Are you a lover of dogs and needs some movies to watch for the love of dog or are you looking for movies that portrays dog characters. In this article, I will be listing more than 30 dog movies you can watch. You can watch this movie on any platform you wish. Some are on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple and Hulu.
When I watch dog movies, I always feel emotional for dogs especially when they are not being treated well by the owner or other people. In some point, I have to cry to let go of my emotions. On the other hand, I also learn how to treat dogs. Most of the movies here will help you learn how to treat your dog properly. Some of the movies will also reveal what your dogs do when you are not around.
You can monitor your dog when you are not around by mounting hidden cameras and watch the footage but I think learn from movies in addition to your own footage will go a long way to help you make decisions about your dog. If you are read to learn from dog movies or just want to watch dog movies to pass time, then check out these dog movies I listed below.
Jock the Hero Dog
This is an amazing movie to check out on your leisure. It is story of a small dog named Jock with outsize determination embarks on an animated adventure across the South African bush while his owner Fitz searches for gold. Along the way, Jock befriends native animals, dodges death, learns about friendship and loss, and discovers the importance of perseverance and facing life with courage. While doing so, he must navigate the complexities of the human characters’ greed and ambition as they search for fortunes.
Check it out on Netflix.
This movie is about three household pets that traveled across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. On the process, they misunderstood themselves and mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones, when in reality they have been left in the care of a friend while the family has moved from the country to the city for the father to take a temporary assignment. Their determination and love for their owners helped them in finding their way. If you are lover of dog movies then check it out on Netflix.
This movie is all about Buddy and Josh. The two form a fast friendship, and when Buddy makes a basket at one of Josh’s games, he becomes the team’s mascot. All is well until Buddy’s mean owner finds out about Buddy’s talent and comes to claim him. Then Josh must decide whether to let Buddy go or try to save him from abuse. For the love of dog movies, I know you will like to find out how it happened, See it in Netflix.
A Dog’s Way Home
This dog movie is story of Bella, who is rescued by Lucas when she is just a puppy. Bella changes Lucas’s life, and the lives of the war veterans at the hospital he works at. But when she is picked up by Animal Control and they class her as a banned breed, Lucas makes a heartbreaking decision to send her away to a state where keeping a dog of her breed is not illegal. The dog embarked on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human. See the rest of the story on Netflix
or stream it on Amazon.
A Dog’s Purpose
If you want an emotional dog movie that can even make you cry, A Dog’s Purpose is a perfect movie for that. The movie is about a dog’s journey through several lives, with all different sorts of human companions. Bailey and Ethan enjoy a close relationship that continues as Ethan grows into adolescence, Bailey eventually died of old age. He’s then reincarnated as Ellie. If I tell you what really happened in the movie, you will start feeling emotional instantly, check it out yourself on Netflix.
This is a kind of horror movie where dog terrorizes a woman and her son who are trapped in a stalled car.
Donna needs to get her car repaired, so she and Tad drive out of town to the Cambers’, where the father works as a mechanic. Donna and her son are forced to stay in the car for several days as the dog rove around outside the car and they try to find a way to escape. What happened next, well I guess you need to find out by heading over to Netflix
This movie is about female dog who has been sold by her family because of financial issues and her adventurous journey of coming back home. Lassie escapes from the duke’s kennel several times, so he ships her off to his remote castle. But she’s determined to return home, and, with Priscilla’s help, Lassie manages to get through the gate, setting off on a cross-country adventure. See rest if the story on Netflix.
A Dog Walker’s Christmas Tale
This movie is all about a privileged 21-year-old college student Luce who was dumped by a guy she was dating. When her wealthy neighbors needed help with her dog, Luce unexpectedly takes a job walking their English sheepdog. She find out that the local dog park, dear to so many dog lovers and their pets, is set to be turned into a nail and massage spa by those same wealthy neighbors. To know what happened next go to Netflix.
