The place we are going to is not far from Dmitrov, it’s the methodical and cynological centre #470 and the military nursery “Red Star”.
Sheep dogs are probably the most popular in the army. Here, in the nursery that opened in 1924, the dogs get training, serve in hot points, stand guard over the border, look for mines.
Let’s start from the museum
At war dogs not only assisted soldiers but blew up tanks. Unfortunately they were trained as kamikaze dogs. But war is always war, and human life is more valuable. Various cunning methods were used to train such selflessness. First of all the dog was trained to know that there’s food under a tank. Then food was put under a working tank in order the dog got used to its noise. Further the task became more complicated and the dog with explosives attached was sent under the moving vehicle…
Such sledges and gurneys were used to remove the injured with help of dogs away from a battlefield. In such a way they saved more than 700 000 soldiers during the war. Then the gurneys were loaded with ammunition and the dogs were sent back.