The Apprentice candidates grapple with disobedient dogs in latest episode

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Tough task: The Apprentice candidates grapple with dog-walking and grooming: BBC/Freemantle Media

The Apprentice candidates will try to avoid making a dog's dinner of this week's task as they’re challenged to run their own canine service businesses.

In Wednesday night's episode of the competition the teams will compete for the opportunity to run either a dog spa or a canine agility class for the day.

James White takes the lead for Team Graphene for the second week in a row, but committing to a professional photography shoot may mean the team bite off more than they can chew.

Meanwhile Team Vitality, headed by Charles Burns, will find that running around after disobedient dogs is not all it is cracked up to be and struggle to finish on time.

The team who win the chance to run the spa will have to make sure neither they nor the dog hair get tangled in knots, whereas the team running the agility class will have some pricing difficulties that could land them in hot water.

As ever, Lord Sugar’s aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, will be keeping a close eye on the candidates and reporting back to the business mogul, ahead of this week’s boardroom showdown.

With additional reporting from Press Association.

The Apprentice airs at 9pm on BBC One.