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  • Title: Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
  • Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • ISBN: 9780802728456
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden s compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man s best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained,When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden s compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man s best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire With full color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, Dogs on Duty provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions.
    Dogs on Duty Soldiers Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden s compound broke the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion Throughout history dogs have been key contributors to mil

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    1. Excellent nonfiction book, easy reading, very interesting, about dogs as part of our military I certainly didn t know that dogs can be trained to parachute jump, that they stand guard when a soldier is sleeping, that they carry real time cameras to transmit information, that they can detect underground tunnels in addition to detecting land mines and drugs and carrying out the search and rescue functions we ve all heard about We also learn about the history of dogs in military situations I especi [...]

    2. If you re a dog lover, you already know what amazing companions dogs can be But did you know that they can be a vital part of wartime and security Dogs have been a part of military operations since ancient times, but recently they have been specially trained to make full use of their special abilities Today there are dogs working in many areas of the US military from sniffing out drugs and explosives to patrolling for safety to capturing fleeing suspects Military Working Dogs MWDs can go places [...]

    3. This short 48 page book is as complete a coverage of Military Working Dogs MWDs as I have seen It goes back as far as WWI in its history of military dogs, talking about how families donated their dogs during WWII and does address how dogs during Vietnam were considered equipment and were left behind or euthanized Noteworthy dogs from many eras are highlighted, and the book is well illustrated with photographs throughout For the modern era, the training that dogs receive from puppyhood onward is [...]

    4. This is a great book about the history of service dogs with a focus on dogs in the military Covering a timeline from as far back as the first military dog, to the dog used when Navy SEALs conducted the raid on Osama bin Laden, it is very through in information even though the book is fairly short The book also covers where service dogs come from, their training, and where they go when they are taken out of service This is a great book to spark interest in future military dog handlers and very in [...]

    5. I loved this book Informative, with great pictures and a solid list of additional resources in the back Dogs are awesome.

    6. Summary A fun story written about dogs that have served in the army This story features dogs from different breeds, service branches and countries Evaluation Very entertaining, will keep students focused on their reading Short, concise sentences.Teaching Ideas This could be used to teach students about the military and that we sometimes use animals to protect our nation.

    7. 1 Fiction Twin Text Title Me Jack, Author Danette Haworth, Copyright 2011 2 Rationale Both of these stories involve dogs that have military ties or military family background The book Dogs on Duty is all about how dogs are trained to work and help in the military from early war until now Me Jack is about a boy whose father is in the military and he finds friendship and solace in his adopted dog Jack His dad is a recruiter for the Air Force when the Vietnam War breaks out I feel that Me Jack woul [...]

    8. Lexile Level NC1190LLength 48 pgsSummary Dogs in the military have been considered like equipment than fellow soldiers since they started utilizing their services many years ago This book briefly discuses the history and current uses of dogs It also touches on why are they are so important to the troops and what happens after service Recommendations or Comments This book was nominated for the Caudill Bluestem Awards The lexile level for this book makes you think its an older youth book, but I t [...]

    9. Everyone knows I m a sucker for a dog book, but that doesn t make me a softy when it comes to reviews But this was really a notch above most kids books It certainly isn t for small children, it deals factually with the realities of war and the many reasons why military dogs are so helpful But that s also what s so good about it It s one of the most informative books for children that I ve read And I really like that it doesn t talk down to them It uses language and ideas that are appropriate but [...]

    10. Nonfiction text Dogs on Duty Soldiers Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond , 0802728464 copyright 2012 Throughout American History, dogs have been an active part of the military From Stubby, World War One veteran, to the canines who work in our modern military, Dogs on Duty details how dogs complete complex tasks, aid human military members, and even how they might retire This book is an interesting read that could expand the child s knowledge of military jargon as well as their vocabulary [...]

