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Animal Planet casting dogs for TV show

January 29, 2009 | 12:55 pm

Animal Planet casting producer LaGrande Powe interviews show hopefuls.

Wednesday night, Petey (my terrier) and I attended a party at a hip pet store in downtown Los Angeles, Pussy & Pooch.

Animal Planet casting producer LaGrande Powe was on hand to scout dogs for the upcoming season of “It’s Me or the Dog.” This is the Supernanny of dog shows hosted by Victoria Stilwell, a stern Brit dog trainer who’s considerably easier on the eye than Cesar Milan. Stilwell takes unruly dogs and clueless owners and transforms them into rule-abiding families with a clue. 

Parents mingled, nibbling on human treats, while pups, nibbling on doggie treats at the Pawbar, stayed on their worst behavior for a shot at stardom.

To be honest, I didn’t see any dog at the party that warranted professional intervention, except for mine. I guess that’s why I just got an e-mail to come in for an on-camera interview. I’ll keep you posted.

If you think your dog has potential to be a show candidate, call (877) 44-DOGGY or go here

And if you’re a downtown dog owner, be sure to check out Pussy & Pooch’s event page for fun parties and mixers. 

-- Graham McCann

Photo: Animal Planet casting producer LaGrande Powe interviews show hopefuls. Credit: Graham McCann / Los Angeles Times.

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