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Teach My Pet To Do That

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 11 Aug 2017
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  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 32 2017 : Sat 05 Aug - Fri 11 Aug
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Teach My Pet To Do That celebrates the hidden intellectual potential of our nations pets, while capturing them at their charming and entertaining best.    

We are a nation of animal lovers with over half of us owning some sort of pet.  Watching funny and entertaining pets on line is a bit of a national obsession but rarely do we think our own pets are capable of such feats of brilliance.   Teach My Pet To Do That will wipe away that misconception and, using only positive reinforcement training, will prove that any pet has the potential to be an internet superstar.

The Teach My Pet, Pet School is a place where domesticated pets of all shapes, sizes and species enroll to be taught tricks that enrich the lives of animal and owner.  

This week on Teach My Pet To Do That, animal lover, comedian and presenter Alexander Armstrong opens the doors of  his multispecies pet training school, to welcome Eric, a Datsun Labrador Cross and Aslan, a miniature horse, to see if trainers Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown can be train them to answer a door to the cue of a doorbell. 

Our star pet is Ziggy tricks the skateboarding dog and trainers hit the road and attempt to train River, the cat to, not only ride Moss the dog,  but to also be the star attraction at the opening of a doggy daycare centre.