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I was only looking for a new book to read when i found this book. Started listening and lost myself in it. An amazing story about how a dog that could be called aggressive and usosial, got a purpose, got a job to do. Made me think twice about dogs with drive and people's perception about dogs now a days. Exellent book and a recommended read for anyone interested in dogs, working dog.
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Perhaps I love this book because, like the author, I am a civilian cadaver dog handler. Like her, I have a real job but love doing cadaver detection with my German Shepherd. I started my first dog around the same time she did and now also have a young dog in training. That's my bias.
I think this book would be fascinating to anyone who is curious about what humans and dogs can do together especially the quirky work of finding the dead.
The author's explanations of why this work is so satisfying rang true as did her description of the parts of it that haunt a handler (probably not what you think). Her account of her and Solo's training and development into a working team described the joys and pitfalls common to human-canine teamwork. That story is interwoven with chapters on scientific and historical information about working dogs in general with a focus on sniffer dogs especially cadaver dogs. There is some fascinating material on the work that was done to investigate using other species to do detection work (such as bees, snakes and pigs).
This isn't a training book, but there are quotes from many good trainers and descriptions of problems that will perhaps inspire your training.
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