White House goes to the dogs with Puppy Bowl

First lady Michelle Obama, a group of elementary school students and the first dogs helped train participants in this year's Puppy Bowl, the annual Animal Planet television show that airs each year on Super Bowl Sunday featuring puppies at play inside a model stadium.

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According to the network, 13 puppies joined Bo and Sunny on the South Lawn to run through drills and play fetch. The first lady participated in conjunction with her "Let's Move!" initiative, with promotes healthier and more active lifestyles.

“This year’s pups showed us that getting active and lapping up plenty of water are important ways to keep our bodies healthy and energized," the first lady said in a statement. "And as our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and have some fun every day.”

The network will air footage from the training session starting at 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Puppy Bowl brought in 12.4 million viewers last Super Bowl Sunday, boosted by the half-hour power outage in the middle of the game.