Production Company:
Avalon Factual

Commissioning Broadcaster:
Channel 5

Series Breakdown:

S1: 7×60’

S2: 10×60’ plus 1×60′ Celebrity Special

S3: 12×60′ plus 4×60’ Compilations

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Britain is a nation of dog lovers, but what happens when domestic bliss turns to chaos? Luckily, there’s someone you can call. Master dog trainer, GRAEME HALL is on a mission to restore harmony across the country. And with over 12 years’ experience, he has built his reputation on finding quick but long-lasting fixes to almost any unwanted dog behaviour, helping to train over 5000 canines and their owners. His mantra is clear: “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.”

The series follows the work of the highly experienced dog behaviour expert, Graeme Hall, AKA ‘The Dogfather’, as he travels across Britain to help out-of-control dogs and their desperate owners – transforming their home life in the process. Graeme meets three tricky dogs in every episode and uses his fool-proof techniques to fix their behaviour in record time.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly was an instant success on Channel 5 reaching a ratings high of 1.7m (53% over the benchmark) and has already aired a second season and celebrity special since its premiere.

The first episode of Season 3 returned in January 2021 with 1.3m viewers, nudging ahead of the 1.2m viewers who tuned in for the opener of the previous run in the same slot in January 2020.

The show has been a huge hit internationally, being picked up by a number of major broadcasters worldwide, including The Seven Network in Australia, CBC in Canada, ProsiebenSat1 in Germany, TV4 in Sweden, and SBS in Belgium.

See also: Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly

“Genuinely heartening to witness”