    11. When Osama Bin Laden was taken down by Seal Team Six one of their members was a Belgian Malinois, and so we are introduced into the world of the MWD and their history with the armed forces.First used in World War one, they were not used by the allied forces as much as the aggressors, but in WW2 they expanded greatly.Vietnam seen a wide and expanded use of MWWD as they patroled bases, search out demolitions and even went on patrol, ferretting out the hidden tunnels and even the thin wires that le [...]

    12. 2015 Blue Stem If your looking for information about war heroic dogs this is the book to look at This book talks about different breeds of dogs that have trained to protect and detect hiding explosives It also talks about how the trained the dogs to jump out of air planes, to keep guard, and many In the book it also talks about how a dog had stronger senses than a human does Not only do they have strong senses, but they are used as messengers They can relay messages back and forth to officers T [...]

    13. Informational Text This book was very informational on the topic of Military Working Dogs It was very interesting reading about how dogs can be trained to do special missions that would help ensure the safety of soldiers Dogs were used during wars such as the Vietnam war as well as the Afghanistan War Dogs can be trained to jump out of boats and into the water as well as guarding their soldiers to allow them a chance to rest during war This book can be used in grades 3 5 in multiple different wa [...]

    14. Did you know that thousands of dogs have served in the Unites States military Dogs on Duty explains some of the duties and missions dogs are assigned, how they are raised and trained, and what happens to them after they retire This is a straightforward nonfiction text that will appeal to both dog lovers and military enthusiasts, a great choice for reluctant readers interested in those topics, and likely to appeal to guy readers Plenty of photos illustrate the text, giving readers a picture of wh [...]

    15. A picture book sized book that is loaded appropriately enough with dozens of photos of actual Military Working Dogs MWDs from World War to the present The book discusses how dogs were used in WWI as messengers and Red Cross dogs to aid the wounded, recruited in WWII to be sentries or scouts, and used on patrols during the Vietnam War to uncover the Vietcong s elaborate tunnels and booby traps The book also discusses how MWDs are trained today to overcome obstacles, search for firearms and explos [...]

    16. Starting with a dramatic of a soldier and his dog jumping from an aircraft into the Gulf of Mexico and the story of Cario, the Belgian Malinos dog who was a member of the Navy SEAL Team that attacked Osama Bin Laden hideout in May 2011, Patent briefly tells the history of dogs in warfare by allied forces from the first World War through Vietnam, including canine heroes from these wars She then goes into depth about the training of Military War Dogs MWDs and their handlers at Lackland Air Force B [...]

    17. What is interesting is that there is enough information on dogs in the military to be interesting A highly focused topic, but sustained by many pictures and a pseudo story arc that leads from basic information about working dogs and their training to specific cases of MWD military working dogs in recent conflicts in Afghanistan Red white and blue graphic design by Regina Roff is mixed with a slightly annoying yellow for a breakout story on almost every double page spread While the color is a bit [...]

    18. Nonfiction Twin Text Entry 4Genre InformationalTarget audience Intermediate This book depicts dogs as both soldiers and companions and informs the reader on how dogs are trained in the military It features many photographs and stories about heroic dogs throughout history.I paired this book with Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Although this story takes place nowhere near a battlefield and features a less than obedient dog, the storyline shares the element of friendship from a dog that is [...]

    19. This is a beautiful book It is written for children but I have it displayed in a prominent place in our home The photos are wonderful and the brief explanations are clear, concise, and accurate We foster Military Working Dog puppies from Lackland afb in San Antonio, and really enjoyed how this book explained the importance of these dogs and how they help our soldiers It is impressive to see for ourselves at Lackland how respectfully these dogs are treated and how much they are loved by the staff [...]

    20. Appeal Intermediate readersI chose this book because most children love dogs This should be a great option for any child who needs an introductory book to nonfiction on a subject that they love I liked that the text wasn t just set in huge blocks, but separated into easy to read chunks There are also beautiful pictures The book should be a great nonfiction option for military kids Twin text Digger The Dog Who Went to War by Mark WilsonI chose this book as the twin text because it covers the same [...]

