These are the results of the survey by the Kennel Club, which says dogs are becoming more talented thanks to Ashley & Pudsey from Wellingborough, who won Britain's Got Talent in 2012.
- 32% say Ashley & Pudsey's success has encouraged them to train their dogs
- 54% spent up to 5 hours a week training their dogs
- 81% taught basic obedience
- 31% taught dogs to fetch newspapers and slippers around the house
- 15% taught agility
Some dogs are being trained to tackle basic obstacles, dancing to music or even riding a surf or skateboard.
More than 1000 people took part in the research commissioned by the Kennel Club.
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