Kennel Club: teaching dogs tricks is good for them

The secretary of the Kennel Club is pleased the "Pudsey Effect" is encouraging dog owners to teach their pets new tricks.

"It is great to see the so-called 'Pudsey effect' motivating people to teach their dogs tricks and take part in dog sports and leisure activities. It is a perfect way for dog and owner to bond and have fun in the process."

– Caroline Kisko, The Kennel Club

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