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Chris Packham hosts as owners and their dogs compete. Programme two's challenges are all designed to test the levels of trust between the owners and their dogs.

This physical and mental competition plays out in the Lake District where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges - all in a bid to make it to the grand final. Only one pair can win but experts are on hand to help them all unlock the full potential of their partnerships. Chris Packham hosts and unveils the science behind the incredible bond between human and dog.

Owners hail from all over the UK and the canine competitors come in all shapes and sizes, from an energetic border terrier called Betty to a stoic labrador named Flapjack. Programme two's challenges are all designed to test the levels of trust between them. The eight pairs are split into two groups - the reds and the yellows and it is the reds who have the first chance to score points in a paddleboarding challenge in chilly Lake Windermere. The key is to persuade the dogs that the paddleboard is a safe place to be but not all the dogs are convinced. Colin has the greatest challenge when he realises years of obedience training doesn't equal trust between man and dog. The yellows take on canine parkour, Josh and dog Douglas and Jennie (known as Badger) and her dog Bodger are naturals but underdogs Daisy and her samoyed Zuri need to work on the trust between them.

The ultimate test of trust is a tethered cross country race when all competitors learn that humans and dogs are born to run, but not everyone can keep up.

Final scores are revealed, but who has triumphed in the second stage of the contest?

58 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Nathaniel Rateliff

    S.O.B.

  • 00:01

    Hilltop Hoods

    03 - Higher (Feat. James Chatburn)

  • 00:02

    Hilltop Hoods

    Higher (feat. James Chatburn)

  • 00:03

    Foals

    My Number

  • 00:03

    Bastille

    Send Them Off!

  • 00:04

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Hawaii Five-0

  • 00:04

    Sia

    Burn The Pages

  • 00:05

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    HAWAII 5-0

  • 00:06

    Milky Chance

    Down By The River

  • 00:06

    Tiggs da Author

    Run (feat. Lady Leshurr)

  • 00:09

    RHODES

    Breathe

  • 00:11

    Jamie N Commons

    Rumble And Sway

  • 00:12

    NGOD

    Can You Hear Me

  • 00:14

    Jamie N Commons

    Let’s Do It Till We Get It Right

  • 00:15

    Little Mix

    Towers

  • 00:17

    Damon Albarn

    Heavy Seas Of Love

  • 00:04

    Foals

    My Number

  • 00:19

    Grimes

    Belly of the Beat

  • 00:21

    alt‐J

    Warm Foothills

  • 00:22

    Paloma Faith

    Trouble With My Baby

  • 00:22

    Raleigh Ritchie

    Werld Is Mine

  • 00:23

    Mumford & Sons

    Below My Feet

  • 00:25

    Alessia Cara

    Wild Things

  • 00:25

    Mumford & Sons

    Below My Feet

  • 00:27

    Seinabo Sey

    Easy

  • 00:29

    Grimes

    SCREAM (feat. Aristophanes)

  • 00:32

    ODESZA

    Sun Models

  • 00:35

    alt‐J

    Something Good

  • 00:36

    St. Vincent

    Huey Newton

  • 00:37

    Saint Raymond

    Bonfires

  • 00:40

    Agnes Obel

    Stretch Your Eyes

  • 00:43

    Empire of the Sun

    To Her Door

  • 00:44

    Kongos

    Hey I Don't Know

  • 00:47

    Seinabo Sey

    Hard Time

  • 00:49

    Seinabo Sey

    Hard Time

  • 00:49

    Seinabo Sey

    Hard Time

  • 00:50

    Rebecca Ferguson

    Stars

  • 00:53

    Lykke Li

    Heart Of Steel

  • 00:55

    Grasscut

    Curlews

  • 00:56

    Sia

    Alive

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Sian Ryan
Consultant Emily Blackwell
Participant Andrew Paterson
Participant Antonia Pugh-Thomas
Participant Colin Edwards
Participant Daisy Cheng
Participant Ellie Sheedy
Participant Jake Binnington
Participant Jennie Routley
Participant Joshua Rice
Executive Producer Cate Hall
Series Producer Jeremy Daldry
Director Barny Revill
Production Company Wall to Wall Media
Production Company Ten66 Television

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 Apr 2017 20:00
  • Wed 19 Jul 2017 01:15
  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 13:00
  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 15:30
  • Sat 29 Jun 2019 11:00
  • Sat 27 Mar 2021 10:00

Competitors

Competitors

Meet the four-legged contestants and their humans competing in this ultimate contest.