A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and by Bob Drury

By Bob Drury

A decade in the past, former army counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious younger daughter, Kyria, on a visit to a nursing domestic that allows you to enable its citizens to play with their relations puppy, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was once astounded via the variations that opened up earlier than his eyes. quickly after, Terry and Kyria begun their carrier puppy association, paws4people, with the objective of pairing canine with people wanting therapeutic, together with traumatized and wounded conflict veterans and youngsters dwelling with actual, emotional, and highbrow disabilities.

In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and writer Bob Drury movingly captures the tale of a 12 months within the lifetime of paws4people and the damaged our bodies and souls the association mends. The ebook follows the adventure of domestic dogs bred via the association from their loving, if rigorous, early education to an emotional occasion that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," the place every one person provider puppy chooses its new proprietor via a virtually mystical connection that ignites the therapeutic strategy. Incorporating brilliant storytelling, insights into dogs knowledge, historical past, technological know-how, and relocating stories of private transformation, A Dog's Gift is a narrative of miracles certain to be embraced by means of not just the 60 million americans who personal canines, yet through someone with a whole center and a loving soul.

Show description

Read or Download A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend PDF

Best dogs books

A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog

A finalist within the annual puppy Writers organization of America's writing festival, this ebook is a helpful source for someone dwelling or operating with a apprehensive puppy. know about the simplest and humane how you can support scared canines turn into more well-off and forestall or cease reactivity and aggression.

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog... and Your Life

Bestselling writer Cesar Millan takes his rules of puppy psychology a step additional, exhibiting you the way to enhance the calm-assertive power of a profitable pack chief and use it to enhance your dog's life--and your own.

Filled with functional suggestions and strategies in addition to real-life good fortune tales from his consumers (including the Grogan relations, vendors of Marley from Marley & Me) and his renowned tv express puppy Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Cesar is helping you realize and browse your dog's strength in addition to your personal that you should stream past simply correcting behavioral matters and take your reference to your puppy to the subsequent point.

The rules of calm-assertive power can help you develop into a greater pack chief in each quarter of your lifestyles, bettering your relationships with acquaintances, kinfolk, and coworkers.

In addition, Cesar addresses a number of very important concerns for the 1st time, together with what you must find out about the key puppy habit instruments on hand and the adaptation among "personality" and "instability. "

Ultimately, what emerges from Be the Pack chief are either happier canine and happier, extra headquartered vendors.

Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World

A party of the superb dogs who practice feats of bravery each day

Dogs don't simply make lovely pets. in addition they paintings at a massive variety of jobs, supporting people in numerous methods.  From operating with search-and-rescue groups to find lacking persons to supporting sufferers get over accidents, Lisa Rogak covers the various ways that canines are an important a part of our international. and he or she tells the surprising tales of normal canines who've long past above and past to aid their owners—and even each one other.

Dogs of Courage reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring tales of those hard-working canine, from the educational they obtain to the methods we honor their sacrifices and gift their years of provider. maintaining what each puppy lover is familiar with, this booklet exhibits how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.
 

 

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher

A layabout mutt became remedy puppy leads her proprietor to a brand new realizing of the great life.

At free ends along with her daughter leaving domestic and her husband at the highway, Sue Halpern made up our minds to offer herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a brand new leash—er, lease—on existence by means of getting the 2 of them qualified as a treatment puppy workforce. shrewdpermanent, lively, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky grew to become out to be not just an awesome therapist yet an unerring ethical compass. within the not going sounding enviornment of a public nursing domestic, she led her teammate right into a sequence of encounters with the citizens that exposed depths of heat, humor, and perception Halpern hadn’t anticipated. And bit by bit, their adventures multiplied and illuminated Halpern’s feel of what advantage is and does—how acts of kindness remodel the giver in addition to the given-to.

Funny, relocating, and profound, A puppy Walks right into a Nursing house is the tale of ways one devoted, charitable, loving, and infrequently prudent mutt—showing nice wish, fortitude, and discretion alongside the best way (the occasional begged or stolen deal with notwithstanding)—taught a well-meaning lady the real nature and pleasures of the nice existence.

Additional resources for A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend

Example text

Although they’re excellent hunters, they also tend to be gentle and sensitive; don’t insult them or they’ll take off in a flash. But these guys know how to relax when they’re not on the clock; around the house, they’re quintessential couch potatoes. SCENT HOUNDS: AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A … In contrast to the upscale sporting dogs, these hunters—they include the Bloodhound, Beagle, and Coonhound—often get roles in films like Deliverance. Because they keep their noses close to the ground to track their quarry, many of them have short legs (badgers were once the Dachshund’s specialty).

Frankie is a rescue, which absolves me of any further need for political correctness. In addition, I’ve sometimes made-up words—for example, dogdom—because it’s my book and I can. Finally, every advice book is expected to distill a bit of take-away wisdom. Here, then, are the top five things you need to do to maximize your dog’s quality of life—and the quality of your lives together:1. 1 2. Provide plenty of exercise. 3. 2 4. Spay or neuter your dog. 5. Don’t support puppy mills. Observing the first, second, and fourth rules will help maintain your dog’s health; honoring the fourth and fifth will ensure you good karma; and following the second and third will go a long way toward keeping you from boring your dog.

And after you get them to catch on to the connection between the peculiar vocalizations you’re making and the behavior you expect from them, they’re happy to go along with your program. According to Stanley Coren in the Intelligence of Dogs, out of 79 evaluated, the breeds that rank highest in the “working intelligence” category are the Border Collie, Poodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and Doberman Pinscher. The Borzoi, Chow Chow, Bulldog, Basenji, and Afghan have been relegated to the brains basement.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 21 votes