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Teach My Pet To Do That

  • Episode: 

    4 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 08 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 36 2017 : Sat 02 Sep - Fri 08 Sep
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Episode 4
Entertaining, informative and charming Teach My Pet To Do That celebrates the hidden intellectual potential of our nations pets.
We are a nation of animal lovers with over half of us owning some sort of pet. Watching funny and entertaining pet’s 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. 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 Working Cocker Spaniel Mowgli and miniature horse Westie to see if they can learn how to shut multiple kitchen cupboard doors.  
Our star pet is Melanie a tame Raccoon that has over 100 tricks in her repertoire including riding a bike, and pushing a pram. And our trainers hit the road to help a young Girl Scout train her pet rat Lily to do an agility course in the hope of securing an Animal Welfare and Entertainment Scout badges.