For this feature-length documentary, Kiwi actor Eryn Wilson heads behind the camera to tell the tale of a dog rehabilitation centre. Former soldier Jacob Leezak runs a dog psychology centre in Australia rehabilitating aggressive, troubled or abandoned pooches. He uses a mixture of physical training (swimming, massage, treadmill running), and lots of cuddles and kisses. Leezak makes it clear that dogs aren't to blame for bad behaviour, claiming 90% of their problems are caused by humans. Dog's Best Friend was set to play at the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival.
My goal is to make a film that's a celebration of a man and his life's work to rehabilitate dogs. Dogs that we humans have arguably failed. I want to make a film that encourages us all to question what we know and what we think we know about dogs, including our own pets.– Director Eryn Wilson, on his Kickstarter fundraising page for Dog's Best Friend
Link Road Pictures