Episode One Recap
Episode 1 Aired on July 10th, If you missed it, you can catch the full episode at CBS.com
We had to scramble last minute with the producers for the show since production made a last minute decision to have the "Best in Show" talent show as the elimination competition for this episode. We sent them costumes for both the people and the dogs too.
In this first episode, all of the contestants arrived at the doggy mansion called The K-9 Academy. they all sized each other up, sniffed each other up (the dogs) and got to know each other a little.
The first competition game they had was called Doggie Musical Chairs. Each time the music stopped, the dogs had to jump on the podiums and "sit". Congrats to JD and Galaxy for winning the competition! Their reward was the Dog Bone Suite for the week.
The elimination round competition was a talent show, and 3 teams of 4 each were formed. They had a day to practice their routines. I think each team did a great job and made great use of costumes for both the people and the pets! The first Team Aloha all dressed in grass skirts and flower leis and their act was a beach theme. The second team named themselves Bark Wag High and they dressed up in cheerleader costumes and football uniforms. The third team was Team Disco and they wore glitzy costumes from the 1960's and 1970's complete with afro wigs! They all looked great!
The judges deliberated over the performances and picked out the three weakest performers from each team and sent Michael and Ezzie home. I thought that was unfair! They should have taken into consideration that they came in second in the Musical Chairs challenge, but that's just my opinion.
Overall it is a very cute show and highlights the amazing bond that people have with their pets. And that's a good thing!