Good Dog

28 May 2020

Author Talk: Good Dog

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Like the rest of us, Kate Leaver and her beloved rescue shih tzu, Bertie, are living in lockdown. Many of us are realising that the dog-human bond is one of the most extraordinary cross-species friendships on the planet. Dogs give people affection, companionship and profound emotional support.

Now, more than ever, we can see the clear health benefits of living with a dog by our side. Kate’s new book, Good Dog, draws personal interviews, as well as on science and research. We meet 10 remarkable dogs who’ve changed human lives — from helping a child with an autism diagnosis, or a teenager managing diabetes, to working with inmates in a prison.

Celebratory, joyous and moving, this book demonstrates how vastly a dog can improve our mental and physical health as well as our quality of life.