This morning on Animal Planet I saw a show I have never seen before, Superfetch. The show presents pet trainer Zak George teaching dog owners how to get their pet to perform a specific trick.
Animal Planets website describes the show: “In SUPERFETCH, Zak shows pet parents step-by-step how to teach their animal new and unbelievable stunts and help strengthen the bond between them. Pet and parent have one shot to make it happen and at the end of several weeks, after three visits from Zak and intensive at home training, the duo is put to the test to see if they can pull off the big trick.”
In the episode I saw he taught a dog how to be an usher at a wedding, leading guests to the right or left side for the bride or groom. He also taught a dog how to bring a bag containing an engagement ring to his master as his master knelt down to propose to his girlfriend. Given how the show works, some of the tricks in the episode went well and others did not. But it does demonstrate what someone can truly accomplish when they work on their bond with their dog and actually take the time to teach the animal.
The show is on Saturdays on Animal Planet at 7pm. Here is a clip of another trick from an earlier episode of the show:
Animal Planet’s website has more information about the show, as well as easy tricks to teach your dog and videos of other dog’s tricks.