shirley Jordan, Michelle from Ain't Misbehavin', Missy Gordon, Carol Underwood Have A Great Dog (Austin TX), Sharon M. Schwartzman, Mark Posner, Mike Ginn, Janet A. Smith, Diana Strebel, Lauren Griffis, Adrian Bergeron, Anita Crafton, Leslie Rabalais, Jill Geurin, Denise Collins, Paige Charlton, Mary Jo Nieson

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