A Dog’s Tale
In this dog movie, a college professor found an abandoned dog dog and took it. Hachi is a puppy dog that was crated in Japan and shipped to the United States. The dog and the professor are so much attached to each other. I can’t tell you the rest of the story to avoid spoiler, find out yourself by streaming it on Netflix.
Beethoven’s Treasure Tail
In a nutshell, the movie is all about a dog that helped a boy find a hidden treasure. When Beethoven seems to lose his sparkle and is fired on the spot, his owner-manager Eddie was pained . To make matters worse, on the way back home, their car broke down and they’re stranded. Eddie and Beethoven take refuge in O’Malley’s Cove, a picturesque but nearly bankrupt seaside town named for a pirate said to have buried a treasure there. The rest can be found on Netflix or Amazon.
Wiener Dog National
In the movie, a young boy and his family adopt a cute dachshund who happens to have a remarkable racing pedigree and enters it into the biggest and most prestigious sausage dog race, Wienerschnitzel’s `Wiener Dog Nationals’. The movie illustrates positive messages about trust, family, moving on, and taking chances on new experiences. Do well to check it out on Netflix for the love of Dog or on Amazon.
Vampire Dog is about a kid who gets his deceased grandfather’s vampire dog (because apparently all grandparents have a vampire dog) Ace is just like any other new kid at school, until his grandfather from Transylvania dies at age 96 and sends him his dog Fang. Go watch the film to find out about the rest of the story. Go to Amazon or Netflix.
The Fox and the Hound
In this movie, a red fox, Tod, and a hound dog, Copper, develop a strong friendship during their childhood. However, as they enter adulthood, they succumb to peer pressure and distance themselves from each other. There is more to this movie you will like to find out. It’s one of Disney’s best, and you owe it to yourself to see it. Check it out on Amazon.
The exciting true story of Belka and Strelka; two Russian dogs sent to space in 1960. Watch as they embark on an out-of-this-world adventure to become the to become the world’s most famous canine cosmonauts. This is a Russian made animation, and It has excellent animation. Stream on Amazon.
Dogs with Jobs
Heart warming stories of dogs around the world doing what they were bred to do, and touching lives in the process. The jobs include everything from acting, herding sheep, providing mental and physical therapy, working with fire and police departments, the list goes on. It’s a nice, simple show with a simple premise but it’s heartwarming and family-friendly. See it on Amazon.
Cats and Dogs
This a comedic action-adventure that mixes live action with cutting-edge CGI and animatronic effects. It goes deep to look at the top- secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware. You will definitely want to check out this movie on Netflix.
In this movie, two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue. Stream on Netflix.
Benji is the first film in a series of five theatrical features about the golden mixed breed dog named Benji. The stray dog Benji doesn’t need an owner, preferring to roam freely all over his friendly Texas town. He delights in hectoring the cat of a local widow and can always rely on a kindly shopkeeper for a handout. Check it out on Netflix.
In this movie, Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian’s father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who’s there for the family. The dog saved the family’s toddler when she walked out of the house, and, after a move to rural Colorado, Pluto continues to help strengthen the family’s bonds. See more about this movie on Netflix.
Animal trainer Brandon McMillan’s mission is to rescue difficult-to-love and untrained dogs that find themselves at the neighborhood animal shelter, his home away from home. At McMillan’s training facility, Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. Check the movie out on CBS .
Based on the true story of Red Dog, the movie revolves around how a dog develops a strong bond with Grant, who becomes his ‘true master’. The movie is also about a small community living on the ‘frontier. ‘ In an extremely harsh environment, Red Dog brought the community together. The movie conveys very well what it was like to live in Dampier in the ’70s.
Check it out on Netflix.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Take room for Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, the animated series based on Norman Bridwell’s best-selling books. Each episode of this Emmy-nominated series features two stories that emphasize one or more of “Clifford’s BIG Ideas” – 10 simple, tangible life lessons. Join Clifford and his owner Emily Elizabeth as they play, work together, respect others – and have fun! Check it out on Amazon.
Jock the Hero Dog
This movie is about young South African boy befriends a tiny dog with a big heart, and together the pair discovers the true meaning of courage while embarking on a series of exciting adventures in this animated coming-of-age story for the entire family.
