DSP South, the Brighton based DSP label, has announced two new factual entertainment series for Channel 5, the production label’s first commissions outside of London, both focused on the incredible abilities of man’s best friend.

Four- parter Guide Dog Puppy School and two-parter Super Dogs, both explore the amazing bond between humans and their abilities to support us from different perspectives.

In Guide Dog Puppy School we meet the remarkable puppies across guide and support dog organisations throughout the UK. Puppies who will provide life changing assistance and companionship, helping individuals to live with greater dignity and independence. Throughout the series we’ll follow the dogs’ stories, seeing jeopardy; emotion; and joy, as they transform the lives of the people they’ve been sent to help and their families.

Super Dogs shines a light on the remarkable skills our pets are capable of. From detecting serious illness to locating missing pets, will celebrate the stories of man’s best friend that go above and beyond to help humans, as well as their fellow animals. This formatted docu-series will explore how dogs become more than just a pet, and explores the people, techniques and training that help to transform these animals into remarkable creatures capable of saving lives.

Both series were commissioned for Channel 5 by Kit Morey, commissioning editor unscripted and are set to air later this year.

Alexis Price, Head of DSP South and co-executive producer on both Guide Dog Puppy School and Super Dogs, said:
“We’re thrilled to continue DSP South’s growth with these new series commissions. We’re a nation obsessed with dogs, and we hope the Channel 5 audience find as much joy in watching the series as we have in making them.”

Kit Morey, commissioning editor unscripted, for Channel 5, added:
“To be able to celebrate all that dogs do for us, whether that’s in the family home, or in the workforce, is a joy. I’m so pleased to be working with the talented team at DSP South to bring Guide Dog Puppy School and Super Dogs to Channel 5 viewers.”

Super Dogs Co-Executive Producers are Donna Clark and Alexis Price, Yasmine Weber is the Production Executive and Louise McNamara is the Production Director.

Guide Dog Puppy School Co-Executive Producers are Donna Clark and Alexis Price, Yasmine Weber is the Production Executive and Ben Duncan is the Series Producer.

Pippa Considine

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