The only reason I rated this a 10 is to counteract other reviews that are clearly written by adults without children. This show serves exactly its intended purpose....entertaining kids. Give it a chance. Much better than pretty much every nickelodeon show. The actress playing Avery is very talented, and seems extremely mature for her age. I must admit, the dog really looks like he is talking. Completely believable. I have to give props to the cgi guy (or gal) that makes that possible. Again, if you have kids, it is well worth watching. To you critical reviewers....find some adult programming to watch if you find this show too predictable.