Victoria Stilwell Talks About the New Season of Animal Planet's 'It's Me or the Dog'

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victoria stilwell season 3 it's me or the dogScenes from Season 3 of "It's Me or the Dog." Katja Heinemann, Animal Planet

It's back! If you're a fan of Animal Planet's reality show "It's Me or the Dog," you won't be disappointed with the third season, which begins Sat., Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. EST. If you haven't already checked out the show, tune in to see renowned dog expert and trainer Victoria Stilwell "restore harmony in homes where pets are running riot and the family is in the doghouse."

Stilwell tells Paw Nation that the new season is not just entertaining and educational -- it's intense and full of characters. "It's more than just dog training. There are a lot of challenges in this series," Stilwell says. "There are different behaviors that you haven't seen before and some really great people."

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One such person is Jill Zarin of the reality television show "Real Housewives of New York." Stilwell comes in to help Zarin with the family's cantankerous Chihuahua, Ginger. (Check out scenes from the segment in the video below.) Then there's the bunch of pampered poodles that live in a Long Island castle and a micro pig that is in dire need of training.

Stilwell's most memorable case though? A family in Staten Island, all living in the same house with a pit bull that started displaying worrying and aggressive behavior toward people. Like most dog training she does, fixing the issues wasn't just about working with the dog but also its owners.

"Some of the people on the show are really honest, and they understand they've just gone down the wrong path, so then it's about retraining the dog," she says. "Other times it is their behavior affecting their dogs in a negative way."

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