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Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes (Paperback)

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    Maria Goodavage is the news editor and featured writer at She has been a reporter for USA Today and The San Francisco Chronicle, and is the founding editor of the Dog Lover's Companion national guidebook series. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog.
    A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.

    People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium.
    Now Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.
    "Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers," says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler. "The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. They would do anything for their handler." This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.


    ISBN 9780451414366
    Genre PETS / Dogs / Training
    Format Paperback
    Pages 293
    Publisher Date 2012-12-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New Amer Library
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.58 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Goodavage, Maria

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