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431 – Dalmatians: the “Brilliant, Spotted, Energized” Dogs of Croatia

Dalmatians: the “Brilliant, Spotted, Energized” Dogs of Croatia Dalmatians are our Love the Breeds topic today with enthusiasts Meg Callea, Molly Spengler and Stephanie Podejko joining host Laura Reeves for a timely conversation ahead of the release of the “101 Dalmatians” remake. History “Dalmatians have kind of … a mixed historical background,” Callea noted. “There…

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430 — Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from My Dog

Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from My Dog Kelly Lyn Marquis, professional dog handler and life coach, joins host Laura Reeves for an uplifting, insightful and powerful conversation about our messaging to ourselves and how everything we need to know about life, we can learn from our dogs. “This is a…

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429 – Tough Talk on Big Questions

Tough Talk on Big Questions: How To’s from Judges and AKC Rep This is part two of our panel discussion on the “Road to Center Stage” featuring audience Q&A with AKC judges Brian Meyer and Sylvie McGee, and AKC Rep Bryan Martin. How to approach judges with questions Bryan Martin: “If you’re not proactive by…

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428 — The Versatile, Velcro Vizsla: Hunting Dog of the Magyar

The Versatile, Velcro Vizsla: Hunting Dog of the Magyar Vizsla enthusiasts Kathy Rust, Ashley Uffman and Vizsla Club of America President Melissa Lembke join host Laura Reeves for a conversation about this medium sized, short coated versatile hunting dog. From the Vizsla Club of America website: “The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla … is mentioned in…

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427 – The Road to Center Stage

Road to Center Stage: Panel Discussion on the Process to Become a Judge Throwback to a Friday Night Forum when we could all go to dog shows. Bryan Martin reviews the judging application process that was put in place most recently. Martin gives a thorough overview of the various systems that preceded the current updates.…

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426 – Love is in the Air: Genetic Testing Offers “MatchMaking”

Love is in the Air: Genetic Testing Offers “MatchMaking” Adam Boyko, chief science officer at Embark, joins host Laura Reeves for a science geek out session. “There’s really three important reasons to do genetic testing,” Boyko said. “The first is the health component that you get from genetic testing. In almost every purebred breed there…

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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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5 – Problem Solving 101 in the Show Ring

Problem Solving 101: In Episode #5, we tackle three of the most consistent ring issues. Showing the Bite Showing the dog’s bite can be nerve racking for the beginner handler.  Since training the bite...

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3 – Dog Show Basics – Moving Your Dog

Dog Show Basics – Moving Your Dog Moving your dog. How to move gracefully with your dog. Why moving your dog smoothly is important and how to it helps you succeed. Getting Rid of...

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4 – How to Master the Dog Show Ring

Steps to Mastering the Dog Show Ring: In this episode Laura Reeves takes you on a Virtual Tour – How to move from beginner to master level. Mastery is a mental game that Master...

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Pure Dog Talk 411 – Ep 1

Listen here for the 411on Pure Dog Talk. We share with you our passion and purpose behind this podcast.

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2 – How To Stack Your Dog

Stacking your dog. What is stacking and how to do it. We cover the hand stack and the free stack of your show dog.

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