Teach my pet to do that....

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  1. Beanwood

    Beanwood Moderator Forum Supporter

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    First episode aired last night on ITV.

    In summary, hosted and presented by Alexander Armstrong with trainers Nando and Jo Rosie-Haffenden. I really enjoyed the programme, especially the miniature pony trained to open doors!
    It was obvious that all the animals were enjoying the training, always a pleasure to watch Nando and Jo on TV :)

    hmmm....I do have and idea though for the October challenge!:idea: Anyone guess? (Oh and it doesn't involve cats! :eek: )
     
  2. SwampDonkey

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    I not teaching my dogs to open doors that would be like giving them apossible thumbs.
     
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    Wasn't on in Scotland :(
     
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    Bu99er! Watching athletics "because there'er nothing else on" - I don't have control of the plunger in this house. Catch-up it is then,,
     
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    I just watched it on catch up, brilliant, absolutely amazing just what you can teach animals with positive training methods and having FUN :) xx
     
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    I'm with @SwampDonkey
    I already struggle to take a bath or shower without a labrador getting involved.
    Unless he can turn his paw to some light housework duties....
     
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    what I do is look through find the stuff I want to watch and programme it to come on. his face HE he HE. Doggies just pop up:D
     
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    My dog can already open doors.

    It's awful! o_O
     
  9. SwampDonkey

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    Just wait till he can undo zips. Moo can
     
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    Cassie does that -- she loves a zip. The only bed she's damaged was by opening the zip and pulling out the inside :) And the cat opens doors in this house.

    No, I don't think we want any more, but I will try to watch the programme, it looks good.
     
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    I looked at ITV catchup on line and it wouldn't let me register. Tried again with an English postcode and it still said No. :(
     
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    I can't help wondering if any dog that can open the front door when the bell rings if they wouldn't be letting strangers in when you are out :eek::D x
     
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    Yes, we couldn't see any positive benefit to this... how many people have a Shetland pony living indoors waiting for doorbell to ring;)
    But i loved the cat and dog duo, just brilliant, and in 5 weeks!
    Overall a good watch, definitely be tuning in next week. And all about building trust and a positive relationship with your pet which I thought was a fab message.
     
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    Some clever bit of software seems to know where we live - perhaps they will show it here at a later date.
     
  15. Beanwood

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    Can you try with a Cumbrian postcode? It might work...or in the future would an Amazon Firestick work? :)
     
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    Don't tell, but I nicked a Chichester postcode from someone. Was rumbled
     
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    I watched but didn't find it particularly interesting. We didn't really see the stages of training in opening the door and I don't like cats (oops! I know a lot of you love them!) so wasn't thrilled with that trick. I think they must have vetted the dogs in the audience as none were showing aggression towards the cat.
     

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