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Hey, Animals At Work watchers. Welcome to another great episode.

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All over the planet there are millions of animals that have jobs.

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Aah!

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This is the show that brings you the funniest, coolest

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and most bizarre Animals At Work.

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Coming up.

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A trainee search and rescue dog faces his biggest fear...

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..a turtle shows off his amazing tricks...

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..and the Fanimals judge who is the better dancer - Dad or a dog.

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But now, it's show time.

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Hey, welcome to Animals At Work.

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I'm usually a very brave guy, and I'm not afraid of things, but wooh!

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There's a lot of creepy crawlies around here.

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Urgh. Yeah, go ahead.

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Ahhh!

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That's awesome, really great.

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You can have him back now.

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Now, a story about another brave critter, Jip,

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the firefighting puppy.

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Where's your bathroom?

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Our first talented animal lives in Liverpool in the UK.

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Meet Jip, a young friendly pup who's training

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to be a search and rescue dog for the Fire Brigade.

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MUSIC: "Fire" by Kasabian

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He lives with his trainer, Jo.

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This is Jip, he's an Australian kelpie,

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he's one and he started search and rescue training a month ago.

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We've six months of intensive training to go

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and hopefully he'll then pass an assessment

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and work for Merseyside Fire and Rescue.

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But first, he must pass his most important assessment.

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Five weeks from today...

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..will determine if training should continue.

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So Jip's got to focus.

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The Fire Brigade uses dogs to help find people

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in burning and collapsed buildings.

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Search and rescue dogs are very important.

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If someone is trapped under rubble, we don't know where to dig.

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They could be anywhere and it would take days to find them, if at all.

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Dogs can find people much quicker using their super sniffing powers.

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They can locate odours at concentrations

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nearly 100 million times

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lower than a human can.

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But search and rescue dogs need to have more than just a good nose.

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They need to be fearless and confident

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and unfortunately, Jip is a pooch who's easily spooked.

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At first, Jip was very nervous.

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He wouldn't walk with a lead or go upstairs.

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He was scared of his own shadow.

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Jip's become a bit braver during training,

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but still suffers from nerves when the pressure is on.

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You can tell that he's not confident from his body language.

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His tail will be tucked under,

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his ears go back and he may cower.

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Jip is an Australian kelpie.

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They were bred in Australia for herding sheep,

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and have lots of qualities the fire service look for.

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Kelpies are excellent working dogs,

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they love to work all day and have lots and lots of energy.

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But if this nervous pup can't overcome his fears,

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he'll never achieve his dream

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-of joining the fire brigade.

-SIRENS BLARE

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He needs to discover the fearless hero inside him.

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And Jip has some big heroes to look up to.

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He lives and trains with two of the top dogs in the country -

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his work buddies, Jake and Zak.

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Jake is...

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and Zak is...

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They're Border collies and trained search and rescue dogs.

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Jip wants to be like them,

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follow in their footsteps and be a good search dog.

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Jake is due to retire at the end of the year.

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It's Jo's hope that Jip can step into his firedog boots.

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But that's a long way off yet, and Jip has a lot of work to do.

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His first assessment is just around the corner

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and it's time to knuckle down.

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Today, Jip is learning the very basics of searching for someone.

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Officers use Jip's favourite toy, a tennis ball,

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and encourage him to chase it and hunt.

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When he barks, they reward him with the ball.

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Once Jip's got the hang of this, things go to the next level.

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We're now going to perform a run away.

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Lee will show Jip the ball, run into the bushes,

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and we'll send Jip off with the find command.

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He'll find him, bark and get rewarded with the tennis ball.

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-Jip!

-OK, go, go, go.

-Here he goes.

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Remember, Jip has to find the officer and call for the ball.

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Find!

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JIP BARKS

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Good work, Jip! But that's only the beginning.

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This is the first step. The next stage for Jip

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will be for somebody to run away without a ball.

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Jip may have passed but he's still not quite the model student.

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This is his favourite game. He won't give the ball back.

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As soon as they get close, he'll get up and run off again. Like that!

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Jip, you cheeky pup, stop clowning around,

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things are about to get serious.

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Call 3-2, go to Broadgreen Hospital, collapsed building.

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The fire station is running a major training exercise,

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the dogs don't know it's a drill and Jip is coming along for the ride.

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The building behind us has suffered a significant structural collapse,

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we're going to go in with Jake on a canine search.

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Jake's been sent in to find four firefighters

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pretending to be casualties.

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Jip, wait.

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Jip has to wait outside to observe how the pros do it.

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Jake uses his nose to locate casualties,

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-and barks when he finds someone.

-JAKE BARKS

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The officers mark it on the map,

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so the firemen can come in and rescue them.

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JAKE BARKS

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Jake completed his search, and found all four people.

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And Jip's behaviour was encouraging too.

