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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
it is the moment you have all been waiting for.
Who Let The Dogs Out is back!
And guess who's taking us to the Dog House this year?
We've only gone and got the most famous dog trainer and dog
in the country - it's Ashleigh Butler and her sidekick Pudsey!
Having been crowned Britain's Got Talent winners 2012,
they have become national treasures.
Ashleigh and Pudsey!
So it's time to let the dogs out!
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Me and Pudsey are SO excited about the Try-outs, isn't that right, Puds?
But first we need to find some great dog trainers.
Oh - and some dogs.
Luckily for Ashleigh,
the Who Let The Dogs Out team have been scouring the whole
of the UK looking for the best young dog trainers and the smartest dogs.
Feeling quite nervous,
but at the same time really excited to meet Ashleigh.
Hundreds and hundreds applied, more than ever before,
but only 80 have made it here to the Try-outs.
I'm quite nervous but I think I might get through.
And Ashleigh's looking for just 27 teams.
So...who will let their nerves get the better of them?
And who will impress Ashleigh enough to make it
through to the Dog House?
Brilliant, well done.
What I do know is that this
series of Who Let The Dogs Out is going to have more
unbelievable stunts, more impossible challenges and
even more mind-blowing Showtimes,
all leading up to one huge exciting finale
where one team will be crowned
the 2013 Who Let The Dogs Out Top Dog Trainer
and walk away with the trophy.
It's a shiny, sparkly, shimmery, glistening, gleaming...Pudsey!
Pudsey! Come here. Good boy.
These aren't for you. I think you'll be less trouble backstage, go on.
Now, I've just seen a list of stunts that we're going to be
teaching on this year's Who Let The Dogs Out and they're really tough.
Even me and Pudsey would struggle with them.
I just hope we can find some brilliant dog trainers,
because we need to take 27 teams to the Dog House.
Last year, Steve Mann was one of the finale judges,
and this year, he's back.
He's going to be helping Ashleigh down at the Dog House.
Now, I've been teaching dogs all my life,
and some of the stunts we're teaching this year are really tough,
so I've given Ashleigh a list of dog skills to look out for
at Try-outs, otherwise she's going
to come back with 27 Pudsey lookalikes.
Now, what did I do with it?
Erm, never mind, I'll just use my instincts.
I know what I'm doing, I'm looking for dedication,
great understanding of dog training and great relationships.
If I don't see that, then you won't make it to the Dog House.
So...have these teams got what it takes?
We deserve to get to the Dog House because we work well together
and we're both cheeky.
He's just a super boy, he's just so loving and he's a great companion.
We deserve to go to the Dog House because we practise
and we're not afraid to try new things.
Me and Honey, we work together as a team,
and that's all that really matters.
-She's my baby and I love her.
-Please stop licking my face.
One of the first teams to face Ashleigh has come
all the way from Bridgend in Wales.
It's Daniel and his Jack Russell, Beau.
Me and Beau deserve to get through to the Dog House
because Beau's the most intelligent dog I have ever seen or had.
The worst thing that could happen is that Beau doesn't listen to me
when I'm giving him the commands.
Let's just hope Beau is in the mood to listen to Daniel.
-So, the floor is yours, take it away.
Oh, no, this is exactly what Daniel was worried about.
Beau! Wrong way.
-Beau, come back.
It'd be better if you don't chase Beau, cos then it turns into a game.
I wish Beau hadn't ran off the moment I took him
off the lead to do tricks.
-Does Beau like toys?
-Yes, a lot.
So why don't you use the toy to...? Oh, there we go, you read my mind.
Maybe now Beau will listen to Daniel...
..or maybe not.
-He knows a lot more but he won't do them at the moment.
He's too interested in the pig.
Oh, it's the pig's fault. Pigs can be trouble.
Hey, Pig. You're...
His name's Beau, Ashleigh.
I got confused.
-Does he let go when you ask him?
That'll be a no, then.
There we go, give him a treat, give him a treat.
You've got to make sure every time he does something you want him
-to do, you give him a reward.
