Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States

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They’re the best of the best of the best: efficient, brave, capable, loyal, and in top physical condition. They risk their lives every day to protect the President and the First Family, as well as diplomats, dignitaries, and other influential officials. And they like a good belly rub from time to time.

They’re the dogs who serve in the Secret Service, and for the first time, we get to go behind the scenes and learn about these remarkable animals. Secret Service Dogs explores tactical training, the rigorous selection process, and the incomparable bond between man and beast that’s formed in the line of service.

It’s a fascinating read, full of tiny little details that bring these dogs and their handlers to life. And yes, like seemingly every book about dogs these days, there are sad moments that counteract the heartwarming ones. (Damn you, Goodavage, for stealing those tears from me!)

But for the most part, this is a celebration of how training, heart, friendship, and duty can bring out the best in all of us. And it just goes to show you…everything’s better when dogs are involved.


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Author Maria Goodavage
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Dutton
Publish Date 2016-10-25
ISBN 9781101984734
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Issue November 2016
Category Current Events & Politics
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