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Teach My Pet To Do That

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 18 Aug 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2017 : Sat 12 Aug - Fri 18 Aug
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Episode 2
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 online 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.  Using only positive reinforcement training this series proves 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 Kevin the Chow Chow and Rambo the miniature New Zealand Kune Kune pig see if they can be taught to beg, spin and roll over.   
Our star pet is Pudsey, the first ever dog to win Britain’s Got Talent.  And our trainers hit the road to see if they can train two chickens to play the world’s most usual game of Celebrity Guess Who by attempting to pick out the faces of Ant McParlin and Katie Price from a constellation of stars.