Channel 5 has commissioned Avalon to produce a further 30 x 60’ episodes for a fifth and sixth series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.

Series four, which aired at the start of 2022 was the highest rating series of the show to date, peaking at 2.2million (12%) – the highest ever episode of the show, and averaging 1.8million (10.1%), with a reach of 10.2 million viewers across the run.

Kit Morey, Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual said, “We’re thrilled The Dog Father is returning to the channel for another series to do what he does best, dealing with ‘any dog, any age & any problem’, no situation is too ‘ruff’ for Graeme!”

Jamie Isaacs, Executive Producer for Avalon said, “Graeme’s show is a real hit with viewers and he is fast becoming a national treasure. We are delighted to be growing the show with Channel 5.”

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly sees Master Dog Trainer, Graeme Hall, travelling the country helping some of the UK’s most desperate owners take back control of their mischievous mutts with his no nonsense appraisals, easy to follow training techniques and long-lasting fixes. His motto is simple, “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.”

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly was commissioned by Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, Kit Morey.  Avalon factual shows include, Dirty House Rescue: Queens of Clean (E4), Extraordinary Extensions (Channel 4); Naked, Alone and Racing to Get Home (E4); Scrapyard Dynasty(Discovery) and the Broadcast Award winning, Why Does Everyone Hate the English? (Sky History). Executive producers are Jamie Isaacs and Tim Quicke.

The show has been picked up by a number of major broadcasters worldwide, including Australia’s Seven Network, Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s YLE, Norway’s TV2 and Belgium’s SBS, Canada’s CBC and more recently CBS Reality channel EMEA.

Series five is set to premiere in 2023.

Jon Creamer

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