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VIDEO: Before Being Sued For Attack, Dr. Phil Featured His Dog On Show & Admitted Questionable Behavior

Feb. 6 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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It looks like Dr. Phil might need a house call from the Dog Whisperer, as the TV shrink finds his dog in the middle of controversy, accused of biting a pal and causing significant injuries.

And while that situation has led to a lawsuit, as was first to report, we’ve found video of Dr. Phil admitting that he and wife Robin allow the dog to sleep with them every night even though they know that’s not a good idea.

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Dr Phil’s beloved dog Maggie is at the center of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, after the talk show host’s former best friend accused the Korean Jindo of attacking her and causing significant injuries.

The 60-year star and Robin are avid dog lovers – so much so that they are willing to share their bed with their adopted pup, something that Dr Phil admits: “a lot of people say isn’t a great idea”.

You can watch the video of Dr. Phil discussing his dog, here on

On a past episode of his show, entitled Am I The Only One? Dr Phil brought Maggie on stage during a segment where he was offering advice to a viewer that was arguing with her husband about their dog sleeping in their bed.

Confessing that “I’m pretty much a dog guy” he goes on to share that “Maggie sleeps with us every night.”

He then goes on to say: “A lot of people say it isn’t a great idea to have a dog sleep with you – and I’ll tell you why.

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“Because they say dogs have a pack mentality and so the leader of the pack, which I hope is one of us, is supposed to be higher than the other members of the pack when they sleep and they say it can confuse dogs.”

As was first to report, their former friend, Janet Harris filed a suit against the couple on Wednesday, for personal injuries and damages after Maggie allegedly attacked her at their Beverly Hills mansion.



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