Go, Dog. Go!

TV review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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 Parents recommend
Dog adventures with oodles of preschool laughs.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Stands out for positive role models.

Educational Value

Episodes teach social-emotional skills but preschoolers will focus mostly on the fun.

Positive Messages

Stories focus on kindness and friendship. Characters make good choices and learn from mistakes.

Positive Role Models

Main character Tag is friendly and helpful, and is working on becoming more patient and learning to go slow. She's a counter-stereotypical girl dog who is a skilled mechanic and likes to drive fast (though it may be lost on preschoolers that she's a girl). All other characters in the ensemble cast are positive, pro-social examples.

Violence & Scariness

Mild scariness as the dogs drive quickly on their adventures.

Sexy Stuff

Series is based on classic kids' book.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Go, Dog. Go! is a hilarious preschool TV series inspired by the children's book classic of the same name. It follows Tag Barker, a young dog who loves making friends and driving her motorcycle as fast as possible. There's mild scariness as Tag and her friends go on adventures, but the dogs themselves never seem scared or in danger. Otherwise, Tag and pals are great role models and will leave preschoolers (and their grown-ups) chuckling out loud at their antics.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBaileyberry January 29, 2021

Honestly the best kid show ive seen!

This is by far the best kid show my son and i have watched he loves it! He really wont let us wat anything else and its very educational about feeling of other... Continue reading
Adult Written byMartintripletmom January 14, 2022

LGBTQ family friendly

I absolutely love this cartoon! As a lesbian mom with small children, I love how it shows a lesbian dog couple so my children are excited because the puppy also... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byel.reviews December 17, 2021

A Cliche Show

This show isn't good at all. The plots are cliche, and so are the characters. The episodes do not have morale to the story and all of the characters are st... Continue reading
Kid, 6 years old February 21, 2021

Really good

It’s really good and I was inspired by the book

What's the story?

GO, DOG. GO! is based on the beloved 1961 early reader classic by PD Eastman. The stories revolve around Tag Barker, a friendly six-year-old dog who likes to go, go, go. She talks fast, drives fast, and wants to make new friends as quickly as possible. She's a tinkerer who loves fixing her motorcycle and inventing new contraptions. Tag lives in the town of Pawston with her family -- Ma, Paw, Grandma, Grandpaw, and her siblings. Her best friend Scooch Pooch lives next door, and the duo adventures throughout Pawston on Tag's motorcycle and sidecar. The ensemble cast features many fantastic characters who bring silliness at every turn. There's Lady Lydia who is always showing off a new hat, Manhole Dog who lives in manholes and pops up to speak in a Boston (er, Pawston?) accent, and the a capella group the Barkapellas who narrate everything via song. Tag and Scooch try to solve problems, like dealing with a traffic jam to get to a dog party or helping the new mail carrier dog deliver the mail. Along the way, Tag learns that sometimes it's better to go slow and be patient.

Is it any good?

Go, Dog. Go! will tickle the funny bones of preschoolers and adults alike. It builds off some of the conceits of the original book, like Lady Lydia asking if Tag and friends like her various absurd hats and the usual reply being "I do not like that hat!". There's tons of preschooler humor, like Scooch's tractor being equipped with a squawking chicken horn and Paw Barker's doorbell store, where dogs can buy doorbells to bark at. Tag has a winning personality -- she's brave, curious, and friendly, but not perfect. Kids will adore the adventures and silliness, as well as Tag and her excellent doggy cast mates.

Grown-ups will appreciate the jokes that will mostly go over kids' heads, like Tag breaking the 4th wall to say things like, "Let's see what this puppy can do. That's a dog joke, I'm pretty proud of it." Adults will also enjoy a preschool show that seems in on the joke of its wildly absurd and unrealistic plots. Looking past all the goofiness, grown-ups can feel good about Go, Dog. Go! for its positive preschool role models and pro-social messages.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Tag likes to do everything really fast. Do you think there are some times she should go slower? When are good times for you to try to be more patient in your own life?

  • What adventures did Tag and her friends go on today? Did it seem fun or scary to you?

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love dogs!

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