Behind the scenes with Animal Planet – Baby and Nessie on TV!


A production crew for the Animal Planet show, “Bad Dog” came out and filmed the camels for almost 10 hours this week (for a 5-8 minute segment!). It was a long and exhausting day, but a completely unique experience. And now you can see Baby and Nessie on television this fall!

Bad Dog showcases mischievous animal behavior in a humorous light. I never saw the show myself, but I watched some clips of it online and it just looked like silly fun. The production crew decided to focus on many of the behaviors that Baby displayed when he was an intact adolescent or aka his wild teenage years.

So we had to re-create a lot of scenes and moments of things Baby really doesn’t do anymore (bust up fences, grab objects from you, obsess over cars, eat my garden : ) ).

As contrast to my great relationship with my camels, the crew asked my friend to participate. She’s always been nervous around Baby, so they really played that up.

Once I find out an air date, I’ll post it. Until then, check out some footage my friend and I shot during the filming. And yeah, my friend isn’t the best with handling a camera. And the wind isn’t the best at shutting up…

In the video…

– Mackenzie being interviewed about why she’s nervous around the camels
– Baby interacting with the crew
– Me trying to get Nessie to stomp and buck
– Me moving Nessie out of a shot
– Baby wearing a go-pro camera!
– Mackenzie wearing a go-pro camera to film her POV as she runs into the house away from Baby
– Mackenzie trying to get Baby to snatch a water bottle and then a plastic cup from her
– The crew filming us with the dogs

(Transcript from the intro [sort of])


Date: September 28, 2019

33 thoughts on “Behind the scenes with Animal Planet – Baby and Nessie on TV!

  1. I have rode a camel before and it was amazing I absolutely LOVE <3 them so much. There one of my most favorite kinda animals next to horses. But i like camels more i would have to say. πŸ™‚

  2. Haha, I wish. Yeah, I work at a daycare for dogs. It can be pretty exhausting because as soon as I come home I have to take care of all my animals after spending all day taking care of everyone else's πŸ™‚

  3. Do you work a regular 9 to 5 job? It just seems like it would be so much work to come home and take care of them afterwards. We should start a fund so you can stay home and take care of them all the time! πŸ™‚

  4. I think most tv shows are probably like this. At least, I can confirm that everything I said in the program is true (barring the power of editing!) and he did at once preform the behaviors I described. However, the "reenactments" are just that. From what I've seen, it's just a silly show, so I tried not to take it too seriously. The camels definitely enjoyed all the attention for the day πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats on getting on the show. But it's a shame where this only confirms how the program wants to get what they want to get to give a spin to the story. Why not just stick to the truth? Ratings…

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