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Dogs in Action : Working Dogs and Their Stories.

Author: Maria Alomajan
Publisher: Wollombi : Exisle Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can't do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm - all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day. 'Dogs in Action' describes the vast range of jobs undertaken by dogs around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alomajan, Maria.
Dogs in Action : Working Dogs and Their Stories.
Wollombi : Exisle Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Alomajan
ISBN: 9781775591115 1775591115
OCLC Number: 863822801
Notes: Copyright.
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Sled dogs; Police dogs and victim recovery dogs; Truffle dogs; Service dogs and animal assisted therapy dogs; Guide dogs; Hearing dogs; Guard dogs; Avalanche rescue dogs; LandSAR dogs; Conservation dogs; Search and rescue dogs and cancer detection dogs; Explosive detection dogs; Customs and biosecurity dogs; Pest control dogs; Farm dogs; Star dogs; Water rescue dogs; Animal assisted activity dogs; Psychiatric service dogs and mental health therapy dogs; Conclusion; Glossary; References and contacts; Acknowledgements; Photo acknowledgements; Index.

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Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can't do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm - all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day. 'Dogs in Action' describes the vast range of jobs undertaken by dogs around the world, with anecdotes that all dog lovers can appreciate.

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