In “Canine Courage” (July/August 2018), Rachel Rose does a fabulous job of describing RCMP dog handlers, a subject I suspect few Canadians know about. My son-in-law is a sergeant for the Mounties and oversees the handlers of the Police Dog Service Unit in Newfoundland and Labrador. He has had several animals over his long career, and I’ve gotten to know some of them, both during their working lives and after they retire. They’ve demonstrated tremendous strength and speed, along with incredible focus—nothing short of a bomb going off would distract them. These German shepherds and their handlers are impressive duos, doing such great work for Canadians.
RICK ORLANDO, Hubley, N.S.