Extraordinary Dogs

About

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

Web Credits

Producer
SARAH BIRNBAUM

Associate Producer
Ronnie Godeanu

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

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Television Credits

Produced by
ALLISON ARGO
HILDY RUBIN

Directed by
ALLISON ARGO

Written by
HILDY RUBIN

Editor
SAM GREEN

Music by
MARK ADLER

Cinematography
ROBERT C. POOLE
REUBEN AARONSON

Assistant Camera
SCOTT CARRITHERS
DAVID LINSTROM
DAVID PICKNER
CHRIS TOWEY

Sound
TREVOR GOSLING
DAVID LINSTROM
DAVID SCHAAF
BOB SILVERTHORNE
CHARLES TOMARAS

Executive Producer for NATURE
FRED KAUFMAN

Executive Producer for Partridge
MICHAEL ROSENBERG

For Partridge Films

On-line Editor
RALPH QUATTRUCCI

Dubbing Editor
MIKE KELLY

Dubbing Mixer
NELSON FUNK

Production Assistant
KIPJAZ SAVOIE

Production Coordinators
SARAH SAPPER
LISA GARVIN

Production Manager
SUSAN HUBBLE

Post Production Manager
DOMINIC WESTON

Production Executive
BARBARA STOHLMAN

Special Thanks
JOHN NOYES
DAN RICHARDSON
PATTI BURNETT
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT & SKI PATROL
FLIGHT FOR LIFE
REX LINT
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
MICHAEL LEMISH
MARY THURSTON
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

For NATURE

Science Editor
JANET HESS

Coordinating Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
CAROLINE CORNEY
JESSICA SIEGEL

Researchers
HILDY RUBIN
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistants
KEVIN DOYLE
JILL CLARKE

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JOHN SCHWALLY

Videotape Editors
SPENCER HILL
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.

Audio Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Host Sequence Directed by
FRED KAUFMAN

Filmed by
MICHAEL BARRY
IN WAYNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

FRASIER Footage Provided by PARAMOUNT PICTURES NETWORK TELEVISION
© PARAMOUNT PICTURES NETWORK TELEVISION

Executive Editor
GEORGE PAGE

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