Canine Courage Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Belief In Dog Heroism : Myth To Reality

  • Early Stories of Faithfulness and Loyalty
  • Early Stories of Heroism
  • True Stories of Heroism
  • The Similarity of Stories over Time

Chapter 2 Why Dogs Help People

  • Altruism and Heroic Behavior
  • How the Dog Came to Be
  • Heroism and the Individual Dog

Chapter 3 How Dogs Know What to Do

  • Understanding Danger
  • Taking the Right Action

Chapter 4 The Heroic Breeds

  • Dog Breeds and Heroism
  • Herding Group
  • Working Group
  • Sporting Group
  • Other Groups (Terrier, Non-Sporting, Hound, and Toy)
  • Individual Dogs

Chapter 5 The Everyday Hero: A Different Kind of Dog

  • Everyday Heroes
  • Pattern for Trained Service Dogs
  • Characteristics of Everyday Heroes
  • Dogs With Careers
  • How Everyday Heroes Learn to Help
  • Are Everyday Heroes Real?

Chapter 6 The Devotion of Dogs

  • The Admiration of Faithfulness
  • Devotion as a Natural Instinct
  • Is Extreme Devotion Real?
  • Do Dogs Understand Death?
  • Understanding of Time
  • Other Examples of Devotion
  • Breeds More Devoted than Others?
  • Love

Chapter 7 Cooperation Between Dogs and Other Animals

  • Friendships with Other Dogs
  • Dog/Dog Rescues
  • Teamwork
  • Rescuing Other Animals
  • Friendships with Other Animals

Chapter 8 A Special Bond Extrasensory Perception in Dogs

  • Does ESP Exist?
  • What Are the Stories?
  • Can ESP Stories Be Explained?

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Chapter 9 The Future of the Relationship

Bibliography

Index

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