For the Juniors - Working Animals

The lives of working animals are explored in these two episodes. Programs highlight the special features of animals that can make them more suited to certain tasks than people or machines and that, like all good working relationships, these ones are based on clear communication and mutual respect.
Working Dogs
This program shows children that dogs are more than household pets. It explores the working world of five different dogs and their handlers. These dogs use their specially trained skills to fulfill different roles in a range of working environments. We see how dogs and their handlers communicate and work together as a team. The program examines some rules that dogs and their handlers must obey in their places of work. It also shows how dogs can meet some basic human needs and that the relationship between owner/ handler and dog is mutual and rewarding.
Working Horses
This program explores some historical and modern day work roles for horses. Four different horses are observed working with their handlers. The programs look at the physical and mental attributes of horses that help them in their work and the way handlers value their horses and communicate with them. Through the use of historic footage and photos the program looks at life before cars. It shows why some ways of using working horses have changed from the past to the present day, and that horses are still better than machines for some forms of work. The program also explains and demonstrates some basic safety rules that should be observed when around horses.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2000
Duration: 
2 x 15 mins
Series Episode
Standard $99
Schools $77
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