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My Idea for a Dog Reality Show

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OK, I’m not a tv producer (and I don’t play one on the internet)…but…the other day I had an idea for a reality show I really wish someone would do.

I wish a show would follow one family per week in their search for a shelter dog. Each week:

  • a trainer/animal behaviorist/shelter expert would visit a different family and talk to them about the type of dog they’re looking for. They’d help the family realize what type of dog and energy/activity level would work for their lifestyle and home.
  • the family, accompanied by the trainer/animal behaviorist/shelter expert, would visit a local shelter. With the expert’s help, they’d look at various dogs and learn to recognize which dogs would be a good fit.
  • while at the shelter, they’d learn how to make their decision between several “finalists” using simple temperament tests.
  • following the family home, the expert would help acclimate the dog to his new home then revisit several times to address any issues the family has with the dog.

Wouldn’t that be a fun idea for a show? National Geographic Channel? Animal Planet? It’s all yours…take it and run with it! We think it would be such a fun way to encourage families to adopt a shelter dog, to show that shelters aren’t a scary place to visit, and to educate the public about how to select a dog that best fits their lifestyle.

Julie M

Tuesday 22nd of March 2011

That is a great idea and i think there has been a show like that already i had seen on tv just not sure what channel it was probably animal planet :)

Pup Fan

Tuesday 22nd of March 2011

This is a really awesome idea! I'd so watch this show. :) And what a great way to promote adoption!

K

Monday 21st of March 2011

I completly agree with you! I think I cactually saw something like this on Animal Planet once. I don't know if if was a special or if the program was cancelled or just old and it was a re-run. It was a great show and I would love to watch something like this again. Maybe you should try to suggest this to Animal Planet! Have you seen Last Chance Highway? Its kind of similar. I hope they put that on for another season.

Paris and John

Monday 21st of March 2011

I love Underdog to Wonderdog on Animal Planet and it's somewhat like this but they don't take the family to the shelter to select the dog...which I think would be *so* helpful for viewers. I heard that Last Chance Highway is shooting a new season. I haven't seen anything official but did see that news...I hope it's true!! Paris

K

Monday 21st of March 2011

*actually

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner

Monday 21st of March 2011

I think that is a great idea. Probably Animal Planet would be the most likely to pick something like that up. I don't have the first clue about how to pitch a TV show like that though.

Paris and John

Monday 21st of March 2011

Wouldn't that be a fun show to watch?! I just wish a producer would see the idea and run with it...it's all theirs to develop. I just think it would help adopt out so many dogs! Paris