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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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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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496 — Owner Handlers: Make a Plan, Manage Expectations

Owner Handlers: Make a Plan, Manage Expectations Amanda Kelly of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers joins host Laura Reeves for some final thoughts on Owner Handlers and how they can earn the advantage in the ring. Have Fun “There is nothing more eye catching than looking in the ring and seeing a dog that is having…

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495 — Amanda On… Owner Handlers, Winning, Losing and Fun

Amanda On… Owner Handlers, Winning, Losing and Fun Amanda Kelly, breeder-owner-handler of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers in Canada, joins host Laura Reeves for a pragmatic, insightful and realistic discussion on the challenges and assets owner handlers bring to the competition. “You really need to examine how are you viewing winning and losing as a first…

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479 – Anxiety, FOMO or Frustration?

Anxiety, FOMO or Frustration? Malena DeMartini on Ringside Anxiety Management – After Dark Special Join host Laura Reeves and special guest Malena DeMartini for a sneak peek inside the Pure Dog Talk Patrons After Dark virtual gatherings. This month our group was able to speak directly with DeMartini, canine behavior expert specializing in separation anxiety….

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433 — Five Tips for Staying Motivated During Uncertainty

Five Tips for Staying Motivated During Uncertainty The global Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a plethora of change. Staying motivated to train, groom and condition our dogs has been a challenge. Event cancellations, isolation, quarantine, toilet paper hoarding and stay at home orders crashed down on all of us in March. And here we…

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414 – Harness the Dog Power: Dryland Mushing Sports

Harness the Dog Power: Dryland Mushing Sports Chelsea Murray joins host Laura Reeves to talk about dryland mushing and dog powered sports on land versus on snow. “You don’t have to be a super athlete to do it … regardless of dog size or human size or your capability, there are lots of different ways…

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413 – How a Breed Aptitude Test Morphed into a Hot New Sport

How a Breed Aptitude Test Morphed into a Hot New Sport German Shepherd Dog enthusiast Ash Nadar talks with host Laura Reeves about how the GSD breed aptitude test morphed into the hot new sport for all breeds. IGP is the sport “Formerly Known As” Schutzhund. Nadar said the popular events concentrate on obedience, control…

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411 – Good Nerves Matter: GSD Working Dogs and Family Companions

Good Nerves Matter: GSD Working Dogs and Family Companions Host Laura Reeves dives into the world of IGP and working German Shepherds with Malinda Weber, Czech/East German working line German Shepherd breeder in Kansas. IGP was created originally as “essentially a breed test for the German Shepherd dog,” Weber said. “It tests the dog’s ability…

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