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What is wrong with you?!
— Bennett in Stan's Old Owner


Bennett James is one of the main characters of the sitcom Dog with a Blog. He is a child psychologist for a living and thought of adding a dog to the family, which came along Stan. He's not a very strict parent, but can sometimes surprise you in a lot of ways - which isn't exactly a good thing.


Early life

Bennett was born with his brother, Bob to Nora James sometime in the 1970s. At a young age, Bennett had a fish named Leo, who he thought he could talk, until realizing it was only in his head. The family later ate Leo for dinner. They had two children: Tyler and Chloe.

Then, as seen in How I Met Your Brother... And Sister, Bennett was engaged to Ellen Jennings, the mother of his eventual step-daughter, Avery. Despite being in good terms, Tyler and Avery were not. But Chloe was glad to have Ellen for a mother.


Bennett is the father of the Jennings/James family. He's a big-time child psychologist who has written several books, however, he's kind of a goofball (he even wanted Tyler to be featured on the cover of his next book). He always thinks he knows the best way to handle everything and comes up with some pretty unusual ways to deal with family issues. He always thinks of Chloe as a princess, himself as a king, and Ellen as a queen. Bennett is normally the more serious compared to Ellen and is shown on several occasions to be quite intelligent, partially down to being a psychologist he can normally predict her actions quite accurately.


Bennett is tall, and somewhat buff, as he is very muscular. He has short, blonde hair, as well as brown eyes.


Ellen Jennings

Ellen is Bennett's new wife.

Avery Jennings

Avery is Bennett's step-daughter, they get along very much and love each other and Avery loves him and effectively calls him dad.

Tyler James

Tyler is Bennett's son. All Bennett really expects from him is to get a haircut.

Chloe James

Chloe is Bennett's daughter. He and Ellen are always accidentally leaving her at random places and when they realize it they both yell, "Chloe!"


Bennett got Stan to help the kids smooth out their relationships, as Tyler and Avery are constantly fighting.


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


  • Bennett used to have a big fluffy beard when he was younger.
  • Bennett uses a lot of gimmicks from his book to try to help the kids out.
  • His parents forgot his 7th birthday and made him go to his grandmother's house, where she made him put lotion on her back. His parents brought him back a trout, he named it Leo, but his parents made him eat him.
  • According to Ellen and Chloe, Bennett's feet smell naturally of ham.
  • He is an old school dad.
  • He is usually known for starting a project and never finishing it.
  • He is slightly attracted to June Wallace because she looks like Ellen.
  • It is hinted in an episode that he actually had dated Ellen before.


  • "Chloe's that age, we can savor her!"
  • "CHLOE!"
  • "What is wrong with you?!"
  • "I don't know what you heard about me."
  • "If Stan can talk, the responsible thing to do would let him go to a scientist."
  • "You flooded the basement?!"
  • “What is a pig doing in our family room?"
  • "I've trained With Sigmund Freud!"
  • "It's best to let siblings develop their own ways of conflict resolution."


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