As all the families prepare for a Philadelphia dog show, Lourdes battens down the hatches for an oncoming hurricane, and Connie and George visit a pet psychic. Also: Brandon and Ryan train for their first show.
Brandon and Ryan fear their puppy Liberace has broken a leg and rushes it to the hospital. Meanwhile, Kyra and Chalcy vie for an obedience title and Connie spends money on the house instead of on the dogs, raising the ire of her husband.
Kyra offers human support to her dog, who undergoes emergency surgery after a paw injury. Meanwhile, the fur flies as Brandon and Ryan continue their fight, Moira's pooch collars a photo shoot with a Playmate and Lourdes begins a 1500-mile road trip to a dog show.
Police try to settle a fiery dispute between Brandon and Ryan over vet bills. Meanwhile, Kyra and her dog give a sub-par performance at a backyard party; George judges his first Best in Show; Lourdes' dog has a cervical exam; and 10-year-old Adam shows his handling skills to his classmates.
The five featured families of showdog owners are introduced. Included: Ryan and Brandon begin training their new puppy, named Liberace. Also: Lourdes and Peter take their dog to the vet for in vitro fertilization and Moira teaches her 10-year-old son to be a junior handler.