Jazmin Vette Dal Bello
Behaviour Clinic Trainer and Manager
Dip Contemporary Photography
As Mark’s daughter, Jazmin Vette Dal Bello (known as Jaz to the team!) grew up surrounded by animals, and totally immersed in the world of animal training, which is in her blood. It shows in the expert way she manages a wide variety of animals on film set.
One of Jaz’s first experiences on set was on kids TV with Suzie Cato, then "Xena Warrior Princess" and "Hercules" assisting Mark. Jaz was also a favourite with Tom and Connor Cruise on "The Last Samurai" while training a variety of animals on set, and more recently training Porter for the Purina Tux TV commerical.
With years of experience behind her, Jaz has learned a wealth of invaluable animal training skills. However, she’s still found the time to: study photography, travel, live in Brazil with her husband, and bring a new addition to the family in the form of her gorgeous daughter.
On a global scale, it’s Jaz’s face that’s plastered on YouTube as the trainer of Driving Dog Porter - one of three dogs who were part of this first-ever global phenomenon. Jaz and Porter featured on David Letterman, CNN and the BBC as well as nationally on New Zealand TV, and their YouTube clip has surpassed 13+ million views!
Animal training aside, Jaz is a sparkling human being with a heart of gold. Nothing is ever too much to ask, and anyone who has the pleasure of dealing with her will find her efficient, hard working and lovely!