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Isabelle Groc is a Canadian writer, conservation photographer, filmmaker and author of Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment. Conservation Canines highlights the human-animal bond, and discusses how dogs are lending their paws and noses to fix some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. The book features Isabelle's own photographs of working canines, many of them former shelter dogs, and includes a foreword by actor and author Anjelica Huston.
We love to spoil our dogs - more than 1 in 5 of us (22%) just can't help but fall for the classic puppy dog eyes, and 16% of us give treats when our canines look cute.
Other reasons for tasty rewards include obeying commands (44%), during walks (43%), training (35%), and before leaving them alone for a period of time (34%). But according to research, over-treating and causing our dogs to gain weight can reduce their lifespan by months - which i can be years in human terms.
Vet Sean McCormack discussed this worrying research, suggesting non-food rewards your dog will love. Sean also tells us how to assess whether our dogs are overweight. You can find more about this and many other resources at the Tails.com website. To find out more about Sean visit his website.
DogCast Radio News
In this whistle-stop tour of the latest dog news, Julie and Jenny bring you the dog who's been dyed red to combat thieves (find out more here ), and how the future of dog food may be insect protein, how drones may replace fireworks, Spain has joined the list of countries who regard dogs as sentient, how a Maltese Terrier helped his human give birth and more! Ten dog news stories in six minutes!