Alexander Armstrong presents brand new series Teach My Pet to Do That, premiering 11 August on ITV at 8.00pm, which celebrates the hidden potential of the nation’s pets. Over half of the population own a pet, and watching online videos of entertaining and talented animals has become a popular pastime, but most people do not imagine their own pets to be capable of such brilliance.
Alexander’s multispecies Pet School aims to prove that any pet has the potential to become an internet superstar. Using only positive reinforcement training, the Pet School attempts to teach tricks to domestic pets of all shapes and sizes.
This week, trainers Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown welcome two new pupils – dachshund labrador cross Eric and miniature horse Aslan – to the school. They will attempt to train Eric and Aslan to answer a door when they hear the doorbell ring. The episode also features star pet Ziggy, the skateboarding dog.
Away from the Pet School, the trainers try to teach cat River, who is to be the star attraction at the opening of a doggy daycare centre, to ride dog Moss.
Teach My Pet to Do That Episode 1 airs Friday 11 August 2017 at 8.00pm