December 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Green Acres Announces Participation in APDT National Train Your Dog Month

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Contact:     Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]- Green Acres Kennel Shop and The Woof Meow Show are proud to be supporters of the Association of Pet Dog Trainer's (APDT) 3rd annual National Train Your Dog Month (TYDM). Dog behavior problems and pet parent's failure to seek reliable, knowledgeable assistance with those problems are a major reason hundreds of thousands of dogs are turned into animal shelters every year. Sadly, these dogs are often euthanized. Even sadder, is that many of these problems would have never occurred if the dogs had been properly trained and socialized. 

The APDT has designated January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training for all pets! January was selected as the perfect month because so many animals are adopted and brought home during the winter holidays. 

Green Acres offers a wide variety of dog training classes starting in January.  We have classes for puppies as young as 8 weeks of age (Puppy Headstart), young adolescents 16 weeks of age and older (Basic Manners) as well as several level two and level 3 classes for dogs and their humans that are ready for more training. 

Green Acres The Woof Meow Show, aired on WVOM, 103.9 FM and WVQM 101.3 FM every Saturday morning at 7:30AM and every Sunday evening at 8:30PM will feature training shows throughout the month of January. On December 31st Kate and Don will interview the APDT's Executive Director, Mychelle Blake, and will discuss all of the resources APDT makes available to pet parents at their website (http://www.trainyourdogmonth.com) and FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/NationalTrainYourDogMonth). For the remaining three weeks Kate and Don will discuss typical training issues people face with a new dog; 7JAN-Housetraining, 14JAN-Play Biting & Chewing, and 21JAN-Attention, Leave It and Take It. Handouts on these topics will be available at the Green Acres website (www.greenacreskennel.com) in the Information-Articles and Blog-What's New sections.

Green Acres will also be offering three free seminars during the month of January; 7JAN-Using Bach Flower Remedies to Reduce Pet Anxiety, 14JAN- Promoting Communication with Dogs Through Body Language, and 26JAN-Pet Nutrition in recognition of Train Your Dog Month. Since seating for the seminars is limited, we encourage preregistration by calling Green Acres at 945-6841. 

Like Green Acres, the APDT believes that a better understanding of our pets’ behavior can lead to happier, healthier and harmonious households for humans and companion animals. 

Based in Greenville, SC, the APDT is a professional educational organization of trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through using positive, dog friendly methods based on sound scientific principles. With over 6,000 members worldwide, the APDT strives to provide professional dog trainers with a respected and concerted voice. The APDT promotes caring relationships between dogs and people and works to increase public awareness of dog-friendly training techniques. For more information, visit the APDT Web site at www.apdt.com. 

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, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and Best Dog Trainer in 2011, 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.

PRESS RELEASE: Hanson Attends International Dog Training Conference in San Diego

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Hanson Attends International Dog Training Conference in San Diego

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Contact:     Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]- Don Hanson, co-owner and Director of Behavior Counseling and Training at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has completed 30 hours of continuing education, while attending the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual educational conference in San Diego, CA.

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is the largest organization of dog trainers and behavioral consultants in the world, with 6,000 plus members. The APDT annual conference is the largest event of its kind, with speakers presenting on a wide variety of topics. Hanson previously served on the Board of the Directors of the APDT for 6 years, was reelected to another 3 year term in 2010 and is currently serving as its Chair. He has also been a speaker at past conferences.

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, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and Best Dog Trainer in 2011, 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.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Green Acres Hosts FREE Bach Flower Remedy Seminar January 7th, 2012 at 1PM

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Contact:     Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
945-6841

[Bangor]- On Saturday, January 7th at 1PM, Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner Don Hanson will present a free seminar on Bach Rescue Remedy and the family of Bach Flower Remedies at Green Acres Kennel Shop. Bach Rescue Remedy is an all natural product used with people and animals to reduce stress and anxiety, especially in emergency situations. Hanson will present an introduction to Rescue Remedy and will describe how it can be used with pets and people. He will also provide a brief overview of some of the other Bach Flower Remedies. Limited seats are available so preregistration is suggested.

Hanson is the co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. He became the first Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner in the US in 2003 after completing his training at the Natural Animal Centre in the UK. An experienced speaker, Don has lectured on pets, behavior and the Bach Flower remedies in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. He has been educating the public via “The Woof-Meow” show since 2005. Broadcast on WVOM, 103.9FM & WVQM 101.3FM, the show airs on Saturday mornings at 7:30AM and Sunday nights 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, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and Best Dog Trainer in 2011, 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.

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Green Acres Newsletter for 11DEC11

Monday, 12 December 2011

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Published: 11DEC11


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Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve – 8AM to 3PM
Sunday, December 25th, Christmas Day – Closed to the Public
Saturday,  December 31st, New Year’s Eve – 8AM to Noon
Sunday, January 1st, New Year’s Day – Closed to the Public


Holiday Sale – December 12th through 17th

We know how much you like to buy special holiday gifts for your furkids, so we will be offering special prices in the store December 12th through 17thAll non-food items (toys, collars, leashes, treats, books, treats, etc.) will be 20% off their already low price. 

