Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States

Dutton - They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. Tactical dog handlers on the white house lawn, handlers whose dogs sniff for explosives around the world, and those who walk their amiable floppy-eared dogs up and down Pennsylvania Avenue all live one common mantra: Not on my watch. All they ask in return is for their handlers to throw the ball with them, pet them, and talk to them in an embarrassingly high voice.

Secret service dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. Dutton Books. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever look at a very special breed of heroes. Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. Or my dog’s. Secret service dogs immerses readers into the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, and, their year-round training, popes, most important, their missions around the world, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by.

Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States - They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the weather, the danger level, or the hour. If you let down your guard on the job, ” says Special Agent Bill G. Canine program manager, “it can change the history of the world. It’s a burden secret Service dog handlers take extremely seriously regardless of their specialty.





Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

Dutton - Top dog is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers. Here, lifesaving explosives finds and rooftop firefights, in gritty detail, including tense, is the gripping account of Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with.

New american Library. A specialized search dog, lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler to sniff out deadly explosives. Maria goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career.

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca - She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas such violence can inflict. The new york times bestselling author of secret service dogs and Soldier Dogs delivers the incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.





Soldier Dogs

Dutton - Beyond tales of training, no matter how deadly the ieds they are sniffing, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, operations, retirement, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.

Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers, " says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler. The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. They would do anything for their handler. This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.

Soldier Dogs - You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium. Now maria goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers.

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 leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.

A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before.





Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog

Atria Books - It was rex’s job to sniff out weapons caches, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians. Marine and his dog rex, a bomb sniffing German Shepard, who forged a bond of trust and loyalty while serving on the war-torn streets of Iraq’s most dangerous city.

Called “a deeply affecting tale of courage and devotion in the cauldron of war” by Publishers Weekly, the choking dust, Sergeant Mike Dowling’s heart-pounding account of an unbreakable bond between man and dog takes us into the searing 130-degree heat, and the ever-present threat of violent attack in Iraq’s infamous Triangle of Death.

Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog - . In 2004, dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. The thrilling and inspiring story of a U. S. An extraordinary chronicle of loyalty in the face of terrible adversity, Sergeant Rex is an unforgettable story of sacrifice, courage, and love.

Atria Books. New american Library. It was mike’s job to lead Rex into the heart of danger.





Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Dutton - New american Library. A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before.

Atria Books. They would do anything for their handler. This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium.

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes - Now maria goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. 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.

Beyond tales of training, goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, retirement, operations, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.

Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers, " says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler.





Dogs Who Serve: Incredible Stories of Our Canine Military Heroes

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - Military working dogs have played a vital role in the United States armed forces throughout history. New american Library. This book is a celebration of their contributions to our nation. In dogs who serve, new york times bestselling author Lisa Rogak profiles these heroic dogs and their handlers in the Army, Air Force, Navy, and even the Coast Guard.

And she showcases them in vivid, their devoted handlers, full-color photographs that capture the devotion and respect that these amazing canines, and fellow soldiers share for one another. A tribute to america's military working Dogs, as well as others serving around the globe, Dogs Who Serve is a heartwarming collection for dog lovers everywhere.

Dogs Who Serve: Incredible Stories of Our Canine Military Heroes - Atria Books. She chronicles their path to service, from puppyhood to training, then through their career in the field and on to retirement and adoption. St martin s Griffin.





War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

St. Martin's Griffin - With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers. In this special edition of war dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities―from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions.

In this ya edition, rebecca frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, K-9 program managers, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram.

War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love - St martin s Griffin. Atria Books. New american Library. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs. Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today.





Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog

Atria Books - If ever there was a marine who lived up to Semper Fidelis, the motto of the Marine Corps, it’s Rex. Deployed to iraq’s infamous triangle of death in 2004, Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam.

On their first patrols in iraq, rex suffered a seemingly incurable fear of explosions and gunfire, but with Mike at the other end of his leash, Rex gained the courage to perform his duty. We took care of each other no matter what. Atria Books. It was rex’s job to sniff out weapons caches, and IEDs, suicide bombers, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians alike.

Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog - The hurt locker meets marley & Me in this thrilling and inspiring true story of a U. S. New american Library. We experience dowling’s visceral fear of walking down an IED-laden alley where dismemberment or death can come with any footstep, only his trusted partner, Rex, by his side. An animal lover since childhood, dowling had fostered and trained dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and he was determined to serve in the military’s K9 unit after joining the Marines.

Dowling takes us into the searing 130-degree heat, the choking dust, and the ever-present threat of violent attack that seemed to permeate Iraq’s streets. Dowling had turned twenty-five and Rex three just after they arrived in Iraq.





Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her

Farcountry Press - A dangerous landscape. New american Library. Despite their injuries and against doctor's orders, her owners david and laura leave the Trauma Center to begin a desperate search - can they find Jade before it's too late? The perfect read for dog lovers and wilderness enthusiasts alike, park employees, Bring Jade Home is the heartwarming tale of the owners, and huge search effort to bring Jade home.

Bring jade home is the gripping true story of Jade, a young Australian shepherd, who disappears into Yellowstone's wilderness after a horrific car wreck. St martin s Griffin. Surrounded by wolves and grizzly bears. This story will melt your heart and renew your faith in dogs - and people. Predators. Atria Books.

Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her - Alone. Day after day, week after week. Starvation. How far would you go to find your dog? Time is running out. St martin s Griffin. Imagine your dog, suddenly lost in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park.





Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

St. Martin's Press - Truly integrating themselves into their units, strong enough and tough enough to take it to the enemy through pain, injury, these K9 warriors are much like their human counterparts―unwavering in their devotion to duty, or fear. For the first time ever, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, how they are trained, the New York Times bestseller Trident K9 Warriors gives readers an inside look at these elite canines―who they are, asking for little in the way of reward.

St martin s Griffin. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U. S. As seen on "60 minutes"!as a navy seal during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. He knew that fewer than 1 percent of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation's elite combat units, and began searching the globe for animals who fit this specific profile.

Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines - From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. Government, and Department of Defense. St martin s Griffin. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with and the other team members.

Atria Books.





Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service

White Star Publishers WS-06575 - New american Library. Filled with hundreds of dramatic never-before-seen photos, this one-of-a-kind book features inspiring tales of selfless battlefield service related by the war dogs' handlers and fellow soldiers. Others struggle with wounds and post-traumatic stress. Dozens died in the line of duty. Many have earned recognition for heroism.

St martin s Griffin. Today's specially trained war dogs--like the anonymous canine hero that took part in the top-secret mission against Osama bin Laden--are a breed apart, conducting clandestine missions, assisting their human friends in locating improvised explosive devices, and more. Used book in Good Condition.

Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service - . Atria Books. St martin s Griffin.