The dog is often referred to as man’s best friend, and most dog owners can probably agree with that.
But which celebrity in Norway has the best dog? They will try to find out in the entertainment program “Gi labb” on TV 2. This summer, six celebrities together with their four-legged friend will try their hand at various exercises to find the most obedient celebrity dog.
Through eight episodes, the celebrities and their furry friend will compete in various disciplines, and among the performers are former FRP leader and Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (52).
In the program – led by Morten Hegseth (36) – Jensen will fight against Stig Andre Berge (38), Siri Kristiansen (43), Jonas Lihaug (33), Mina Jacobsen (21) and Benjamin Silseth (31).
– Not hunting reality show
In February last year, it was announced that Jensen would resign as party leader in the Progress Party after 15 years at the helm, and now she will embark on, among other things, dog training and agility with the dog Karma.
Jensen can reveal to Dagbladet that it has been a very exciting and educational experience.
– It has simply been very fun. It’s the case that I do not hunt reality shows, but I had to take part in this because I thought this would be very good for Karma. So that’s why we joined, says the 52-year-old.
The politician also suspects that Karma has had a great time during the recording of the program.
– She has been completely wild with excitement. Every time we have been on location during recordings and competitions, she has been completely cracked. She thinks it has been a lot of fun.
Jensen still believes that the most fun with the whole experience has been the lessons learned during the program, and meeting the other participants.
– It has only been fun from end to end, Jensen admits.
However, she makes no secret of the fact that it has also been challenging to participate in the program.
– You have to learn a lot in a short time, and one thing is that I have to learn a lot in a short time, but she also has to learn it. She takes it fast, but of course it is challenging with a lot of training and practice. It has taken a lot of time, but it’s worth it I would say.
Earlier this year, the politician also experienced what most dog owners fear most. Her dog became very ill and ended up in the emergency room after going for a walk in the woods.
“Yesterday I feared for Karma’s life, but got her quickly to AniCura hospital and this afternoon I got my sweetheart home again,” Jensen wrote in a post on Facebook.
“She was poisoned by drugs that she must have found in the middle of a forest area. Now I feel rage over those who inadvertently hide drug stores or throw hashish snipes in nature. Shame on you!” she wrote further.
Opposite Dagbladet The 52-year-old could tell that she was very scared after the incident, and that she decided to contact the police.
– You want the dog to be allowed to run free when you are in the woods and there is no restraint. This is the last place you think your dog will be poisoned, at least in the winter.
It was later confirmed that Karma tested positive for marijuana, for which the dog also received treatment. Today Jensen can tell that Karma is doing very well.
– It has gone very well, and thank God no lasting but, she says, and adds:
– Unfortunately, there are lots of such depots around in parks and forests, and unfortunately I hear that there are many dogs who are drug poisoned. Thank God she’s completely healthy now.
“Give a Lab” premieres June 19.