Check the Gate
supplying animals for film & television for Hawaii and The World...
Welcome to Check The Gate!
Sue Chipperton has trained animals for Hollywood for 28 years.
Arriving in Hawaii from Los Angeles after 21 years working for one of the leading animal companies (Studio Animal Services) where she was a senior trainer and animal coordinator.
in 2014 she started her own company...check the gate ~ animals for film and TV
You can visit the Credits page on this site for a complete list of all the work Sue has done in the past two decades - which included training The Taco Bell Dog, The Aflac Duck and the puppies for the Budweiser Super Bowl commercials. Sue has also traveled the World working as a studio trainer in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Chile, Hungary, Mexico and Canada to name a few.
You can trust her experience to supply your production - no matter how large or how small - with animals of all shapes and sizes, either in Hawaii or wherever your location may be.
Please call or email for a script breakdown, budget and photos or if you have any questions.
**productions please note: certain animals to be imported from the mainland may require up to a three month lead time for import paperwork to be processed by the dept. of agriculture. please contact me if you have any questions.