No Ordinary Dog is the heartwarming story of a SEAL’s journey from battlefield to home, and the dog who changed his life forever. Will Chesney met military working dog Gunner in Afghanistan and instantly formed an unbreakable bond with him. When their deployment ended, Gunner was retired from service and came to live with Will, where he quickly became a member of the family. As they adjust to civilian life together, Will realizes that while some things may have changed since leaving combat behind – his protective instincts haven’t. From discovering how much work it takes to keep up with a high-energyLabrador Retriever like Gunner to dealingwith unpredictable bouts of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder),Will comes to see that there’s no such thing as an ordinary day when you’re living with a special operations warrior turned pet!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in the story of a man’s journey from the battlefield to home, as well as the dog that changed his life forever. It will also be appreciated by pet lovers and those with an interest in military working dogs.
- The author tells a relatable story about the challenges of adjusting to civilian life after being in the military.
- The reader learns about the important role that military working dogs play in combat and on deployments.
- This is a heartwarming book that highlights the bond between humans and their animals companions.
- No Ordinary Dog is repetitive and often redundant
- The author dwells on the minutiae of military life to an excessive degree
- There may be too many personal details for some readers
Learn more about the author
Will Chesney is a former Navy SEAL and author of No Ordinary Dog. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and two children.
“No Ordinary Dog is a powerful and heartwarming story of the unbreakable bond between a man and his military working dog. Will Chesney’s intimate account of life with Gunner, from their time together in Afghanistan to adjusting to civilian life post-deployment, is both moving and inspiring. This book is not only for dog lovers but for anyone who appreciates the unconditional love and loyalty that comes with being part of a strong family – human or otherwise.”
“Anyone who has ever loved a dog will appreciate this book. It is about the love and friendship between a man and his military working dog, Gunner. The story takes you on their journey from Afghanistan to living together in the US after Gunner’s retirement from service.”
“This book is a must read for anyone that has ever loved and been loved unconditionally by a dog.”
“What a great book! I laughed, cried and was on the edge of my seat at different parts. It is so heartwarming to see the unbreakable bond between Will and Gunner and their journey as they transition back to civilian life.”