'It was very exciting meeting Ashleigh'
and getting her advice on how to train Beau.
-Come on, Beau, we're going to go over together, come on.
Yeah, well done, give him the treat.
Wow, maybe Beau can turn this around.
I can show you how bad he is at fetch.
We'll leave that one for another day. Beau, what's this?
Oh, probably not now.
He kind of had a bit of an accident on the floor.
-Ashleigh started laughing.
-He was a bit desperate!
She said, "That's OK, we'll wipe it up now."
-So, you've just got to be so much quicker with your reward, OK?
-You're free to go.
I did quite well, but I think Beau could have concentrated a bit more.
-Ally, come here.
Beau wasn't the only dog to do his own thing.
Take a look at this.
There we go. And...he's popped it.
Ooh, that was close.
Come here, boy.
My name's Jake and this is... No, my name's Carl and this is Jake.
-She's a bit stronger than Pudsey.
-Holly, no. Holly. Holly.
Look how lazy he is!
I'm watching you.
She's just seen the cameras.
Oh, dear, I think Ashleigh was expecting better than this.
-Have we got it...? No, Molly's gone.
She's disappeared. Like, literally gone.
OK, so they've not been brilliant so far, but I'm not going to worry.
I know there are some great dog trainers out there,
we just have to find them.
In fact, I think
the next team to walk through that door are going to be amazing.
I just have a feeling.
Well, I hope Ashleigh's feeling is right,
because next up we have Eleanor and Lucy.
This is Lucy and she's a cavapoo.
A cavapoo is a cross between a cavalier King Charles spaniel
and a miniature poodle.
I've been training her since she was little
and she just really loves doing tricks.
Lucy's dress is a little cupcake dress
and it has "Pick me" on the back.
She's certainly dressed for success,
but I'm not sure that's enough to impress Ashleigh.
-Hello! And does that say "Pick me"?
Aww, bless her, she's so cute.
-Does she know lots and lots of tricks, then?
-And do you do any other activities with her?
-Em, she does dog agility.
And is she really good at it?
Aw, well, can you show me
all of your different tricks, then, please?
I'm afraid Lucy is going to have to be better than "OK"
to get into the Dog House.
Well done. She doesn't look like the skateboarding type.
Good! That is different.
-Good, well done.
I'm no expert, but this looks better than "OK" to me.
-Aw, well done.
-And Ashleigh looks like she's impressed too.
Wow, I still can't believe you just said, "OK",
she's much better than OK!
I think Ashleigh was impressed by Lucy's agility.
Good, give her the treat, give her the treat!
Just make sure you give her the treat while her front paws are up.
But good, well done.
So, this is the magic box, shall we have a go at this?
All I want to do at the moment is try and see if Lucy will...
ELEANOR LAUGHS ..go in there, which she will.
Erm, so...that is very, very good. She's not just "OK", is she? Huh?
My try-out went really well because Lucy did all of her tricks
and it was really fun.
Did you train her all by yourself?
-Well, you must be an absolutely brilliant trainer, then.
-Both of you, amazing, well done. You're free to go.
I hope Lucy goes through because it would just be really good
to try teach her more tricks and know how to do them properly.
-How'd it go?
-It went good.
Just "OK"? I honestly can't believe that, they were amazing.
You could see how Eleanor was such a brilliant trainer,
she just didn't give herself enough credit.
The best bit about today is Lucy just being really good
and a little star.
-Well done, bab.
Things are looking up, and Lucy's
not the only one to impress Ashleigh.
-Walk, walk, walk...good!
-Wow, I've never seen that one before.
Phew, the tricks are getting better, that's a relief.
A trampolining dog, that is amazing.
Walk, walk, walk...
-Give me a kiss. Good boy.
-Oh, going backwards.
Can she do my shopping for me, please?
Whoo, well done!
-It's looking good for the Dog House, and Ashleigh seems happy.
That is amazing.
-What a catch.
Oh, it's just too cute.
Yes, good girl!
-Good boy. He looks quite comfy up there.
-Aww, he's so cute.
