Friday, March 02, 2007

DOG WHISPERER Begins New Nationwide Search For Problem Pooches

National Geographic Channel’s DOG WHISPERER Begins New Nationwide Search For Problem Pooches And Their Frustrated Owners

NGC’s Popular Series Seeks Troubled Dogs from New York to Miami to Los Angeles and Other Select Cities Across the U.S. for Upcoming Episodes

Does your dog take you for a walk? Is your dog possessive, aggressive or obsessive? Does your dog have quirky phobias or unusual problems? Are you at your wit’s end with your loveable pooch? Well, the answer to your canine crisis is coming to a city near you! National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan the man Patti LaBelle called "a miracle worker" is currently looking for show submissions in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami for filming later this year.

The Emmy-nominated series Dog Whisperer currently in its third season on NGC is the hugely popular series that follows Cesar as he goes directly into the homes of dog owners without any prior information about the dog’s case and documents the remarkable transformations that take place under Cesar’s calm, assertive guidance. After traveling to Texas, Nebraska, New York and Ohio this season, the show is expanding its nationwide search as it continues to look for dogs to rehabilitate and owners to train.

"One of the best parts of the show is helping owners and their dogs with an even wider range of problems," comments the Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan. "Now we are looking to showcase more people, more places and more dogs than ever before."

With more than 20 years of experience working with canines, Millan has been called "Dr. Phil for dogs," and for good reason. He has a unique gift of rehabilitating dogs and training their owners. A favorite of "Oprah Winfrey," Cesar was also parodied on "South Park" and "Saturday Night Live," and his book "Cesar′s Way" (Harmony Books, 2006) has been a fixture on the New York Times best-seller list. The second season of Dog Whisperer received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy award. Millan was recently made an honorary member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

The series is now scouting the country looking for new and exciting stories!

Directions to submit your problem pooch:

If you would like to be considered for the show, please send a five- to seven-minute video featuring you and your dog. Please state your name, age and occupation, as well as the dog′s name, age and breed. Tell us the problems your dog is having and how these issues are affecting your life. Also, let us know what you love about your dog.

We would like the video to capture at least three instances of your dog′s bad behavior, but please do not take any risks, for you or your dog, while trying to film the behavior.

When sending in your video, you must include a bio sheet and release forms (personal release and materials release), available for download at: Everyone seen in the video must sign a personal release form to be considered for the show. Video footage can be submitted in all formats except for files from digital still cameras and cell phones. Videotapes will not be returned.


Tips to keep in mind when making the video:

* Keep the cameras as still as possible.

* Avoid having the date and time on the screen.

* Don′t zoom in too close to the dog; we want to see as much of the environment as possible.

* Avoid backlighting on subjects around doors and windows.


Please send your videos and submission materials to:

Attn: Dog Whisperer Submissions (name of city)
1033 North Hollywood Way
Suite C
Burbank, CA 91505.

NOTE: Only videotape submissions will be accepted. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Dog Whisperer is produced by MPH Entertainment and Emery/Sumner Productions for the National Geographic Channel. Executive producers for MPH Entertainment are Jim Milio, Melissa Jo Peltier and Mark Hufnail. Sheila Possner Emery and Kay Bachman Sumner are producers. For the National Geographic Channel, senior executive producer for season three is Char Serwa; senior vice president of special programming is Michael Cascio and executive-in-charge of production is John Ford.

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