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Walkies! Watch these kids teach their pets tricks for a school project with a difference

Pupils at Hollywood Primary School in Birmingham were set an unusual task – to teach their pet a trick, film it and enter a school competition.

Deputy head Cathy Parkes owns the Hollywood school dog Daisy and showed the children a few tricks she had learnt from taking Daisy to My Happy Dog training.

Hollywood Pets Got Talent competition at Hollywood Primary School (Image: Hollywood Primary School)

Inspired, the pupils set about training their own pets to chase balls, jump through hoops and play ‘guess the hand’ for dog treats!

There was paw shaking, balancing tricks and even dog singing too.

Hollywood Pets Got Talent competition at Hollywood Primary School (Image: Hollywood Primary School)

Fifteen pupils entered the competition and their clips were shown in the special Hollywood Pets Got Talent show on the evening of Thursday June 14.

The video clips featured dogs and cats, a hamster and even a hawk!

Hollywood Pets Got Talent competition at Hollywood Primary School (Image: Hollywood Primary School)

Four judges gave their feedback, although hopefully they weren’t as critical as the Britain’s Got Talent judges!

Hollywood Pets Got Talent competition at Hollywood Primary School (Image: Hollywood Primary School)

First prize went to Eryn, aged 10, with her dogs Lettie and Cara.

Jake, 11, and his hawk Eddie got second prize and Charlie, seven and Stan the dog came in third.

Miss Parkes said: “I was so impressed with the standard of the training that our pupils had managed with their pets.

“It was lovely to see them using force free positive training methods with their animal.”

Prizes included tickets to Hatton Adventure World, Stratford Butterfly Farm and All Things Wild.

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Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/walkies-watch-kids-teach-pets-14810179

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