Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Designed to be shown during local public TV pledge weeks, the 60-minute special The Perfect Puppy Guide was hosted by former M*A*S*H regular Gary Burghoff. A panel of experts spent the balance of the special showing potential dogs owners how to choose pets that would best suit the owners' lifestyle, and how to ascertain the dog's temperament ahead of time. In addition to the human participants, the program featured selected bow-wows from the PetClan, an aggregation introduced on the earlier special Pets: Part of the Family. The Perfect Puppy Guide was first made available to local PBS outlets on November 23, 2000.
animal-behavior, dog, obedience, pets