A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In addition to the adventures, The Pack also takes the time to focus on safety and training for the puppers, which models good dog ownership and shows the range of what canines are capable of.
Positive Role Models
The dogs and their humans have unique and inspiring stories, and are seen working with one another and in groups in positive and challenging ways.
Products & Purchases
The Pack is funded by Amazon and features a ton of products for dogs. There's also some sponsorship by the American military and various tourist sights and destinations.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Pack is a reality show in which dogs and their humans travel and compete with one another. Each episode takes place in a different location in North America or Europe, where doggie-owner teams race to finish skill-based tasks, working together to succeed. The Pack takes the time to show how the dogs were trained and the efforts that the producers have made to keep them safe throughout filming. The Pack is a fun introduction to dog ownership, showcasing a wide range of dog capabilities and the kinds of bonds they forge with their humans. However, since it is an Amazon show, you can expect tons of cross-promotion of dog products and other sponsorships.
Is It Any Good?
Dogs ride in helicopters, fly down zip lines, and do elaborately staged dance routines on the Los Angeles freeway. So, yes, The Pack is extremely over the top. But at its heart, the series is about the relationships between some incredible and unqiuely skilled pups and their human families. Some of the doggies are great at things like tracking and digging; others are compassionate, loving creatures. A wide range of dog types is represented -- and people, too. The Pack takes extra care to walk viewers through some of the things the show has done to prepare the competitors for their adventures, especially in terms of training and safety measures. Though it often feels a little corny, The Pack is a loving reminder of the wide range of things dogs can do and how they contribute to humans' lives.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.