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A leading dog-blogger 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... more
Published: March 15, 2012 by Dutton Adult
Genre: War. Non-fiction.
...Goodavage uncovers how these dogs are procured and trained to become field-specialized, and she impartially addresses the conflicting ethics of employing canines in battle....A well-deserved salute to the military’s “paws-on-the-ground heroes.”Full Review
Throughout the book, Goodavage looks at the criteria for selecting a military working dog, and the types of personalities these dogs tend to have. She relates these things to her own dog, Jake, a rescued yellow lab...a nifty way to go about it...Full Review