Arriving for their try-out are Katie and her Border collie Dazzle,
who have travelled overnight from Northern Ireland,
all the way to the Try-outs here in Manchester.
We've had a long journey to make it to the Try-outs
and we had to wake up really early and Dazzle was tired this morning.
Dazzle will need to find some energy
from somewhere, as Katie now has a long wait.
She has the very last try-out.
And Katie's not the only one feeling the pressure.
The worst thing that could happen is that Cleo doesn't do anything,
and just totally ignores me.
That she runs off or doesn't do what she's told.
-If Ellie did a poo or a wee.
-Me freezing, because I am very nervous.
He'll just go mad and won't listen to me at all.
If Pippa don't listen to my commands.
She goes up to the cameraman and does something.
Orio not doing what he's told, and...
Well, someone who's not showing any sign of nerves is Dominic
and his dog Cosmo, who is part cocker spaniel, part Labrador.
I think we'll do pretty well cos Cosmo's a bright dog,
surprisingly bright, actually.
but will it last when he comes face-to-face with Ashleigh?
I can see someone's very eager.
The floor is yours, take it away.
Three, two... Through, through.
-Wow, Dominic's started strong.
Paw. Good boy. Paw...double it. Good boy.
-Ashleigh seems impressed too.
-Jump up high. Jump up high.
-I can really tell that you train Cosmo all yourself.
He's not really looking for anyone, and is totally focused into you.
Cosmo is following every one of Dominic's commands.
That's very good.
In my try-out, I think Ashleigh was mostly impressed
with the "stay" command, because I walked probably halfway
back across the hall and he didn't move.
-Good, well done.
Right, we're going to do it again, but this time I'm going to try
and distract him.
Can Ashleigh's distraction skills break Cosmo's focus?
-Aw, just too good.
Meeting Ashleigh was a privilege because she was my idol
on Britain's Got Talent,
I learnt most of the moves of Cosmo from Ashleigh.
You've got some very interesting tricks there, so well done,
and you're free to go.
I think I've done enough to make it through because Cosmo
did every trick I asked him to - not perfect, but he did them well.
I'm very proud of Cosmo, 10 out of 10.
Well, it's clear to see that Dominic has worked really hard
with Cosmo, they had some interesting tricks and he is a brilliant trainer.
'If I made it through to the knockouts I would be'
joyful, happy... Just every bright emotion.
Dominic has a lot of competition.
Ashleigh can only take 27 trainers to the Dog House.
If I made it to the Dog House I'd feel over the moon.
Probably jump up and down and be like, "YES, get in."
If I did get through, I would be really surprised
and obviously really pleased as well.
It'd be the most amazing thing that could ever happen to me
and Pepsi-Lexi, because that's our dream.
I'll be like when I first got Molly, I'll be crying with joy.
If I made it to the Dog House, I'd be really excited and happy.
Probably screaming and Candy would get all hyper.
Someone else who's desperate to make it to the Dog House is Reagan
and her dog Mika.
Mika's a Siberian husky, she's a rescue and she came to us
because she couldn't be trained.
I'm feeling really excited because I just love it so much.
It's just like the whole vibe
with all these dog people, it's just amazing.
-Now how many tricks do you think Mika knows?
-I want to say around 80, but...
Well, the floor is yours, so take it away.
Go get it. Mika. Mika!
Mika, come tidy, come tidy! Yay!
Wow, I've never heard anyone being that excited about tidying before.
-There we go, good girl, Mika.
Reagan seems to be excited about everything.
Whoa, calm down, you can't limp excitably. You're meant to be hurt.
Why do you think Mika's so excited?
-It's cos I'm really excited.
-Yeah, I can tell.
-Oh, my gosh.
'I was so excited.'
It rubbed off a bit on Mika.
Go back. Yeah, good. Let's do Gangnam Style. Yeah!
Very nice, well done.
For a dog who couldn't be trained,
Mika seems to know a lot of very impressive tricks.
One plus one?
MIKA BARKS TWICE
I think Reagan's a bit more excited than Mika.
