It’s a hit show for ABC but there are some aspects of Muster Dogs that cameras try not linger on for fear of turning viewers off.
They centre around the caging of the loveable puppies, narrator Lisa Millar reveals.
“There are a few elements that people in the city look at and go, ‘I don’t want to see a dog in a cage,” she tells TV Tonight.
Both seasons have also required transportation of the pups across states, on long road trips for hundreds of kms, in the back of vehicles by professional animal transporters.
“There’s certainly no suggestion that dogs weren’t (looked after),” she assures.
“I hear what you’re saying. I think the thing though, has been the education for city viewers who have gone ‘My dog’s allowed on my couch and sleeps with me at night.’
“What I’ve learned a lot more about, even though I come from the country… is that this keeps them safe from snakes.
“They are so dedicated to the task of working, that if they are let out of those cages, they will just take off until they find cattle to round up. They’ll get hit by cars and get lost. So it’s all about their own safety.”
Muster Dogs continues 7:30 Sundays on ABC.