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518 – Ante Lucin on How to Help Dog Breeders in War Torn Ukraine

Ante Lucin on How to Help Dog Breeders in War Torn Ukraine Ante Lucin, host of Talking Dogs With Ante, joins forces with Pure Dog Talk host Laura Reeves to share information supporting the dog people in Ukraine. “What we have actually tried to do,” Ante said, “is that we have tried to place as…

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509 — 12-Steps to a Happier You in the Dog Fancy

12-Steps to a Happier You in the Dog Fancy I don’t know about you, but this holiday season I just haven’t had the vibe. I’ve honestly tried. But, all my magic spells for maintaining a positive attitude have been, at best, modestly successful. Even a week at the ocean didn’t cure me this time and…

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Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk!

Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk! Welcome to Pure Dog Talk! I am your host Laura Reeves….. These words hit the airwaves for the first time almost exactly five years ago … Five HUNDRED times later, I still have to think about my tone and cadence and inflection. Maybe just a bit less these…

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499 – Tips, Suggestions and Ideas for Growing Clubs

Tips, Suggestions and Ideas for Growing Clubs Pure Dog Talk Patrons join in a roundtable discussion of “how do we grow our clubs.” How do we bring the energy and enthusiasm of new members and combine it with the knowledge and experience of long-term members to make something good that grows. Recorded live at Bonneville…

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494 — Traveling with dogs – Pro Tips, Life Hacks and Tools for Success

Traveling with dogs – Pro Tips, Life Hacks and Tools for Success Forget Football and Pumpkin Spice, it’s actually National Specialty season! We’ve talked a number of times over the last few years about the *reasons* to travel to National Specialties and the JOY of traveling generally. So now let’s talk about the practical requirements…

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490 – History, High Fashion and Legends at Morris and Essex

History, High Fashion and Legends at Morris and Essex Lorraine Bisso, specialty chair and board member for Morris and Essex Dog show, joins host Laura Reeves to share the history of the event, fashion tips and goose bump worthy stories of the legends who have shown and judged there. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, who founded the…

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473 — Endowing the Future of Veterinarians

Endowing the Future of Veterinarians Tom and Chris Levy visit with host Laura Reeves about how and why they created an endowed fund for the Oregon State University Veterinary school. “We don’t have any biological children,” Tom noted, “and we wanted to do something good. It comes to the point the AR people get involved…

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465 – Allison On: Tips from the Top on Drop Coat Grooming

Allison On: Tips from the Top on Drop Coat Grooming Allison Alexander, founder of Leading Edge Dog Show Academy and President of the Canadian Professional Handlers Association, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about grooming drop coated breeds, from maintenance to polish. Allison’s years of experience provide enormous insight into the maintenance on coated breeds…

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463 — 4H and All-American Dogs Competing in Juniors

4H and All-American Dogs Competing in Juniors The Conversation this week is the flip side of the coin, as we continue a dialogue about the American Kennel Club’s new policy allowing junior showmanship exhibitors to participate with canine partners, potentially mixed breed dogs. Sarah Gardner shows dogs in the American Kennel Club and is the…

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462 – Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners

Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners As part of Pure Dog Talk’s commitment to engaging conversations, modeling appropriate dialogue and encouraging thoughtful discussion, we are bringing you two sides of the currently white-hot topic in the dog world: AKC’s pilot program to allow junior handlers to exhibit Canine Partners in Junior Showmanship classes. From Dog…

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