The story centers on the veteran movie animal trainer Hank O'Hara, his two dogs and a trio of horses. His daughter, Mary Kate and her daughter Carly move from Texas to live with him after the death of Mary Kate's husband. Feeling lost and missing her father, Carly bonds with the young dog Little Chuck. Behind the scenes Carly helps Hank prepare the dogs and his horses for film work and then watches excerpts from the finished movies, a Western, a commercial with a police chase and K9 unit, a television detective series and a tongue in cheek horror movie. Along the way, we meet several veteran actors from film and television. It is a warm family story highlighted by a fantasy sequence with Carly as a world famous animal trainer.