upon the recommendation of my friend chris, the husband and i have started watching episodes of it's me or the dog on animal planet. it used to be a 30-minute show based in the UK, but this season it's a 60-minute show based in the US, although with the same trainer, victoria stilwell. we've seen the weimaraner episode, the pug episode, and the gordon setter episode so far. i like it, because victoria is awesome about positive reinforcement and she takes owners to task over things like prong collars and bullying. we've seen a few of the old 30-minute episodes, too… the greyhounds, the bull terrier, the doberman, the chihuahua, and so on. i prefer these new longer episodes because they seem a bit more realistic as far as how much training needs to be done–there is less glossing over due to time constraints, in other words.
but i have to be honest, i've found myself almost equally distracted and/or amused by her penchant for driving a snazzy sports car, complete with driving gloves, to each appointment. plus, although her jeans are fantastic and she has at least one jacket/blouse that i want to steal from her: girlfriend only wears black, and the riding pants make me laugh. i'm also preoccupied with the fact that she has gorgeous long hair, but seems to only wear it in a ponytail or bun, that's all, ever. i'm one million percent sure that if i had a teevy show everyone would have their choice of my ridiculous quirks to pick on, so i'm not making fun of her, i promise… it's just something that gives me a giggle.