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555 – Dr. Gayle Watkins LIVE: Socializing Puppies Properly

Dr. Gayle Watkins LIVE: Socializing Puppies Properly Four-time AKC Breeder of the Year in four different sports, Dr. Gayle Watkins, founder of Avidog, speaks about how we create working and competition dogs through proper socializing. Watkins observes that socialization is building social relationships with humans and dogs. And the current method of socialization causes more…

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556 – Building Trust with Your Puppy During Socialization

Building Trust with Your Puppy During Socialization Dr. Gayle Watkins is back with part two of her presentation on proper socialization steps for raising competitive dogs. Watkins emphasizes the need for the owner and puppy to build trust during early socialization. This means being a “control freak” about safe-guarding your puppy’s interactions with people, places…

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554 – Dr. Marty Greer’s Passion Project & Anniversary Episode

Dr. Marty Greer’s Passion Project & Anniversary Episode Dr. Marty Greer, DVM and host Laura Reeves celebrate their fifth anniversary of sharing important veterinary topics on Pure Dog Talk. Greer’s passion project is Breast Cancer Awareness in dogs. “People sometimes forget that dogs get breast cancer too,” Greer said. “It’s not an uncommon kind of…

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553 — In Their Honor We Must Continue Their Paths

“In Their Honor We Must Continue Their Paths” Tomorrow is All Saints’ day… It’s also Dia De Los Muertos … So I believe it is fitting to hold up our friends and loved ones today on All Hallows Eve….. Our tribe has lost legends, and legends in the making, just in the last few weeks,…

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552 – Spinone Italiano: Storied Bird Dogs of Gentle Character

Spinone Italiano: Storied Bird Dogs of Gentle Character Long time breeder Allison Schultz, of del Caos Spinoni, joins host Laura Reeves for a Love the Breeds month discussion of the fascinating history and empathetic nature of the Spinone Italiano. Schultz acquired her first Spinone in the early 1990s, long before they were officially recognized by…

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551 – Sealyham Terriers: Favorites of Royalty and Hollywood

Sealyham Terriers: Favorites of Royalty and Hollywood Leslie Jaseph joins host Laura Reeves for the next in our Love the Breeds Month, by listener request, Sealyham Terriers. Sealyham Terriers were once the favored breed of Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, and Hollywood legends from Alfred Hitchcock to Betty Davis, Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. Today…

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550 – Sturdy, Colorful, Charming Havanese Bring Cuban History to Life

Sturdy, Colorful, Charming Havanese Bring Cuban History to Life Dr. Adam King, DVM, of Askin Havanese, joins host Laura Reeves in Love the Breeds Month for an overview of the little dogs of Cuba’s aristocracy that survived the Cuban Revolution. According to King, the precursor of the Havanese was brought to Cuba from Spain and…

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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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