    21. So a few months ago I was listening to NPR and they were talking about this exact topic I think it s so interesting and something that never gets addressed in history classes I think it s remarkable that families would volunteer a dog into active duty Dogs are family members On the radio they interviewed some families who volunteered dogs into WWII The interviews were so emotional and heartfelt I wish this book spent a little time talking about the dogs from WWI and WWII, but overall I really l [...]

    22. This book is currently on both the ISLMA 2015 Bluestem Award list AND the Rebecca Caudill list Nuff said It s a well written, solidly researched look at WMDs Military Working Dogs It takes the reader through a brief history of the roles dogs have played in aiding soldiers, examines the selection and training processes, and life after war for these canine heroes The author includes brief vignettes about individual hero dogs and their achievements, beginning with Stubby in World War I A natural pi [...]

    23. How many of you have dogs at home How many of you would trust your dog with your life if you were in trouble Well, if you were ever curious about what kind of role dogs play on the battlefield and in the military in general, this is the book for you For many years, dogs have been vital to the work and safety of our men and women serving in all branches of the military So, while you ll learn all about how dogs train for service, you ll also hear incredible stories of friendship, heroism and brave [...]

    24. Reading Level IntermediateGenre InformationalReview This book is all about MWDs, or military working dogs I liked this book due to the subject matter, the excellent use of photographs, and the scope, as this book covered MWDs throughout history I think the content could have been broken down a bit , as it was presented in primarily paragraph format My biggest criticism was the color of paper dark blue with black lettering This made it very difficult to read, at times The end of the book includes [...]

    25. Dogs on Duty chronicles the history of Military Working Dogs MWDs with straightforward detail and anecdotes The author does not shy away from the grim consequences of war, and yet, the essential question as to whether it is moral to use dogs to fight manmade conflicts is unexplored Perhaps this is best left to the critical reader For older readers, this pairs well with This American Life s story narrated by Susan Orleans thisamericanlife radio

    26. Most civilians do not realize the tremendous work and sacrifice dogs have given to our Armed Forces their uncanny ability to sniff out explosives and arms, to giving comfort and companionship to their fellow military men and women, these dogs provide an invaluable service to our country Dogs on Duty Soldiers Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond is a brief look at the training, assistance, and military duty these companions go through to become a most valued member of the troop Includes a G [...]

    27. I m brave enough to admit that I teared up a few times while reading this book There s just something about a soldier and his dog Essentially the book goes through the history of service dogs WWI, WWII, Vietnam and the current wars , then goes into detail on how the dogs are trained There are little vignetted stories of individual dogs and their owners insert crying here The book also includes photographs of dogs in training and actual photos of combat situations and downtime with the dogs D Aww [...]

    28. This book enlightens children to the inner duties of dogs who help out our troops of soldiers each and every day This book helps to enlighten children on how dogs can be trained and help law enforcement fulfill their duties while at war This author went deep into the duties of the military to find a kid friendly subject that is a bright side to some of the uglier parts of war Also the author included a bit of history to each pager showing dogs that have made a difference in history A fun book to [...]

    29. The wonderful photographs in this book drew my attention immediatly I believe this book could be used for a wide variety audience from young children using visual reading strategies with the great pictures to teens tweens interested in animals working dogs or the military I would make this book available especially during times such as Veteren s Day and other patriotic holidays to help my audience become familiar with the aspect of miliutary working dogs and what they mean to their handlers.

    30. 2015 IL Bluestem nominee2015 IL Caudil nomineeDogs are so much than man s best friend This book was a fascinating look at what dogs do to help serve our country Almost each two page spread has its own heading and topic This book makes is very accessible for many readers The book details the work that goes into a dog s training to serve our country There are many vignettes included that highlights a dog and his work in times of war Young students will really enjoy learning about what these dogs [...]

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