Barking Mad

ITV (ended 2000)



User Score: 120

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Barking Mad

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British reality show about training pets.
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  • Horse trainer?? Are you joking??

    Barking Mad's producers should seriously rethink using the horse trainer named Shelley. I just watched the episode with the horse afraid of water. You NEVER force a horse into any obstacle they're frightened of. It breaks their trust--you can certainly force any horse to do most anything, but later when the owner attempts it they'll get hurt as the horse will be 10 times more afraid and untrusting.

    Contact the UK Parelli Center to find trainers with knowledge. The end result should be to build the horse's confidence and trust in themselves and their owners. Come on Barking Mad.....put some research into who you put on your show. Giving viewers the wrong idea about how to work with their horse is dangerous and irresponsible.

    Pat and Linda Parelli (or any of their trainers) could teach Shelley a thing or two about horses.moreless
  • A very funny show about U.K. dogs that need a little help in the behavior department.

    Most dogs eventually learn the skills of good behavior. Give them some food and a place to sleep, and they're fine. Others, however, are a bit more rambunctious. They don't follow commands, tear up the owner's belongings and make it increasingly difficult to share living space with them. Yet they're still your beloved pets-- so what can the owners do?

    This show calls in trainers to help the caretakers overcome the animals' problems. Everything from dogs and cats to farm animals can appear on the show. The specialists take a look at the problem and may recommend anything from new food, to more exercise, to corrective training in order to peacefully resolve the issue. Don't worry, the animals are soon back to normal and the owners can relax. This show gives you a bit of insight into some unusual crises in the pet world and makes you laugh as well. It makes a perfect addition to the Animal Planet lineup.moreless
  • What a great show on pets

    IF you are an animal super lover, how can you not enjoy this show. It takes place over in great britain and has a group of people helping people with problem pets. They deal with all kinds of animals. They bring in behaviorists and trainer to help. i love how they even help with horses and goats and pigs and ducks. Then weeks later they go and see how the animals and family are doing. With lots of animals of my own, i totally symathize with alot of the owners on theis show. Its such a touching show that helps people and their pets out.moreless
  • Barking Mad blew past my expectations.

    Barking Mad blew past my expectations. At first, I had expected same old same old plot development but twist after turn of excitement and action just way exceeded my expectations. Mind you, there were some problems (most discontinuity issues) that I don't have the time to mention but all in all, a solid 9.
  • To be honest, I would have preferred to spend my time elsewhere than finish watching this. However, I kept thinking that there is great potential behind this and I was half right.moreless

    To be honest, I would have preferred to spend my time elsewhere than finish watching this. However, I kept thinking that there is great potential behind this and I was half right. There was potential to say the least but this potential was poorly exploited leaving a show that is half decent. Nonetheless, you really have to see Barking Mad to get what I'm talking about.