Search Dogs and Me: On...
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Search Dogs and Me: One Man and His Life-Saving Dogs

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'Carefully Dylan picked his way upwards, waiting every now and again for me to catch up, then climbing again. His bright orange coat was only just in view as he cautiously made his way through gaps in the boulders and small slabs of granite. Higher and higher we went into the cloud and the hammering rain.' For the last forty years, Neil Powell has worked with dogs - in mou...more
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Published September 16th 2011 by Blackstaff Press
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Clare O'Beara
A memoir of forty years of training and working with dogs, in sometimes tough or harrowing circumstances. Neil Powell was a teacher in a town in Ireland and enjoyed hillwalking so it was a natural progression for him to train his dogs to find lost climbers. However he had to be prepared to go out in any weather.
He then trained a German Shepherd which was not trusted around sheep, to search for a body under water. Nobody believed that dogs could pick up scent from a boat on a lake but time and a...more
Amazing what search dogs can do - I had no idea that dogs can detect people under water! A little sad at times as the dogs are brought into situations where disaster has struck or someone has been missing for sometimes.
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