Parents' Guide to

Dogs 101/Cats 101

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kid-OK pet primer breeds warmth and affection.

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+
My kids have the DVR set to record dogs 101 every time it comes on...They love it. My daughter watches it and she is 5 BUT I am a dog groomer and she is accustomed to a lot of the issues talked about on the show. I also have a Doberman Search and Rescue/Tracking that is not a problem either...for

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Is It Any Good?

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Dogs 101/Cats 101 is both interesting and practical for dog and cat lovers, owners, and future owners, giving them concrete information that they can use to help choose and raise a healthy pet. The show successfully breaks down some of the details about each breed so that people will know what to realistically expect from the animal they choose to live with.

While discussions about certain breeds' mating abilities may raise a mild chuckle (despite the fact that the information is offered in an educational context), overall, this series isn't the most exciting unless you have a real affection for dogs and/or cats. That said, even non-animal lovers will appreciate the show's genuine warmth and affection for animals. That, combined with the series' wealth of information, makes it a positive viewing choice for tweens and up.

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