‘Don’t Blame the Dog’ – thanks for your feedback!
The Lost Dogs’ Home has received a lot of positive feedback following the ABC2 screening of the second episode of the BBC reality show ‘Don’t Blame the Dog’ earlier this month. This episode featured the Home and gave an insight into the day to day experiences of our staff at our North Melbourne shelter.
Many people were very generous with their praise of the Home and the work we do, in particular they applauded the efforts of Sue, Jodie and Nicole who appeared in the episode.
Many people also appreciated the never-before-seen insight to the daily operations, challenges and reality of working at the Home. The Home would like to thank the BBC for inviting The Lost Dogs’ Home to participate in the program and for raising awareness for responsible dog ownership.
‘Don’t Blame the Dog’ is still available for viewing on ABC iview until the Wednesday 31st October.
Here is a sample of the feedback we received:
“I have just watched the above show on the ABC and thought it was excellent.
Sue certainly did a wonderful job retraining the two Brits, and they both went back to the UK with positive changed minds on how to train dogs.
The Lost Dogs’ Home does a wonderful job with all those animals.
Let’s hope this show teaches a lot of other people the correct way of training and keeping dogs.
Keep up the good work.”
“Congratulations, what a great documentary. What a marvellous job Sue, Jodie and Nicole do, I admire their passion and compassion.”
“Thanks so much for letting me know about ‘Don’t Blame the Dog’. I did watch it on Wednesday, and although I did find it very confronting, and at times, upsetting, I was very pleased to see it. I do admit that I shed a few tears, but then I do that when I see how some dogs are treated or end up because of the stupidity of some people.
I felt it really did show what goes on behind the scenes at the Home, and what absolutely wonderful work you do. It also showed how irresponsible dog owners contribute to their own dog’s problems and the overpopulation.
I thought your staff came across extremely well – caring, loving, but still able to be firm, fair and friendly.”
“Thank you for your email concerning the BBC series of this show which was on TV on Wednesday and Sunday nights, which was filmed at the Home. I did watch it and I want to commend highly the professionalism, guidance and dedication of your staff, especially Sue, Nicole and Jodie. They all did an amazing job in trying to get through to both Mishak and Amy, who came to the Home with little knowledge on proper care and responsible ownership of their dogs in the UK. By the end of the week’s stay, they were shown the hard yards and hopefully, will now know how to look after their dogs properly and be responsible owners.
I do hope many people in both Australia and the UK will learn a lot from this episode and be more responsible and caring for their dogs. It was also an excellent opportunity for the Home to highlight its daily challenges and reality of all aspects of its operation. Many people would not know what goes on behind the scenes at the Home.
Please pass on my congratulations and admiration to everyone involved. Well done.”
“I was so impressed and moved by what I viewed on TV last night. I have always been a great supporter of The Lost Dogs’ Home but I was overwhelmed by emotion last night. You had the right mix of empathy, human support for the two young British dog owners, education, passion, commitment and common sense - I really felt that many viewers would walk away and view responsible dog ownership, breeding, training and the repercussions if these are not properly adhered to. I also had a huge cry when the dear little dog was so humanely and lovingly put to sleep as it is not so long ago I held my own dear old dog in my arms and let her go to doggie heaven. It helped me to know I had really done the right thing by her, thanks so much.
The show provided great publicity for The Lost Dogs’ Home and all it represents,
With warmest regards and thanks again to you and Sue and all the amazing team; for all that you do for the homeless dogs of Melbourne.”
“I think that’ Don’t Blame the Dog’ showcased The Lost Dogs’ Home is a very positive way, and highlighted the tireless efforts of people like Nicole, Sue and Jodie who strive to make a better life for some of life’s unwanted and unloved. Well done to all concerned!”
“I thought it was absolutely brilliant – though sad in parts – I could not help but cry when the little old terrier was gently put to sleep; it reminded me of the hard decision I had to make over my own beloved 20 year old tiny terrier Benji. I fed him a slice of homemade apple cake (his favourite special treat !) and then I held him in my arms at home whilst the local vet sent him very gently to doggie heaven; it still hurts but I know I did the responsible thing and Benji had a great life with us.
Best wishes to Sue and Jodie, two remarkable ladies who talk so much sense. Long may they serve the Home !!”
We just wanted to let you know that we were really impressed with the show, and to see a close up view of the work that The Lost Dogs’ Home does.
It was heartening to see the progress made by Mishak and Amy, under the firm but compassionate guidance of Sue, Jodie and Nicole.
We were impressed with the scope of their expertise, in dealing with the “human” problems, as well as animal management issues.
We also gleaned a couple of useful dog training strategies/ tips from the show.
Having had to euthanase our own much loved 15 year old dog, Angus, just two weeks ago, I totally cried my eyes out in the part where the poor old dog was put to sleep.
It was very sad and confronting but also very poignant.
The fact that the BBC chose The Lost Dogs’ Home on the other side of the world for the show must speak volumes about the reputation of your organisation.
Well done to you and your staff
Doug & Robyn