Posted by: twodogtales | June 17, 2012

DVR alert: ‘One Nation Under Dog’ on HBO June 18

The cable television network HBO is well-known for not pulling any punches with their documentaries, and it appears their new one, “One Nation Under Dog” is no exception.

Premiering Monday, June 18, at 9:00 p.m. EST, the show takes a look at both the good and bad sides of humans’ complex relationships with dogs.

As someone who is a dog lover and a dedicated believer in the emotional and physical benefits of having a canine companion, I would like to see the show. But be forewarned, after reading Washington Post critic Hank Steuver’s review, “One Nation Under Dog; We Think They’re People,” it has some extremely upsetting footage.

The documentary has three parts: “Fear,” “Loss” and “Betrayal.” Issues explored include the legal battle of a New Jersey owner of dogs who have repeatedly bitten people, how dog owners cope with the loss of their pets, overpopulation and shelters, and finally, inspiring stories of rescue organizations and the people who run them.

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