A dog will fly a plane on Sky TV
The show followed twelve rescue dogs as they passed through flight school. This has now been reduced to three talented dogs, who will finally have the chance to take charge of a plane on their own in the climax of the series.
By the way, Dogs Might Fly is a reality show. They are real dogs in a real canine pilot school.
The puppies spent ten weeks of training under the guidance of experts – including animal behaviorists, movie animal trainers and Mark Vette of Driving Dogs – to learn how to take flight. The best dogs at the end are Shadow, a Staffordshire bull terrier-collie crossbreed; Reggie, an 18 month old German Shepherd-Labrador cross; and Alfie, an energetic collie-lurcher cross.
The premise of the program might sound silly, but the idea is to show the public just how brilliant dogs are – including the not exactly pedigree rescue puppies that the breeders of Dogs Might Fly have spotted. The series runner-up himself, Shadow was only 10 p.m. to be shot when he was picked up by the series.
“We wanted to show that dogs have extraordinary abilities,” explained animal expert Charlotte Wilde, “and theft was the ultimate test. Every year 5,000 dogs like Shadow are put down, but through this show we wanted the intelligent animals that they are. “
The Dogs Might Fly finale airs at 7pm Sunday, April 3 on Sky 1. Find Sky 1 on Sky 106, Virgin Media 110, or TalkTalk TV 301.
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