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447 — Giving Thanks in a Pandemic

Giving Thanks in a Pandemic With a nod to all my Deadhead friends out there, “what a long, strange trip it’s been….” As the year draws to a close, even the most unprecedented, whacko, nutball kitty year of all time, even *this* year has given us all *some* thing for which we are thankful. On…

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446 – Mentoring How Tos: How to Give and How to Receive

Mentoring How Tos: How to Give and How to Receive Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, is back for Part 2 of Stud Dog Shopping with host Laura Reeves, discussing how to give and receive mentoring. “Part of a mentorship relationship is being a good student,” Kelly said. “So when you have the opportunity to…

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445 – Stud Dog Shopping with Amanda Kelly

Stud Dog Shopping with Amanda Kelly Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about their favorite thing, shopping! Not for shoes but for stud dogs. Finding the right dog for your specific bitch, your breeding program as a whole and the breed in general, is a process that takes time…

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444 – Stud Dog Contract Do’s and Don’ts

Stud Dog Contract Do’s and Don’ts D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht joins host Laura Reeves for a detailed conversation on stud dog contracts. She shares her expertise as an attorney to give useful tips, as well as some outlandish stories of contractual overreach. “Any type of agreement for breeding with your dog should be in writing,” Downs-Vollbracht said.…

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443 – A Summertime Garden Party with Westminster KC

A Summertime Garden Party Gail Miller Bisher, Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications, joins host Laura Reeves to fill in some of the “behind the scenes” details on the unprecedented summertime events for the iconic club. “First of all, we are so grateful that we actually got our 2020 show in under the wire,” Miller…

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442 – How to Prioritize the Males in a Breeding Program

How to Prioritize the Males in a Breeding Program Dale Martenson, renowned breeder at Touche Japanese Chin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about when, why and how to prioritize male dogs in a breeding program. Everyone knows to keep a bitch. But it can be much more challenging to keep good stud dogs…

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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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