Check it out on Apple Tv.
Hotel for Dogs
This movie is about two siblings who are forbidden to bring animals home and how they secretly take in stray dogs at an abandoned hotel, thus creating an ideal shelter by transforming the hotel into an incredible paradise for dogs. Stream on Netflix.
In this movie, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha and Rosebud find rings that grant each of them a power. A shape-shifting bully from space threatens the world and the dogs go to the rescue. They have to defeat the bully without showing their powers. This movie is funny, has a lot of action, and has new dogs. Check it out on Amazon.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
In this movie, Chloe, a Beverly Hills chihuahua, gets lost in Mexico while on a vacation with her owner. She relies on her new friends and a lonesome German shepherd who vow to help her get home safely. Check it out on Netflix.
Turner and Hooch
In this movie, detective Turner leads an orderly life until it is disrupted by Hooch, a brutish dog that’s the sole witness to a murder. Hooch is not only set in his ways but also distressed over his owner’s murder. To know the full story, go to Amazon.
Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated adventure film in which a half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. To know how it all happened, stream it on Netflix.
Benji Off The Leash
In this movie, Young Colby (Nick Whitaker) rescues a puppy from his abusive dog-breeding stepfather, Hatchett (Chris Kendrick). Under Colby’s care, the canine grows up to be handsome Benji, the mongrel hero. Benji soon teams up with Lizard Tongue. Check out the movie on Netflix or Amazon
or Apple TV.
Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog is 1995 adventure film starring Jesse Bradford and directed by Phillip Borsos, which was his final film. In the movie, Angus, a teenager, adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. During a trip Angus and Yellow get trapped in the wilderness and struggle to survive, while his parents seek help of rescue teams.
Stream on Amazon.
For the love of Benji
For the Love of Benji is the sequel to the original movie, featuring Benji the dog and released in 1977. Benji the dog is never far away from adventure. While traveling to Greece with his owners, Benji has a run-in with a secret agent (Ed Nelson), who hides something on him with a lot of unsavory characters. Stream on Netflix to find out more.
This is a 1991 American Northern adventure drama film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North–kill or be killed. Stream on Netflix.
Where The Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy works and saves for two years to buy pup himself. He spends months training the pups to be the best hunting dogs in the hills. His dreams come true as he enjoys nights out hunting with his dogs, and their fame spreads far and wide. Billy and his dogs are so good that his grandfather enters them in a championship coon hunt in which Billy will compete against grown men. Stream on Amazon.
In this movie, a thirteen-year old Lili (Zsófia Psotta) moves in with her father who proves unwilling to pay the fees incumbent on the owners of mongrel dogs. He thus forces Lili to abandon her beloved Hagen on the streets of Budapest. The film follows the dual paths of Lili and Hagen as they, finally, find their way back to each other. Find out more on Amazon.
The Secret Life Of Pet
This is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. In this movie, you’ll find out what your pets do when you’re not at home in this animated comedy featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart. Stream on Amazon or Netflix.
This movie is filmed from the perspective of dogs, this time two dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, the cherished pets of Roger and Anita. Anita’s old friend, one of the most notorious villains in movie history, is the aptly named Cruella De Vil. Her henchmen kidnap Perdita’s puppies and 84 others so she can make them into a dalmatian fur coat. Pongo and Perdita, with the help of their animal friends, undertake a daring rescue. Watch on Amazon.
Puppy Party is a very nice & worthwhile video that you’ll enjoy. You’ll see a variety of pup breeds that are so cute. Join Milo, the adorable Labrador Puppy that has invited all his favorite breeds to his party! Featuring over 25 breeds, facts about each breed and hilarious puppy antics.
The video is highly recommend for all dog lovers!
Check it out on Amazon.
None of the links to the video on this list is an affiliate link. I created this post to help you find a movie that will help you in your dog training. Most of these videos are horrifying but still, you will definitely learn something from it. If you really love dogs and care about them, these movies will help you understand them more.
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