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About: Laura Reeves PHA

Laura Reeves PHA

Our family always had dogs. Mutt dogs, purebred dogs, but always dogs. I grew up with dogs everywhere. My mother eventually enrolled me in dog care 4-H because I was “shy and retiring and lacked people skills”….. I am the living testimonial to the success of the 4-H program! I continued into AKC shows as my family transitioned from “dogs” to the wonderful world of Purebred Dogs. I showed all of our family dogs in conformation and participated in Junior Showmanship competition. I went to college, earned a degree and worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. Today, I am an AKC Breeder of Merit and a member of the Professional Handlers Association.

Recent Posts by Laura Reeves PHA

As the Wheels Turn – Separation Anxiety

I love my dogs. I love my client dogs. I laugh at their antics, kiss them on the nose and cry when they leave, whether to go home or to heaven. My dogs give me joy, pleasure, comfort and are a source of constant entertainment. I give them cozy surroundings, quality food, grooming and medical Continue Reading

As The Wheels Turn – A Handler’s Perspective

The following is excerpted, with permission, from a colleague’s social media commentary. While I didn’t write it, the sentiments echo mine so accurately, I couldn’t resist the urge to share them with a wider audience. Please note Travis’ reference to “livestock.” This is, perhaps, an old-fashioned concept, but a critical point. Dog shows were developed Continue Reading

As The Wheels Turn – Front and Center

The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for my national breed magazine. Front assemblies are so poorly understood on such a large scale, that I thought perhaps more readers would find this of interest. While not all breeds should have a 90-degree shoulder, this piece has application and description that is useful Continue Reading

As the Wheels Turn – Airplanes and National Specialties

Flying at 37,000 feet in altitude is not my usual cruise control. I am a notorious road warrior. I’d rather drive across the entire country (and have, more than once) than be herded like a sheep onto a giant tube suspended in mid-air by mysterious forces all the while being seriously claustrophobic. Breathing recycled air Continue Reading

As the Wheels Turn – Brainstorming Toward A Brave New World

Following a thread about the National Owner Handler Series on Social Media got me thinking about it more than usual. As a Professional Handler, I am not permitted to compete in NOHS, even with dogs I own, so have never really paid as much attention to the details of it as I should. This last Continue Reading

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