Nat Geo goes to the dogs

DOG WHISPERER: CESAR DOWN UNDER

Monday, December 28 at 8PM ET/PT – Kicks off the Dog Whisperer Week!

Friday, January 1 at 9PM ET/PT – Encore Presentation

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dog-whisperer/4511/Overview


Sydney, Australia: Cesar Millan teaches Andrea Lewis how to calmly walk Bonnie, a four-year-old Bearded Collie. (Photo Credit: © /Sumner Joint Venture)

In the first episode, Dog Whisperer: Cesar Goes Down Under, Cesar helps tame three dogs, Willow, Bonnie and Jack.  The episode begins with Cesar traveling south of Sydney to teach Willow, a massive Great Dane, to stop biting his owner.  Willow’s persistent jumping and biting tend to go way beyond “play,” particularly during runs through Australia’s massive sand dunes.  Next, Cesar helps 4-year-old bearded collie bonnie.  Bonnie’s unpredictable aggression has crushed her family’s dreams of enjoying the dog park.  And finally, Cesar faces a true Australian challenge when he rehabilitates Jack, a 17-month full-sized French mastiff weighing a whopping 150 pounds.  Jack’s owner fears the aggressive mastiff is going to hurt someone, and is in desperate need of Cesar’s expertise to help her stop Jack from jumping, biting and harassing visitors.

Video “Dalmatian on the Dunes” – Paul has a hard time keeping his great Dane from jumping all over him when he and his workout buddies fun the sand dunes.

Link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dog-whisperer/4511/Videos/07615_00


DOGTOWN: DOGFIGHT

Season 4 begins Friday, January 1 at 10PM ET/PT

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dogtown/4488/Overview


Kanab, Utah: Georgia the Michael Vick pitbull curious about the camera. (Photo credit: © NGT)

The discovery of an illegal dogfighting ring on Michael Vick’s property made front-page news and shed light on the organized underworld of dogfighting.  In this episode, we check in on some of the former Vick pit bulls, including Cherry, a pit bull mix who spent his life either in a cage or as a bait dog to improve a champion fighter’s confidence.  See how DogTown manager Michelle Besmehn’s rehabilitation plan is teaching him not to be afraid of people for possibly the first time in his life.  Next, see the progress DogTown manager John Garcia has made with former champion dogfighter Georgia as she becomes an amazing spokesdog, traveling with John to various events around the country!  Finally, we journey to Detroit and follow investigators Debby MacDonald and Mark Ramos of the Michigan Humane Society on a mission to investigate and arrest an elusive dogfighting suspect.

Video “Fight Dog Learns to Chill” – Georgia, a former Michael Vick fighting dog, must overcome her aggression towards other dogs, or she risks not being adopted.

Link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/feeds/cv-seo/Animals–Nature/All-Videos/Fight-Dog-Rehab.html

Video “Dog vs. Dog” – Investigators from the Michigan Humane Society respond to a suspected dog fighting call – and the situation turns bloody.

Link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/feeds/cv-seo/Animals–Nature/All-Videos/Fighting-Dogs.html

Video “Dogfighting Underground” – The lure of fast money keeps illegal dogfighting rings in business.

Link: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/feeds/cv-seo/Animals–Nature/All-Videos/Inside-Dogfighting.html


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