New Channel 4 show sparks fury from campaigners and autism charity

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New Channel 4 show where a dog trainer uses treats, clicker training and 'doggy tapas' to control a feisty TODDLER alongside a cocker spaniel sparks fury from campaigners and autism charity Channel 4 show Train Your Baby Like a Dog sparked outrage among campaigners Dog trainer and animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden gives advice to parents She tests her techniques on three-year-old Greydon and 18-month-old Dulcie More than 20,000 people have signed petition demanding show is cancelled  Campaigners claim it dehumanises children who are shown no dignity or respect

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 07:51 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 08:23 BST, 19 August 2019

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A controversial Channel 4 show teaching parents how to train their children like dogs has sparked outrage among campaigners. 

'Train Your Baby Like a Dog' sees dog trainer and animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden showing parents how they can persuade their children to behave by using techniques including clicker training.

But the show, which is set to air tomorrow, has led to a furious backlash from autistic groups who claim it 'dehumanises' children, and shows them 'no dignity or respect'. 

More than 21,500 people have now signed a petition to have the show cancelled, arguing it will make the children a 'target for grooming in the future'.

Train Your Baby Like a Dog: Three-year-old Graydon cries when he is denied treats

Train Your Baby Like a Dog: Three-year-old Graydon cries when he is denied treats 

Dog trainer and animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden uses dog training techniques with children

Dog trainer and animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden uses dog training techniques with children 

The programme demonstrates reinforcers used in clicker training,

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