Meet The Pack
Owner | Talent Producer | Head Trainer
Approaching 20 years of professional animal training, owner and head trainer Trisha
Seifried started her career in one of the most prestigious training positions at Sea World
and Busch Gardens as a young ambitious adult. Setting her goals high, Trisha set out to
work with hundreds of rescued dogs, cats and exotics performing with them on stage in
front of over 17 million people over the course of her career. Trisha credits famous
animal trainer Joel Slaven and Jack Hanna for her experience and knowledge in the
field, helping to shape her passion and energy into a career that she loves.
Upon returning home to St Louis, Trisha became a new member of the Pro Plan
Performance team at Purina Farms, training animals once again to perform the high
flying dog sports skills of Frisbee, Agility and Dock diving. During her time at Purina she
wrote and produced the popular show in the theatre called “The Pet Acatemy”, a
comedy skit show with dogs and cats and even the pot bellied pig that had the visitors
belly laughing and leaving questioning how in the world did she train those cats to do
those action packed behaviors?
While working at Purina, Trisha got the opportunity to train cats for the famous Brands
such as Friskies, Cat Chow, Purina One and Pro Plan, traveling the country and working
them through challenging Video and Photography productions for the brands. From
making appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel show with her cats, to consulting for brands,
to developing training programs for endangered species facilities, Trisha’s extensive
experience allowed her to succeed in starting her own Animal Talent Agency called Got
Pet-ential Animal Talent.
Got Pet-ential is now the leading animal talent company in the Midwest and travels all
over the country providing animal talent for the most well known pet food and pet health
care brands among many others. Commercials, print, and live events are our expertise in providing
Hero Talent for each and every production. You can learn more about the brands we are
proud to represent on “Our Work” page. Hope to see you there.
Thank you for taking time to learn about me and I hope to hear from you soon!