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443 – A Summertime Garden Party with Westminster KC

A Summertime Garden Party Gail Miller Bisher, Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications, joins host Laura Reeves to fill in some of the “behind the scenes” details on the unprecedented summertime events for the iconic club. “First of all, we are so grateful that we actually got our 2020 show in under the wire,” Miller…

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439 — Throwbacks: Competition vs Collaboration; Safety and Grace

Throwbacks: Competition vs Collaboration, Safety and Grace Laura throws back to 2017 As the Wheels Turn columns touching on big topics to celebrate the final day of Back to School month. You Win. I Lose. Many of us involved with purebred dogs find purpose, excitement and enjoyment in the heat of competition. The adrenaline rush…

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436 – 10 Tips to Ease Your Journey in the Dog Show World

Laura on Etiquette – 10 Tips to Ease Your Journey in the Dog Show World Alright crew, we’re here in October, Back to School Month at Pure Dog Talk, and we’re going to touch on ten different areas that are common questions from listeners. Many of these are topics that have been addressed, either in…

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435 – Hot Topic: Are we “protecting our breeds into extinction”?

Hot Topic: Are we “protecting our breeds into extinction”? Join host Laura Reeves and Amanda Kelly of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers for a conversation on the hot topic of “protecting our breeds into extinction” with non-breeding contracts, limited registration and more. “Your concept that originally we were talking about was non-breeding contracts, mine is limited…

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434 – Bill McFadden on Dog Shows During Covid: Safety First

Bill McFadden on Dog Shows During COVID: Safety First and Other Observations Professional handler Bill McFadden has attended shows across the country in the four months since the “Learning Cluster” in Oklahoma. A two-time Westminster Kennel Club BIS winning handler, lifetime participant in the sport and all-around good guy, McFadden’s observations, notes on what worked…

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433 – Product Review: Summit Joint Performance Brings Fast Results

Product Review: Summit Joint Performance Brings Fast Results Host Laura Reeves visits with Dorian Farmer and Rhonda Arza talk about Summit Joint Performance. This is a chondroitin product, used for years in Olympic horse circles, but now available for dogs and, hopefully, humans in the near future. “This particular product was actually made to go…

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429 – Tough Talk on Big Questions

Tough Talk on Big Questions: How To’s from Judges and AKC Rep This is part two of our panel discussion on the “Road to Center Stage” featuring audience Q&A with AKC judges Brian Meyer and Sylvie McGee, and AKC Rep Bryan Martin. How to approach judges with questions Bryan Martin: “If you’re not proactive by…

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421 – Find a Spot, Make a Spot: SniffSpot for Dogs and Their People

Find a Spot, Make a Spot: Sniffspot for Dogs and Their People David Adams, founder of SniffSpot, joins host Laura Reeves to share details of the hot new alternative to dog parks. “The easiest way to say it is AirBNB for dog parks and here’s how it works,” Adams said. “So the people that are…

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417 – Dale On…. Designing a Kennel Building or Dog Room

Dale On…. Designing a Kennel Building or Dog Room “I think in order to enjoy your animals to their fullest and everybody to have a good quality of life,” Martenson said, “you have to have the proper facilities. That is one of the most important things is having the right facilities for your dogs that…

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415 – Legal Beagles Bring Support to Dog Breeders

Legal Beagles Bring Support to Dog Breeders The legal beagles at Good Dog join host Laura Reeves to talk about their brand-new legal Resource Center. Ivy League-educated, top Manhattan legal firm attorneys are putting together an entire package of legal services for dog people. “Dog breeders can and should be empowered with the law,” said…

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