For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Contact: Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
[Bangor]- Don Hanson, co-owner and Director of Behavior Counseling and Training, at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has just attended a two day continuing professional development conference on animal behavior at Nelson’s in North Andover, MA. Conducted by Heather Simpson of the Natural Animal Centre in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK the conference focused on using the Bach Flower Remedies to treat animals suffering from behavioral and emotional issues. Specific remedies were discussed as was observational learning in animals and feline social behavior and development.
Hanson became the first Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner in the America’s when he was credentialed in 2003. He is also is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. He and his training staff first introduced clicker training and the concept of “dog-friendly” training to the Bangor area in 1997. An experienced speaker, Don has lectured on pets, behavior and the Bach Flower remedies in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. His radio show, “The Woof-Meow” show is in its’ sixth year and airs on WVOM- and WVQM every Saturday at 7:30AM and every Sunday at 8:30PM.
In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop at 1653 Union Street is a Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) accredited facility offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and training classes. Voted “Best Kennel” every year since 2002 and “Best Pet Store” every year since 2007, the Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats and quality supplies. For more information, please call 945-6841 or visit www.greenacreskennel.com.