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409 – Prepping for Dog Events in a Masked Society

Prepping for Dog Events in a Masked Society Vicki Ronchette from Show Dog Prep School joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation on counter conditioning dogs for shows in which the judge and everyone else is wearing a mask. Dogs read humans’ facial expressions and body language as their primary form of communication, so masked…

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408 – Janina Laurin Reflects on a Lifetime in Dogs, the Belgian Breeds

Janina Laurin Reflects on a Lifetime in Dogs and the Belgian Breeds Second-generation Belgian Tervuren breeder and judge, Janina Laurin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the four Belgian herding breeds, including the newly recognized Belgian Laekenois. Between the four breeds, the basic differences are coat and color, Laurin said, “But the basic…

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407 – Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules

Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules Action photographer Bret Cody joins host Laura Reeves to talk great photos and how to capture them yourself. Bret’s Action Photography rules: Rule #1: Get down to eye level (it’s painful, but it’s worth it.) Rule #2: Pay attention to your background. Attempt to pick a complimentary color.…

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406 – Veterinary Voice: Scary weird stuff that happens to girl dogs

Veterinary Voice: Scary weird stuff that happens to girl dogs Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about some of the scary, unusual medical emergencies and conditions which can affect our breeding bitches. On our list are prolapsed uterus, vaginal hyperplasia, inguinal hernia with the uterus in it, torsioned uterine horn, ovarian…

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405 – Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is.

Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is. “We can be opponents and not be enemies” Professional handler Randy Benns joins host Laura Reeves for a frank and open discussion about race, dog shows, the past and the future. Benns started in dogs working for the world-renowned Miss Dorothy Nickles. Asked…

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404 – The Athletic, Wicked Smart, Primitive Xoloitzcuintli

The Athletic, Wicked Smart, Primitive Xoloitzcuintli Host Laura Reeves visits with passionate fanciers Barbara Griffin and Giovanna Suedan, a self-proclaimed “xolo-aholic,” about the Xoloitzcuintli. According to the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America, this is “one of the world’s oldest and rarest breeds, with statues identical to the hairless variety dating back over 3,000 years. These clay…

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14 – Dr. Gayle Watkins #2 – Breeder’s Guide to Neonatal Puppies

Dr. Gayle Watkins continues with the neonatal period of puppies – the first two weeks. Mothering, improving stress management as adults, Early Neurological Stimulation, Early Scent Introduction, Avoidance of Hip Dysplasia with proper whelping...

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13 – Legendary AKC Judge Virgina (Ginny) Lyne

AKC Judge Virginia Lyne Takes Us to School! Miss Lyne, with almost 50 years of judging, speaks directly to judges and exhibitors on fascination with dogs, critiques, hands on training, judges study groups, breed...

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12 – Test Your Dog’s Instincts – Wonderful World of Dog

Dogs are amazing and working with our dogs natural instincts is not only amazing, but fun too! Field, herding, instinct, agility, nose work, barn hunt, CAT, lure coursing and more…

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11-Dr. Gayle Watkins – Nutrition of the Dam, Canine Nomograph and Puppy Immunity

Dr. Gayle Watkins from Avidog.com addresses the latest research on proper nutrition of the dam prior to breeding, and how the dam’s nutrition affects immunity, temperament, and life-long health in our puppies. Blood tests...

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10 – Bill and Taffe McFadden Live at AKC Nationals – Wisdom Wednesday

Bill and Taffe McFadden are two of the most beloved professional handlers in the United States. Based in Northern California, they have worked together for well over 30 years to present some of the...

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09 – Finding a Show Puppy

Buying a purebred dog, whether for companionship, performance competition, a show dog or all of the above is exciting. It also requires patience, study and commitment. You aren’t going down to the car dealership...

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The Three Little Piggies and How They Built a Better Dog – Ep #8

Straw, Sticks and Bricks – Understanding the blueprint to build a brick house foundation for better dogs. How breed history and the breed standard work together, form and function, and learning the language of...

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7 – How to Count Dog Show Championship Points

How to Count Championship Points Understanding the Classes All classes are divided by sex and championship status. The non-champion male dogs compete for Winners Dog. The non-champion female dogs compete for Winners Bitch. Only...

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6 – Growing Up Your Show Dog

Growing Up Your Show Dog: In this Episode Shaping a Show Dog What are Why are boundaries important? Crate Training and Safety Exposure and Early Socialization: Matter of fact introductions. Your role and attitude...

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