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This is the Dog House -
home to the most amazing dog-training competition in the UK.
And look who's leading the mission to find
the top young dog trainers!
The amazing Ashleigh and Pudsey.
Welcome to Who Let The Dogs Out.
..but only 27 teams made it to the Dog House.
And today, three of those teams
battle it out for a place in the semifinals.
That is amazing!
The fabulous Ashleigh Butler will be joined by expert dog trainer
Steve Mann, to teach them a totally impressive stunt.
-Good girl, come on.
-So, who will be top dog?
-And who will be bone idle?
Come on, you've got to be positive.
It's time for Who Let The Dogs Out!
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We've already seen some amazing trainers and their dogs on this
series of Who Let The Dogs Out, and there's still a lot more to come.
So, who have we got today?
I'm thinking you'll have...Border collie and Jack Russells.
Very good, Steve.
I have a Border collie, a Jack Russell terrier AND...
an Irish setter.
Today Angelina and Jess, Katie and Dazzle
and Ollie and Charlie are going to be shown a trick that they're
really going to have to launch themselves into.
Come on, Puds.
At the try-outs dozens of dogs and their trainers were hoping to
impress Ashleigh to get to the Dog House...
Woo, well done!
..and get their paws on the ultimate prize -
the Who Let The Dogs Out Top Dog Trainer Trophy.
Look, it's Pudsey!
-The competition was fierce.
-What a catch.
And for this team from Devon,
it wasn't the first time they'd been to the try-outs.
Hello, my name is Angelina and this is my Jack Russell Jess.
Last series, Angelina and Jess made it to the Dog House, so it's
no surprise Ashleigh thought they were great and invited them back.
-Oh, going backwards.
-Walk, Jessica, walk.
-Oh, I like her bounce.
Good girl, feet.
Jess is like a super dog.
-This next pair came all the way from Northern Ireland...
..to show Ashleigh what they can do.
I'm Katie, this is my dog Dazzle.
Well, I can't wait to see what you have to offer,
the floor is yours, take it away.
Beg...good dog. Paw.
Good dog. Twist! Good girl. Through...sit. Good.
Katie and Dazzle showed Ashleigh their best tricks in the hope
that she'd choose them to come to the Dog House.
-And it worked.
-Ooh. Thank you.
SHE LAUGHS That was perfect, well done.
-Can you introduce yourselves, please?
I'm Oliver and this is my dog Charlie.
Go ahead, the floor is yours.
Oliver, from Hertfordshire, was very keen to show Ashleigh
just how talented his Irish setter Charlie was.
Good boy! I want him to go get the ball, OK?
Charlie did everything right, and Ashleigh was impressed.
Day 1 of Training, and our three teams are about to find out
from dog expert Steve what stunt they'll be tackling today.
So, Steve, these are our wonderful trainers.
Today you're going to start teaching your dogs...wait for it...
-how to operate a catapult.
For this stunt your dogs need
to load a catapult with
a tennis ball and fire it.
At Showtime, dogs will get points
for firing, but mega points
After two minutes the dog with
the most points will be the winner.
Step one - you're going to encourage your dog to press the trigger here.
If they touch it at all, good, throw the tennis ball,
let the good times start.
Loads of repetitions till they start pressing it more
and more, maybe start pressing it a bit firmer each time.
Once they're doing that, then - with safety in mind -
pop your dog on the lead, you're going
to load the catapult for them, they can trigger it,
independently they're going to make the tennis ball fly out.
Ashleigh's going to look after you from here on, enjoy your training.
-See you later, ta-ra.
-Well, I can't wait to get started, shall we go? ALL:
-Come on then.
This is fantastic to be back at the Dog House because me
and Jess really enjoyed it last time.
So let's start with Jess.
These tennis balls are a little bit too big for her, aren't they?
So you've got your own there, that's brilliant, well done.
Let's get down on the floor with her then.
-All you're going to do is show her your tennis ball.
Jess looks keen, will she go for the ball?
-Hey, what's that? Good girl, throw her the ball. Yay.