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He was barking when Jake went in.

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It's a very good sign that he was barking, he's keen to get in.

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But will Jip ever be as good as this professional pooch?

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I've got high hopes for Jip to become a good search dog.

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Later, Jip's training escalates,

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and his fears are put to the ultimate test.

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We've been searching the Internet for more amazing animals

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with incredible skills.

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Check out this Senegal parrot, showing he's no square.

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Yes, he's really doing a puzzle.

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This bird's in amazing shape, get it?'

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HE LAUGHS

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It's not just today that animals have had jobs.

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In fact, history reveals that in the past,

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they've had even more amazing jobs than today.

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And here are those history's heroes.

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At last, Pi!

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Hello, I'm Professor John Bumbleman,

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the smartest and most famous animal historian in the world.

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My brilliant brain rivals even the cleverest of creatures,

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and there's been a few of those over the years, let me tell you.

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Our first brainbox is a chimpanzee.

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During World War I, a German professor, called Wolfgang Kohler,

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employed chimpanzees as his research assistants,

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and made some ground-breaking discoveries.

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His star employee was a smart chimp called Sultan.

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The professor would put bananas in hard-to-reach places to see

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if Sultan and his co-workers could work out how to get them.

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Sultan worked out that he could pile boxes on top of each other

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and use a stick to get the bananas he was so bananas about.

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To make the next lesson harder, the professor hid the boxes and sticks.

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This stumped Sultan for a second,

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until he pulled the professor to the centre of the room

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and used him to get at the bananas. What a clever monkey!

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Second on our list of animal heroes is Hans,

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an exceptionally bright horse, who could do sums.

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Hans and his boss, toured Germany in the early 1900s,

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showing everyone Hans' maths skills.

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His boss would read out a sum,

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and Hans would tap out the answer with his hoof.

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He could do addition, subtraction, multiplication and even division.

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No-one could work out how he did it.

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Until Oskar Pfungst, a scientist,

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set out to investigate.

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He discovered Hans couldn't do sums when blindfolded.

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Turns out clever Hans wasn't actually doing the sums,

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but watching people's reactions

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and stopped tapping when he got to the right answer.

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So while Hans wasn't very good at sums,

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he was still a very clever horse.

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Next, allow me to reveal some real "smarty pants".

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Here they are.

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Just a little joke. Now, where was I? Oh, yes.

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Here's a story of a very clever doggy detective. Woof-woof!

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The Greyhound of Montargis witnessed his master's murder

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in 15th-century France.

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But this mastermind mutt wasn't about to let his murderer

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get away with it. He had a plan.

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He ran to his master's friend's house

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and led him to the master's body.

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Then found the murderer and proceeded to attack him.

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King Charles V of France, heard about the incident,

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and ordered a trial by combat, dog versus murderer.

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The dog won. The murderer confessed and was sent to the gallows.

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For his genius detective brain, the Greyhound of Montargis

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is our cleverest history's hero.

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And so concludes this week's history's heroes.

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Ow! That wasn't too clever, was it?

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Ow! First Aid, please!

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And now, let's head back to Liverpool in the UK.

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One year old Australian Kelpie, Jip, is training for his dream job,

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to become a search and rescue dog for the fire brigade.

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When I first got Jip,

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he didn't tick any of the boxes that you would expect

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from a search and rescue dog, but there was just something about him.

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Jip's been training hard to prove himself to Jo, but he needs

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to toughen up a little bit if he wants any chance of success.

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He is very strong-minded, strong-willed

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and does tend to do his own thing a lot.

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As an Australian Kelpie,

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Jip's got a natural leg-up in the agility department,

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but that's not enough to succeed.

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They need to be fearless and confident, which Jip isn't yet.

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High pressure situations make him nervous.

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He'll have to get over his fears

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if he has any hope of taking over from rescue dog hero, Jake,

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who is retiring soon.

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Today's a big day for Jip. It's the beginning of his advanced training.

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In five weeks, he'll be meeting...

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..who'll decide if Jip has what it takes to continue training,

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by watching how he performs

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on this rubble pile.

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This is the terrain dogs normally work on.

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Jake and Zak are used to collapsed buildings

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and the hazards that go with that.

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This rubble pile here simulates that.

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Jip will have to find someone posing as a casualty,

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hidden in the rubble, so he has to get familiar with the terrain

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if he is to pass his upcoming test.

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Today, Jip needs to observe and express interest in the task,

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by watching old pros Jake and Zak navigate the rubble.

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They're handling it like true experts.

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It's quite an arduous terrain for them.

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Jake needs to watch the older boys manoeuvre,

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so he can do it next time.

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Jip's doing well. He's really excited about the rubble pile.

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Next time he's here, he'll get his chance.

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His next test isn't going to be easy. He has to face...

