Animal Planet has ordered the new Rescue Dog to Super Dog TV show, featuring trainers Nate Schoemer and Laura London. The duo will rescue shelter dogs and train them to be service companions, for people in need.
From Plimsoll Productions Rescue Dog to Super Dog is executive produced by Grant Mansfield, Karen Plumb, and Laurie Girion. Keith Hoffman executive produces for Animal Planet. Expect the new docu-series to premiere in the third quarter of 2017.
Learn more from this Animal Planet press release:
“RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG” GIVES ASSISTANCE AND COMFORT TO THOSE IN NEED AND PURPOSE AND A FOREVER HOME TO RESCUE DOGS
Millions of dogs live in shelters in the U.S. waiting for their forever homes. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. live with physical, mental or neurological disabilities. In Animal Planet’s new series, RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG, shelter dogs are given a second chance to become a companion to someone in need. RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG premieres on Animal Planet in 3Q17.
In each episode of RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG, our dog trainers, Nate Schoemer and Laura London, meet a potential owner in need of a companion dog to help them in their daily lives. Nate and Laura then head to a shelter in search of dogs with the right attitude and aptitude to provide the specific service for the disability.
Then the real work begins. The trainers work with each canine to ready them for their new role and give them time to bond with their new owners at home. The basic training for the dog begins with techniques specifically geared to each person’s disability and for the human, they must master obedience commands. The dog’s training ranges from opening and closing doors to turning on lights to applying the necessary pressure during panic attacks to assisting with walking. After two weeks, the dog is placed back into their new home in their new role and Nate and Laura work hand-in-paw to fine tune the relationship and training of the dogs and person they serve.
RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG is produced for Animal Planet by Plimsoll Productions. For Plimsoll Productions, Grant Mansfield, Karen Plumb and Laurie Girion are executive producers. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is producer.
[Press release via The Futon Critic.]
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Rescue Dog to Super Dog TV series? Do you plan to check it out, when it premieres on Animal Planet?
Yes!! Saw two episodes and can’t wait to see the show become a regular show? I read that it would start 8/12/22 but it didn’t. When dz it start??
Are you going to have another season of The Secret Life of the Zoo, and The Zoo Down-under. We also enjoyed these also. All good clean family shows.
So I have a service dog I rescued him he helps me with my other disabilities recognized by my school my sister Fiona is in need of a service dog she has anxiety and depression and needs a fitness companion like a dog to get out of the house and go running every day she is pre diabetic and we would really like to be on yall’s show because ive been a dog trainer since I was 10 and I thought it would be fun to do a special where my sister doesn’t know shes getting a service dog and… Read more »
I appreciate both rescuing shelter dogs and helping people living with specific needs. This show provides credibility and positive reinforcement for the true need and purpose(s) for our disabled communities.
My family and our friends are huge fans of the show for so many reasons. Rescue dogs can be amazing pets as is our dog Savannah. Loyal and sweet to the core. The show also highlights people with various disabilities and promotes a further understanding of the different challenges they face. Lastly we have a friend (age 13) that could really benefit from a service dog and his family doesn’t have the financial means to go the traditional route to get one. This is a smart, kind boy who has mild cerebral palsy and anxiety that makes his coping skills… Read more »
Have them apply to Canine Companions for Independence. There is no cost for the dog if selected.
Unfortunately I don’t think that Laura is a good trainer as any trainer knows that when teaching a dog you need to reward them immediately. After just watching the episode tonight, Rose to the Rescue, Laura took the treat out of her pouch too long after Georgie touched and should’ve had it in her hand to immediately give it to her. So how does Georgie know that the treat was for touching the pouch. What they are doing is fantastic but I think they may need a few lessons themselves.
There need to be a series about service dogs with veterans, and how they saved their lives, I am Sgt Toby Yarbrough, I had a accident in Jan, 2002, Which cause me to get a service dog, it cost me 40,000 dollars to have one trained for me back in 2003, I just rescue one and had it trained to replace my 13 year old Service dog. If it was not for him I would not be here. It great for people now jumping on board to help but they need to hear the after math, of how these dogs… Read more »
Toby, I TOTALLY AGREE with you there needs to be a show that encourages the ADA to get on board with Animal planet and great a show regarding shelter dogs to become services dogs. That would be a great show. Please think about this not everyone has $40,000 to shell out for a dog. I know I wouldn’t be able to pay that much. So maybe someway it could be used in a show format. Does this make sense.
Hello my name is Lori Bridges. I have been diagnosed with severe PTSD from 30 years of mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I felt like I was stuck in the marriage because he lowered my self esteem that I am still working on. I have also been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder with Schizophrenic, General Anxiety Disorder and ADHD. I love dogs and I feel that a service dog would bring me out of this imprisonment because I am afraid to leave the house. I could with no hesitations get paperwork from my psychiatrist recommending a service dog for me.… Read more »