Alpha Dogs

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (59)

Alpha Dogs is a reality TV series that premiered on National Geographic Wild in 2013. The show focuses on a group of elite K9 trainers and their specially trained dogs who take on high-stakes missions and assignments around the world. The show stars Denny Heide, Luther McDonald, and K.C. Licklider, who are all highly experienced dog trainers with decades of experience between them.

The show is all about showcasing the incredible capabilities of these highly-trained dogs and their trainers, who work together to take on a wide range of different and often dangerous assignments. From tracking down criminals on the run to sniffing out drugs and explosives, these dogs and their handlers are truly some of the best in the business.

Throughout the course of the series, viewers get an inside look at the rigorous training and preparation that goes into crafting these highly skilled K9 teams. Each episode takes viewers on a different mission, showcasing the intense physical and mental challenges that these dogs and their handlers face in order to successfully complete their tasks.

One of the major themes of the show is the incredible bond between these dogs and their trainers. The dogs are not just highly trained working animals, but beloved companions to their handlers, and the emotional connection between them is palpable. Viewers get to see firsthand the incredible trust and communication that exists between these dogs and their handlers, which is a key aspect of their success on the job.

In addition to focusing on the dogs themselves, Alpha Dogs also delves into the personal lives of the trainers who work with them. Viewers get insight into the backgrounds and motivations of each of these individuals, who have dedicated their lives to working with dogs and helping to make the world a safer place. Through their work, these trainers have not only saved countless lives, but have also formed deep and meaningful relationships with their four-legged partners that will last a lifetime.

Overall, Alpha Dogs is a thrilling and engaging series that will appeal not only to dog lovers, but anyone who is interested in high-stakes missions and daring rescues. The show offers a fascinating look into the world of K9 training and the incredible abilities of these amazing working dogs. With its intense action, heartwarming moments, and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses, Alpha Dogs is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Alpha Dogs is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on February 8, 2013.

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Call of Duty
16. Call of Duty
May 3, 2013
It's an emotional time for the VLK team as they attend the funeral of two police dogs who have fallen in the line of duty. It's a reminder of the important role that their jobs play in saving lives. Back at the kennel, Kenny goes to work showing replacements to Matt, one of the officers who lost his dog. He puts two dogs to work showing their bite and courage skills, leaving Matt to decide which will be his new partner.
Michigan Impossible
15. Michigan Impossible
April 26, 2013
Wade and Kenny visit a Michigan sports club in an effort to to save money by purchasing dogs from the U.S. instead of Europe. Elsewhere, Danny plans to surprise Kenny for his birthday; and Bobby and Luther take the dogs out for a night-training class.
Fear Factor
14. Fear Factor
April 19, 2013
An acclaimed horse trainer requests a dog, but the dog's trainer is afraid of horses. Also: The VLK crew work to complete their new bar.
Wade's World
13. Wade's World
April 12, 2013
Kenny creates a new protection program geared toward supplying dogs to politicians and Hollywood stars. Later, he deals with a group of dogs that are out of control.
Sniff Test
12. Sniff Test
April 5, 2013
The dogs sniff 500 lockers in 45 minutes at a local high school. Later, the team sweeps a parking lot during a Cincinnati Bengals game.
Got Drugs?
11. Got Drugs?
March 29, 2013
Kenny prepares to train a group of 26 new dogs.
No Man Left Behind
10. No Man Left Behind
March 22, 2013
The gang visit Arizona to witness the graduation of a class of Tactical Explosion Detector Dogs, a group of canines specifically trained to sniff out explosives in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Growing Pains
9. Growing Pains
March 15, 2013
Kenny also wants to try out a new training tool, but VLK is worried that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Of course, no trip would be complete without a bit of fun, so the guys hit Sunset Strip before they head home.
K-9 Olympics
8. K-9 Olympics
March 8, 2013
Although Kenny's excited to see one of his favorite bands, Foghat, play after the awards ceremony, he can hardly make it through the weekend without one problem after another piling up.
Money Dog
7. Money Dog
March 1, 2013
The Pentagon also orders a dog last minute and with the highest standards, the dogs are put to the test. With the K-9 Olympics coming up, Kenny is very upset when construction on his state-of-the-art kennel is behind schedule.
Bad Call!
6. Bad Call!
February 22, 2013
Kenny has been training a dog named Max to sniff out illegal cell phones, and now the dog is being put to the test, searching for phones in a functioning jail facility.
5. Busted
February 22, 2013
The leaders of the charity visit VLK with an officer who is looking for a K-9, but after he makes his selection, Bobby and Kenny are shocked to learn the dog needs to be comfortable working in and around water.
Blow Up
4. Blow Up
February 15, 2013
A group of soldiers are paired up with dogs before they are educated about detecting bombs.
Rodney & Bullwinkle
3. Rodney & Bullwinkle
February 15, 2013
A client is looking for a cadaver dog.
Bite Me
2. Bite Me
February 8, 2013
Kenny wants to take the hard working team "turtling" as a reward; but first they have a lot of work to do. Danny and Kenny test a group of dogs' reactions at a police department. Also, Luther needs to teach some dogs to detect explosive odors in only a few days. If he can't get done in time they won't be able to go turtling.
Life & Death (Pilot)
1. Life & Death (Pilot)
February 8, 2013
Bobby is pressured to make sure the Special Forces troops will be ready to graduate from VLK's dog handling program. Also, Kenny and his team go to a training seminar commemorating a fallen officer and former VLK student. They go through training exercises, which includes a rappelling challenge.
Where to Watch Alpha Dogs
Alpha Dogs is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alpha Dogs on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (59)