My Dog Is A Hero

My Dog Is A Hero

Book - 2012
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Learn about the awesome dogs that are trained to save lives and brave the most dangerous situations. From tracking dogs to space dogs, police dogs to mountain rescue dogs, guide dogs to guard dogs--find out how these furry pets are trained for their special missions and how they carry them out.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2012
Edition: 1st Scholastic ed
ISBN: 9780545495950
0545495954
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm

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SPL_Childrens Aug 14, 2013

Some working dogs have amazing jobs, and some have even become heroes.

Dogs can be valuable members of emergency services, helping to locate trapped and injured people in disaster zones with their keen sense of smell. Did you know that a German Shepherd, Trakr, found the last person to be pulled out alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 disaster? Nearly one hundred search dogs helped to look for survivors in the huge area of concrete and metal debris. Trakr and his handler were later presented with the prestigious Extraordinary Service to Humanity Award by the United Nations.

Other search dogs help to locate missing hikers and climbers in remote areas, people trapped in snow after an avalanche and people buried in the debris of a rock slide or a mud slide. Trained to save lives and brave the most dangerous situations, these animals work as combat dogs and explosives detector dogs with soldiers, as water rescue dogs, and as tracking dogs with the police.

Canines also work as guide and assistance dogs for people who are visually or physically impaired.

Which dog breed has the keenest sense of smell? The bloodhound is three times better at recognizing scents than other breeds and can actually pick out a scent from a mixture of thousands!

Sometimes ordinary family dogs perform extraordinary acts, even risking their own lives to protect or save members of their human families. For example, owners have been awakened and alerted to house fires by their dogs.

From rescue dogs to guide dogs to beloved family pets, Anita Ganeri’s book, which includes lots of colourful real-life photos of canines in action, shows us just how very special and talented dogs can be!

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SPL_Childrens Aug 14, 2013

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olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

An introduction to helper canines who are trained to save lives and assist during dangerous rescues offers insight into their special training and provides a history of helper dogs and profiles of famous canines. Original.

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