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628 – Show Safe Launches for the Dog Sport Community

Show Safe Launches for the Dog Sport Community Host Laura Reeves is joined by Mary Dukes, Lindsay Fetters and Carissa Shimpeno to discuss their new grassroots launch of Show Safe. The organization encourages all exhibitors to take the Safe Sport program and offers a lapel pin to those who complete it. “I knew about Safe…

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627 – Tools to Help Protect Vulnerable Victims

Tools to Help Protect Vulnerable Victims Host Laura Reeves is joined by Pam Bruce, a 32-year veteran of the Toronto Police Department where she was a sex crimes investigator. Pam was also Canada’s first acknowledged expert in this field. With recent arrests that have dramatically impacted the purebred dog world, everybody’s asking what the American…

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626 – Kelly Lyn Marquis Shares Her Insights from the Masters

Kelly Lyn Marquis Shares Her Insights from the Masters Host Laura Reeves is joined by Kelly Lyn Marquis to discuss the stories in Marquis’ new book Behind the Scenes of Best in Show: Intimate Moments with the Masters. “When I started writing (the book),” Marquis said, “I was seeing some dissension, sometimes some frustration where…

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625 – What to Do at WKC from the Queen of Queens

What to Do at WKC from the Queen of Queens Denise Flaim, lifelong resident of Queens, joins host Laura Reeves with a personal guided tour of what to do while at Westminster Kennel Club, slated for May 11, 13-14 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. “Queens is not like Manhattan,…

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620 – WKC Inside Scoop with Don Sturz, Tell YOUR Stories

WKC Inside Scoop with Don Sturz, Tell YOUR Stories Dr. Donald Sturz joins host Laura Reeves to discuss this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, NY and plans for the future. This year the club will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Junior Showmanship, Sturz noted, while…

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612 – Clubistry: Websites Designed for Dog Clubs

Clubistry: Websites Designed for Dog Clubs Host Laura Reeves is joined by Jennifer Johnson and Brent Wiethoff from Dialogs who have created and are building a service called Clubistry. The service designs websites specifically for dog clubs. “Younger generations are not as keen to join clubs,” Johnson said. “They don’t always really know that there…

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605 – LIVE Debate: Should Professional Handlers Be Allowed in BPUP?

LIVE Debate: Should Professional Handlers Be Allowed in BPUP? Our final installation for Spicy October is a LIVE@5 debate between an owner handler and a professional handler regarding the hot topic of the rules around the BPUP, 4-6 months puppy competition. Natalie Thurman, owner handler: I do think that there are people who start out…

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600 – Mentors, Mentees and All the Love

Mentors, Mentees and All the Love Welcome to Pure Dog Talk. I am your host Laura Reeves, and today is episode 600. Like holy podcast palooza Batman. There has been an awful lot of water under the bridge since November of 2016. If you haven’t, you should make a point to watch the Live@Five episode…

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590 — Out of the Mouths of Babes: Elliott Wentzel and the Patrons Book Club 

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Elliott Wentzel and the Patrons Book Club Today’s episode is a very special excerpt from our Patrons’ After Dark Book Club. The Patrons community is a fabulous place where folks from all levels of knowledge in the sport come together and form a supportive, open, safe space to discuss…

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589 – 5 Simple Strategies for Improved Websites

5 Simple Strategies for Improved Websites Ecommerce and technology specialist Jo Stern joins host Laura Reeves with five simple strategies to improve your website, reach potential new homes and make the first page on Google. “Search engine optimization (SEO) is essentially what you are building into your website to make you more findable on the…

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