Partners: Everyday Working Dogs Being Heroes Every Day

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Partners celebrates the diversity of the canine contribution to our species, providing the reader with heart-warming stories of loyalty, perseverance and courage, as evidenced by examples of the five disciplines dealt with in Partners: law enforcement, guide dogs, therapy dogs, scent-detection dogs and search and rescue dogs.

Written by people who learned to trust their lives to the senses of a dog, and highlighting true examples of working dog behaviour, it enables all dog ...

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Overview

Partners celebrates the diversity of the canine contribution to our species, providing the reader with heart-warming stories of loyalty, perseverance and courage, as evidenced by examples of the five disciplines dealt with in Partners: law enforcement, guide dogs, therapy dogs, scent-detection dogs and search and rescue dogs.

Written by people who learned to trust their lives to the senses of a dog, and highlighting true examples of working dog behaviour, it enables all dog lovers to understand the inborn senses and instincts of their dog, which man can shape to his benefit.

Instincts tie these stories together: Bart finding a child lost on a mountain, Traveler pulling his blind partner from the path of a moving car, and Truman soothing the souls of abused children. With specific explanations of physiological attributes and innate characteristics - such as olfactory prowess, survival instincts, and intelligent disobedience - plus quotes from fifty canine professionals chronicling working dog behaviors, Partners demonstrates the similarities between the behaviour of a tender Cocker Spaniel that brought an abused child back to reality, and a tough law enforcement K9 that assured his handlers safety. This is the story Partners delivers - unity.

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"An amazing read" â?? Dogs Today

"We like Partners ... [it] illustrate[s] the positive effects therapy animals can have on people in need of comfort ...Nan has a unique perspective on the experiences of a handler." - Pet Partners Interactions Magazine

"Partners is a comprehensive study of working dogs. It is unique in the annals of dog literature because it is also a study of loss. It explores the many ways that one can lose a beloved companion who has also been part of the fabric of one's working life. Partners is about how dogs enrich our lives, how we grieve their departure, how a sense of closure leaves us with the profound gratitude that we had this wonderful partner to enrich us for part of life's journey ... highly recommended." - Geelong Obedience Dog Club

"Each of these vivid snapshots is packed with colorful anecdotes, connecting powerfully to the reader with depth and panache. Upon finishing "Partners," I guarantee you will not look at one of these special dogs the same." - Ranny Green, Seattle Kennel Club

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845844202
  • Publisher: Hubble & Hattie
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

With 18 years of in-the-field experience in search and rescue, forensic crime scene recovery, narcotics detection, and therapy dogs, DeeAnn 'NanÆ Walton has a unique understanding of dog behavior. SheÆs been there, experienced the training, the searches, the behavior, the push and pull to accomplish what man wants in the face of the dogÆs innate senses and inherent instincts. Through her writing, DeeAnn aims to draw attention to the positive, essential, life-saving, and heroic qualities that all dogs are born with, and remind us how worthy of our love and respect these amazing animals are.
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