Labrador and labradoodle from Woodford Green take part in the mannequin challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:09 17 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:32 17 November 2016

Dogs being trained at Redbridge Guide dog Training School.

Dogs being trained at Redbridge Guide dog Training School.


Two dogs from Redbridge are the latest participants to take part in the mannequin challenge – a viral internet video trend, which shows people frozen in action while a video is recorded.

Clover and Luna, who are trained at Guide Dogs Redbridge Training School, Manor Road, Woodford Green, starred in a three-minute clip which was aired today on ITV’s This Morning.

Labrador Clover is no stranger to stardom and has been featured on the show with presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in the past to document her puppy training.

Her canine buddy Luna, also regularly appears on the programme.

Tim Howell, head of the training school, said: “The London Mobility [guide dog team] did a mannequin challenge first of all, and we thought we would try and beat it.

“It was fun to do and incorporates parts of the dogs’ training – it was like a game for the dogs.”

The video was shot at short notice and whoever was at the centre on the day was included.

One-and-a-half year-old Clover, can be seen at the beginning of the clip by the doors and four-month-old Luna features towards the end and is the Labradoodle being groomed on the table.

“It is absolutely fantastic to get coverage for guide dogs on ITV,” added Tim.

“It has raised the profile of the charity with the general public immensely.”

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