In this day and age many families experience the effects of family members being deployed. This wonderful story is one about not only those feelings that must be dealt with but also is a story that every dog lover will enjoy. Maddy’s mom, Faith, has been deployed and the only person that Maddy can stay with is her grandpa, who is a cattle rancher.City girls always have a hard time in the country. This is a place with no Wi-Fi, dish washer, TV or computer. It is a different place for Maddy with new experiences for this young lady. But there is one thing she did not expect, a relationship with Scout, one of her grandfather’s dogs. So when she decides to train Scout, she is told many times “you cannot teach an old dog new tricks” and if the dog does not earn its keep it will have to go. Scout and Maddie become a team that will help resolve many issues. This is a wonderful entertaining story of family, helping others and friendship even with animals. The Dove Seal for all ages is awarded to “My Dog the Champion”.