Stephen Moyer's disobedient dogs
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 December 2009
'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer has had to enrol his two dogs into boot camp after neighbours complained about the noise they make
Stephen Moyer has sent his dogs to boot camp.
The 'True Blood' actor and fiancee Anna Paquin were forced to take action to teach Splash and Banjo to behave properly after receiving angry messages from their neighbours.
Stephen said: "Right now, Splash is in Los Angeles in boot camp with my new dog Banjo. They don't really get on.
"Splash is a grumpy old f**ker. Banjo has been doing what all puppies do, p**sing and s**ting everywhere, eating everything that comes to his realm, including Anna's shoes.
"We had a nasty letter from a few neighbours saying, 'Please, please can you stop them from barking or we're going to have to call the police. We say this with love, but please.' "
Before embarking on an acting career, Stephen had ambitions to become a boxer and says his role in the US drama has helped him pursue the sport further.
He explained to Esquire magazine: "My granddad was a boxer and a coach, so it was something very close to me - I used to train with him when I was young.
"I'm not by any means a fighter, but I love it. HBO, which makes our show, does all of the boxing in America so I'm getting to train with Freddie Roach, who trains Amir Khan."