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Kirsty and Bruno

Celebrity: Kirsty Gallacher
Kirsty is a TV presenter and personality, commonly remembered for her performance on The Games. The daughter of famous golfer Bernard Gallacher, Kirsty previously worked behind the camera as a production junior but rose to fame presenting Sky Sports News.

In 2006 she co-presented Only Fools On Horses for BBC1 One, the daily live primetime series that saw celebrities take on the challenge of showjumping to raise money for Sports Relief.

Trainer: Harry O'Neil
Harry O'Neil is a retired police dog handler who served in the Metropolitan Police Dog Unit for almost 25 years. Today, along with his wife Linda, he works as a dog trainer committed to promoting positive training methods and a much greater understanding of dog psychology in general.

His training methods are fun for both the dog and the trainer. He feels that men are often at a disadvantage when it comes to being successful dog trainers as they don't have the high-pitched voices needed for praising dogs, and they struggle letting themselves go sometimes.

Harry's methods are completely positive and he is a reward-based trainer, using play, treats and encouragement as rewards.

Harry's very confident that he can make this a tremendously positive experience for the celebrity he's paired with. He's worked with hundreds of rescue dogs over the years and always feels that as pets, they have that little bit more to give.

Dog : Bruno
Age: One year old
Breed: Longhaired Dachshund / Shih Tzu cross
This bouncy little dog is great with children and other dogs. He was kept outside for much of his life before arriving at Dogs Trust, so he'll need some kind introduction to house-training. Click here to find out more about Bruno.
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