These are the first pictures taken of a remarkable development in the control of police dogs.
SV. Man fitting Walkie Talkie device to dog.
L.Bk V. Man off with dog.
SV. Men with Walkie Talkie giving instructions.
SV.PAN Dog finding boy.
LV. Dog with boy - dog returning to master.
CU. Man fixing line round dog, then runs off with dog. (to find boy).
SV. Man with dog giving instructions for dog to jump over wall.
LV. Dog waiting.
CU. Man giving instructions.
SV. PAN Dog jumping over fence.
SV. Man giving instructions.
LV. Dog running to flag, picks it up and runs away.
SV. Running towards.
Back V. Dog giving flag to man.
LV. Man walking with dog, puts flag on ground. - man walks away.
SV. Dog waiting.
SV. Man giving instructions to dog.
SV. Dog picks up flag and runs away.
SV.PAN Dog running with flag.
SV. Dog arriving back with flag.
Initials FHH JWH/VCW
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: These are the first pictures taken of a remarkable development in the control of police dogs.
Walkie-talkie is the basis of it. The owner of the dog, Mr Finn Lund, of Fredrikstad, in Norway, has ben training this dog for many years. By radio he passes commands to his dog who receives his master's voice through a small receiver strapped on the back.
A command - and the dog leaps into action, obeying every order of his trainer. Some remarkable results have been obtained with the device. The dog responds accurately and immediately to orders like TURN LEFT, TURN RIGHT, BRING HIM DOWN, HUNT FOR FOOTPRINT.
Undoubtedly the most amazing feat is the ability of the animal to retrieve a small red flag in a Field three-quarters of a mile away from the controller. To achieve this the dog went right away out of sight and went to work on a series of detailed instructions given over the radio.
Mr Lund proposes to visit police forces in many countries where dogs are used for police work to try to interest them in his radio controlled system for dogs.