MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE... POSSIBLE
NAT GEO WILD'S NEW SIX-PART SERIES "DOG: IMPOSSIBLE" TELLS INSPIRING SECOND-CHANCE STORIES FOR MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Nat Geo WILD Joins Dog Behavior Specialist Matt Beisner to Prove
There's No Such Thing as a Bad Dog
Dog: Impossible Premieres Sunday, September 8, at 10/9c
(LOS ANGELES - July 23, 2019) Nat Geo WILD's new six-part series DOG: IMPOSSIBLE invites viewers on an inspiring, uplifting journey with dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner, who has dedicated his life to working with some of the most dangerous, most aggressive and most misunderstood dogs in the country. These are dogs everyone else has given up on - even other trainers. In many cases, they are in danger of being put down. But, while everyone else may think there is no hope for these dogs, Beisner is making a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners around the country.
DOG: IMPOSSIBLE premieres Sunday, September 8, at 10/9c, on Nat Geo WILD. For more information, visit our press site www.natgeotvpressroom.com.
Through his company, THE ZEN DOG, Beisner risks his life and limbs for these animals because, as he says, he used to be like them. After his own life was saved through personal transformation, Beisner rescued a dog, found his calling and now devotes his days to saving dogs that have nowhere else to turn. Now, he and his team are helping thousands of owners learn how to handle their aggressive and misunderstood animals, as well as rescuing and rehabilitating dogs from local shelters that have been turned away by every other facility.
Each inspiring episode of DOG: IMPOSSIBLE follows Beisner and his pioneering, progressive approach to changing canine behavior. He focuses on the unique needs of each animal, from detachment issues to aggression driven by fear. Beisner's unique approach is rooted in developing the deepest possible relationship between a dog and its owner, which is grounded in respect, trust and love. Even after all he's witnessed, Beisner still believes there is no such thing as a bad dog.
As Beisner learned, it takes a village to lift you up in your darkest hour, and he has surrounded himself with a team of experts focused on proving that everyone and every animal deserves redemption. With his lead trainer, Stef DiOrio, he is on a mission to give a voice to dogs who have been silenced by their behavior issues.
"From hardened hopelessness to real redemption, my personal transformation led me to create THE ZEN DOG, the world's cutting-edge technique to help humans help dogs help themselves," says Beisner. "Without treats, commands nor dominance-based methods, we continue to prove that there are no bad dogs. I'm able to teach people how to change their relationships with their dogs, which brings hope and peace back into their homes. DOG: IMPOSSIBLE tells the stories of these transformations."
DOG: IMPOSSIBLE is produced by High Noon Entertainment, an ITV America company for Nat Geo WILD. For High Noon Entertainment, Scott Feeley, Jim Berger and Corinna Robbins are executive producers with Amy Elkins serving as co-executive producer. For Nat Geo WILD, Tracy Rudolph Jackson is executive producer.
Dog: Impossible Episode 101 - "House Unrest"
Matt Beisner takes on three dogs that are in real danger of losing their homes or their lives. Moneypenny, a snuggly pug has some severe bullying issues. A beautiful Australian Shepherd named Whiskey strikes fear in his owners' home. Pax brings no peace to his owners, who have had to cut themselves off from the outside world. Can Beisner transform these dogs and help them live happy lives?
Dog: Impossible Episode 102 - "The Tormentor"
Matt Beisner takes on two cases, each on the brink of fatal encounters. The Presidents, a pack of five bulldogs, faces daily attacks within the home. Pax, a severely under-socialized pit mix, landed in the Top 10 Most Aggressive Dogs Beisner ever has worked with. Families are forced to make their worlds smaller for the safety of the dogs, so Beisner steps in with the hope of transforming lives.
Dog: Impossible Episode 103 - "Don't Fear the Collar"
Matt Beisner helps two dogs with wild backgrounds - Agedashi, a previously feral blue heeler with violent reactions to strangers, and Lou, a neighborhood street dog with an extreme reactivity to collars. With animal services cracking down on feral dogs, Beisner must find a way to break through Lou's fear of collars before he gets captured and put down.
Dog: Impossible Episode 104 - "Dangerous Dynamics"
Matt Beisner helps rebuild two families with jealousy and trust issues. Kai & Goober were once bonded brothers but now need Beisner's help to break up their life-endangering aggression. Frankie is a beautiful Chinese crested whose codependent household has turned him from a beautiful lover into a ferocious bully.
Dog: Impossible Episode 105 - "Brink of Disaster"
Matt Beisner helps repair two families that are on the brink of disaster. Newlyweds are faced with a heartbreaking decision when their rescue dog tests the strength of their marriage. Beisner helps a reformed killer dog come to grips with its fear-based aggression.
Dog: Impossible Episode 106 - "Breaking Fear"
Matt Beisner helps two beautiful but aggressive dogs open up to the possibility of hope and love. A recent widow is at her wits' end when her grieving guard dog goes into a downward spiral. A tight-knit family comes to terms with its crippling codependence in order to give its dog the social life it deserves.
About High Noon Entertainment
High Noon Entertainment, an ITV America company, is a leader in unscripted television specializing in formats and character-driven, lifestyle programming. High Noon is a world-class content creator, which develops, sells and produces across all unscripted genres for broadcast, cable networks and streamers. Known for such revered, long-running series as HGTV's Fixer Upper and TLC's massive hit Cake Boss; other High Noon series include home restoration fixtures Good Bones, Restored by the Fords, Flip or Flop Vegas, Farmhouse Fixer and Boise Boys, also for HGTV; Dog: Impossible for Nat Geo WILD; Ayesha Curry's Home Kitchen for Food Network; live, comedy sketch show Von Miller's Studio 58 for Facebook Watch; dating series Tough Love for VH1; and survival show Dude, You're Screwed for Discovery, among many more. For more information, please visit highnoontv.com.
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