 

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Pets or People with Pets

Cat Gifts

  • Some fresh catnip or a catnip toy – it’s like Mistletoe for cats
  • A gift certificate for a dog training class so the dog learns some manners and leaves me alone.
  • A catnip mouse made of real fur for me to chase around the house.
  • Some yummy and nutritious canned cat food, you know the kind with real meat like that offered by Weruva.
  • Cats love to play, even older cats. The Cat Charmer, a plastic stick with fabric attached has been enchanting cats for ages.
  • Where’d it go? There it is! Pounce! A laser will keep you and the cats amused.

Dog Gifts

  • A smart toy, something to engage your dogs mind – A Kong, a Buster Cube, or many of the other fun toys at Green Acres
  • One of those big yummy beef knuckle bones Green Acres keeps in the freezer
  • Dogs love stuffed toys and the grunting hedgehog is always a favorite and it’s environmentally friendly with the stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Jake’s Dog Treat Mix is made in Maine and comes in several delicious flavors. You can give it as a mix, or bake the biscuits yourselves. Either way the lucky recipient will love you.
  • What better way to wash away doggie odor than with some of the wonderfully fragrant and all natural shampoos from Mutt Nose Best.
  • Some dogs are just nuts about chasing and retrieving balls. Your shoulder may not appreciate it as much. Get a Kong Rocket and your shoulder and your dog will both be happy!
  • Some yummy and nutritious canned dog food, you know the kind with real meat like that offered by Weruva. Wysong and Evanger’s.

Pet People Gifts

  •  Do you like pet photographs and need a calendar? How about Green Acres first ever calendar filled with winners from their photography and drawing contest and coupons good at Green Acres' and other area businesses.
  • Long haired pets need regular brushing. Ask us about the Furminator, a marvelous new grooming tool that makes grooming easier.
  • The holidays are a stressful time for people and pets. Consider keeping some Bach Rescue Remedy on hand for all concerned.
  • A book on dog behavior, training or language. Spend some time and learn about your best friend.
  • A gift certificate for Green Acres Pet First Aid course being held on January 14th.
  • Friends or family members have a tight vacation budget? Consider giving them a gift certificate good towards Boarding at Green Acres – voted the Best Kennel in the region 10 years running!
  • Friends or family members have a new puppy or dog – a gift certificate for a Green Acres training class and/or Daycare may be in order.

Green Acres 2012 Photo Contest Calendar

Great Photos! – Valuable Coupons! – Support A Great Cause!

We now have a limited number of Green Acres 2012 calendars available for sale. The calendar contains the work of our photo and drawing contest winners, some valuable coupons for Green Acres and other area businesses, and all profits from the sale of the calendar will be used to purchase pet food for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Calendars sell for $20 and contain the following coupons:

  • $3 OFF any medium or large bag of NutriSource, Pure Vita or Natural Organics Pet Food
  • $3 OFF s 30lbs bag of Eagle Holistic Select Dry Dog Food
  • $25 OFF service from Tim’s Plumbing
  • $1 OFF Packing Services at the UPS store
  • Up to $0.06/gallon off a fill-up at The Shell on Hammond St.
  • 20% OFF a Pet or Person Photo Session with Debra Bell of Bell Imaging and Design

Thank you to our calendar sponsors: NutriSource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet Organics Pet Foods, Chapel Hill Floral, Links, Eagle Holistic Select Pet Food, Chute Contracting, Bangor Savings Bank, Tim’s Plumbing, Jane Newberry and Vollara, Martha Ohrenberger and JuicePlus, Bell Imaging and Design, Bangor Center for Dental Medicine, The UPS Store, Gross, Minsky, and Mogul, PA, Louise Rolnick of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Town and Country, Rudman-Winchell, Starboard Leadership Consulting, Christopher Olsen of Prudential Northeast Properties, Barresi Financial, Inc. Evergreen Waste Systems, Elite Auto, Inc. (The Shell on Hammond Street), and The Woof Meow Show.


FREE SEMINAR:

Using Bach Rescue Remedy with Pets & People – Jan. 7th

Bach Rescue Remedy is an all natural product that can be used to reduce stress and anxiety in emergency situations with people and pets. On Saturday afternoon on January 14th at 1:00PM, Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner, Don Hanson, will present an introduction to Bach Rescue Remedy and the other Bach Flower remedies. Don will discuss each of the Rescue Remedy products and describe how they can help you and your pets. Limited seats our available, so call us at 945-6841 to reserve your spot today.


