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 from his grim prospects 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 behaviour - mistreatment by his well-meaning but misguided owner - and sets about releasing the essentially "good dog" that lay within within. Both moving and illuminating, this true story provides sharp commentary on the volatile issue of breed-specific "vicious dog" legislation.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing