Bandit: The Heart-Warming True Story of One Dog's Rescue from Death Row

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - Nature - 293 pages
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Employing a unique combination of psychology, philosophy, sociology, and dog training theory, Vicki Hearne recounts her experiences with Bandit, a dog deemed so dangerous that the state of Connecticut condemned him to death. Hearne rescued Bandit and was soon entrenched in a legal battle that extended well beyond his case as she fought to prove that no dog is inherently vicious. She quickly discovered the factors that contributed to Bandit’s behavior and set about releasing the essentially “good dog” that lay within.

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This book is not what I thought it would be while there is valuable information and somewhat a story about Bandit the author goes in several different directions and gives her opiniongoes off on ... Read full review

Bandit: dossier of a dangerous dog

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In Stamford, Connecticut in 1987, Bandit was condemned to death for being a dangerous dog, an alleged "pit bull'' who had bitten twice, once in defense of his friend and property and once in self ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Vicki Hearne was an accomplished scholar of linguistics, literature, philosophy, and behavioral psychology as well as a poet. She was known for her distaste of sentimental indulgence and her idea that animals want to be challenged when working with humans. She was a professor at Yale University and operated a dog-training school for years in Westbrook, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is a noted anthropologist and is also the author of "The Hidden Life of Dogs" (Pocket 1996), "The Tribe of Tiger", "The Harmless People", "Warrior Herdsmen", & the novels "Certain Poor Shepherds", "Reindeer Moon", & "The Animal Wife". She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Boston area.

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