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Pte Penning said he had held a few different jobs within the ADF but working with Spot over the past 12 months was by far his favourite.
“I love being a dog handler,” he said. “I’ve always got my best mate with me 24/ 7.
“Spot has got my back and I’ve got his and he will defend me until his last breath and I would do the same.”
It wasn’t all fun and doggie games at Battle Group Cannan.
Private Simon Walkden, 25, also from the 1st Military Police Battalion, which was attached to 3rd Brigade, demonstrated the art of digging a safety pit.
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