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549 – Finnish Lapphunds: Trainable, Lovable, Cuddly Dogs of the North

Finnish Lapphunds: Trainable, Lovable, Cuddly Dogs of the North Host Laura Reeves kicks off Love the Breeds month talking with Linda Marden, who imported the first Finnish Lapphunds to the US and worked to have them recognized by the American Kennel Club. “I very pointedly and purposely set out to import Finnish Lapphunds and get…

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548 – Canine Herpes Virus from the Veterinary Perspective

Canine Herpes Virus from the Veterinary Perspective Dr. Bruce Christensen, DVM from Kokopelli Assisted Reproductive Services, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about treating pregnant dogs and their puppies for Canine Herpes Virus. Last week we heard from Alaskan Malamute breeder Wendy Korr on her experience with this potentially devastating disease in her litter. Today…

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547 – Canine Herpes Virus: Early Detection Saves Puppies

Canine Herpes Virus: Early Detection Saves Puppies Alaskan Malamute breeder Wendy Corr joins host Laura Reeves to share her story of early detection of Canine Herpes Virus in her pregnant bitch and how she managed the situation to produce healthy puppies. This is the first of a two-part series which also includes an interview with…

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546 – Consistency is the Key to Successful Dog Training

Consistency is the Key to Successful Dog Training Trainer and author Shannon Riley-Coyner joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the key to successful dog training – consistency. “Really, consistency is something that even as humans, we thrive on,” Riley-Coyner said. “Like if we have a relationship, whether it’s with our children, our spouse, our…

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545 – Intussusception and Other GI Accidents

Intussusception and Other GI Accidents Dr. Marty Greer, DVM is back with host Laura Reeves to discuss Intussusception and other GI related accidents that may affect our dogs. “Intussusception is when the intestinal tract invaginates, or folds up on itself, so accordions on itself,” Greer said. “So, a piece of the intestine slips into another…

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544 — Rights and Responsibilities of the Stud Dog Owner

Rights and Responsibilities of the Stud Dog Owner Dale Martenson of Touche Japanese Chin joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on the rights and responsibilities of the stud dog owner. The two long-time breeders break down the top five considerations for owners to consider as they decide whether and with which females to…

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543 – IKC “Phoenix Rising” Blends History into the Future

IKC “Phoenix Rising” Blends History into the Future Scott Pfeil and Erika Wyatt join host Laura Reeves to share their excitement about the International Kennel Club of Chicago’s new shows. IKC was a privately owned kennel club founded in the early 1900s. When the club’s owner, Lou Auslander, passed away in 2018, more than 100…

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542 — How To Develop a “Political IQ” with Patti Strand

How to Develop a “Political IQ” with Patti Strand Patti Strand, founder of National Animal Interest Alliance, has spent 30 years working within the political system to advocate for dog breeders and owners. She joins host Laura Reeves to discuss how to develop YOUR political IQ. Get Involved “At the very beginning you said that…

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541 – Dr. Donald Sturz on Building Community and Continuing Education

Dr. Donald Sturz on Building Community and Continuing Education Don Sturz, psychologist by day, dog show judge on the weekend, provides insight on safe space at the dog show and the importance of continual learning. Sturz has discussed being bullied as a child at school and finding dogs and dog shows a “safe space.” He…

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540 — Dr. Marty Greer’s Deep Dive on Umbilical Hernias

Umbilical Hernias – What are they and what does this mean? Dr. Marty Greer, DVM shares a deep dive into the question of hernias, different types, and whether dogs with hernias should be included in breeding programs. By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM An umbilical hernia is a weakness or opening in the muscle wall of…

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