Jess may be small, but that is not going to stop this team.
Time for Oliver and Charlie.
When the trick was revealed I was quite confident,
cos in the audition he knew what he was doing and tried it first time.
Keep him on his lead, all you're going to do is exactly the same,
I'm going to stand away from the catapult a bit.
Throw his ball, yes, well done.
Well, Charlie had no trouble pressing that pedal.
-So, shall we try and load the catapult this time?
You stand here and I'll load it for you.
There we go. Go on then. Good boy, loads of praise.
Show him where it went, yes, good boy.
He's not quite sure where that ball is coming from,
so as soon as it comes out you need to show him.
-So, Katie and Dazzle.
-Finally, it's Katie and Dazzle's turn.
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.
So, let's have a look what you've been doing.
-Good girl, well done. Shall we try and load the catapult?
Give it a go.
Push, push. Oh, come here, you. Push.
-Good girl, loads of praise.
-Dazzle! Not that ball.
So as soon as it comes flying out,
you need to make sure you show her where it's coming from.
Carry on doing that, brilliant.
Right, guys, I can see you're doing brilliantly here, I'm going
to leave you to it, carry on what you're doing.
-See you later. ALL:
Now, we all like a playful pup, and these next fearless fluffballs
will play with anything that moves - or doesn't move, for that matter.
Some dogs are completely fearless.
Even headless snowmen don't scare them.
This dog is tackling a dangerous water snake. And he's winning.
Although this little dog is losing the battle
against the dreaded leaves, he's not scared.
Oh, yes, he is.
A huge jump doesn't scare this flying spaniel.
Let's see that again.
Now that's fearless! Fantastic!
Frank, that's not scary, or dangerous. That's a pumpkin.
You're in the wrong competition, mate. Lose it.
Oh, you have, well done.
Whereas this dog is taking on a whole tree!
MUSIC: "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
As for this dog, well, he really is his own worst enemy. Look at that.
Still to come on the show,
we'll see some very rare breeds of British dog.
AND - lots of drama,
as our three teams battle it out in a very exciting Showtime.
Training is in full swing,
and Ashleigh's back to see how the teams are getting on.
I can see you're all concentrating on your training, I don't want to
stop you, carry on, and I'll just look what you've been up to.
So how's Jessica been getting on?
She's fine, but she's not been getting the catapult thing.
OK, so we need to encourage her to hit the pedal harder.
-So maybe give her a run-up. Shall we try that?
-Yeah. Come on, Jessie.
Jess seems to be having trouble firing the catapult.
-So you want to teach her to hit that as hard as possible.
Let's try that again.
-Really encourage her. Go, go, go.
Jess is going to have to push the catapult much harder than that
if she wants to fire that ball.
So carry on with that, be really enthusiastic with her,
and we need to try and get her to hit that pedal as hard as possible.
Good girl, Jess.
-How's Charlie getting on?
-He's not bringing the ball back.
It looks like Charlie's more interested in
sniffing around than fetching.
Charlie, push, push. What's that?
Charlie's off again! I wonder what's wrong?
-Do you think Charlie's starting to get a little bit bored now?
That's when you need to be really enthusiastic with him,
encourage him loads, be fun, be silly,
just have loads of fun with him and that ball, OK?
-Good, carry on with that then.
-Let's have a see how Dazzle's getting on.
Goodness, Dazzle's getting a bit overexcited.
-Well done, that's perfect. Hey, Dazzle, good girl.
Just pop her back on her lead.
Rather than pulling Dazzle when she's a little distracted,
Katie needs to use positive encouragement to get her attention.
So, when you are teaching your dog you always need to remember -
Keep calm, keep cool. She's just really excited.
She needs to learn it's all about you, OK?
So, guys, I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted from all this training.
You've done absolutely brilliantly.
-Have fun, and I'll see you back here tomorrow. Bye. ALL:
The worst bit about the training session was at the end.
She ran away and started barking like mad
and wouldn't do the trick any more.
My training this morning went all right
but Charlie wouldn't bring the ball back when asked.
