Blue Mountains - Dog Training (c.1930)

Title:
Blue Mountains - Dog Training (c.1930)
NFSA ID:
307535
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This dog training exercise takes place among obstacles placed around an oval. Uniformed men lead Alsatians around the course. One dog navigates through hoops, tunnels, over planks and ladders as people watch from the perimeters. This clip ends with the dogs jumping through a ring of fire.
 

This footage was likely shot at the Royal Australian Air Force base at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. The men in uniform putting these German Shepherds through their paces for the RAAF are now designated Military Working Dog Handlers.

Curator:
Poppy De Souza