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the crane!

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He's going to go up in the crane,

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and we'll raise him 10 or 12 foot. If he's OK we'll take him higher.

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It's crucial Jip can handle heights like this

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if he's going to join the Fire Brigade.

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He's never done it before. He'll wear a special harness.

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It's the first time he's put it on, so this is new to him as well.

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He'll be attached to the cage so it's absolutely safe for him.

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The crane is safe, but just to reassure Jip,

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old pro Jake will go first.

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He's going up the full height, about 100 foot.

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And Jip's going to watch on, and hopefully he will do the same.

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MUSIC: Superman Theme

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Now would you look at that!

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All the way up to 33m and Jake is cool, calm and collected.

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With Jake safely back down to Earth, it's Jip's turn.

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But will he be able to handle it?

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Jip seems to be having a spot of trouble getting on board the lift.

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Come on, Jip, be brave!

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Come on. Oh, good boy!

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This will be very strange for Jip.

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He hasn't done it before and he's not used to any heights whatsoever.

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So we'll start off gradually,

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maybe 10 to 15 foot.

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And see how he goes.

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If he's OK with that,

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perhaps take him a bit higher.

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That's it, Jippy, good work!

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-Try it a bit higher?

-A little bit higher?

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OK, we're going to take it a little bit higher.

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He's shaking a bit now.

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Oh, no, Jip's nerves are getting the better of him.

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Yeah, take him down now.

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This is as high as we'll take Jip for his first time.

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He started to get shaky when we started to go higher,

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so we'll leave it for today.

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Jip's done OK by trying the crane, but he failed to manage his nerves,

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and started to fall apart just 3m above the ground.

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He's got to make it 11 times higher to the full height of 33m

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if he is to pass his training and officially join the Fire Brigade.

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Later on, Jip goes head to head with...

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..and the rubble pile and reattempts the dreaded crane.

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SCREAMING

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Hi, I'm John Barrowman... Oh, hello. I'm just practising my lines,

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because all world-class presenters need to practise their lines.

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Watch this. Hi, I'm Bohn Bubbleman.

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Who writes this rubbish anyway?

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I'm not worried about that.

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I'm worried about that furry thing playing tricks on me.

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You know who I'm talking about? The cheeky monkey!

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There's no way I'm going to let him play pranks on me,

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I'm smarter than he is, I'm bigger than he is

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and I'm better-looking than he is.

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-More orange juice, Mr Barrowman?

-Oh, yeah, right. Ha-ha.(!)

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He's probably put some camel pee in here

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or gorilla sweat or orang-utan poo.

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Actually, it smells a lot like orange juice.

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Yeah, top me up, go ahead, real awesome!

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Wardrobe!

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And now we're off to Plantation, Florida, in the USA.

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33 year old Florida, is a three toed box turtle.

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He's a good listener and a real sweetheart,

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which is what makes him such a great child psychologist.

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A child psychologist helps kids deal with their troubles,

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and for the last 20 years,

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Florida has been working alongside licensed psychologist Dr Mitch.

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They help children get over worries or emotional problems.

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Florida likes to help them come out of their shells,

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and overcome fears and anxiety.

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You can do anything, right?

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And if a turtle can do anything, so can any child. Right?

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Florida has got some unusual techniques to help children relax.

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He does tricks, he does...

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He can even high-five!

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I met Florida in a pet shop and we established eye contact.

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He watched me, I watched him, and he came home that day.

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It's very unusual for turtles

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to hold eye contact with someone.

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His brain is the size of a pea

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and yet he communicates better than a lot of people.

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This talented turtle helps kids build their confidence,

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he helps them to focus their attention,

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he can also help them to overcome nightmares

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and even face a fear of swimming.

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# Splish splash I was taking a bath. #

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Today, Florida is working with a special client,

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so he needs to get ready to look his very best.

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First, he takes a quick shower

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but this beauty regime doesn't stop here.

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His shell and his skin gets moisturised.

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Leaving him looking lovely and ready for work.

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We're going to have a good day today and help children.

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PHRRT! Good boy.

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Florida just let loose on my hand. I need a towel.

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Mmm, perhaps he's not so ready after all.

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Sometimes he'll hide in his shell.

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But then he'll come back out. There he is.

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CHILDREN: Hi, Florida!

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Florida's meeting with nine-year-old Ariana,

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who's having nightmares.

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-Hi, guys.

-She's here with her sisters.

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Florida is one of my best animal friends.

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Ariana's hit a wall in dealing with her troubles.

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She can't seem to break through.

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Remember how shy you were when you started here?

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Florida's going to show her how to break through walls. Literally.

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The message being, if he can do it, she can do it.

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MUSIC: "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

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Has Florida's message made an impact on Ariana?

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Do you think I learned a lot from you? Yes!

