Richard Olate is from Chile South America.  He is the second youngest in a family of 22 children.  His family was very poor.  There were many times when they would not have enough to eat for days at a time. His story is not a sad one though.  At age 12 he got a dog from the street.  He loved the dog and found that he might have a feel for training.  There are many dogs roaming the streets in Chile, so guess what……?  When he had put together a routine, he, with his mother’s help, booked his amateur act at schools and small circuses.  He quickly got a regular performance schedule but needed more help.  His older brother soon joined him and together they decided they could do something special.  They were right!  They worked hard creating a very unique dog act.  They spent the next few years traveling with different circuses throughout South America and in 1989 they premiered in the United States of America.  They have been here ever since.  Richard has appeared with his dogs in many television shows, made commercials, been in a movie, and worked in stage, night club and circus performances.  A true testament that no matter where you come from, hard work and determination makes dreams come true.