Episodes: Six (hour)
TV show dates: May 30, 2012 — July 11, 2012
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Justin Silver
TV show description:
Justin Silver is a dog guru who operates out of New York. He’s a master at resolving issues between dogs and their owners — no matter whose behavior is at fault.
In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the “go-to-guy” for all things canine-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his dog customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters.
In each episode, he meets with clients who present a range of relationship problems, lifestyle changes or domestic issues — from a couple looking to move in together, but she’s terrified of his golden retriever, to a recently divorced couple whose dog is having a rough time adjusting to joint custody. Justin gets as imaginative as necessary to reach a satisfying resolution, often finding that the owners can be a special breed themselves.
Justin Silver has been taking care of dogs and their owners for more than a decade. A dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of a pet care company, Silver is also a comedian and founder of Funny for Fido, a nonprofit that raises money for homeless animals by producing a yearly stand-up comedy event. Silver firmly believes that every dog can be trained to be a wonderful companion by working on issues calmly and confidently with both his four- and two-legged clients.
Episode 6 — You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks
Justin partners with Edie Falco to help renovate a shelter that is close to her heart and, while there, he works with a dog who has been scaring off potential adopters. Justin also works with an aggressive dog that was once attacked and an anxious dog that loses her cool during playtime.
First aired: July 11, 2012.