“Human relationships are complex. Dogs make life more simple,” says groomer Kenichi Nagase in Netflix
’s docuseries “Dogs.” The Japanese introvert has hit upon a byproduct of the six-part anthology series, ostensibly an examination of the unconditional love between owner and pet, but ultimately a celebration of how the love of dogs can inspire people to focus on a passion. And as seen in this series, this leads to greater heights of humanity, even acts of heroism. Yes, lolling tongues, floppy ears, and wagging tails abound, but in the end, it’s the people’s stories that resonate the most in “Dogs.” Dogs are easy to love, and through their example, we can relearn to love our fellow man.
Documentary heavyweights Amy Berg
(“Deliver Us From Evil
”) and Glen Zipper
lead a handful of acclaimed filmmakers through six tales of doggy devotion that travel from the U.S. to Syria,