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Channel 4 at 8 pm- Rescue Dogs to Super Dogs

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LilCamper Wed 08-Jun-16 18:31:30

Finally the positive reinforcement programme we have been wanting for ages. Nandi Brown and Jo Rosie Haffenden are the trainers.

Who is watching?

LilCamper Wed 08-Jun-16 18:33:27


ImBrian Wed 08-Jun-16 21:49:56

I watched it and really enjoyed it.

RebuildingMyself Wed 08-Jun-16 23:49:17

It was wonderful.

I think the transformation in the boxer was utterly amazing. Shows what good training can do, even when dogs have been through a lot.

The man with the Labrador was transformed more than the Labrador I think (the dog did very well too). It was lovely to see how much the dog just being there had obviously helped him.

YoureSoSlyButSoAmI Thu 09-Jun-16 09:03:41

Brilliant. There should be far more shows like this. Loved it. Hopefully it'll become really popular. We need someone to be an antidote to Cesar fucking Millan.

Jorosieh Thu 09-Jun-16 09:44:58

Thanks so much for all the positive comments guys smile it was a challenge but the people and dogs were amazing

YoureSoSlyButSoAmI Thu 09-Jun-16 18:28:35

Ooh hello Jo!
Honestly it was so lovely to see stuff done properly. There's a real need for shows like this that showcase R+, clicker training and so on. Showing the amazing results that can be achieved with humane methods. In its own way it's just as exciting for the layperson to watch as seeing The Dog Kicker getting mauled week after week 😀

MrsJayy Thu 09-Jun-16 18:32:12

<waves> @ jo was a wonderful programme looking forward to next week the dogs done good smile

EasyToEatTiger Thu 09-Jun-16 19:40:29

I watched it and found it very moving. To have a dog working with you when you feel so excluded from life is amazing. I just wish they wouldn't have the Race Against Time. I hope this programme will help people understand better our relationship with our dogs, and I would be interested in understanding more about the selection. What are you looking for in terms of temperament in particular? If a dog is temperamentally unsuited to the particular task, why?
I keep 3 collies, all as pet dogs, and I do my best as an owner to give them a good life under the circumstances I live with. I have a few behaviourists I call on because I can't do it on my own.
It is just lovely to see lives changed, and some kind of symbiosis between species.

MrsJayy Thu 09-Jun-16 20:30:49

I have a collie and an angel of a behaviourist just at the end of the phone she is fab and helped me keep him i was considering putting him back to rescue he was so challenging

insan1tyscartching Thu 09-Jun-16 20:44:58

Really enjoyed the show, so heartwarming to watch and a great advertisement for rescue dogs too. Totally convinced dh now that our next dog will be a rescue. Really lovely dogs and wasn't Duke a beauty?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 09-Jun-16 20:45:54

Watching it now. Gorgeous dogs.

Catnuzzle Thu 09-Jun-16 20:50:56

We watched and found it overwhelming. The people, the dogs and the trainers, all amazing and beautiful. How the black lab had been abandoned twice was unbelievable!
Set to record next week and told everyone at work to watch.

SloppyDailyMailJournalism Fri 10-Jun-16 00:17:12

Is it downloadable? Looked earlier and couldn't see it.

TrionicLettuce Fri 10-Jun-16 03:27:12

I've just finished watching it and am a total snotty mess blush

The change in both dogs and owners at the end of such a short period of time was just wonderful. Such an inspiring thing to see.

KittyBeans72 Fri 10-Jun-16 11:06:57

I know Emily! she and Poppy live at the end of my road. I was a weepy mess about 30 seconds in.

YoureSoSlyButSoAmI Fri 10-Jun-16 11:52:07

Ooh are they still doing well together Kitty?

thisw Fri 10-Jun-16 16:13:58

I loved this! I've had rescue dogs for years and it was just so great to have such a positive programme, but also showing the hard work that everyone put in.

My 8yo dd watched it too, and learnt so much. I'm an OT and felt it was full of really teachable moments.

Gide Sat 11-Jun-16 23:53:40

I cried. That poor girl with narcolepsy sad Boxer was a cross, right?!

Thanks so much for all the positive comments guys smile it was a challenge but the people and dogs were amazing

Loved the house, Jo, been looking at houses in Herefordshire recently, the DH is from there and I'm determined we're moving there!

CalmItKermitt Tue 14-Jun-16 16:10:26

It was fabulous.

Humane, up to date training advice (as opposed to CMs utter bollocks), trainers who got the job done without ever feeling the need to dress in dominatrix gear (yeah I know VS was just doing what the producers told her), and dogs/humans having their lives immeasurably improved. Just lovely 👍🏻

thiswould Wed 15-Jun-16 21:44:48

Watching again. smile so positive

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 16-Jun-16 22:28:20

It's a brilliant programme. Clicker training is great. I'd forgotten just how much I like toy poodles, Teddy was so lovely!

Are Jo-Rosie and Nando a couple? Not that it matters to the programme or the training, I'm just nosey grin

RebuildingMyself Thu 16-Jun-16 22:32:30

Are Jo-Rosie and Nando a couple? Not that it matters to the programme or the training, I'm just nosey

I was trying to work it out too. They are both in the same house and both are shown with the rescue pit bull who had his ears cut off. So I decided they were. Not that I'm nosey or anything blush

CalmItKermitt Thu 16-Jun-16 22:37:01

Yes they are and I think she's expecting 🙂

LilCamper Fri 17-Jun-16 08:14:40

Yes, they are a couple and Nando announced he is going to be a human Daddy last week.

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