The BEST Episodes of Downward Dog

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2022

Network: ABC (US)

Based on the web series, “Downward Dog” is about a struggling millennial, Nan, from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other.

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#1 - Lost

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 27, 2017

Nan decides to take a vacation, and on the way, stops by her estranged father's place in the country, where she discovers he's selling the family home. While Nan tries to pack up some childhood treasures, Dad takes Martin for a walk — but Martin, runs off into the woods, hoping to prove he's wild and free like a wolf.

star 7.61
179 votes

#2 - Boundaries

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 23, 2017

Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason's key while still keeping him as Martin's dog walker, but it causes Martin to think he can open doors with his mind. Elsewhere: Nan's boss is uncertain about a new ad campaign that Nan pitched to the corporate bosses.

star 7.40
425 votes

#3 - Trashed

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

Nan travels to NYC with Jenn and Kevin for a big marketing meeting while Jason watches Martin at her home. But Martin uses the opportunity to go on a trash-eating bender of epic proportions while Nan fantasizes about her romantic future in Gotham.

star 7.37
234 votes
Writers: Morgan Murphy
Getting What You Always Wanted

#4 - Getting What You Always Wanted

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 27, 2017

Nan's long-anticipated national campaign is hours away from launching in Times Square on the Jumbotron, when she discovers an algorithm has been flipped, and instead of blocking penis photos from the photo feed it will choose them. Meanwhile, Martin decides to reduce Nan's stress by taking out his sworn enemy, Pepper.

star 7.31
190 votes

#5 - Old

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

On Martin's seventh birthday, his world is rocked when Jenn crashes at Nan's house for a few days with her new puppy. Meanwhile, Jenn and Nan try to forget their respective romantic dramas by hitting the town.

star 7.26
223 votes
The Full Package

#6 - The Full Package

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 6, 2017

Nan meets Eric, (guest star Timothy Odmundson) an attractive dog owner who appears to be the older, more successful version of Jason, and enlists his help with Martin, secretly hoping to score a date. But when Martin spends time with Eric's well-trained dog, it thrusts Martin into a crisis of self-confidence.

star 7.26
279 votes
Writers: Daisy Gardner

#7 - Loyalty

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 30, 2017

Frustrated by her boss Kevin's intereference in her ad campaign development, Nan brings Martin to work with her, hoping to keep dog-phobic Kevin at bay. However, she never anticipated that Martin would fall in love with Kevin.

star 7.25
315 votes
Directors: Michael Killen
Writers: Samm Hodges

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 17, 2017

Nan struggles with a breakup and Martin's bad behavior, as he acts out in response to her newly busy work schedule.

star 7.24
617 votes
Directors: Michael Killen
Writers: Michael Killen, Samm Hodges