Parents' Guide to

Canine Intervention

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kind trainer teaches pooches, owners in reality show.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 8+

Outdated Training Methods

Its entertaining and the dogs are adorable but I'm surprised Netflix allowed this show to air. The training methods are outdated and go against all recent research into how dogs learn effectively and live in their packs (there is no rigid hierarchy with the tough alpha role).
age 10+

Loved the series.

Binged the entire first season. More often than not, the doggy’s parents are the problem. I don’t see anything wrong with this training method based on what I observed. American’s tend to humanize animals, being the human alfa is necessary.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (11):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fun and warm series features the California dog trainer as he trains owners to understand what their dogs are trying to say. Jas Leverette, who works with celebrity clients like Stephen Curry and Kevin Hart, works with each dog to understand the source of its negative behavior, and works with the owners, all of whom love their pooches deeply, to keep them under control.

Leverette says that he is committed to keeping as many dogs as possible from being euthanized, and is very clear with owners about how that can happen if their pets aren't properly trained. But most of his message is about understanding what the dog wants or needs in order to behave correctly. Not everyone will agree with his techniques, but there's no doubt that Canine Intervention will catch the attention of many dog lovers.

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