'Dogs in the City' on CBS: Reviewed
by, 07-03-2012 at 06:13 AM (1106 Views)
Justin Silver works his magic on dogs and even people in the new series, Dogs in the City. I have watched every episode so far and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Better yet, I have learned from it, and that is the extra joy of watching this show. It is like getting free dog (or people) training.
Silver, a one-time personal trainer, now spends his time as a dog whisperer of short. When people have issues with their dogs, young or old, they call Silver. Most of the action takes place in Manhattan or within the New York area. Oftentimes, Silver uses his own dogs to help resolve some of the issues.
Some situations are more humorous, while others can really tug on your heart strings like the woman who was going through a divorce and struggling to care for all of her dogs at one time. She had a lot on her plate, but Silver showed her a way to deal with it all. The almost-ex-hubby also stepped up to help with the dogs, so he avoided being the evil doer here.
I love watching Silver when he talks privately to the dogs. They seem to get it. It is even more fun when he tells them not to worry, that he will get their humans in line. Many times the dogs are not the problem. It is their human handlers.
The only thing I miss in this hour show are follow-ups. I would really like to know, on the longer term, how some of these dogs (and their people) are doing.
The benefits of watching exceed the entertainment value. I have taken some of the common sense approaches with my own dogs, and it has helped in certain arenas. Even my understanding of how dogs think are grown.
Pet owners can learn from this show, and animal lovers in general can all enjoy it for its entertaining elements.
Dogs in the City airs Wednesdays at 8p.m. on CBS.