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Here's a few reviews from the Blog in 2019

From : Alice 
Excellent blog, good to see someone is posting quality information.

From: A. Green said It was really insightful. Thanks for such a nice content. Cheers

From: Bentleigh vet 
Thanks for sharing this post. I am very interested in this topic. I would like to share my opinion on this. When socializing together with your pet, attempt to deal with them as one other same-species animal. For horses, you'll be able to inform a horse you are its good friend by gently blowing into its nostrils by the use of greeting. If the horse whuffles again, you already know you have simply been accepted into its herd.

From: Little River Vet Clinic 
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Interview by NF Reads website


I’m Amber Higgins, the author of three books that tell dog owners how to use the family dog to find missing loved ones and help during disasters. I’ve also self-published a short story called, “A Squirrel Planted an Acorn”.

I always was a writer and dog lover. My work was first published offline in the 1990’s in magazines and newspapers, including a weekly herbal health column that ran two years. I set writing aside for about fifteen years to volunteer with my bloodhounds and German shepherds I raised, trained and placed nationwide for search and rescue work. I’ve worked with pets since 1976 as a professional master groomer, dog trainer and pet business owner until recently semi-retiring to spend more time writing.

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February 23 2018
Review by Mark Elliot on Facebook's Family Disaster Dogs page

Amber Higgins is an expert on the subject of disaster preparedness, in conjunction with pets (dogs, mainly), used in helping families achieve some measure of safety in the event of (God forbid) an emergency or disaster - large or small.

She's adept in the field of Search and Rescue (SAR), specifically K9 Search and Rescue. Having trained and used her own dogs, to search for - and find - missing persons.

 Her books are a compendium of knowledge, comprised of decades of experience and research, written in such a way that even the novice, every day pet owner will find immediate success.

My Puppy Can Find Me children's book

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Reviewed By Amy Raines for Readers’ Favorite

My Puppy Can Find Me is written by Amber Higgins and illustrated by Helen “Scotty” King.

In this educational picture book, a child can learn how to utilize the family dog’s innate intelligence in a crisis situation. Dogs are naturally loyal to their humans, which makes it easy to teach children to use their pet's obedience training to help them during emergency situations. Each page of My Puppy Can Find Me reinforces the key points of a dog’s obedience in a fun way so that kids will easily remember that their furry friend can be a genuine hero. It is very difficult to think that the unthinkable could happen but children do sometimes get separated from their families. This picture book can help a child learn to keep calm, use their dog’s training, and wait for help to come.

I recommend My Puppy Can Find Me by Amber Higgins to anyone who has children and a family dog. Every page easily explains how important it is for a child to remain calm during a crisis because their dog can help them. I love how Higgins provided 'fill in the blanks' for a family dog’s name so that a child can clearly see that their dog can save them if they use the training exercises. The beautiful illustrations by Helen “Scotty” King are fun and interactive as they reinforce life-saving concepts of their pet’s ability to help them. What I loved the most about My Puppy Can Save Me is how Higgins made the story easy for early readers to comprehend.

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My New book "Start Mantrailing" features RRI North Scotland Search Dog on the cover and teammates in the book, plus American dogs. A share of the book price is donated in appreciation to RRI North Scotland K9SAR. Help us find missing persons with dogs buy a book or share the page. Thank you! You can find the books at Amber Higgins Amazon United Kingdom author page ... Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

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