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My Dog is a Hero (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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True stories about man's most heroic best friends!

In this book, you'll learn about the awesome dogs that are trained to save lives and brave the most dangerous situations. From tracking dogs to space dogs, police dogs to mountain rescue dogs, guide dogs to guard dogs-find out how these furry pets are trained for their special missions and how they carry them out. In My Dog is a Hero, readers will get a history of help dogs, meet the most famous canines, see real-life photos of ...

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Overview

True stories about man's most heroic best friends!

In this book, you'll learn about the awesome dogs that are trained to save lives and brave the most dangerous situations. From tracking dogs to space dogs, police dogs to mountain rescue dogs, guide dogs to guard dogs-find out how these furry pets are trained for their special missions and how they carry them out. In My Dog is a Hero, readers will get a history of help dogs, meet the most famous canines, see real-life photos of the pets in action, and learn easy-to-understand facts about how help dogs got their start.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606267779
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Lifesavers 8

Urban SAR Dogs 12

Mountain and Wilderness Rescue Dogs 18

Water Rescue Dogs 24

2 Protectors 26

Police Patrol Dogs 30

Security Dogs 36

Combat Dogs 38

Personal Protectors 40

Heroic Pet Dogs 42

3 Helper Dogs 44

Guide Dogs 48

Hearing Dogs 52

Assistance Dogs 54

4 Detectors 60

Explosive Detectors 66

Drug Detectors 72

Finding People 75

More Detecting Dogs 82

5 Explorers 84

Glossary 92

Index 94

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