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What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs
 
 
Author
Cat Warren.
Publisher Touchstone  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9781451667318
Pages/Publication Date 334/2013
Daedalus Item Code 42415
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A university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby, Cat Warren and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead: Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo's unruly energy and enthusiasm soon became a calling that introduced Warren to the hidden world of working dogs, as well as their handlers and trainers. Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he's only one of thousands of working dogs in the United States and beyond. Here Warren uses her ongoing work with Solo as a way to explore a field that includes cadaver dogs, drug- and bomb-detecting K9s, tracking and apprehension dogs, and even dogs who can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers and help find drowning victims more than 200 feet below the surface of a lake. Although working dogs' abilities may seem magical or mysterious, Warren shows the multifaceted science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie the amazing abilities of dogs who work with their noses.

"Enter the fascinating world of working dogs."—Temple Grandin

"No one who cares about dogs should miss this smart, funny, and at times surprisingly moving book."—Spencer Quinn

"Beautifully and compellingly written—not only could I not put it down, I didn't want to."—Patricia B. McConnell

 
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