SAT.1 has commissioned new reality documentary series Mein Hund, die Kilos und ich (My Dog, the Kilos and Me) from Redseven Entertainment. The four-episode series will premiere on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

In the new show, five duos of overweight four-legged friends and their owners will be fighting off the extra pounds together. Presenter Jochen Bendel, dog training consultant Holger Schüler and fitness trainer Marion Luck will accompany the teams through a program of swimming and endurance training, and coach them through an assault course that the teams have to scale each episode.

Before the weight loss training begins, all pairs undergo a medical check-up. The results of almost all participants prove a concern: for the dogs – obesity, joint problems, poor musculature and physical condition due to insufficient exercise; and for their owners – high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma. There is clearly an urgent need for action!

At the end of the season, the dog and owner pair who has lost the most weight will win with the golden bone, a trip to a dog wellness hotel and €5,000 spending money.

My Dog, the Kilos and Me is produced by Redseven Entertainment, and airs from Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 5:45 pm on SAT.1.