BBC One has commissioned Studio Lambert to make a specialist factual series about bad behavioural issues of the public’s pets in Nightmare Pets: SOS.

The 2×30’ series sees a team of animal behaviourists helping Britain’s worst behaved pets and their owners. The behavioural experts will tackle a whole range of pets with issues including excessive barking, aggression with strangers, separation anxiety, biting and fouling.

The experts will also take a close look at the behaviour of the pets’ owners and how that relates to the pets’ behaviour.

Craig Hunter, BBC Commissioning Editor, said “Pet behaviour and animal psychology is a rich and complicated subject to explore on BBC One – not to mention very entertaining. From cats and dogs, pigs and parrots, this series promises to be full of shocking behaviour and really useful advice for anyone with a pet that behaves badly.”

Tim Harcourt, Creative Director, Studio Lambert said: “We all love our pets, but that love means we have sleepless nights and constant worry when they misbehave. From basic training to extreme behaviour, this series will help owners who are at their wits’ end, as well as provide audiences with simple tips and tricks on how to train a pet at home.”

The series is being produced by Studio Lambert and was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content and Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. The Commissioning Editor is Craig Hunter. Mike Cotton and Tim Harcourt are executive producers, and Katrina Hession is the series producer for Studio Lambert.

Staff Reporter

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