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513 – Owner Handled Journey to Success

Owner Handled Journey to Success Will Bratcher, Jann Butler and Terri Ebert make up the team behind 2021’s top winning Saint Bernard. Their story, and their journey, is an inspiration for everyone. Will, an Olympic level swimmer, his wife Jann and their friend Terri have forged an impressive team in a very short time. Jann,…

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512 – No Best in Show? Looking Back with Bo Bengtson

No Best in Show? Looking Back with Bo Bengtson Author, historian, editor and Sighthound specialist Bo Bengtson joins host Laura Reeves again for a fascinating look back at dog shows *before* Best in Show. “You gotta go several thousand years back basically,” Bengtson said of people appreciating the beauty of dogs. “Even in the Odyssey,…

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511 – What IS the Animal Rights Agenda? With Patti Strand

What IS the Animal Rights Agenda? With Patti Strand Patti Strand, president of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), joins host Laura Reeves to discuss proposed ballot initiatives that have appeared, in identical form, in multiple states with a definite “animal rights” agendas attached. The current initiative in Oregon and the previous one in Colorado…

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510 – Tackling a Stinky Problem with Dr. Marty Greer

Tackling a Stinky Problem with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer, DVM and host Laura Reeves tackle a stinky problem – the dog’s anal glands. Greer explains how to express them, what to do if they are infected or impacted and stinky stories from the trenches. “They’re the same glands that are the scent glands…

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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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508 – Breeding, Training and Socializing Decisions for High Drive Dogs

Breeding, Training and Socializing Decisions for High Drive Dogs Denise Fenzi and host Laura Reeves take a deep dive into the breeding, training and socializing decisions we make with high drive dogs. Are we removing “hard” dogs from our gene pool in favor of “twitchy,” flashy high arousal dogs? “So, drive always requires arousal,” Fenzi…

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507 — Denise Fenzi on “Drive” vs “Arousal” in Dogs

Denise Fenzi on “Drive” vs “Arousal” in Dogs Denise Fenzi, Founder of the famous Fenzi Dog Sport Academy, joins host Laura Reeves for Part 1 of this powerful and thoughtful conversation about what drives our dogs to the behaviors we see. Denise and Laura discuss the difference between drive and arousal, and how that impacts…

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506 – Pancreatitis: Acute, Chronic and Other Diseases of the Pancreas

Pancreatitis: Acute, Chronic and Other Diseases of the Pancreas Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on Pancreatitis, a common ailment in our dogs seen during the holidays, and other diseases of the pancreas in dogs. “Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It is always an inflammatory condition. The pancreas…

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505 – Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath and host Laura Reeves are back, chasing squirrels and discussing the single most important part of canine structure and anatomy: the front assembly. “If you have a bitch and her front assembly is not what you really want,” Hedgepath said, “what you gotta do is…

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504 – Dog Trainers and Dog Breeders Working Together

Dog Trainers and Dog Breeders Working Together Kayley Paylor, like many professional dog trainers, started in her profession after acquiring a rescue dog that had issues. She became a huge advocate for the predictability and reliability of well-bred purebred dogs as a result. Paylor joins host Laura Reeves to tackle the “elephant in the room”…

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