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The author when she is not 

washing her dog Gus from

something he rolled in.

Former USA Today journalist Maria Goodavage is considered one of the foremost author experts on working dogs after the publication of her critically-acclaimed New York Times bestselling books, Soldier DogsTop Dog, and Secret Service Dogs. Her latest book, Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine, has won hearts around the world.


Maria has appeared on numerous national TV shows, including The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Today, and has given talks about working dogs at the New York Stock Exchange, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and other notable venues. 


Maria lives in San Francisco with her yellow Lab, Gus, among other people. 

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A canine interviewee in England 

gets personal with the author.

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