Ashley and Pudsey look out - there's a new top dog in town, from Longford
DANCING huskador Oreo is proving to be a real hit with judges on a CBBC programme.
Nile Pope, 11, landed a place in Who Let The Dogs Out.
During the series, children and their pets battle it out by performing tricks before one is named the series winner.
Today's programme, on at 4.30pm, is called Try Out and Skater, which will show Nile, of Longford, and his dog Oreo doing skateboarding tricks in an attempt to get through to the next stage.
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Dad Anthony said: "From 600 applications in January, Nile got through to 80 and now he is down to the last 27 and we couldn't be more proud."
The programme which will be aired tonight will see nine groups of three dogs and their owners performing tricks.
Anthony added: "Ashley and Pudsey, from Britain's Got Talent, set Nile and Oreo the skateboarding trick. Nile has had two weeks to teach Oreo. The owners of the dogs use a reward system. Nile will give Oreo a treat if he gets it right."
Nile has been travelling to Cheshire for filming, in a boot camp style, in the run up to the show.
In every episode, two hopefuls will be eliminated.
Nile said: "It feels amazing to have come this far. Oreo took a while to learn the tricks but he eventually got there in the end. I have made lot of friends."
The show has captured the close relationship between Nile and Oreo but has also improved Nile's confidence.
Carol Dodson, who runs training centre Oak Farm in Lydney and has appeared at Crufts doing dog dancing routines, said it is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. She said: "Health and safety of the dog must come first. My collie is 10 years old and he is learning to practice a routine for Crufts.
"Keep repeating the same trick until they get it right but always reward them when they get it right. The treat can be a toy or food."