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By Bob Drury

ISBN-10: 1623361028

ISBN-13: 9781623361020

A decade in the past, former army counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious younger daughter, Kyria, on a visit to a nursing domestic so as to let its citizens to play with their relations puppy, a golden retriever named riley. Terry used to be astounded by way of the differences that spread out sooner than his eyes. quickly after, Terry and Kyria began their provider puppy association, paws4people, with the target of pairing canine with people wanting therapeutic, together with traumatized and wounded struggle veterans and kids residing 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 by means of 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 nearly mystical connection that ignites the therapeutic method. Incorporating bright storytelling, insights into dogs knowledge, heritage, 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 canine, yet through an individual with an entire center and a loving soul.

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Dogs, it seemed, joined us during our pre-agricultural origins. , confirming the parentage of a particular puppy in a dispute over pedigrees), its use in reconstructing events long since passed is much more open to interpretation. As new analyses have appeared and been integrated into the picture, the estimate that dogs might have been domesticated more than a hundred thousand years ago has since been revised down considerably—to between fifteen thousand and twenty-five thousand years ago. One reason for this drastic downward revision is that problems have been found in the method used to calculate how much time has elapsed since two animals had a common ancestor.

Others were not, and stayed wolves. A great deal has been written about the grey wolf, but much of that is either misconceived or at least unhelpful when it comes to understanding the behavior of modern domestic dogs. The past decade has seen a radical reappraisal of the wolf pack, however—regarding both how it constructs itself and the evolutionary forces that drive it. If wolves are not despots, as we now know, then why should we assume that domestic dogs are impelled to take control of their owners?

Thus in wolves this display may be an artifact of captivity—not a normal part of adult behavior at all but, rather, a signal artificially carried over from infancy into adulthood, under unnatural circumstances. Studies of wild wolf packs have made clear that the traditional interpretations of wolf submission— both aggression within the pack and the “submissive” behavior that is an attempt to defuse or deflect this aggression—reflect artifacts of captivity and therefore cannot be applied to wolves as a species.

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