The training went well except for, Jess is only small and very light,
so it was hard for her to push the pedal down.
Dogs come in all different colours, shapes and sizes,
just like our catapulting canines.
Let's find out more about them.
First up, we have Jess, who's a four-year-old Jack Russell terrier.
Angelina and Jess appeared in the last series,
and are thrilled to be back.
Jess is very talented - she can skateboard, play the piano
and even ride a pony, but can she can add being able to launch
a catapult to her list of talents?
Next up is Dazzle, a one-year-old Border collie from Northern Ireland.
Katie named Dazzle after an amazing dog on the internet
who could do loads of tricks.
If Dazzle can live up to her namesake,
she should have no problem learning this trick.
Border collies are known for their amazing stamina,
so let's hope Dazzle can keep
firing, firing, firing that catapult.
Finally we have two-year-old Charlie, the Irish setter.
Irish setters are often affectionate dogs,
and Oliver thinks that Charlie is too.
He often takes things to be his bed and uses them
-like a comfort blanket.
Irish setters were traditionally used as working dogs,
so, will Charlie work hard in training?
Let's hope so.
It's training day 2, and the teams are back at the Dog House.
They've been practising hard and are showing
Ashleigh and Steve their progress.
I think they're ready to move on to the next step.
I'm impressed, good strong foundation.
Good, good. Right, guys, all come round.
So here's the deal.
When they go and get the ball, what I want you to do is
encourage them to you, but hold on to a nice, big bowl.
Rather than put the ball into your hands,
encourage them to drop it into that bowl.
Lots and lots of repetitions, then we're going to fade out
the bigger bowl and bring in a bowl the size of the cup on the catapult.
And we'll have the whole exercise - fire the catapult,
get the ball, bring it back, in the cup.
As many times as you can.
-Sound like a plan?
-See you later.
-Do you think your dogs can do it?
Oh, come on, you've got to be positive!
Looks like Katie needs to have more confidence in Dazzle.
Time for their training with Ashleigh.
She's a little distracted, isn't she?
So I think you need a game with your ball first of all.
Get her right into that, have loads of fun, throw it about.
Let's see if Katie can grab Dazzle's attention with that ball.
-Good girl, fetch, come on.
-Good girl, loads of praise. Well done.
Have fun. Good girl.
So you need her to be totally focused on that tennis ball, OK?
It's Angelina and Jess next,
and they've got a bit of a surprise for Ashleigh.
-Good girl, bring.
-Jessica, get the ball, put it in.
-Yes, that is amazing.
Not only can Jess fire the catapult,
she's already learned how to load it.
So just keep focusing on that, doing exactly the same. Good, carry on.
Angelina and Jess are streets ahead, while poor Oliver is still
struggling to get Charlie to fetch the tennis ball.
At the moment I wouldn't even worry about the buckets.
For you and Charlie, I'd just work on throwing the ball, fetching it,
bringing it back, having loads of fun, OK?
You need this to be the most fun thing ever.
Good boy, give him loads of praise.
Throw it along the ground, go, go, go.
Come on, be loads of fun. Good boy.
Charlie seems more interested in sniffing out scents in the grass.
He's not really getting the hang of this trick.
So what you've got to work on with him now is running to that
ball as quick as he can, bringing it back as quick as he can.
I'm going to see you back here in two weeks, you can
take your catapults home, so make sure you practise loads.
-And I'll see you here for Showtime. Bye! ALL:
Oliver and Charlie, and Katie and Dazzle, have a lot of work to do.
But Angelina and Jess seem to have it all sewn up.
If you want to teach your dog to use a catapult, here are Steve
and Ashleigh's five steps.
Step one - teach your dog to put its paws on the catapult launcher,
and when they do, throw them the ball.
Step two - encourage your dog to put more weight on the launcher
until they can launch the ball themselves.
Step three - make sure your dog fetches the ball
and brings it all the way back to you.
Step four - when your dog is fetching the ball consistently,
teach them to drop it into a big bowl.
