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 aren’t just man’s best friend — they’re also our heroes. In May 2011 when Osama Bin Laden’s infamous compound was raided, one of the most talked about members of the Navy SEAL Team Six was Cairo, a Military Working Dog (MWD). Today MWDs are a crucial part of our military because they can detect explosives, guard military bases, protect service men and women from harm and form a natural lifelong bond that proves comfort and love.

In the first children’s book about “war dogs” since that raid, celebrated children’s book author Dorothy Hinsaw Patent takes us through everything readers want to know about our favorite four-legged heroes in her new book “Dogs on Duty.” This thoroughly-researched book features exclusive images from Lackland Air Force Base where the greatest number of active military working dogs are raised and trained. These dogs and their handlers are an inspiration for all of us and their stories will warm your heart, no matter how old you are.

For information how to purchase this book or for more information about the author, visit www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com.

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