I'm not sure if I've done enough to make it into the Dog House,
I hope so.
I love your enthusiasm and you've obviously got
a great partnership, so well done, you're free to go.
I'm just really proud of her,
she did really well in her trial...I think.
'80 tricks, that is a lot.'
If they did make it to the Dog House, though,
I think Reagan needs to calm down just a little bit.
'I wish I'd, like, lowered my excitement a bit.'
But...I can't really help it.
I've seen some great dogs, but the thing is,
not every dog can do every trick.
I mean, you wouldn't have a Great Dane doing this. Come on, Puds.
The worst trick for Jet on the show would definitely be
the temptation alley.
I think he'd just give up!
-Any tricks that involve water, because he hates swimming.
-He's not very good at staying in one place.
When he bounces, he doesn't like it and starts barking.
Skateboard, because when he gets on it, it goes backwards.
He hates water, he only likes drinking it.
He doesn't like things that move because they confuse him.
There's no tricks on the show that Chester couldn't do.
Ooh, confident talk there.
But someone who isn't feeling so confident is Freddie, and no wonder.
Him and Border collie JJ are planning on impressing Ashleigh
with a dance routine, the very thing Ashleigh and Pudsey are famous for.
Ashleigh is a really good dog trainer because
on Britain's Got Talent, every time she'd finish one of her tricks,
she would always give Pudsey a hug and lots of treats.
Will Freddie and JJ's dance routine be good enough?
I see you've got some props here, so I can't wait
to see what you've got in store.
MUSIC: "Hall Of Fame" by The Script
Uh-oh! JJ seems more interested in the balls.
-Freddie's got JJ back on track.
There's no stopping the tricks now!
Ashleigh certainly looks like she's enjoying this dance routine.
Freddie needn't have worried,
him and JJ are making this look easy.
Catch. Good girl. J, tunnel.
Wow, from ball-catching to agility,
this team have got a few tricks up their sleeve.
Good, well done. She's certainly got some dance moves there, hasn't she?
'Ashleigh was really nice,'
and I think she was impressed by how many tricks JJ knows.
And it looks like dancing wasn't all they had to show.
JJ hadn't even seen a catapult
before, yet she was able to work it.
Good girl. That was brilliant,
give her loads of praise for that.
-Shall we try the flyball with her?
-JJ, what's this?
-Get it, get it, good girl! Call her back.
-Well done, perfect.
My trial went really well, I think.
I thought you did really good, she knows quite a few tricks as well.
-That was brilliant, you're free to go.
If I made it through to the Dog House, I would be really chuffed
with myself and really happy.
-Well done, babe.
-Good boy, well done.
Catapult, flyball - easy. I thought they were brilliant.
I can't believe how many different breeds I've seen at the Try-outs,
there must have been at least...25?
Well, Ashleigh, let's count.
This is my dog Chico and he's a Chihuahua.
Pepsi-Lexi is a Jackweiler.
This is Fred and he's a Saluki.
Gus is a Jack Russell cross terrier.
Black Labrador retriever.
-She is a puggle.
-He's a husky cross Lab, huskador.
He is a lhaso apso crossed with a Pomeranian.
This is Judy and she's a whippet.
He is a Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever.
Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian.
This is Fatam and she's a Pekapoo,
a crossbreed between a Pekingese and a poodle.
This is Charlie and he's an Irish red setter.
A collie cross, but we think he's a bit of everything.
My favourite breed of all time has to be a cross
between a bichon frise, Border collie and Chinese crested Powderpuff.
It's the end of the Try-outs,
and Katie and Dazzle's wait is finally over.
Three, two, one...
I felt a bit nervous being the last person going in the Try-outs
because all the dogs had left their scent and treats in it
and she was going to pick up the treats and sniff around.
-Well, I can't wait to see what you have to offer.
The floor is yours. Take it away.
Come here, you!
It's fine, just let her sniff about a little bit.
Oh, just as Katie feared,
Dazzle is getting distracted by all the smells.
Oh, what will Katie do?
Stay! Good dog!
Good dog. Other paw.
