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409 – Prepping for Dog Events in a Masked Society

Prepping for Dog Events in a Masked Society Vicki Ronchette from Show Dog Prep School joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation on counter conditioning dogs for shows in which the judge and everyone else is wearing a mask. Dogs read humans’ facial expressions and body language as their primary form of communication, so masked…

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407 – Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules

Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules Action photographer Bret Cody joins host Laura Reeves to talk great photos and how to capture them yourself. Bret’s Action Photography rules: Rule #1: Get down to eye level (it’s painful, but it’s worth it.) Rule #2: Pay attention to your background. Attempt to pick a complimentary color….

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405 – Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is.

Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is. “We can be opponents and not be enemies” Professional handler Randy Benns joins host Laura Reeves for a frank and open discussion about race, dog shows, the past and the future. Benns started in dogs working for the world-renowned Miss Dorothy Nickles. Asked…

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400 – In the Midst of Chaos, a Whiff of Sanity

Episode 400 – In the Midst of Chaos, a Whiff of Sanity Welcome to our annual summer tradition of noting this benchmark. Pure Dog Talk has been downloaded 700 THOUSAND times! Eek… Plague, Protests, Locusts …. It’s the end of the world as we know it… Or not. Or sort of. The last couple years…

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396 – “Doggedly” Pursuing Preservation of Purebred Dogs

“Doggedly” Pursuing Preservation of Purebred Dogs Host Laura Reeves and Denise Flaim, author of “Doggedly: Musings on the Breeding, Judging and Preservation of Purebred Dogs,” cover a lot of ground in their own musings on these topics. What do respect, breed standards, judging, cooking, jazz music, period furniture and museums have in common? Listen in…

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392 – Access to COVID Relief Funds for Dog Professionals

Access to COVID Relief Funds for Dog Professionals D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht, Concierge Legal Group, joins me to provide critical and timely information for members of our tribe impacted by the shutdown of events and travel and businesses due to the COVID global pandemic response. As a corporate attorney, she is in regular contact with businesses dealing…

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388 — Auntie Laura Takes on Social Media Bullying

Auntie Laura Takes on Social Media Bullying We’re going to talk a little something today. This is going to be a little bit of vintage Auntie Laura. We’re going to roll out a little bit of carrot and the stick. A little bit of whoop ass. Because there’s things going on in our world that…

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379 – How To’s for Dog People to Survive Lockdown

How To’s for Dog People to Survive Lockdown Host Laura Reeves teams up with Dog Show Mentor’s Lee Whittier to talk about the financial, emotional and dog training tools that will help our Tribe survive and even thrive in the current global crisis. “Dog people are tough,” Reeves said. “We are, generally speaking, I think,…

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374 – To Deduct or Not to Deduct: Tax Time for Dog People

To Deduct or Not to Deduct: Tax Time for Dog People Karen Bodeving, CPA joins host Laura Reeves for an important discussion about dogs, the IRS and your taxes. for hobby breeders, professional handlers, dog clubs and many of us involved in purebred dogs. Dogs and Taxes… Who is affected Karen Bodeving CPA, CGMA, Rogue…

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370 – How Judges Decide Placements: Conformation and Obedience

How Judges Decide Placements: Conformation and Obedience Part two of our panel discussion at the Regina Kennel and Obedience Club’s Prairie Christmas Dog Show with an international coterie of judges focuses on: the details of breed type and presentation, exercising patience, judging uncropped and undocked dogs, legislation and growing our sport. From Sue-Ellyn Rempel on…

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