If you were thinking of going to see this movie, you may want to think, again, after watching this video of behind the scenes: http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/18/a-dogs-purpose-german-shepherd-abuse-video/
No animal should ever be forced to do anything. It is imperative that one creates trust and respect between animal and human.
Please contact them to let them know how you feel. Note that is no 'trainer' they have on set. Contact them here:
Contact Universal Studios.
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