Katie seems to have pulled it back.
Dazzle is loving that tug toy.
Down. Roll over.
-I really like that you're using your toy instead of treats
because some people just think that they can just use treats
when they're teaching their dogs different things,
but if a tuggy's what she loves then use that.
The toy is really keeping Dazzle's focus.
Down. Right, crawl.
Dazzle is showing no signs of getting distracted now.
Chase, chase. Go get it.
Go! Good dog.
Walk through. Walk through.
For a dog that was tired earlier, Dazzle is flying through the tricks.
Good, well done!
Put your paws on there.
Clever, that was perfect. Ready. Dazzle!
Go get it, go get it.
-Brilliant, give her loads and loads of praise.
Wow, this team are unstoppable.
Dazzle is giving everything a go.
Oh! Thank you!
DAZZLE BARKS That was perfect, well done.
I think I've done maybe just about enough to get into the Dog House
and I hope I do.
Well, I thought that was absolutely brilliant.
Everything we actually gave a go she tried, didn't she?
-She's not fazed by anything, so well done. You're free to go.
I'm glad I travelled all the way from Northern Ireland
on a ferry to come here because it was a really good experience
and we had loads of fun and she did good tricks.
-You enjoy that?
-Well done, Katie.
I absolutely loved how Katie used a toy instead of treats,
because when she did have her treats out, Dazzle wasn't interested at all.
But she got that tuggy out and she was so focused.
That was a perfect Try-out.
What a perfect Try-out to end on after five amazing days.
Ashleigh was blown away by the standard, which was higher than ever
and seeing some of the finest young dog training talent
the UK has to offer.
We have seen perfection in performances, terrific tricks
and some unusual antics along the way.
Only 27 could be chosen to battle it out at the Dog House
for the chance to win the ultimate prize,
the Who Let The Dogs Out Top Dog Trainer trophy.
Look, it's Pudsey!
After hours of debate, Ashleigh, Pudsey and producer Claire
made tough decisions to select the top trainers
from all of the Try-outs.
Some brilliant dogs in there and I can't wait to get to the Dog House.
Do you agree, Puds?
The elite 27 teams have now been chosen
and will face the biggest test of their lives
in one of the most challenging dog trick competitions ever.
Both Dominic and Cosmo
and Reagan and Mika wowed Ashleigh to make it through.
And although Eleanor wasn't too sure she and her dog Lucy
were good enough, Ashleigh certainly was...
Both of you...amazing!
..and thought both of them were ready for the Dog House.
When I got the phone call to say I made it through to the Dog House,
I just felt great and I ran around the house screaming.
Ashleigh saw great potential in both Freddie and JJ,
with some excellent dance moves and top tricks.
I thought they were brilliant.
The bond between this team could make them
real contenders at the Dog House.
Being at the Dog House is really exciting
because I get the chance to become Top Dog Trainer.
And for Katie and Dazzle, who were the last team to try out,
their long journey from Northern Ireland paid off.
Everything we actually gave a go she tried, didn't she?
She's not fazed by anything.
They thrilled Ashleigh to make the top 27
and one step closer to the trophy.
It feels amazing to be here at the Dog House
because I've always wanted to take Dazzle on a TV programme
to prove that collies are really intelligent.
For the chosen few, the journey has just begun.
At the Dog House, they will face the toughest training,
the most demanding tasks and, not forgetting, the daunting show times.
It's going to be a mind-blowing dog training extravaganza.
-Take a look.
And it all starts next time when Imogen and Millie, Lucas and Molly
and Esme and Pippa have a barrel of fun...
Oh, we're going low.
..as Ashleigh sets them an unbelievable
Who Let The Dogs Out challenge.
-So don't you dare miss it!
When I got the phone call I was so excited.
It was like one of the best things that had ever happened to me.
I was absolutely ecstatic.
I was really excited and it gave me a real sense of achievement.
It was literally the best news ever.
I didn't think it'd get this far.
I was really excited.
I really, really was happy.
I wasn't really expecting it
and I was just really happy that we got through.
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