Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover have their season premieres tomorrow, January 7, 2012 on NatGeo Wild!
Once again, Cesar Millan works with dogs and their owners to help dogs suffering from phobias and obsessions! This season Cesar will visit to Fort Hood, Texas, where he takes a handful of four-legged army brats back to boot camp. There will be an intervention for ex-gang members who have turned their lives around but still battle turf wars with their dogs at home. And be sure to watch the Valentine’s Day edition — which is also the 150th episode of the hit series — featuring home-wrecker dogs and the couples who love them.
Video: Terrier vs. Terrier sneak peek from: Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Why Dogs Fight. Premieres Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Why would two well-behaved and personable dogs suddenly and violently attack each other? Cesar reveals how dogs communicate through their energy and body language, to help resolve a potentially disastrous situation. Two Jack Russell terriers, Ruby and Jinx, have lived together for years but have begun fighting aggressively every time they are anywhere near each other. Their owner, Sandy Hill, has rearranged her life to keep the two dogs separated at all times. Sandy believes that if she doesn’t intervene when the dogs start to fight, it will become a battle to the death.
After Dog Whisperer, Philly Undercover, the new six-part series in which the PSPCA’s undercover police team works to eliminate dogfighting and protect all animals from abuse and neglect, premieres. In the show you get a first hand look at what it is like to be on the front lines with those fighting against dogfighting! You will even get to watch as Nat Geo WILD joined a two-day stakeout that leads to one of the biggest dogfighting busts in Philadelphia’s history — 14 suspects are arrested, and several horribly neglected, abused and injured dogs are saved. Armed with a hidden camera and a borrowed puppy, the team arrests an underground veterinarian suspected of illegal ear cropping and responds to an extreme case of animal hoarding, where 15 cats are found living in unbearable conditions.
Philly Undercover: Fight Night
Saturday, January 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (sneak preview)
A covert surveillance operation with the PSPCA undercover team leads to one of the biggest dogfighting busts in Philadelphia’s history — 14 suspects are arrested, and several horribly neglected, abused and injured dogs are rescued. The full-scale investigation began two days earlier. Officer Wayne Smith takes to the streets of a drug-infested neighborhood to collect intel using a hidden camera and a rescued pit bull as a decoy. Meanwhile, Officers Nicole Wilson and Jason Martinez stake out a convicted dogfighter with a long criminal history. Just moments after they document a critical meeting between the suspect and a known dog breeder, a neighborhood “scout” marks their vehicle, forcing them to quickly flee the scene. After some dangerously close calls, the cops mount a raid on the fight location.
Philly Undercover: The Raid
Monday, January 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (regular night & time)
Undercover PSPCA cops are on a rescue mission after busting up an illegal dogfight and arresting 14 suspected fighters. The suspects could soon be released on bail, so the unit must race to raid properties and save as many dogs as possible. The team finds starved and dehydrated dogs covered in feces, dogs caged in complete darkness and even 12-week-old puppies. In total, 41 dogs are rescued from five properties across the city — a crippling blow to the illegal and brutal underground sport. The raid angers many suspected fighters, and Chief Investigator George Bengal receives death threats.
Video:Fight Dog Rescue
Video: Busting Breeders
Be sure to tune in for some really great programing!