Step five - when they've mastered a bowl,
start to encourage your dog to drop the ball into the catapult cup.
Then you'll be ready to put all the steps together,
and soon your dog will be loading and firing the catapult!
Ashleigh's helped me lots and given me
lots of encouragement and advice how to help Charlie.
The session went really well because Jess really enjoyed it
and we've come a long way, I'm very proud of her.
At the session I learnt that when Dazzle got distracted
I have to pull her away and keep it all fun for her.
Today we are going to be showing you how to teach your dog
to jump up into your arms.
You have to make sure, though, you don't do this with a large dog,
only small and medium dogs, so don't go trying it with a Great Dane.
This first step, all you're going to do is sit on a chair
nice and comfy, and try and coax your dog up onto your lap.
You ready, Puds? Come on. Good, boy, well done.
Once they start getting the hang of that,
then you can start bringing in a cushion.
So, one cushion first of all,
this just means it's going to bring you a little bit higher up.
Up! Good boy, well done, that's good.
And once they're confident with that one, I add another one in. Ready?
Doing exactly the same.
Now, once you've reached all the cushions that you can
possibly find, then you can start standing up.
So you're going to bend your knees ever so slightly. Ready? Up!
Yeah, good, well done.
Then all you're going to do is build upon that.
Straightening your legs ever so slightly
until you can stand up properly, and then do this.
Up! Yeah, good boy. Good luck.
Sadly, some breeds of dogs just aren't around any more.
But let's take a look at the very rare British breeds that are.
There are hundreds of different dog breeds in the world,
but just like clothes and music, dogs also go in and out of fashion.
Some dogs that were fashionable in Britain hundreds of years ago
are now sadly gone for ever, like the White English Terrier,
the English water spaniel and the toy bull terrier.
Unfortunately, some British
breeds of dogs, like these ones,
might be the next to go.
In fact, they are hardly any of them left.
Over 100 years ago Skye terriers were very popular
because Queen Victoria had some.
Our queen, Queen Elizabeth, has Welsh corgis,
so does that mean Welsh corgis are fashionable today?
Yes, it does.
Welsh corgis are one of our British breeds that aren't going extinct,
and maybe that's thanks to the Queen.
Wonder where they're all going.
After two weeks of training the moment has finally arrived
for our catapulting teams to show us what they can do,
but only one of them can take that all-important semifinal place.
So, who has learnt to load and fire the catapult?
I'm feeling quite nervous at Showtime because Angelina
and Jess are doing very good.
Who will be fast enough to see off the competition?
I'm quite confident that I can make it through to the semifinals
because two weeks' practice has made a lot of difference.
And who has what it takes to launch themselves into the semifinals?
I would like to make it through 100% because I love Jessica so much.
It's time to find out.
Three talented teams. Two weeks of training.
And only one semifinal place to be filled.
Welcome to Showtime. And this is where it's all going to happen.
Every trainer and dog will have just two minutes to try and load
and fire their catapult as many times as possible.
Each dog will receive ten points for every time they fire their
catapult, but only if they bring their ball back across the line.
And what about loading the catapults?
The dog will actually receive a MASSIVE 50 points for every
-time they load.
-So there are loads of points to play for here.
-Shall we go find out how they're going to do?
First up, it's Ollie and Charlie.
When we last saw Oliver he was struggling to get Charlie
interested in that ball.
Has their home practice paid off?
-Push, push. Go.
-Good start firing the catapult.
-Come on, Charlie!
-Pick it up.
-But Charlie's still not interested in that ball.
-Come on, Charlie, what's this?
-Where's he off to?!
Charlie, what's this? Charlie!
Charlie, now is not the time for sniffing about.
Ah, maybe Charlie just needed a toilet break. Maybe now he'll focus.
-He's heading back to the catapult.
-Push, push...go get it!
Now will he bring the ball back?
Yes, he will! That's this team's first ten points, well done.
-Are they on a roll?
He's fired it again, and check out that catch.
-He's got to bring the ball back for more points.
-Come on, Charlie.
Oh, no, he's dropped it. And he's off, again!
