Don’s Publications

Don writes articles for his blog ( words-woofs-meows.com ) and has a regular column in the Downeast Dog News ( Words, Woofs, and Meows ). He has also written for other publications. A list of Don’s articles can be found below.

2018

Barking – How Do I Get My Dog to Stop?, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, October 2018 – < Read at Word-Woofs-Meows.com >

Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Training Dogs – Gus, the Dominance Myth, An Alpha Roll, and a Damaged Relationship, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, September 2018 – < Read at Word-Woofs-Meows.com >

Remedial Socialization – Bring the Junkyard Home, words-woofs-meows.com, August 2018 -< Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Remedial Socialization – The Watch the World Game, words-woofs-meows.com, August 2018 -< Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Help! My Dog Gets Distracted (And Sometimes Wild and Crazy!!!) in Public, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, August 2018 – < Read at Word-Woofs-Meows.com >

Grooming – What Determines the Cost of Grooming A Dog, words-woofs-meows.com, July 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Pet Nutrition – Grain-Free Foods and FDA Reports of Increased Heart Disease in Dogs, words-woofs-meows.com, July 2018 – < Read at Word-Woofs-Meows.com >

How Hemp-Derived Phytocannabinoid Nutraceuticals May Help Your Pets – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, July 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Unreasonable Expectations and Misleading Advertising, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, June 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Helping Your Dog Thrive – Brambell’s Five Freedoms – The Freedom from Fear and Distress – Part 5 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, May 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Helping Your Dog Thrive – Brambell’s Five Freedoms – The Freedom to Express Normal Behavior – Part 4 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, April 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Before You Visit The Dog Park – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

The Shock-Free Coalition: What’s Next? – BARKS from the Guild and woofs-meows.com, March 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What Do I Need to Do If My Pet’s Food is Recalled? – words-woofs-meows.com, March 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Xylitol Is Toxic & Deadly To Pets – words-woofs-meows.com, March 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Helping Your Dog Thrive – Brambell’s Five Freedoms – Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – Part 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, March 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Helping Your Dog Thrive – Brambell’s Five Freedoms – Freedom from Discomfort – Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, February 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Book Review – A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! by Niki Tudge – words-woofs-meows.com, January 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Helping Your Dog Thrive – Brambell’s Five Freedoms – Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – Part 1– Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, January 2018 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

2017

2017 Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, December 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Especially for New Puppy Parents – words-woofs-meows.com, 6NOV17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Pets – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, November 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

The Unintended Consequences of Shock Collars – words-woofs-meows.com, 22OCT17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Is Your Dog Your Best Friend? Then Please Join Me and Take the Pledge – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, October 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Does My Dogs Breed Matter – The Working Group and Mixed Breeds – Part 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, September 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Especially for New Dog Parents – words-woofs-meows.com, 20AUG17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What Should I Do When My Dog Does Not Let Me Take Something They Have Stolen and Snaps or Tries to Bite Me? – words-woofs-meows.com, 20AUG17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Does My Dogs Breed Matter – The Sporting, Non-Sporting, Terrier, and Toy Groups – Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, August 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Book Review – Natural Nutrition for Cats: The Path to Purrfect Health by Kymythy Schultze – words-woofs-meows.com, 31JUL17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Teaching Your Puppy to Come When Called – Starting Points – words-woofs-meows.com, 9JUL17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Does My Dogs Breed Matter – The Herding and Hound Groups – Part 1 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, July 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Zignature Limited Ingredient Dog Food – words-woofs-meows.com, 19JUN17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What Should I Feed My Pet? – words-woofs-meows.com, 4JUN17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What defines a dangerous dog? – Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, June 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What defines a dangerous dog? – Part 1 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, May 2017 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

How Do I Get My Dog to Walk Politely Instead of Pulling on the Leash – words-woofs-meows.com, 27APR17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

What Training Does My Dog Need to Become a Therapy Dog? – words-woofs-meows.com, 10APR17 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Help! My Dog is Aggressive, Reactive, Fearful, Anxious, etc. – What do I do? – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, April 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Complementary Medicine – Resources for Pet Parents – words-woofs-meows.com, 26MAR17 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Book Review – Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction by Eileen Anderson – words-woofs-meows.com, 8MAR17 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

We’re Getting A New Puppy (or Dog)! – Prior Planning Makes for Success – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, March 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

What is the Difference Between a Service/Assistance Dog, an Emotional Support Dog, and a Therapy Dog? – words-woofs-meows.com, 28FEB17 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

What Is Dog Training – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, February 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

A Recommended Reading and Listening List for Pet Care Professionals – words-woofs-meows.com, 21JAN17 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Adopting A Pet – Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family, words-woofs-meows.com, January 2017- <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

How to choose a dog trainer, words-woofs-meows.com, January 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pet Nutrition-Some Myths and Facts – Maine DOG Magazine – Part 1, Winter 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Words Matter – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, January 2017 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

2016

AVSAB Adopts Position Statement on Positive Veterinary Care – words-woofs-meows.com, December 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

