Editorial September 2008 Issue

Guilty Pleasure

TV show about dog training (and relationships!)

Whatís your guilty pleasure? Right now, mine is a TV show that I did not have high hopes for: CBSís Greatest American Dog. Itís a reality show, sort of, in that the contestants on the show are real people who have been taken out of their ordinary lives and sent to live together in a huge house, with cameras recording much of their days and nights. And itís a sort of American Idol contest, with dogs, where the contestants are challenged with various tasks they must get their dogs to complete, and they win various prizes and privileges. A contest at the end of each show is viewed by a panel of three judges, who vote one dog/human pair to be the winner Ė and send one team packing. The ultimate winner of the show, at series end, will win $250,000.

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