The BEST episodes of Downward Dog

Every episode of Downward Dog ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Downward Dog!

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.

Last Updated: 12/31/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Lost
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7.70
155 votes

#1 - Lost

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/27/2017

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.

Directors: Michael Killen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Old
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7.40
197 votes

#2 - Old

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/20/2017

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.

Directors: Paul Murphy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Getting What You Always Wanted
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7.40
164 votes

#3 - Getting What You Always Wanted

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/27/2017

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.

Directors: Paul Murphy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Trashed
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7.40
207 votes

#4 - Trashed

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/13/2017

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.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Boundaries
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7.36
357 votes

#5 - Boundaries

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/23/2017

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.

Directors: Michael Killen
Writer: Samm Hodges
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Full Package
star
7.25
240 votes

#6 - The Full Package

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/6/2017

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.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Loyalty
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7.25
270 votes

#7 - Loyalty

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/30/2017

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.

Directors: Michael Killen
Writer: Samm Hodges
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pilot
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7.22
502 votes

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/17/2017

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

Directors: Michael Killen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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