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A 2012 Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom about a blended family who adopts a dog. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin That can blog.]] His name is Stan, and he can [[TalkingAnimal talk too!]] OnceAnEpisode, Stan adds a new post to his blog summing up the events of the episode in a HappyEnding. The show won a 2013 Young Artist Award and has been renewed for a second season.

On February 3rd of 2014, the series was also renewed for a THIRD season, which is set to start recording on April.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Dog]]: Although Stan is a family pet, and all three kids know he can talk, you can definitely notice a stronger bond between Avery and Stan than with any other person. Tyler did have Stan act as his wingman and later returned the favor. So we're clear, Stan a talking dog puts up with the annoying pet of his master's date and in return Tyler goes on a date with an equally annoying girl who has a poodle that Stan likes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Avery all the way. Straight A student who likes StarWars combined with how she looks and dresses is more than enough evidence.
* AffablyEvil: Avery's arch-nemesis, Karl.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Not only can Stan talk and use a computer, he can operate a blowtorch, brush his own hair off the family couch, and (briefly) drive a car.
* AndStarring: "with Regan Burns [Bennett] and Beth Littleford [Ellen]"
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Avery, Tyler and Chloe.
** Also, Avery (blonde), Lindsay and Nikki (brunettes), and Chloe (redhead).
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: From the pilot, an example that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets past the radar]]:
-->'''Avery:''' Dad'll write a book, Mom will freak, and Dad will write a book about Mom freaking. There will be freaking books everywhere.
* BrilliantButLazy[=/=]GeniusDitz: Tyler is a math genius. Actually, he is a very smart student but doesn't apply himself enough.
* TheCastShowoff: An unusual example, but Avery can juggle. And contort her body as well.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Ellen's "Good one, Ellen." when she makes a joke.
** Stan's "There's the sugar!" in his asides.
* ChristmasEpisode: Episode six focuses on Stan's first Christmas with his family.
** The 7th episode in season 2 is also a ChristmasEpisode, although It's about the kids aunt coming and Stan inviting a stray dog.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: While Bennett James is an accomplished psychologist and author, his methods in dealing with his own family have varied results to say the least. Stan even pokes at this by saying "they say that psychologist's kids are messed up be she [Chloe], seems okay." Then seconds later says "I said ok, not perfect."
** He also hints that he was somewhat mentally unstable as a child.
* TheCutie: Avery and Chloe tend to be this.
* CorruptTheCutie: Tyler getting Avery to break rules.
* CrazyCatLady: Ellen, sometimes.
* CutawayGag: Featured in nearly every episode. The pilot include some scenes from Stan's past. Other scenes have include Ellen trying to explain she doesn't know who she is getting flowers from (Karl), Avery rapping at a talent show, etc.
* DeadpanSnarker: To be expected from Disney Channel. Avery and Stan are both great at this.
* DisappearedDad: Its unknown as to what happened to Avery's father and how long between his departure and Ellen and Bennett getting married as well as never being mentioned.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The main character is a canine who maintains a blog about his day to day life. Not much to say beyond that.
** Most episode titles. "Tyler Gets a Girlfriend", "Stan Stops Talking", "Avery's First Crush", among others.
* {{Expy}}: Karl seems to be one of [[LeaveItToBeaver Eddie Haskell]], minus the friendship aspects.
** He also does more than a little channeling of [[{{iCarly}} Nevell]], though much less evil and vindictive.
** Chloe also has a few vibes of [[{{JESSIE}} Zuri]]. Although she's a lot more tolerable.
* FieryRedhead: Chloe.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Avery.
** TheLancer: Ellen.
** TheSmartGuy: Bennett.
** TheBigGuy: Tyler.
** TheChick: Chloe.
** TeamPet: Stan.
* [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling Foolish Stepsibling Responsible Stepsibling]]: Tyler and Chloe are foolish stepsiblings to Avery's responsible stepsibling.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Bennett and Ellen first met when Tyler and Avery were toddlers, and did not take to each other. Neither one associates the other with that experience, mainly because Bennett had a beard and Ellen had dyed her hair red at the time.
