The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons In Courage From The World's K9 Cops by Rachel RoseThe Dog Lover Unit: Lessons In Courage From The World's K9 Cops by Rachel Rose

The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons In Courage From The World's K9 Cops

byRachel Rose

Hardcover | October 10, 2017

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"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." -Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human

An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along for the ride while the police teams search for armed suspects. Yet once she decided to meet the people who devoted their lives to police K9 units, she found herself signing up for the ride-alongs, training runs, and other challenges that these courageous people-and canines-face on a daily basis.

In The Dog Lover Unit, Rose introduces readers to police dogs and their handlers in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France (where their group's official name translates as "the dog lover unit"). She's there to catch a criminal with Constable Matt Noel and Blackie; to patrol with Sheriff Gene Davis and Gunner; and writes movingly about the tragic funeral of Constable Dave Ross, and its impact on other K9 teams.

With insight, humor, and awe, this book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish, and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another, and for us.

RACHEL ROSE has won awards for her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including a 2014 and 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was named a Governor's General Award finalist in 2016. She is the Poet Laureate of Vancouver for 2014-2017 and was recently a fellow at The University of Iowa's International Writing Program. She has published work in jour...
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Title:The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons In Courage From The World's K9 CopsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.72 × 1.2 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250110742

ISBN - 13:9781250110749

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"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." -Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human"What do you get when a poet does ride-alongs with police K-9 units in four different countries? You get a unique, insightful, and well-written book like this. It is a must read for anyone interested in these dedicated police officers and their valiant canine partners." -Stanley Coren, author of How Dogs Think and The Intelligence of Dogs