Sports & Training

dog grooming roberta lombardi

73 – Dog Grooming: Back to Basics for Better Coats

Grooming Back to Basics for Better Coats Grooming is as important a part of successful conformation presentation as handling. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are, you can’t make a silk purse out of sow’s ear in the 10 minutes you’re in the ring. It takes work. In many cases untold HOURS of hard work….

Movement improvement

70 – Movement Improvement: Expanding Dog Show Basics with Laura Reeves

Movement Improvement with Laura Reeves Most important is to move properly for your breed.  Don’t follow the crowd. Basic Movement of the Dog – Episode 3 To refresh on the basics of moving your dog in the ring, listen to Episode 3 on PureDogTalk. Movement Improvement – Down and Back In episode 3, we covered…

free stack perfection

66 – Free Stack Perfection: Dog Show Basics Expanded with Laura Reeves

Nailing the free stack in the dog show conformation ring makes your dog stand out from the rest. Laura Reeves gives your advanced practice tips to nail it every time.

Purina Farms Event Center

65 – Purina Farms Event Center: Canine Competition Destination with Kaite Flamm

Purina Farms Event Center was years in the making to be the all-inclusive canine competition destination. It is THE Best-in-Class facility designed by dog people for dog people.


64 – Bloodhound Mantrailing and Canine Health Foundation Tick Program with Susan Hamil

Bloodhound Mantrailing, Canine Health Foundation Tick Program and more with Susan Hamil Bloodhound Mantrailing vs. AKC Tracking Bloodhound Mantrailing is a Bloodhound Club breed specific performance trial that differs from AKC Tracking.  AKC Tracking is an all-breed event where the dog has to track every turn. Bloodhound Mantrailing does not have to indicate each turn. …

expanding conformation basics

63 – Conformation Basics Expanded #1 by Laura Reeves

Conformation Basics Expanded #1 dives deeper into the dog show handler tips for better performance with your show dog. Laura Reeves is back for beginners.

Lure Coursing Straight Racing Cindi Gredys

62 – Lure Coursing with Cindi Gredys: Ready to Have Fun?

Lure Coursing is a fun and energetic sport. Cindy Gredys trives to produce beautiful and functional hounds so Jubilee dogs are tested in open field competition, as well as lure coursing, racing, obedience, and rally which has produced many dual champions. The first litter, in 2001, produced a SBIS, national WD and WB in the same year from BBE, multiple BIF winners, BCOA national LGRA BOB, bench champions in US, Canada, and Japan including #1 dog in Japan.


61 – How to Disappear as a Dog Show Handler: Janice Hayes

Janice Hayes – The Disappearing Handler Janice Hayes started as a junior handler, then assistant handler, and quickly rose through the Professional Handler ranks.  With an English Setter as her first “heart dog”, Janice fell in love with the soft, but hard-headed sporting breeds. Perfection not Required Serious in training, fun in the ring is…


57 – Best in Show: How an Owner-Handler Competes with the Pros – Tricia Stanczyk

Ready to Win Best in Show as an Owner Handler? Tricia Stanczyk says “You Can Do It Too!” From English Setters to Parson Russell Terriers, Tricia Stanczyk is an Owner Handler with multiple Best in Shows and a National Specialty win. Learn by Watching – Practice by Doing Learning by watching and asking questions is…

Eileen Hackett and English Setter

54 – Why National Specialties are Mentor Magic – Eileen Hackett

National Specialties and Mentor Opportunities: Eileen Hackett Where but a National Specialty can you pull up a ringside chair, in the company of top breeders, and watch hundreds of dogs in your breed? Where but a National Specialty can you see two or three generations of progeny from a stud or dam? Where but a…