505 – Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath and host Laura Reeves are back, chasing squirrels and discussing the single most important part of canine structure and anatomy: the front assembly. “If you have a bitch and her front assembly is not what you really want,” Hedgepath said, “what you gotta do is…

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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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503 – Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson

Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson Bo Bengtson, author, publisher and Whippet breeder, attended his first dog show in 1958 in his native Sweden. He joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the intricacies of sighthounds. “It was, right away, like lightning struck,” Bengtson said. “I was 14 years old and…

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502 – Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations

Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for this month’s Veterinary Voice talking about seizures in dogs. Type of seizure, age of onset, causes and treatments are all up for discussion today. “Seizures can be actually epilepsy, which has probably got a genetic component to it,” Greer said.…

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“The Rest of the Story” — From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel

“The Rest of the Story” — From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel Mikala Seymour and her Field Spaniel, Riley, are an impressive team. Riley, GCHB CH Bruce’s Living the Life @ Upland, is currently the number one field spaniel all-systems and a national specialty winner, entirely owner-handled. This is a significant accomplishment for anyone.…

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Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk!

Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk! Welcome to Pure Dog Talk! I am your host Laura Reeves….. These words hit the airwaves for the first time almost exactly five years ago … Five HUNDRED times later, I still have to think about my tone and cadence and inflection. Maybe just a bit less these…

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487 — Cavanaugh on Collaboration, Change and Carrots

Cavanaugh on Collaboration, Change and Carrots Wayne Cavanaugh joins host Laura Reeves for part two of their conversation. Today they are talking about collaboration versus competition, changes for better and worse in purebred dogs over time and how carrots work better than sticks in implementing initiatives. Cavanaugh shares stories from his time at the United…

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486 — Wayne Cavanaugh: the “Total Dog” Man

Wayne Cavanaugh: the “Total Dog” Man Wayne Cavanaugh is literally the “total dog” man. In every conceivable way. He is a third-generation dog breeder and fancier. He worked for the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club, Wall Street and Animal Planet. He created the Total Dog program for UKC, was a charter board member…

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485 — Korean Jindo: Independent, reserved, polite and serious

Korean Jindo: Independent, reserved, polite and serious Hannah Yi and Nichole Royer join host Laura Reeves to share information about the rare and fascinating Korean Jindo. Developed on Jindo Island, off South Korea’s coast, as an isolated population of centuries old village dogs, the breed is a cultural icon in its home country. Renowned for…

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484 – Five Ps in Passport to Successful Reproduction

Five Ps in Passport to Successful Reproduction Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, joins host Laura Reeves to discuss the five Ps in the passport to successful dog breeding. Progesterone “We need to start progesterone testing early enough and repeating the testing often enough and long enough to make sure that she’s ovulate plus one test beyond…

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483 — Separation Anxiety: Myth Busting with Malena DeMartini

Separation Anxiety: Myth Busting with Malena DeMartini Malena DeMartini, canine behavior specialist focused on separation anxiety, joins host Laura Reeves for some mythbusting around anxiety, separation anxiety, genetics and heritability of anxieties and fears, and more. “When we’re talking with regard to separation anxiety, your dog is not being a jerk,” DeMartini said. “Nor are…

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482 – Nutrition in Breeding Dogs with Dr. Gayle Watkins

Nutrition in Breeding Dogs with Dr. Gayle Watkins Dr. Gayle Watkins, founder of Avidog and Head of Education at Good Dog, joins host Laura Reeves for a fascinating and informative conversation on the nutrition requirements for breeding dogs. Watkins addresses raw feeding, kibble and specific nutrient requirements, especially calcium:phosphorus percentages, that enable the animals in…

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481 – When the Best Laid Plans Go Awry

When the Best Laid Plans Go Awry Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about dog breeding when you plan ahead, do your research and then the results don’t match the expectations. Amanda and Laura swap stories about all of the times a breeding looked great on paper and…

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480 – Which Comes First: Show Ring or Whelping Box?

Which Comes First: Show Ring or Whelping Box? Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, joins host Laura Reeves for a discussion about whether we should show or breed our dogs first. Our consensus? Breed them, *then* show them. “The whole reason that we show our dogs in AKC,” Greer said, “and the whole reason that AKC makes…

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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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