Photo: messenger dogs and handler near Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

and , 1918
dog leashes
Image by Australian War Memorial collection
ID Number: E02318
Place made: France: Picardie, Somme, Villers-Bretonneux

Informal portrait of 3133 , in charge, with dogs of No. 3 Messenger , attached to the 4th , in a railway cutting near Villers-Bretonneux while operating with 12th Brigade. Section comprised sixteen men and fifty messenger dogs. These dogs worked with fairly successful results, but were never solely relied on in sending messages. Left to right: War Dog 103 Nell, a ; 102 Trick, a Collie; 101 Buller (sometimes referred to as Bullet), an Airedale. All three dogs were very efficient in message carrying and saw service with the 2nd, 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, also with Divisions of the British 8th Corps (Imperial). 102 Trick was particularly efficient and was well known by all Brigades of abovenamed Divisions. He was specially mentioned by Signal Officer of 2nd Division for good work at Rubimont, near Heilly.

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They’re like a barking collar…they send out a shock to the collar with the press of a button. Please help

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Answer by KoAussie
I call them inhumane in the hands of the novice owner.

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    • T J
    • August 14, 2012

    First you buy this
    Then when you have a complete understanding of the material contained within
    AND ONLY THEN do you buy one of these

    “I do not recommend using the e-collar if a person is only going to use the dog for very simple tasks. If you only want our dog to be obedient in the general sense -- to be a good citizen or if their hunting involves only very simple retrieves and not many of them, I don't think it is worth the time and effort to go through a proper e-collar program —because you can't use the e-collar haphazardly. Using the e-collar correctly takes quite a bit of work on the trainer's part, and there are plenty of ways to teach general obedience and simple field work without an e-collar”
    Mike Lardy

    dog dog
    don’t know where your research came from, how about providing a source, or better yet, next time before making such an outlandish statement how about doing a little research.

    • DogDog
    • August 14, 2012

    research proves that electric shock collars are detrimental to a dogs self-esteem, and dogs whose owners use or have used shock collars are less responsive, more timid, and more reactive (aggressive) to their owners, whether they are wearing the collar at the time or not.

    Please seriously consider the use of a shock collar. A good class will cost about the same amount, and teach you how to communicate effectively with your dog, rather than teaching through intimidation.

    • Jennifer
    • August 14, 2012

    No idea. You’re still going to have to train the dog either way. Plus, that “leash” will never be recognized by leash laws.

    Start shocking a dog off its leash without training, and all you have is a hurt dog that will run off scared. They won’t stop until the shocking stops, and the shocking stops, surprise surprise, when they are yards away from you. Won’t take long to put two and two together.

    • Novarobin
    • August 14, 2012

    I believe you are referring to an E collar.

    If you are planning to use one, please learn about it. You can cause irreperable damage to your dog if used incorrectly. It isn’t as easy as pushing a button and training a dog.

    • Blackspaniel
    • August 14, 2012

    little great heroes.

    • sunnybrook100
    • August 14, 2012

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Vintage Background People, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    • SandyEm
    • August 14, 2012

    Fabulous set of photos AWM!

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