Funny film about performing dogs - trick effects are used.
"Most dogs by nature are not well-behaved - lessons in etiquette are very necessary."
M/S of a man sitting on a stool in a garden. He has about a dozen dogs sitting in front of him. C/U of three dogs looking at their trainer. M/S of him sitting in shorts, shirt and bow tie speaking to the dogs. They sit up and beg. A little puppy sits on top of a box and the trainer tries to teach it to sit up. C/U of a black and white dog appearing from around the corner of the house. Cute! C/U of black puppy sitting on the box. Black and white dog walks in the garden. Puppy filmed jumping off the box in slow motion. He starts chewing a ball. By a camera trick (reversal) the puppy appears to jump backwards onto the box again. Black dog sits up and begs then falls over backwards.
"Blanche is studying acting - Registering hunger " Blanche is the black and white dog. C/U of Blanche putting her paw in her mouth. C/U of Blanche rubbing her head with her paw - "acting" tired. Film is stopped and repeated several times. "Some "process-camera" variations on an old dance step - " is next. Blanche walks on her hind legs. The film is stopped and action repeated several times so that it looks like she is dancing. Blanche also turns around and around. We see Blanche chasing her tail in slow motion. The film is reversed. "Dogs may forget to take lessons and go to bed on time, but meal-time they never miss. Slow motion footage of dogs running towards the trainer who holds a tin of food in his hand. The dogs jump up to try and get at the food.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 655.