Watch Dog with a Blog

Disney Channel's newest addition to thier line-up of sitcom's is called "Dog With A Blog." First it was Air Bud, the dog who could play basketball. Now we have a dog that actually has it's own online blog. Bloggers have come into the American culture as a recgonizable force, so why not add a dog to the mix, if not for nothing but to get a laugh.

The background story is this: A psychologist father has a child and step-child, Avery and Tyler Jennings, and they can't get along. At all. So, he buys them a dog, named Stan, to keep them from fighting and to actually help the two get along. However, the dog can talk. And, of course, blog. The kids do know that the dog can talk, but they have to keep it a secret, for fear that the dog will be sent back to the shelter if their parents lean the dog can talk.

We never learn how or why Stan can blog. And one wonders if people under the age of 20 (which of course, is the target audience group) even knows what a blog is? Teens and Tweens today are more apt to use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Perhaps that is why Disney uses a blog, to maybe re-introduce the younger society back to something, that quite frankly, isn't a bad idea. Blogs can be very useful and educational.

During the pilot episode, Stan only appears in two small scenes blogging. Stan's blog is like a blog for moms, only it's a blog for other pets. Stan discusses his owners, and offers reviews on animal products. This is a secret wherein animals scour the internet, looking for advise, reading blogs, and even looking up animal porn (and, yes, it's in the pilot).

The show is filled with jokes and antics about kids trying to get away with keeping things from their parents But, there are some good messages about family bonds and the joy of having a pet. And of course we get to see the dog's take on family bonding as well.

Friday 8:00 PM et/pt on Disney XD
1 Season, 72 Episodes
October 12, 2012
Children, Family
Cast: Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full
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Dog with a Blog Full Episode Guide

  • When Ellen and Bennett learn of Stan's hidden talent the entire James-Jennings family are taken hostage by U.S. Space Command's Alien Division.

  • Avery seeks Tyler's help to pass her driving test; Chloe fears that she will lose her title as ``the cute one'' as she grows older.

  • After accidentally ruining Ellen's new couch, Stan imagines what life would've been like in a different family or if he was a cat.

  • Princess's owner wants to take her away to summer camp, but Stan plots to keep his family together.

  • Avery investigates when her latest design gets ruined before a big fashion show.

  • After becoming a member of Avery's circle of friends, Karl secretly begins dating Max.

  • Avery, Tyler and Chloe discover the puppies can talk, just like their dad Stan.

  • Chloe discovers that Avery uses her to get close to a boy she likes. Meanwhile, Tyler pretends to go to a competition rather than telling the family he didn't qualify.

  • Stan is anxious and excited to learn that he's becoming a dad after he discovers that Princess is pregnant with puppies.

  • When no one signs-up to run against Avery for President, she persuades Max to be her competitor.

  • Stan is getting married to Princess and the wedding will be featured on a reality television program in which Jackie, a wealthy teen, spends her own money to pay for wacky and fun stunts.

  • Feeling agitated, Stan starts talking in his sleep.

  • Avery is envious when Stan spends the night at Karl's house. Meanwhile, Bennett gets Chloe interested in wrestling.

  • Avery and her friends are all dating the same guy.

  • Stan wears one of Avery's designs in a fashion show. Meanwhile, Tyler takes an unplanned trip.

  • Avery is concerned when she has a recurring dream that she and Karl are in a relationship. Meanwhile, Chloe wants to give up choir to become a BMX bike rider like Tyler.

  • Avery gets offended when she realizes Max doesn't like her designs. Meanwhile, Stan gets amakeover to impress his new girlfriend.

  • Stan steals all the gifts to force the family to bond.

  • Avery's cool new clothing design catches on. Stan tells Tyler and Chloe what's wrong with the other animals at the vet.

  • Stan starts crushing on the new neighborhood dog, Princess.

  • When Tyler is invited to join a professional freestyle BMX team, he recruits Avery to help him graduate early.

  • When Bennett and Ellen overhear Stan talking, the kids are desperate to convince their parents that the house is haunted.

  • Tyler get's Avery involved in his senior prank that ends up getting them both expelled.

  • When Stan's blog is inadvertently submitted as Bennett's latest book, they are desperate to protect Stan's secret.

  • Karl, the family's neighbor, tells Avery, Tyler and Chloe that he knows Stan's secret.

  • When Stan uses a computerized robot to go to school with Avery and Tyler, he feels pressured into choosing sides.

  • A wealthy businessman wants to buy Stan so that he can use him as a spokes-dog for his animal rescue campaign. The kids hatch a plan so that he won't be sold.

  • Avery is chosen to make a float for the local parade.

  • Avery and Ellen go on a mother-daughter getaway leaving Bennett responsible for getting Chloe ready for her dance recital.

  • Tyler shoots a commercial for his boss' food truck business.

  • Avery, Tyler and Chloe have a special surprise in store for their parents' upcoming anniversary.

  • Avery is confused why Wes is keeping his distance, but ultimately learns the truth.

  • Ellen hires a strict animal instructor Cherri Pickford to teach Stan good behavior, but when he resists, Ellen demands he stay outside.

  • Stan becomes jealous of Avery's new boyfriend and incidentally causes them to break up.

  • Wes gets jealous when Avery starts spending time with Kari, unaware that they're practicing for an upcoming school dance that Avery is going to with him.

  • Avery doesn't want to get in the middle of Tyler and Nikki's relationship fumble.

  • Stan takes off in the woods following a heated argument with Avery.

  • Tyler's relationship with his girlfriend Emily complicates his friendship with Nikki.

  • A silly misunderstanding between Avery and Wes expands into a much bigger issue when her best friend is involved.

  • Avery tries to plan a perfect Christmas to impress her ultra-competitive aunt.

  • Tyler, Avery and Chloe are forced to spend time with their annoying neighbor Karl.

  • Tyler hits it off with Emily.

  • Stan makes a video about being the world's first talking dog, but the kids don't want their parents to watch it. Meanwhile, Ellen accepts a position with Stan's veterinarian.

  • Avery refuses to help the family with their annual haunted house.

  • Avery tries to prove she can live on the edge after her friends exclude her from "ditch day" because they think she isn't rebellious.

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