NATURE takes a close look at a familiar friend with an amazing capacity for love and learning in Extraordinary Dogs.
Dogs are anything but common animals. They develop lifelong bonds with the people that take care of them. Sometimes, they instinctively know when a human or animal companion is in trouble and in need of help. Whether it’s assisting the disabled or finding a person trapped underneath snow, dogs can be counted on to get the job done.
Loveable and dependable, canines have been assisting their human pals for hundreds of years — from pulling dogsleds to helping the blind get through the day safely. Dogs’ desire to please and willingness to follow commands make them good working partners as well as loving companions.
Through heartwarming and intimate personal stories about individual dogs and their owners, NATURE explores the world of dogs that go beyond “man’s best friend”.
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Online content for Extraordinary Dogs was originally posted March 1997.
Production Credits Print
Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.
ROBERT C. POOLE
Executive Producer for NATURE
Executive Producer for Partridge
For Partridge Films
Post Production Manager
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT & SKI PATROL
FLIGHT FOR LIFE
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE
JEANNE HAMPL & KIM SHAFFER
THE WOMEN IN THE PRISON PET PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
WASHINGTON CORRECTION CENTER FOR WOMEN
KEY PENINSULA MIDDLE SCHOOL
BIRDS & ANIMALS UNLIMITED
NIH CLINICAL CENTER
HOLLY PARKER & JAN LIPKIN
DR. RENEE STUBBS
NATIONAL CAPITAL THERAPY DOGS
THE WASHINGTON ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE & MEDICAL CENTER
CHIP, HASTY, CRACKER, TWANY, CINDER, MOOSE, MOLLY, SCOOTER & ALL THE OTHER EXTRAORDINARY DOGS IN THIS FILM!!
© 1997 Partridge Films Ltd
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.
Host Sequence Directed by
IN WAYNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
FRASIER Footage Provided by PARAMOUNT PICTURES NETWORK TELEVISION
© PARAMOUNT PICTURES NETWORK TELEVISION
A Production of Partridge Films Ltd. and Thirteen/WNET New York
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.