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

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    Mar 21, 2012 1:13 AM GMT


    http://www.soldierdogs.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Dogs-Maria-Goodavage/dp/0525952780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332291718&sr=8-1

    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.

    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 dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. 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. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, 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.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I may need to get that. Are you a dog lover, John? Is this something on which we can agree in this hysterical election season??? icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidI may need to get that. Are you a dog lover, John? Is this something on which we can agree in this hysterical election season??? icon_wink.gif


    He is, Chris... awesome.. thanks for sharing that John!

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    Mar 21, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    Total dog lover. Got involved in the craziness of this thread http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2250900/ but only looking out for the dog involved. At the end of the thread, posted about my dog and bird.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidTotal dog lover. Got involved in the craziness of this thread http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2250900/ but only looking out for the dog involved. At the end of the thread, posted about my dog and bird.


    Oh, I generally like Paul but I can't handle that thread. I also love the cold and think people who bitch about it are huge pussies! icon_lol.gif

    I think discretion is the better part of valor with this one.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidTotal dog lover. Got involved in the craziness of this thread http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2250900/ but only looking out for the dog involved. At the end of the thread, posted about my dog and bird.


    Oh, I generally like Paul but I can't handle that thread. I also love the cold and think people who bitch about it are huge pussies! icon_lol.gif

    I think discretion is the better part of valor with this one.

    I was keeping my opinions to myself but just wanted to do anything to look out for his dog. I was concerned that he might do something to endanger him or her such as a shelter that was not completely no-kill.
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    I'd say we can all agree that dogs are amazing companions!

    If only Mitt Romney was a dog lover!

    It might've mitigated some of the discomfort folks have about his cold aloof elitist attitude and obvious lack of concern for the needs of average Americans
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    Mar 22, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    A bill introduced jointly by a Republican and a Democrat to provide additional benefits for military dogs

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/22/hill-lawmakers-seek-to-help-military-dogs-advocates-want-more/
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    Mar 23, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Great story; thanks so much for sharing that.