Don's Speaking Engagements

Don has lectured on canine behavior, training, the Bach Flower Remedies, and pet nutrition in the US, Canada, Japan and the Caribbean.

2017

Pet Nutrition – Some Myths and Facts – Green Acres Kennel Shop, June 4, 2017

Canine Behavior & Body Language for Photographers – for Bell’s Furry Friends Photography, The Green Gem, Bangor, ME, April 29, 2017

Pet Nutrition – Some Myths and Facts – Green Acres Kennel Shop, April 25, 2017

What is the difference between a service/assistance dog, emotional support dog, and a therapy dog – Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club, Waterville, ME, April 13, 2017

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, April 9, 2017

Chat Time on Positive Pet Advice-My Experiences with Complementary Medicine with My Pets, Facebook, March 26, 2017

A Brief Primer on Canine Behavior, Communication and Handling with Kate Dutra, Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, ME, January 24, 2017

Chat Time on Positive Pet Advice-Some Myths and Facts About Pet Nutrition, Facebook, January 22, 2017

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, February 19, 2017

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, January 15, 2017

 

2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, December 4, 2016

Pet Nutrition: Some Myths and Facts, Gateway Seniors, Old Town, ME, November 30, 2016

Canine Body Language for Beginners – Holistic Wellness Day for Pets, The Green Gem Healing Oasis, October 29, 2016

Pet Behavior as an Essential Component to Holistic Wellness – Holistic Wellness Day for Pets, The Green Gem Healing Oasis, October 29, 2016

Chat Time on Positive Pet Advice-“Training The Trainers – The Education of Trainers”, Facebook, September 25, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, September 18, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, August 21, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, July 17, 2016

A Few Words on Pet Nutrition, Paul Bunyan BNI, Bangor, ME, April 26, 2016

Who Is Green Acres Kennel Shop?, Downeast Business Association, Mount Desert, ME, April 8, 2016

CATS! Not the musical, Gateway Seniors, Old Town Public Library, Old Town, ME, April 6, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, March 20, 2016

Canine Behavior: Four Myths & Four Facts, Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club, Bangor ME, February 25, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, February, 2016

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, January 17, 2016

 

2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, October 18, 2015

A Brief Primer on Canine Behavior and Communication, Gateway Seniors, Green Acres Kennel Shop, October 17, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, September 20, 2015

A Brief Primer on Canine Behavior and Communication, Gateway Seniors, Old Town Public Library, Old Town, ME,, September 9, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, August 23, 2015

A Brief Primer on Canine Behavior and Communication, Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club, July 15th, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, June 21, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, May 17, 2015

Dogs-Common Problems That Can Drive You Nuts – Gateway Seniors, Old Town Public Library, Old Town, ME, May 14, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, April 19, 2015

Being Safe Around Dogs, How to Greet A Dog & Teaching Our Dogs, Girl Scout Troop 1122, Hudson Town Hall, Hudson, ME, April 12, 2015

It's Spring! Things to consider before adding a dog or cat to the family – Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club, Bangor, ME, March 26, 2015

Help! My dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious, etc., Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, March 22, 2015

 

2014

Building Your Business Through Community Engagement and Leadership, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Hartford, CT – October, 2014

Anticipatory Pet Loss – Pine Tree Hospice, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, March 8, 2014

 

2013

A Rationale and Plan for Incorporating APDT C.L.A.S.S. Into Your Training Curriculum, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Spokane, WA – October, 2013

Canine Body Language & Safe Handling Skills, Atlantic Veterinary Care, Damariscotta, ME, February 6, 2013

 

2012

Animals as Therapeutic Agents - Seventh Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Older Adults, Point Lookout-Northport, ME, May 7, 2012

Introduction to Pet Nutrition – Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, March 31, 2012

Introduction to Bach Rescue Remedy for Pets & People – Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, January 7, 2012

 

2011

Introduction to Pet Nutrition – Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, November 8, 2011

Holistic and Complementary Healthcare - A Pet Parent’s Perspective – APDT Webinar, March 24, 2011

Holistic and Complementary Healthcare - A Pet Parent’s Perspective - Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, March 19, 2011

 

2010

What Is A Therapy Dog? - Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, February 6, 2010

