Last Chance Dogs

New TVNZ series Last Chance Dogs has come under fire from dog trainers who believe some techniques used on the series are dangerous.

Napier trainer Alison Marett claims the show’s trainer Gina Voglar uses unnecessarily aggressive techniques on the dogs.

Voglar is seen using choke chains and pinching and pulling the animals’ skin in order to get their attention as well as using other animals to test the temperament of the aggressive dogs.

“I know someone who attempted to use the technique of blocking her dog and she got bitten,” Marett said. Continue reading »

8:00pm Thursday, May 31 on TV2

Are their barks worse than their bites? A dog with a desire for danger challenges our dog guru tonight on Last Chance Dogs.

Dog trainer Gina is facing a nightmare scenario regarding an aggressive pit bull with a taste for human flesh, and a desperate owner who has to choose between her dog and child.

8:00pm Thursday, May 17 on TV2

Two lovable rogues have been pampered too much and take the law unto themselves at the neighbour’s farmyard, tonight in Last Chance Dogs.

Two pit bulls have escaped their unfenced property and are posing a major threat to the surrounding livestock and to the people throughout the area. Once the dogs have been seized by Animal Management, security must be tightened. Are these dogs too far gone to handle?

There’s no doubt their owner, Damen, loves his dogs; but is he willing to pay for them to be registered and will he allow them to be neutered?

It’s up to vet and dog whisperer, Gina Voglar, to change this dog owner’s mind and change the dogs’ behavior before any serious damage is done.

8:00pm Thursday, April 19 on TV2

Sit, Roll Over, Good Dog! TV2 explores the world of badly behaved dog owners and their uncontrollable pooches in a bid to stop the statistics, in the brand new local show Last Chance Dogs.

Last Chance Dogs uncovers the ugly truth about aggressive dogs and their owners offering a rare insight in to the lives of those New Zealanders whose animals are terrorising neighbourhoods. These dog owners invite you inside their homes and lives to discover what makes them tick.

Committed vet and dog trainer Gina Voglar works to re-educate these unruly dog owners and retrain their out of control animals in a bid to change the behaviour of the dogs and to try and prevent them from being put down.

We attack a growing social issue – dogs behaving badly in our community. And answer the big questions: Why do some dog owners flaunt the rules? Are they unable to take care of their dog? Are they taking a power trip, deliberately making their dog a menace? Are vicious dogs innately dangerous or badly trained, or just out of control? Can a dog be rehabilitated? Should we even give dangerous dogs a second chance?

Meet the doggies on death row.