THE DRAMA QUEEN AND THE GUNSHOT SURVIVOR
On a back road near a highway in eastern Memphis, Tennessee, from somewhere out of the overgrown thickets of wilderness, perhaps north from the dense forests that lined the Mississippi River, or east from the marshland and backwoods along the Wolf River, limped a...
Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person
The test was coming. The FEMA Canine SAR Certification test would eventually merge into a single exam, but in 1997, there were two separate tests. Basic certification—two victims across two rubble piles in under fifteen minutes—allowed the qualifier to respond to local disasters. Advanced certification—six victims across...
IntroductionIn reviewing the literature on children and the family dog, we found few studies that collected data directly from children; this was particularly true for young children. To date, most attempts to investigate the family dog have relied on...
ENTER THE MASTER TRAINER
Ana, Dusty, and Harley—in terms of their combination of physical ability and prey drive—were in the top percentile of dogs in America. But in a way, finding them was the easy part. Now we had to turn their raw talent and energy into usable...
DOWN WE GO

Down We Go

In the next few days, the search expanded beyond the surface rubble and down underground. The dogs would be going into the mall, the subways, and any tunnels large enough to fit them. The WTC mall was composed of eighty stores and connected with terminals for...