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: Happened twice in ''Freaky Fido'':
** While Bennett and Ellen are reliving a play they did when they were younger, Bennett uses a banana as a gun.
** Avery smashes a watermelon when she is angry.
* GamerChick: Avery poses as one in "World of Woofcraft" then becomes one with the help of Stan.
* GenderBlenderName: The older girl is named Avery. While it is occasionally used for girls, it is more often seen as a boy's name, especially in fiction, though it isn't a particularly popular name for either gender.
* GenreSavvy: The Parents are shown to be this, especially able to easily identify their children's tricks.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** At the end of the first episode, Stan logs out of his blog and goes onto another website, claiming it is his own "doggy treat." It turned out to actually be HOT POODLES, a clear porn reference.
** In the food truck episode:
--> '''Avery:''' And Tyler's still working in the food truck.
--> '''Bennett and Ellen:''' What?
--> '''Chloe:''' He has no business being a father!
--> '''Bennett and Ellen:''' What?!
** Upon viewing Stan's family tree, a cat is clearly visible, to which Stan embarrassingly exclaims "Don't pay that any mind. It was the Seventies!"
** In the episode where Stan tries to be a school mascot, resulting in [[ItMakesSenseInContext pig-napping]] the other school's mascot and {{hilarity ensu|es}}ing, towards the end, Bennett looks towards Ellen, implies having "success sex", removes his shirt... to reveal he's wearing his wife's sparkly lips turtleneck. Followed up by a prison rape joke. Pushing the envelope anyone?
** And this gem from "Dog Loses Girl":
--->'''Avery:''' You're supposed to wipe your hair out of the shower drain. Do you know how gross that is? It's like a second little head down there.
** In "The Parrot Trap," it's implied that Stan has eaten the buttons off Ellen's coat. Later, he says that the parrot "[[BringMyBrownPants scared the buttons out of him]]."
** Then there was the time Tyler was trying to convince Avery to help him get a girl back...
-->'''Tyler:''' Not just her cabasa. I like what's up here. (''points to his head'')
-->'''Avery:''' Cabasa ''means'' head.
-->'''Tyler:''' Oh. Then some of my other texts ''do not'' make sense at all.
** One episode involved a reference to neutering:
-->'''Stan:''' This is why I never had kids. That, and I never had the desire after that weird weekend at the vet.
** Ellen and Bennett attempting to give TheTalk to Avery.
** How about the fact that Ellen quite clearly mentions blood in "The Parrot Trap"?
* GoodWithNumbers: Tyler, [[BookDumb of all people]], is a math prodigy. This is the only skill he ever uses, even in his new job.
* HiddenDepths: Avery can juggle and is a {{contortionist}}.
* HighConcept: Somewhat oddly averted, as the titular blog really only serves as a form of BookEnds for each episode. Played straight, however, in that there is a talking dog.
* HypocriticalHumor: C'mon, its a Disney show, so it's expected.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stan and Avery apply. As can Tyler.
* LeeroyJenkins: Avery is this in "World of Woofcraft", when she and Stan attempt to get revenge on Stan's former in-game friend, Killgore. Avery, being pretty new to game, has zero patience for Stan's plan and attacks before Stan is ready. They still defeat Killgore, who is still pretty savvy, but no match for the surprise attack.
** While playing, Avery [[ShoutOut runs into the battlefield shouting]], "[[MemeticMutation Averryyyyyy Jeeennnniiinnnggsss!!]]" Of course, Stan replies with, "Oh my gosh, you just ran in!"
* MotorMouth: Lindsay which rubs off on Avery at times.
* NegativeContinuity: The writers seem to go back and forth on if the family is a blended family or not. Case in point, one recent episode has Bennent remind Avery how he always told her to believe in herself...despite only having known her for a few months.
* OddFriendship: Avery and Stan. First, Stan is a talking dog, second he not only is voiced by a grown man, but seems to have the mindset of a grown man.
* OffModel: Look at [[http://www.geekosystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dog-with-a-blog.jpg this picture]]. Does it look fake? Nope, it's actually from the intro.
