Ask anyone who loves and knows dogs: dogs cannot be fooled, they truly are man’s best friend.
…Regardless of the dangers, the dogs are fearless. For them, checking a road for bombs means a fun walk, their handlers say. “They like what they do,” says Poelaert, who has returned to Exeter, N.H.
These days, he’s trying to move beyond memories of the Ramadi explosion, which killed dozens, including fellow handler Adam Cann.
One image still inspires him, though: the sight of Cann’s wounded dog stretched over his body, as if to protect him.
THE TRUTH ABOUT WAR DOGS: dogs save lives.
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