Parents' Guide to

Dog Tales

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun for pooch fans, but info not always complete.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Awesome show

I love the show it’s great for children adults alike

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age 18+


This is a very good program for the whole family!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Dog Tales is enjoyable and mostly informative, but take it with a grain of salt. The show emphasizes how wonderful dogs are -- and they are! -- but, unfortunately, it also glosses over some negative traits in certain breeds of dogs and/or oversimplifies issues related to people/pet dynamics, and that can cause problems. For example, in one episode, an expert suggests that people tend to over-dominate their pets. And if he's talking about folks who insist on complete control and do things like hit their animals, he's right. But if you've got a small child and a larger dog, the child will need to be dominant (though not abusive!) so that the dog won't hurt the kid.

For experienced dog owners, the show is great -- you can't beat the series' passion for the dogs, and the pooches are fun to watch. But potential or new dog owners need to know that there's a lot more to be learned.

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