Parents' Guide to

It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Remarkable dogs helping humans are fun for family viewing.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Educational and Fun

My kids are 1.5, 4, and 6. They all loved watching this show! The only reason I rated it 4 and up is that younger kids may not understand everything. I think it is safe for all ages though. It is packed with really interesting facts. I am surprised by the official review giving just one circle for educational value. It's a very fun interesting documentary series! Each show is just over 20 minutes long.

Is It Any Good?

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There’s a reason dogs are considered to be man’s best friend, and this fun series certainly makes a good case for that to be a universal truth. Whether or not you’re a dog lover yourself, you’ll find yourself in awe of the incredible work these animals do for their human friends. Some of their jobs will be familiar -- especially in the cases of companion and service tasks for people with health needs -- but others (like a professional whale poop sniffer!) may surprise you.

A dog lover himself, Farmer takes obvious joy in meeting these amazing animals and seeing their work in action. Recurring segments called “Pluto’s Pointers” and “Goofy’s Hometown Heroes” also help bring the pet-friendly messages closer to home, offering valuable advice about caring for and relating to dogs, and spotlighting some special stories fans have shared about their own furry best friends. It’s a Dog’s Life is a feel-good show that’s perfect for couch time with your family and your four-legged friends.

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