On this episode of the Seeing Eye Dogs Show, Harriet is joined by two guests.
- Annette Ferguson chairperson of Dog Guide Handlers Australia (DGHA) joins us talking about DGHA, their work and the upcoming conference. The DGHA conference on August 4-6 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland is a chance for handlers of dog guides from all schools to get together, learn more about all things dog guide and enjoy a weekend of fun. For more information on DGHA, visit the DGHA website or if you're a dog guide handler or supporter including staff or volunteer from a dog guide school, join the DGHA Facebook group to get involved.
- Dr Ashe Mooney from Seeing Eye Dogs vet team joins us talking about getting your dog to the optimal body condition score. A few episodes ago, Ashe explained why body condition is a good measure of your dog's fitness- more than what weight can tell us! Now, she's back talking about how to help the dog in your care get to the ideal body condition. Please note this information is for general information, please work with your vet before making changes to your dog's feeding or care.
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