I don’t have time to watch TV.

But I overheard my wife telling my mother-in-law, “…there’s that new program you wanted to watch about the kid who trains dogs.”

The one they’re talking about is “Dogs in the City”…starring a dog trainer that looks like he could have been a cast off from" Jersey Shore" (because he’s too nice!)

Summer television used to mean reruns. This year it’s gone to the dogs.

Each Wednesday at 8 p.m., Justin Silver will try to help hound and human tackle unsettling problems like joint custody after divorce or dealing with significant others who just moved in.
Silver says he won’t be the one solving problems, even though he jokes that he speaks dog. Instead he will provide techniques and experiences so owners can fix their own problems.
If intervention is needed, he will call on his own pit bulls, Chiquita and Pacino.

“Dogs in the City” seems to have a lot in common with “The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” on the National Geographic Channel and “It’s Me or the Dog” with Victoria Stilwell on Animal Planet.
“Bad Dog!” is another Animal Planet show, although it uses videotape to capture misbehavior in a test of sorts to see how far an owner’s love will stretch.
Documentaries airing in June explore the rewards and redemption of shelter dogs.
“Shelter Me,” a PBS documentary, is narrated by actress Katherine Heigl and is sponsored by the pet food company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres.

Andrew J. Trotto, an Army veteran from Mission Viejo, was teamed up with Teka, a black Lab rescued from a Wyoming shelter by Freedom Service Dogs in Englewood, Colo.
“If it wasn’t for her, I’d be dead right now,” Trotto says in the film.
“Shelter Me” will air across the country in late May and June.

Actually it’s a nice trend.

And you have to figure the dogs work for SAG scale, unless of course they become canine Seacrests and take over “New Years Rockin’ Eve!”

And on and on it goes.