Need an excuse to celebrate your beastie bestie? How about an entire weekend dedicated to our beloved canine companions?  Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airs this weekend (May 15-17). Check out some highlights, along with a program guide below! Then kick back, invite your furry pal up on the sofa, grab some pooch-safe snacks and snuggle up!

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.: Cesar is on the ground with Nani explaining to Sydney and her father about the dogs behavior. (Photo credit: © National Geographic Channels / )

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.: Cesar is on the ground with Nani explaining to Sydney and her father about the dogs behavior. (Photo credit: © National Geographic Channels / )

 

Barkfest Weekend Lineup

Barkfest weekend features 48 hours of all dogs, all the time. In addition to the highlights below, you’ll be seeing plenty of Cesar in Dog Whisperer, Cesar 911, Love my Pitbull and Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! Other fun Barkfest programming includes Wonder of Dogs, And Man Created Dog, Secret Life of Dogs, My Dog Ate What and more! Check out the highlights for the weekend below.

FRIDAY, MAY 15th

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. - Jack Russell-Cattle Dog-Terrier Crazy Confetti shows off her "pawstand". Chris saved Crazy Confetti from a shelter, right before she was about to be euthanized. Now, this pooch is the star of Chris' dog stunt show, performing backflips, "pawstands", timed agility tests and jumps rope. (Photo Credit: © National Geographic Channel/Nicole Aguilar)

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. – Jack Russell-Cattle Dog-Terrier Crazy Confetti shows off her “pawstand”. Chris saved Crazy Confetti from a shelter, right before she was about to be euthanized. Now, this pooch is the star of Chris’ dog stunt show, performing backflips, “pawstands”, timed agility tests and jumps rope. (Photo Credit: ¬© National Geographic Channel/Nicole Aguilar)

World’s Greatest Dogs8 PM ET/PT

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Thrilling tales of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these incredible canines and their dedicated owners.

Cesar 911 Season Finale 9 PM ET/PT

Cesar rushes to the aid of Joe, a frantic husband and father, in this two-hour season finale.

Is Your Dog A Genius? Doggy See, Doggy Doo 10 PM ET/PT

Is your dog a born genius? Or can you make him one? Duke University dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare uses his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. This interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their canine’s true potential.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16: 

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Dog-A-POL-ooza – 8 PM ET/PT

In this special episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol, it’s all dogs all day this week at Pol Veterinary Services! Fun Fact: My aunt’s Border Collie, Brian, LOVES watching Dr. Pol!

Unlikely Animal Friends: Bark-Tacular 9 PM ET/PT

This is one I’m definitely not going to miss! We’ll see some of the most amazing and totally unlikely friendships that show us how dogs aren’t just our best friends!

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Is Your Dog a Genius? Who’s Your Doggy? 10 PM ET/PT

Can your dog outsmart you? Does he bend the rules behind your back? Duke University dog scientists Dr. Brian Hare has developed a series of scientific test to reveal your dog’s unique strategies and help you improve your relationship with her. I can honestly tell you that my dog Tasha is probably smarter than most people!

SUNDAY, MAY 17 

Super Underdogs 9 PM ET/PT

From smallest to largest, from longest ears to longest tongue, from unique shapes to most muscles. These are the stories of the worlds’ most extreme looking dogs.

 

Is Your Dog A Genius? Talk Doggy To Me10 PM ET/PT

Dogs and humans share a social bond unlike any two species on the planet. But how does your dog really feel about you? Based on his groundbreaking research, Dr. Brian Hare has created a series of games to help you better understand your canine companion.

 

Will you be watching Barkfest this weekend? Which show are you most looking forward to seeing? 

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