This show had great potential but they did it all wrong. This should be about great dogs and not about the people.
Some of these dogs can't even sit on command. If you go to the county dog show you will find many great dogs in the obedience trials who are well trained and wonderful companions. People watched this because they wanted to see great dogs. Not disfuntional owners in a reality show. They should have brought in truly great dogs. An ideal group would include a service dog, a police dog, an amazing dog that was rescued from a shelter, and the rest should be extremely well trained, happy, healthy wonderful dogs. Everyone I know who watched it did so to see great dogs. Needless to say, none of these are great dogs. The fact that the show had a "Talent Show" focusing on how the owners performed clearly demonstrated that the focus in this show is on the owners and not the dogs. Really too bad because this would have been a good show if the emphasis was really on great dogs. The first show got good ratings because of the high expectations of viewers about the dogs that would be on. The ratings will drop substantially this week now that they have seen what a weak field we have here. I guess the cat is out of the bag now.