* OncePerEpisode: Stan blogging away on the computer while everyone else is sleep. Most of the time at the end of the episode.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Happens to Stan twice in the episode "Dog with a Hog", first in a flashback he loses a movie role to a dog riding a skateboard. Then as the School Mascot, at the Homecoming Game, to Chloe on a the Rival School's Pig on a skateboard.
* PairTheSpares: Max and Karl. [[LampshadeHanging Even the show itself commented on how odd a pairing this is]].
* MesACrowd: A variant, Chloe picks a "Chloe Party" for her birthday theme where the guests wear red-headed curly wigs. Chloe admits later that it wasn't a good idea as she feels everyone's making fun of her.
* NotBloodSiblings: Avery to Tyler and Chloe. Tyler and Chloe have the same father and possibly the same mother.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Avery and Chloe each got an additional long-time best friend in season 2.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In Universe. Chloe said that they would call her Rockstar Rabbit because of her lunchbox. Because last year she had a red lunchbox and everybody called her [[RedHeadedHero the little red girl.]]
* {{Secret Keeper}}s: The kids' grandmother join in later on.
* SelfServingMemory: In "[[spoiler:Karl Finds Out Stan's Secret]]", Bennet and Ellen flash back to embarrassing events from past episodes, but mentally dub over their lines with ones that paint them in a better light.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Avery feels this way in the episode "Dog With a Hog" when she steals the rival school's mascot when she thinks they kidnapped Stan so she can trade it for Stan, But Tyler took Stan in order to get the other school in trouble. In order to not get expelled, she proposes that sneaking the pig back in is "the right thing to do" When her mom elects to call the school, tell the truth about their pig, she replies...
-->'''Avery:''' ARE YOU OUT MIND WOMAN? THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING, [[CorruptTheCutie I'VE BEEN TAKING RISKS FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS]] AND I AM NOT ABOUT TO GET OFF THIS TRAIN NOW!
* ScriptWank: Stan does this in some episodes.
* SentimentalMusicCue: Shows up from time to time, mostly during Avery's sentimental moments, but sometimes for Stan too.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Avery is this, but the only subject that is hard for her is math.
* ShoutOut:
** In "A New Baby", Stan was all set to be spying, and he wore an outfit that makes him look like [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb an agent from the OWCA.]]
** In "Bark! the Herald Angels Sing", Chloe asks Phil Trummer, the Bennet-James family's cranky old neighbor, if he's going to [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} attach balloons to his house and fly away]].
** In "Stan-ing Guard", Tyler tells him to get off the coffee table. Stan responds by saying "[[AFewGoodMen You want me on this coffee table, you need me on this coffee table!]]" He even says it exactly like JackNicholson during his MotiveRant about being perfect for a job that nobody wants.
** In "Stan Stops Talking" the Chole party feels suspiciously like one for ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', which had came out the following year.
** In "Stan Gets Schooled" Film/TeenWolf is mentioned when Avery's friends, Max and Lindsey, talk about being disappointed that Stan wasn't one.
* StrictlyFormula: Other than the {{Blog}} mentioned in the title, Blake Michael's long hair and the fact that it's in color are the only hints you have that this show wasn't made in 1962.
* TalkingAnimal
* TakeThat: Stan describing what it would be like to be a celebrity:
-->'''Stan:''' I'm gonna need an agent, sunglasses, and a political cause I don't really understand.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Avery's friend Max is the closest to this.
* WhamEpisode: The season one finale episode "Stan's Old Owner". Stan's former owner arrives and offers to take Stan back to meet his real canine family. [[spoiler: He's lying, he was a scientist that was studying Stan to find out how he can talk and wanted to use him for fame and fortune. The kids find this out when they realize there's a contradiction in his story just as they're about to hand Stan over and confront him on it till he eventually reveals his true colors.]]
** The Halloween episode, where Stan takes advantage of a costume to talk directly to Ellen, and she confides in him that the reason she doesn't bond well with dogs is that her beloved dog ran away one day when she was little and never came back.
* YouAreTheNewTrend: In one episode, a group of cheerleaders come to a math competition to make fun of the "math geeks." Tyler announces that he's competing and they instantly decide that math is cool.
* ZettaiRyouiki: A staple of most of Avery's wardrobe.
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