The Dog House star reveals heart-breaking truth behind show you don't see on screens | The Sun

THE Dog House star exposed some of the harsh realities that goes on behind the scenes.

The Channel 4 show is a dog dating show where people and dogs are matched and – hopefully – fall in love.

The Dog House has been filming at the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire since the series first aired in 2019.

The Animals Charity in Cambridgeshire takes in hundreds of disowned or neglected dogs every year.

They also have its own behavioural and training specialists.

The show follows the work of the dedicated staff members who are committed to matching their abandoned dogs with loving owners and a forever home.

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Lucie Berridge, Woodgreen's rehoming and relations team manager, spoke to about some of the biggest challenges she faces.

She revealed the amount of animals which are on waiting lists to have shelter at Woodgreen.

She said: "I think that's a result maybe of the living cost of living crisis, just people not being prepared for what bringing a new pet into their life actually means and the impact that it will have, not only on finances, and your routine and your freedom, but also emotionally. 

"It's a huge commitment emotionally to bring a new pet into your home and I think just sometimes people just don't have the time to put into training and things that the pets need, especially with dogs. 

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"I think we all have this lovely idea of this perfect little pooch that comes and sits with us when we want it to and is quiet the rest of the time. That's very rarely the case."

Lucie continued: "So behavioural-wise, I think we're seeing because of the lack of socialisation with the pandemic, it's easy to blame the pandemic for everything, but there was an impact.

"So I think we're seeing that come through now where dogs are going into adolescence, and the younger dogs where they are challenging anyway."

Lucie made it clear how important it was to put "time and energy" into pets if anyone wants to buy or adopt one in the future.

The Dog House is available to watch on All4.

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