I've always wanted a Dog!

Stan of the House is the first episode and pilot in Season 1 of Dog with a Blog. It first aired on Disney Channel in the United States on October 12, 2012 after the DCOM movie premiere of Girl vs. Monster, leading Dog with a Blog in with 4.5 million views, ranking Dog with a Blog as one of Disney Channel's strongest series launches in recent history.


When Bennet adopts a dog in an effort for Tyler and Avery to show responsibility together in taking care of the cutie, the kids find out a secret about the dog. Tyler and Avery discover that their newly adopted dog, Stan, can talk and they agree that his ability to speak must be kept a secret from everyone.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Audrey Whitby as Sabrina
  • Harvey Guillen as Glenn
  • Michael Boucher as Owner #1 
  • Christopher Birt as Owner #2 

International Premieres

  • October 12, 2012 (Canada)
  • December 21, 2012 (UK and Ireland)
  • January 7, 2013 (Russia)
  • January 8, 2013 (France)
  • February 18, 2013 (Israel)
  • March 15, 2013 (Italy)
  • March 22, 2013 (Spain and Portugal)
  • March 23, 2013 (Latin America and Poland)
  • March 24, 2013 (Turkey)
  • March 25, 2013 (Australia)
  • April 6, 2013 (Bulgaria and Romania)
  • April 8, 2013 (Germany)
  • April 13, 2013 (Scandinavia, Hungary, and Czech Republic)
  • May 25, 2013 (Greece)
  • July 6, 2013 (Japan)


  • This episode was filmed during the first week in November 2011.
  • This episode became available for purchase on October 2, 2012 on iTunes.
  • This episode is currently available at Watch Disney and on the Watch Disney Channel app.
  • Stan introduces the characters in this episode; Avery as a psycho about rules, Tyler being a smooth playa, Chloe being an okay psychologist kid, but sometimes is in weird situations, Bennett being a goofball, and Ellen being a cat person. It also included Glenn, but he introduced with this exact quote "Some guy named Glenn, don't really know him, moving on.." in a quick style.
  • The ending of this episode, where Bennett films Stan say "I love you", is a reference to the popular YouTube video Husky Dog Talking - " I love you ".
  • This episode was available for a free download on iTunes for about a month.
  • Homeschool Musical is a reference to the Disney film High School Musical.
  • The episode title is a pun on the expression "man of the house".
  • This is a preview episode.
  • This episode airs in Canada the same day in USA.
  • The first promo aired about a month before this episode.


  • Tyler: We're gonna have to break some more rules? Are you with us?
  • Avery: Lets do this! *breaks off part of a bulletin board and slaps it on the ground.*
  • Tyler: I said some rules. Not just like random rules! 
  • Avery: Oh sorry. I'm new at this.

  • Ellen: Especially you Avery, we expect more from you.
  • Tyler: What, you don't you expect more from me?
  • Bennett: All I'm hoping out of you is a haircut.

  • Stan: Give me the stinking food! I'm drooling a pool over here!
  • Avery: Did he!
  • Stan: Think fast and cover quickly! Uh, no ... I mean woof.
  • Tyler: *Stares in disbelief.* He did it again!
  • Stan: No, I didn't. I just said, woof.
  • Time passes for a long time
  • Stan: Really? Still processing?

  • Ellen: Hot poodles? Bennett, we are not getting another dog!
  • Stan: I'm gonna have to put a bell on her!


To view the Stan of the House gallery, click here.


For a full transcript of Stan of the House, click here.