Good Dogs of Service: True Stories of Honor, Courage, and Devotion (Hardcover)
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You've seen them, walking with purpose through crowded concourses, waiting alertly at curbs, at special events--in every walk of life. Sometimes you glimpse them on the news, in areas that have been struck by natural disasters (building collapses, avalanches, earthquakes, mudslides) or touched by war--first responders who are put into some of the most dangerous and challenging missions on the planet. They are service dogs and working canines, or "Good Dogs of Service". And they employ their awesome senses for the benefit of thousands of people throughout the world. We're encouraged not to engage with these dogs while they're on duty. They've been trained to take their missions very seriously. But in this book, photographer Lynn Cobb has given us privileged and candid access to twenty of these remarkable canines and their handlers. Her mission: to inspire others to love these dogs as much as she does and become their advocates.
In "Good Dogs of Service" you will learn about the "superpowers" of these dogs, the range of services they provide, the breeds that seem admirably suited for such duties, and a variety of organizations that have been established to train such dogs and match them with humans. Most importantly you will be able to view, in over fifty fine portraits by Lynn Cobb, the dogs interacting their handlers, their mutual regard and respect on full display.