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322 – The Winning Edge! Panel Discussion With the Masters | Pure Dog Talk

The Winning Edge! Panel Discussion With the Masters Host Laura Reeves moderates a Friday Night Forum Panel Discussion on the topic of the “Winning Edge” with Judges Rick Gschwender and Pluis Davern and Professional Handler Bill McFadden. It is not the judge’s job to find a “diamond in the rough,” Reeves posits. “Polish your “gem…

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321 — Tricks Are for Show Dogs! Improve Focus in the Ring | Pure Dog Talk

Tricks Are for Show Dogs! Improve Focus in the Ring Show Dog Prep School founder, Vicki Ronchette, provides tips for training tricks to show dogs to help them focus and have fun. “Training tricks is fun,” Ronchette said. “People and dogs enjoy it more than they do training traditional exercises. It is relaxing. And it’s…

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320 – You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog | Pure Dog Talk

You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog Dr. Diane Brown, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, joins us again to talk about fascinating new research on the “gut-brain axis.” In other words, the microscopic bugs inside the dog’s body are being proven to interact with what’s going on in its brain.…

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319 — Cavalettis for Show Dogs with Vicki Ronchette | Pure Dog Talk

Cavalettis for Show Dogs with Vicki Ronchette Show Dog Prep School founder Vicki Ronchette shares her tips and tools for using cavalettis to train body awareness, conditioning and more. Cavalettis, Ronchette said, are useful for a variety of issues. Dogs who pace, forge on the leash, need to know where to put their feet amongst…

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318 – Owner Handler Secrets: Make a Plan and Be Consistent | Pure Dog Talk

Owner Handler Secrets to Success: Make a Plan and Be Consistent Remy Smith-Lewis, breeder, owner, handler of Portugese Water Dogs, shares the secrets that took him to the top, winning his National Specialty as an owner handler. Smith-Lewis said he did not come from a “dog” family. He was awestruck by his breed when the…

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317 – New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts | Pure Dog Talk

New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts Host Laura Reeves visits with two exhibitors, Cara Ryckman and Michelle Conroy, who have each taken huge steps to create resources to benefit purebred dogs and their people. These three 50something women with passion, dedication and a desire to “*do* something, not just complain” encompass close to 120 years…

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316 — Ireland’s “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

Ireland Designates “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds Sean Delmar, president of the Irish Kennel Club and Kerry Blue Terrier breeder, has just achieved the holy grail of “heritage status” for the nine native Irish breeds. Heritage Status JULY 16, 2019 I am pleased to announce that the 9 Irish Breeds have been granted National Heritage…

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315 — Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs Dr. Adam King, DVM, is a veterinary ophthalmologist and a Havanese breeder of merit. He talks with host Laura Reeves about the various eye emergencies that can develop with our dogs. Corneal Ulcer Any corneal ulcer should heal in three days, King said. All dog owners, but…

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314 – Dog Shows Through the Eyes of Newbies | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Shows Through the Eyes of Newbies I was honored to visit with four brand “newbies” recently in a panel discussion format. These folks shared truly valuable information about what got them started, what they love and even what they don’t. Huge thanks to listener Dr. Clifton Jamil Kenon Jr whose idea this was. The…

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313 — Falconry: Relationship of Human, Dog, Bird of Prey | Pure Dog Talk

Falconry: Historic Relationship of Human, Dog and Bird of Prey   Steve Layman, raptor expert, shares the fascinating history of falconry and its symbiotic relationship between man, dog and bird of prey. Natural history Layman, a zoologist who has worked with raptors and dogs for nearly 60 years, said that the teamwork between bird, handler…

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