If you are a dog-loving sort, you could rattle off a hundred reasons dogs are great in about a minute.
These comforters, welcomers, waggers, fetchers, swimmers, furry companions… are awesome!
Some dogs are trained to perform highly-skilled, life-saving tasks, capitalizing on their phenomenal sense of smell, and you can read all about them in this interesting book by non-fiction wonderwoman Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent published in 2014 by Bloomsbury
Learn how exceptional a dog’s sense of smell is, how these super sniffers are trained, and how they are used to search out danger, rescue injured people, alert people to dangerous medical conditions, identify pollution, and more. Explanations of the kinds of problems people are tackling with dogs are accompanied by anecdotes introducing us to one person or group and the talented dog helping out.
Plenty of full color photographs create engaging pages that aren’t overly flooded with text. Ages 9 and up. Books and websites for further reading are included. Ability to resist adopting another dog…not included.