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Selina and Chump

Celebrity: Selina Scott
Selina began her career at Grampian TV on Grampian Today, until she was plucked from local reporting in 1981 to present the News at Ten for ITN. She then went on to co-host Wogan in 1983, a show which she would return to in 1990 as a guest presenter. She then became the first woman to launch breakfast television in the UK, fronting the BBC's Breakfast Time in 1983, that she co-hosted with Frank Bough and Nick Ross. Following this, Selina went on to break new ground with the UK's first fashion magazine programme The Clothes Show, also for the BBC.

In 1986 the American network CBS headhunted Selina to co-anchor its award-winning coast to coast current affairs show West 57th.

Selina went on to work with another American network NBC on her own talk show - The Selina Scott Show - which was aired nightly throughout Europe.

Trainer: Steve Mann
Steve runs the Alpha dog training School in Hertfordshire and the Alpha TV and Film pet training agency. He has had the business for about 10 years and been full time there for the past six years. He mostly trains working dogs in obedience and agility, and works with a lot of rescue dogs!

Steve is interested in the theory of dog training and behaviour too, and regularly lectures at a college in Enfield on an animal behaviour course. He also holds classes teaching behaviour to dog owners and their dogs.

Steve sees about 70 dog owners a week and does a few home visits. He also adopts rescue dogs and trains them to be detection dogs. He has two German shepherds and a Labrador rescue dog of his own, with whom he competes in working trials.

Dog : Chump
Age: 16 months
Breed: German shepherd-Wolfhound crossbreed
He has a very inquisitive and engaging personality, and is really enthusiastic. He loves meeting people, including children of any age, and other dogs, and loves playing football. The only things he doesn't seem to like are fireworks and adults arguing.

Chump will do most things for food, although his palate is not exactly sophisticated (anything in the bottom of a kitchen bin will do). In fact, praise and food are his favourite training aids. He'll respond best to a trainer who wants to enjoy themselves, as he does have a sensitive side and could be easily crushed by raised voices. His perfect home would be with a footballer with children living in a big house so he can lie flat out in a choice of rooms. Click here to find out more about Chump.
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