 

2009

Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs? – What's the Difference? – Bangor Breakfast Rotary, December 24, 2009

Introduction to Pet Nutrition – Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME, October 5 & 17, 2009

Bach Rescue Remedy for Fearful Pets – Dog Day, North Yarmouth, ME, September 19, 2009

Pet Food Myths – Dog Day, North Yarmouth, ME, September 19, 2009

Bach Flowers for Pets – Centre for Applied Canine Behaviour, Kanata, ON, Canada, April 4, 2009 and April 5, 2009

 

2008

Introduction to Canine Behavior and Training – Bangor Humane Society, - December 1, 2008

Panel Discussion: What Helped Your Business – Governors Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SMBIZ4ME) – May 21st, 2008

Understanding Canine Stress and Introduction to Canine Communication - Belfast Dog park Group, April 26, 2008

Introduction to Bach Flower Remedies – Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers Annual Educational Conference, April 20, 2008

Trends in Training – The Evolution of a Pet Care Professional – Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers Annual Educational Conference, April 19, 2008

Trends in Training – The Evolution of a Pet Care Professional – American Boarding Kennel Association Pet Expo, March 13, 2008

What Should I Feed my Pet? - Bangor Area Pug Society, February 2008

 

2007

(Don was President of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers during 2007 and was unavailable for speaking engagements.)

 

2006

Promoting Your Services Through Effective Marketing, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Kansas City, Mo – September, 2006

Teaching to Your Students Learning Style, Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO – September, 2006

 

2005

Introduction to Pet Nutrition, Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – November 17, 2005

Learn How to Reduce Stress for Yourself and Your Pet with Bach Flower Essences, Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – October 22 and 23, 2005

Introduction to Pet Nutrition, Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – September 28, 2005

Using Bach Flower Essences to Treat Ourselves and Our Pets, Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, San Jose, CA – September, 17, 2005

A Pet Guardian's Perspective on Holistic and Complementary Healthcare, Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, San Jose, CA – September, 15, 2005

Introduction to Pet Nutrition, Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – June 16, 2005

Introduction to Pet Nutrition, Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – May 18, 2005

Introduction to the Bach Flower Remedies for Pets – Good Dog Works! Carolark, Debert, NS, Canada – May 8, 2005

Introduction to the Bach Flower Essences for Pets – Central Aroostook Kennel Club, Presque Isle, ME – February 13, 2005

Introduction to Canine Behavior, Communication, and Clicker Training – Central Aroostook Kennel Club, Presque Isle, ME – February 12, 2005

Introduction to Pet Nutrition – Central Aroostook Kennel Club, Presque Isle, ME – February 12, 2005

 

2004

The Bach Flower Essences and Their Use in Resolving Behavior Problems – Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, Denver, CO – October 2nd, 2004

An Introduction to Canine and Feline Behavior – University College, Bangor ME, August 30, 2004

An Introduction to the Use of Bach Flower Essences with Pets – Japan Canine Good Citizen Association, Tokyo Japan – July 25th, 2004

An Introduction to the Use of Bach Flower Essences with Pets –Aigo Center, Achi Japan – July 20th, 2004

An Introduction to the Use of Bach Flower Essences with Pets – Animal Fancier's Club, Tochigi Japan – July 17th – 19th, 2004

Learn How to Reduce Stress for Yourself and Your Pet with Bach Flower Essences – Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – June 26th, 2004

Learn How to Reduce Stress for Yourself and Your Pet with Bach Flower Essences– Green Acres Kennel Shop, Bangor, ME – June 12th, 2004

 

2003

An Introduction to the Use of Bach Flower Essences with Pets – Green Acres Holistic Pet Care Seminar – May 4th, 2003

Introduction to Canine Behavior, Communication, Learning and Training with Operant Conditioning – Bangor Humane Society – April through June 2003

 

2002

Introduction to Canine Behavior, Communication, Learning and Training with Operant Conditioning – Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, November 8th and 11th, 2002

A Pet Guardians Perspective on Holistic and Complementary Veterinary Care - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, November 8th and 11th, 2002

Resolving Behavior Problems with Classical Conditioning - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, November 9th, 2002

 

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