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Follow The Dog: A History of the St. Paul Police Canine Unit Hardcover – August 21, 2008


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About the Author

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Ruth Gordon, RN, MA, is an assistant professor emerita of the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health. She is an author, teacher, and long-term care expert. She has served as director of nursing education at Sister Kenney Institute, taught long-term care administration at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, and consulted on long-term care. She has written ten textbooks, numerous journal articles, and a monthly newspaper column for the St. Paul Dispatch. In retirement she has turned to writing true dog stories, including Magic Dog, It Takes a Dog to Raise a Village, Don't Fence Their Spirit, and Good Dogs: Stories of Benevolence. She and her husband, Ken, currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Pogo Press, An Imprint of Finney Company; First Printing edition (August 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880654431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880654439
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,467,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dogs are commonly stated as man's best friend, and being policeman's best friend is no different. "Follow the Dog: A History of the St. Paul Police Canine Unit 1958-2008" follows the birth of the use of dogs for police work. Following the history from when the idea was pitched, the dogs were trained, the early days of the unit and how the first attempt fell apart, author Ruth Gordon does well in tracing the use of dogs in police work in St. Paul, offering a full view of its successes and failures. "Follow the Dog" is a fine read for anyone intrigued to learn about canines in police work.
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By Tom Daniels on January 4, 2009
Great book about St. Paul Police K-9 dogs, their handlers, and the St. Paul Police use of them. Found the book very interesting!
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By Lydia C. Kietzer on March 28, 2009
Follow the Dog is a great book, especially if one knows the St Paul area and some of the police involved.
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My son recently became a canine officer. He knew about this title and appreciated it.
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