Called to the Wild

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Called to the Wild

Synopsis

For centuries, humans have bred dogs to help with various forms of survival. In this survival challenge unlike any other, survival experts of various backgrounds are dropped into the remote wilderness of Maine with their canine companions. For 10 days, these human and dog teams will survive off the land with nothing but what is on their backs. Each team will trek into the dense forest using only their dog as their guide to search for their designated survival location.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Dog Gone

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    As winter approaches, three teams of human and dog pairs will venture into the remote wilderness of Maine on a journey of a lifetime. They will work together to survive off the land for ten blistering days. An Iditarod racing team, a rescue dog and his trainer, and a survivalist with her 8-month-old Lab, take on the ultimate challenge when they are Called to the Wild.

  • Bred for Survival

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    Three survivalists embark on a journey with their canine companions into the Maine wilderness. A survival instructor, a cancer survivor, and a seasoned fisherman will need to rely on their trusted dogs to find water, secure food, and build shelter during a 10-day challenge. The human / dog packs will work together in order to prove they have the call of the wild.

  • Fish or Famine

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    A search and rescue specialist, an outdoor survival instructor, and a wilderness enthusiast, along with their aging dogs, encounter harrowing conditions in a brutal survival challenge. As Maine temperatures plummet, and winter approaches, can these rugged survivalists work with their canine companions to endure ten days in the wilderness?

  • Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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    A homesteader and her 12-year-old terrier, a primitive skills enthusiast and his German Shepherd, and a mountaineer with his Goldendoodle head into the remote wilderness of Maine. For 10 days, the teams will rely on one another for shelter, fire, and food. They will need to overcome extreme conditions, predators, and even injuries, to survive the challenge.

  • Battle Buddies

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    As winter settles upon Maine’s wilderness, three human and dog teams rely on one another’s strengths to make fire, find food, build shelter, and face mental and physical battles. A decorated military veteran and his loyal service dog, a rock climber and her climbing pup, and an attorney and his hunting dog, set out on a ten-day challenge to see if they have the call of the wild.

  • Gimme Shelter

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    Under the relentless battering of Northern Maine’s winter weather, a professional dog trainer and her eager Border Collie, an established veterinarian and his young Labradoodle, and a civil engineer with his playful Labrador, set out on a gruelling survival challenge. The teams will have to rely on each other as humans and dogs did thousands of years ago when they are each, Called to the Wild.