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Dog Companionship and Its Benefits to Humans
Julio E. Correa
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 08/10/2016


Throughout the years, dogs have helped to locate missing persons and have assisted in rescue operations in the aftermath of disasters such as earthquakes and bomb explosions. Dog participation in law enforcement activities have been particularly successful in the area of narcotic detection. Dogs even served, along with soldiers, in patrol assignments during World War II and the Vietnam War. Today, dog companionship has taken on a new meaning as Americans increasingly consider their dogs another member of the family rather than just property.