US and UK versions

Discussion of Victoria's TV show, It's Me or the Dog.

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mum24dog
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US and UK versions

Post by mum24dog » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:30 am

I've only just caught up with a few of the US episodes and I can't believe how polite Victoria is to the families.
Over here she didn't mince words - told it to the families straight.
Obviously a cultural difference. I wonder how hard she finds it to bite her tongue sometimes.
Just an observation.
I would say though that the calm and reasoned approach does provide an excellent contrast with the bullying tactics of Cesar Millan.

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Post by mum24dog » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:43 am

Just to say that I do prefer the longer format of the US version as it enables her to go into more detailed explanation of the whys and wherefores and to give a clearer idea that these things take time.

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Post by Mattie » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:47 am

Sorry Pam, I don't have Sky so haven't seen the USA version.
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Post by wvvdiup1 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:26 pm

You said in the UK version, Victoria gave some of the families a good tongue lashing. In a couple of the US versions, she does but not like in the UK versions. Give her time, the US is a big country and I know she'll run into families who do the same thing as those families did in the UK. Sometimes I think we have more than our fair share of idiots, just look at the news here!

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Post by Smillin'Sammy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:02 pm

I just found this video of the "Dog Whisperer"... I LOL'd. You may have seen it before, but it is hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIpxI5QG ... re=channel

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Re: US and UK versions

Post by Gershep1 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:22 am

mum24dog wrote:I've only just caught up with a few of the US episodes and I can't believe how polite Victoria is to the families.
Over here she didn't mince words - told it to the families straight.
Obviously a cultural difference. I wonder how hard she finds it to bite her tongue sometimes.
Just an observation.
I would say though that the calm and reasoned approach does provide an excellent contrast with the bullying tactics of Cesar Millan.

Pam
The one hour format in the US gives Victoria more time to explain her well-thought-out methods for the TV audience. Personally, I would have been tougher on some of the people, but that's just my opinion. I really don't think there is a cultural difference other than dropping the leather suit, leash-snapping, semi-dominatrix intro sequence.

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