FREE SEMINAR

Canine Body Language – Jan. 14th

Just like our dogs are not born understanding English, we are not born understanding dog. If we want to have the best relationship with our dog we need to learn their language. On Saturday morning on January 14th at 10:00AM, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Kate Dutra, will help you to become more aware of what your dog is communicating to you or others through the use of its body. She will also discuss what your body is saying to your dog and will describe how you can use your body for more effective management and training. This seminar is for anyone who has a dog in their life and the information presented will be applicable to a variety of interactions with humans as well as other animals. Limited seats our available, so call us at 945-6841 to reserve your spot today.


SEMINAR: Pet First Aid & CPR – Jan. 14th

Are you prepared if your dog sustains a serious injury while out hiking? Do you know what to do if your cat stops breathing? Knowing how to perform basic pet first aid and CPR could help you save your pet’s life.

On Saturday afternoon on January 14th, at 1PM Green Acres Kennel Shop will be hosting a Pet First Aid & CPR seminar taught by Certified Pet Tech Instructor, Tracy Haskell. This 4-hour PetSaver Program will teach participants Pet First Aid, Pet CPR, and basic care and handling that can be used in the event of emergencies. At the completion of the program participants will have the resources they need to keep their pet safe, healthy, and happy. Whether your pets just hang around at home with you or live an active and adventurous life, the knowledge you gain in this class may possibly save your pet’s life.

The seminar will run from 1PM until 5PM and includes hands on instruction and a useful reference guide. The fee for the class is $50, with $10 from each enrollment being donated to the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends’ Food Bank. A maximum of 10 spots are available, so don’t delay! Call Green Acres at 945-6841 to register.


Debunking Pet Food Myths

MYTH: The Guaranteed Analysis Is the Most Important Information on the Bag

Countless times clients have come into the store looking for a food that is exactly “x%” protein  and “y%” fat because they have been led to believe that the Guaranteed Analysis panel on a pet food is the most important piece of information on the bag. What is alarming is that carbohydrates are missing from this list. Why is this missing? Because dogs and cats have no need for carbohydrates in their diet and if they were eating the type of food they would find in the wild the percent of carbohydrates would typically be 5% or less. Dry pet food, because of the manner in which it is manufactured, and to keep costs low, is typically around 50% carbohydrates.

You can learn more at our website at: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/pet-food-information


Training Classes

We offer two introductory classes; Puppy Headstart for pups 8 to 16 weeks of age when they start class and Basic Manners for dogs 16 weeks of age and older. Puppy Headstart is a 4-week open-enrollment program offered on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Basic Manners is an 8 week program, offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. For complete details on both classes give us a call or visit our website at: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/training/introductory-classes

Our two very popular level two workshops; Out and About: Training the Advanced Recall and Heel and Glad to See You: Training the Stay and Polite Greeting Behaviors are six week classes offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. For complete details on both classes give us a call or visit our website at: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/training/level-2-dog-training-classes

Our Canine Good Citizen Workshop is for those dog/handler teams aspiring to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test or the Therapy Dogs International test. A new offering in our level 3 classes is our APDT Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Workshop.  This new program by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers focuses on teaching good manners and offers three test levels to demonstrate what you and your dog can accomplish. For complete details on both classes give us a call or visit our website at: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/training/level-3-dog-training-classes


Staff News

December Staff Anniversaries

Green Acres is very fortunate to have many staff members who have been with us for several years. We thank them for their service!

Rachel B. – Pet Care Technician – 5 years

 

 


Links We Like

Why the dominance theory is obsolete – Whole Dog Journal DEC2011 - http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/14_12/features/Alpha_20415-1.html


Tune in to The Woof Meow Show

The Woof Meow Show airs twice a week –
7:30AM on Saturdays and 8:30PM on Sundays
 on WVOM 103.9FM and WVQM 101.3FM.

 

  • 17DEC11-18DEC11 - Does Your Dog Have You at Your Wits End? - Try Green Acres Help Now!
  • 24DEC11-25DEC11 - ENCORE: Green Acres Training Classes 2012 & How to Select a Class and Trainer (Original Air Date 26NOV11-27NOV11)
  • 31DEC11-1JAN12 - APDT National Train Your Dog Month w/Mychelle Blake
  • 7JAN12-8JAN12 - Training Tips: Housetraining
  • 14JAN12-15JAN12 - Training Tips: Play Biting & Chewing
  • 21JAN12-22JAN12 - Training Tips: Attention, Take It, and Leave It
  • 28JAN12-29JAN12 - ENCORE: Cold Weather Pet Tips (original Air Date 19NOV11-20NOV11)
  • 4FEB12-5FEB12 - The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet w/Dr.Mark Hanks
  • 11FEB12-12FEB12 - Spay Day at the Bangor Humane Society w/Suzan Bell
  • 18FEB12-19FEB12 - Pet Dental Health w/Dr. Mark Hanks

 Keep up with the Woof Meow Show at our FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/WoofMeowShow


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