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Well, Florida, it's true what they say,

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good things do come in small packages.

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High-five, baby.

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And now,

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those kids who love animals,

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-it's the...

-Fanimals. Yes!

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Meet the Fanimals, our animal detectives.

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Today, they'll be judging who's the greatest dancer.

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So Fanimals, what do you think?

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I think the dog will be pretty good.

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I don't know, I haven't ever seen a dog dance,

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if you can understand his moves or know what he's doing.

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Dancing for the dogs is Gwen, a golden retriever

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and a professional dancer.

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Dancing for the dads are three fathers

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with very different credentials.

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In the first round, the dads will dance off against each other.

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Whoever gets the highest score

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wins the round.

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The best dad will face off against Gwen,

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in a dad/dog dance-off.

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No problem, right, dads?

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What the dads don't know is that Gwen does this for a living.

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She regularly dances in competitions with her trainer.

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First, the dads warm up. Their old bones can get pretty stiff!

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TEARING

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Ready, steady, dance!

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MUSIC: "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees

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Gwen doesn't look too threatened by the competition.

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MUSIC STOPS

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What do you think, Fanimals?

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DRUMROLL, BUZZER

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Ouch! Dad two's score isn't great.

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DRUMROLL, BUZZER

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Oh dear, dad three did even worse!

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What a blow!

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DRUMROLL, FANFARE AND APPLAUSE

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Dad number one, Ben, has the best score.

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Number one was smiling and he wasn't sloppy.

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He was really dancing with purpose.

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So now it's time to find out who's the better dancer.

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Dad number one, Ben, versus Gwen, the golden retriever.

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Dancing dad, you'll go first.

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DANCE MUSIC PLAYS

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He seems to have won the judges' favour.

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He was pretty good, he had his lines.

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I can't wait to see the dog!

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Gwen, it's up to you.

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Can you win this for dog dancers everywhere?

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Gwen approaches the dance floor with her trainer.

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MUSIC: "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins

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Holy cow! Gwen isn't having any trouble with her dance moves.

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It's time to declare a winner.

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-BELL DINGS

-Congratulations, Gwen.

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You've proven that dogs don't have two left feet, but four right ones.

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BUZZER

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Too bad we can't say that much for dads.

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And finally, let's go back to Liverpool in England.

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Jip, the Australian Kelpie,

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faces the most important day of his career.

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Today, THE ASSESSOR is coming to see if Jip has what it takes

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to become a search and rescue dog for the Fire Brigade.

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Hopefully you'll see a difference from five weeks ago.

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To succeed, Jip has to face his fear of heights.

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Take him down, he's shaking a bit now.

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But first,

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he has to pass the rubble pile test.

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The game is hide and seek.

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That's basically the game the dog's been taught.

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It's vital Jip shows he can find someone buried in rubble.

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He's got to use his nose only to locate the casualty.

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If Jip does not perform well today, his dream of being a hero is over.

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Jip's led away while the test is set up.

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Jo's going to pretend to be the missing casualty.

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She is hidden under the rubble, just like a real search and rescue.

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Right, Adrian, get Jip, please.

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Find!

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There he goes. Good luck, Jip!

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Uh-oh, Jip's gone the wrong way!

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Woo! He's back on track. Careful with your footing.

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-What's this?

-JIP BARKS

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And he's done it, yes! Congratulations, Jip!

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He is very agile on his feet. The speed he's working at is ideal.

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He's getting more confident. Very pleased with him.

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Jip's success on the rubble

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means he's still got a shot at being a hero.

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But he has one last test he must face today.

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It's THE CRANE!

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Remember, he failed this last time.

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He's made it into the cage. It's going well so far.

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Smooth as silk, this pup is standing steadfast and true!

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At 33 metres!

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We're at full height now, which is 33m.

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Jip is on top of the world.

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Jip seems fine, he's just looking at everything down below.

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He seems to be dealing with it very well.

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MUSIC: "Heroes" by David Bowie

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And, he's cool as a cucumber as he comes down.

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It's the end of a great day.

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With his success on the rubble pile and the crane,

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Jip is well on his way to getting certified

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as an official search and rescue dog for the Fire Brigade.

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Congratulations, Jip!

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You've searched and found your true calling. You're a future hero.

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You know, I was kind of worried about our relationship.

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I thought you were going to be like all female spiders,

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and you were going to eat me, urgh, if you were hungry.

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But you were really nice and I think I've made a new friend.

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So here's a big hand to you.

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See you later, sweetie.

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Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

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Jip is hoping to join a UK fire brigade as a full-fledged search and rescue dog. A turtle shows off his amazing tricks to help kids come out of their shells. The Fanimals challenge their dads and a dog to a dance contest. And meet some of the cleverest creatures of all time, from a maths-savvy horse to a murder-solving doggie detective.


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