Time is running out.
Toilet break, again!
Well, Showtime is nerve-racking.
Their time is up, and with only ten points,
I'm not sure if this team have scored high enough.
Next up, it's Katie and Dazzle.
Katie has struggled with Dazzle getting distracted.
Can she keep her focus now, when it counts?
-Pick it up, put it in.
-Dazzle's not keen on loading the catapult.
But she's fired it. Now, will she bring the ball back?
Dazzle's loaded it too!
That's 60 points altogether, putting Oliver and Charlie out.
And another 60 points for firing, bringing back and loading the ball.
Good girl, put it in.
Kerching! Is this the same distracted dog?
Good girl, put it in.
Wow, and again! This team have gone from unable to do it to unstoppable!
The points keep stacking up. Calculator, anyone?
Go get it, good girl. Put it in.
Not one mistake, amazing.
How many more points can this team rack up?
Good girl. Come on, put it in.
-60 points a time just keeps on coming.
-Good girl, come, come, come.
Put it in.
They have become catapult extraordinaires,
and Dazzle's showing no signs of slowing down.
Kerching, again. I'm exhausted just watching this energetic performance.
-And Katie's enthusiasm
hasn't faltered once.
Another 60 points to add
to their mammoth score.
-Great catch, Dazzle.
Ooh, just out of time for that last load to count, giving them
another ten points to end on.
What a performance!
Last but not least, it's Angelina and Jess.
Jess has had no trouble with this challenge throughout training.
Now, can Angelina and Jess beat
Katie and Dazzle's incredible performance?
They're off, and as expected no hesitation from Jess
in loading that catapult, 60 points there.
Good girl, come on.
Jess might be small, but she's showing size does not matter.
Another 60 points for this team.
-There's no stopping this dynamic duo!
-And in the pot, yes, good girl.
Maximum points yet again.
Jess is showing no signs of tiring, and neither is Angelina.
-Another 60 points there.
-On the pad, Jess.
-This team are fast, but are they faster than Katie and Dazzle?
-Yes, Jess is, Angelina.
Good girl, bring. In the pot.
Is there no stopping this tiny superdog? Not one mistake.
Wow, maximum points just keep on coming.
Go. Jess, in the pot. Yes, good girl.
Surely Jess is getting tired?
Or maybe not. She's just firing and loading like there's no tomorrow.
-And on the pad, Jess.
-Time is running out.
How many more points can this team get?
Good girl, bring. In the pot.
-In the pot, Jessica.
Just out of time for that last load to count, so this team end
with another ten points.
This is going to be close.
Well, I can now reveal that the winners of today's
catapult challenge are...
-..Katie and Dazzle.
-Very good, well done, Katie.
All three of you, though, have done exceptionally well.
Katie and Dazzle fired
and loaded that catapult a massive 12 times
and grabbed their last ten points just before time ran out,
giving them a winning score of 730 points.
It was so close as well between Angelina and Katie,
and obviously Charlie did really well, he decided to go sniff about,
but he had fun, didn't he?
-So that is the main thing.
So Katie and Dazzle have made it through to the next round.
-Fantastic, what a competition.
-It was absolutely brilliant, wasn't it?
So make sure you join us next time on Who Let The Dogs Out, where we
have three more amazing trainers
and their dogs going head-to-head in another fantastic stunt.
-Make sure you don't miss it, bye.
Next time - Ellie and Ruby, Reif and Patam,
and Genevieve and Montezum shop till they drop...
..SHE is the shopping.
..when Ashleigh sets them
a Who Let The Dogs out trolley-tastic challenge.
Don't you DARE miss it!
I'm feeling quite sad about leaving the Dog House cos Charlie
could have got through if he tried a bit harder.
I'd like to give Katie and Dazzle a good luck
and thumbs up for the next round.
It feels amazing to win the catapult.
I'm very proud of Dazzle
because she's done the trick very well for me.
Ah, what brilliant fun. Wasn't it, Puds?
Puds? PUDSEY PANTS
Don't tell me. Cats?
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