I'm a maverick scholar, known for disproving many scientific hypotheses. In this book,. I show that dogs domesticated themselves. They weren't tamed by humans. My conclusions come both from my lifelong experiences with dogs and from cutting edge science in dog studies, a hot topic in academia today. Becsuse I taught science for 40 years, I know how to write it so that it's not dry or stilted in any way. Reviewers have praised it highly as a real page turner.
The ways dogs behaved in wars is amazing. They their soldiers, scout out booby traps, carry messages, and find wounded solders. The kinds of jungle fighting in Vietnam and the many countries we've invaded since then relies heavily on war dogs. Their superior scenting, ability to see in a wider field than humans, and their ability to notice minuscule movements that humans don't are what makes them vital to soldiers.
Humans, Dogs, and Civilization
We take for granted that a dog will take a bullet intended for a soldier or a policeman. In World War I, army dogs were regularly sent out on battlefields while guns were blazing and bullets flying. Dogs aren’t stupid. They understand danger. Dogs who weren’t army dogs ran and hid from the heat of battle. But the dogs working for the army ran to deliver messages or to find cadavers and wounded soldiers, no matter how dangerous the battlefields were.