A reminder that the National Geographic Channel is airing new DogTown episodes at 10 pm on Fridays. Hightlights from this week’s episode are below.
Rush, a shepherd mix airlifted from a Middle East war zone, is withdrawn and frightened of loud noises — a suspected canine case of post-traumatic stress. After being bitten by the dog, trainer John Garcia begins to work with Rush so that he can teach him to trust. As you might suspect, I’m very interested in this one due to the book I just read about Lava.
Then, adoption specialist Kristi Litrell meets a rejected beagle named Jasmine who stumbles when she walks and can’t control her bladder. Kristi test-drives a possible solution — doggy diapers. And Scruffy, a terrier mix, managed to survive Hurricane Katrina but is now petrified of new situations, from walking through doorways and onto floor surfaces to getting into cars.
- Video “Fear of the Floor” – Dogs with emotional and behavioral problems often make great strides – only to reveal new problems: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dogtown#tab-Videos/06452_00
- Video “War Zone Rescue” – In the fog of war, once-beloved pets become abandoned strays at the mercy of bombs and bullets: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dogtown#tab-Videos/06451_00
Also, here are the profiles for this week’s featured dogs. I have also included some additional photos from this week’s episode below:
- Jasmine: http://www.bestfriends.org/dogtown/index.cfm?csid=4315&csii=4316&csit=Set
- Rush: http://www.bestfriends.org/dogtown/index.cfm?csid=4320&csii=4321&csit=Set
- Scruffy: http://www.bestfriends.org/dogtown/index.cfm?csid=4310&csii=4311&csit=Set
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!