A Q&A with Host Laura Reeves

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Pure Canine Discuss Podcast host Laura Reeves Laura Reeves has many years of expertise in breeding, coaching, and displaying, purebred canine. She’s additionally the host of the Pure Canine Discuss Podcast, and will likely be offering her experience for the Trupanion weblog within the upcoming 12 months. At this time we’re attending to know Laura just a little higher with this Q&A.

What’s Pure Canine
Discuss Podcast?

Pure Canine Discuss is the voice of purebred canine. We discuss to the legends of the game and provide you with ideas and instruments to create an superior life together with your purebred canine. From displaying to preservation breeding, from aggressive obedience to area work, from agility to remedy canine and all of the enjoyable in between; your ardour is our function.Purebred canine are historical past and artwork. They’re magnificence and brains. They’re dwelling, respiratory conduits to our previous and to our future. They’re our coronary heart and our soul…and they’re a lot extra.

All of us who’re breeders, exhibitors, handlers and judges are curators of the purebred canine. At Pure Canine Discuss, we assist preservation breeders and the rights of everybody to personal the canine of their alternative, and responsibly guarantee the way forward for their breed.

How did you get
began within the ?

Serendipity. It’s a cool phrase to say. It’s additionally the one rationalization for the way an expert canine handler, who not often travels to Southern California canine reveals, turned up two weekends in a row, arrange subsequent to the identical full stranger. And the way these two individuals began an innocent-seeming dialog that translated into an industry-changing automobile for exhibitor training.

When Mary Albee requested me to host a podcast, in mid-2016, I checked out her like she had three heads. On the time, I used to be actively investigating methods to create new instructional alternatives for the game. I used to be within the early phases of organizing the Friday Night time Discussion board collection — a possibility for judges and exhibitors to work together instantly in a moderated format.

My first query was, “What’s a podcast?” Lastly, after a number of months of encouragement, Mary flew to southern Oregon, sat me down at my kitchen desk, put a microphone in entrance of me and stated, “go.” YEOW!

And
right here we’re.

How has Pure Canine
Discuss change into part of your journey?  

Pure Canine Discuss has change into a fairly unimaginable confluence of all of my life’s adventures. My 13-year-old declarations however, I didn’t actually plan on being an expert canine handler.

Don Rodgers, my earliest mentor, was insistent — I used to be going to varsity and “make one thing of myself!” I used to be a aggressive debater and award-winning public speaker in highschool. My faculty internship was giving displays to highschool children on animal security and animal take care of the native Animal Shelter. I labored as a newspaper reporter and a advertising and marketing rep. I scripted audio driving excursions for one of many high sound design firms within the nation. Finally, a lot to Don’s chagrin, I confirmed a whole bunch of canine throughout the nation.

When
canine handlers retire, the traditional path is judging or working for AKC. It’s not
surprising to those that know me that “regular” wasn’t my purpose. Pure Canine Discuss is my
contribution to share an amazing physique of data for purebred canine
lovers of in the present day… and tomorrow.

What sort of
matters do you talk about on pure canine discuss?

Actually every thing! Interviews with Grasp Breeders, Legendary Judges and Canine Handlers, Proprietor Handlers, Skilled Canine Trainers, Scientists, Researchers, Authors, Efficiency Opponents and extra.

From the early episodes that embody “The way to Stack Your Canine” (for the present ring) to tales from a world coterie of purebred canine lovers. Breed profiles to basic Veterinary data.

At 350 episodes and counting, with greater than a half-million downloads, Pure Canine Discuss gives one thing for each single purebred canine proprietor worldwide.

How does Pure Canine
Discuss profit its listeners?

Schooling is the important thing. I’ve been concerned with, lived with, skilled, groomed, proven, bred and judged canine for greater than 40 years. I study one thing new in EVERY single episode I document. I’ve had listeners inform me Pure Canine Discuss saved their canine’s life, gave their autistic little one confidence to compete in Dachshund area trials, made them profitable within the present ring and every thing in between.

What can listeners
look ahead to listening to on the following episode?

(And
additionally when do new episodes air)

Pure Canine Discuss boasts new episodes each Monday and Thursday, rain or shine, close to or far. The podcast is obtainable for obtain on the web site and at Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are discovered.

Within the coming month I’ll discuss to individuals about:

AzawakhsAustralian Cattle DogsThe Doberman Range ProjectProfessional Dealing with and successful Greatest in Present twice at Westminster Kennel Membership, advances within the area of veterinary drugs and a panel dialogue of what judges search for within the present and obedience rings.Look out for upcoming visitor posts by Laura Reeves in 2020!

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