A Chiropractic Adjustment and Acupuncture Treatment for Muppy – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, December 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Maine’s community of disabled asks relief from ‘comfort animals’ – words-woofs-meows.com, November 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Our Pets – Remembering Shed – words-woofs-meows.com, November 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Preparing Your Pets for The Holidays, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, November 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pet Behavior as an Essential Component to Holistic Wellness – words-woofs-meows.com, October 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Halloween Tips for Pets and Their People – words-woofs-meows.com, October 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Help! My Pet Gets Car Sick and/or Nauseous – words-woofs-meows.com, October 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Holistic and Complementary Wellness for Pets – My Journey – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, October 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

The Best Animal Trainers – Ever!, Memories from FaceBook – 16SEP12 – words-woofs-meows.com, September 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pet Nutrition – Should I Feed My Pet A Raw Diet? – words-woofs-meows.com, September 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pet Nutrition – The Science and Dogma of Pet Nutrition with Dr. Richard Patton – words-woofs-meows.com, September 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Bite Fatalities & Dog Bites – Part 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, September 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Bite Fatalities & Dog Bites – Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, August 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pet Nutrition –Vital Essentials® Pet Food – words-woofs-meows.com, August 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Our Pets – Remembering Hanger – words-woofs-meows.com, August 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Our Pets – Remembering Trivia – words-woofs-meows.com, August 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Bite Fatalities & Dog Bites – Part 1 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, July 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

What Do You Feed Your Dog? – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, June 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Get A Headstart on Your Basic Manners Class – words-woofs-meows.com, May 2016- <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Canine Behavior – Myths and Facts – Part 1 – Where do we get our knowledge about dogs? – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, May 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

How Science and Reward-Based Training Have Pulled Dog Training Out of the Dark Ages – Bangor Daily News, April 14, 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>  <Read at Bangor Daily News>

Please Be Cautious When Choosing Who Cares For Your Pets – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Traveling – Do you take the dog along or leave him with someone? – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Especially for New Puppy Parents – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Management of An Aggressive, Fearful or Reactive Dog – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Training – Say Please – Nothing In Life Is Free – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Training – Teaching the SIT Behavior – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dog Training – Teaching the ATTENTION or LOOK Behavior – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Keeping A Daily Journal – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

The Thundershirt™ – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016- <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Our Pets – In Memory of Louise – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Book Review – Ruined by Excess, Perfected by Lack – The paradox of pet nutrition by Richard Patton – words-woofs-meows.com, March 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Teaching your dog to cope with being alone – The Maine Edge – March 2, 2016 and words-woofs-meows.com <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>  <Read at The Maine Edge>

The Four Essentials to a Great Dog – Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, March 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

The Four Essentials to a Great Dog – Part 1 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, February 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Crate Habituation to Reduce Anxiety – words-woofs-meows.com, January 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Book Review: Barking: The Sound of a Language by Turid Rugaas – words-woofs-meows.com, January 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Introduction to Canine Communication – words-woofs-meows.com, January 2016 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Training – A Rescue Dogs Perspective – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, January 2016 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

2015

Cat litter: who gets to choose? – The Maine Edge – December 22, 2015 and words-woofs-meows.com. <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at The Maine Edge>

Reflections on 20 Years as a Pet Care Professional – Pet Food and Nutrition – part 2– Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, December 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Cold weather and holiday tips for pets – The Maine Edge – November 17, 2015 and words-woofs-meows.com. <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at The Maine Edge>

Reflections on 20 Years as a Pet Care Professional – Pet Food and Nutrition – part 1– Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, November 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Reflections on 20 Years as a Pet Care Professional – Changes in Training Methods, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, October 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Pets and the internet – can you trust what you read? The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – September 8, 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at the Maine Edge>

Pets – Who Cares for Them When You Are Away? Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, September 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Important News About Behavioral Wellness for All Pets – The New AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines, Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, August 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

A dog that growls is not a bad dog – The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – July 14, 2015.  <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at the Maine Edge>

Bach Rescue Remedy – Stress Relief for Pets & Their People – fido magazine and words-woofs-meows.com – July 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Yes-A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care-Part 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, July 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Dogs, Summer and Behavioral Issues – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, June 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com

Yes-A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care-Part 2 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, May 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com

Yes-A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care-Part 1 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, April 2015 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com

Make your life easier – Get your cat to love their carrier – The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – March 25, 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at the Maine Edge> 

My Puppy’s a Land Shark! – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, March 2015 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com

Is it OK if our dog sleeps in our bed? – The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – February 25, 2015 – <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at the Maine Edge

A Holistic Approach to Dog Training-Part 2-Dog Training is About so Much More Than You Training the Dog – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, February 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

It’s Responsible Pet Owners Month… Time to train your dog – The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – January 28, 2015 –  <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com<Read at the Maine Edge>

A Holistic Approach to Dog Training-Part 1-Dog Training is About so Much More Than You Training the Dog Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, January 2015 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

2014

A holistic approach to dog training (part 1) – The Maine Edge and words-woofs-meows.com – December 30, 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com> <Read at The Maine Edge>

Do You Really Know Your Dog? – Part 2, Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, December 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Do You Really Know Your Dog? – Part 1, Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, November 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Assessing Pets Welfare Using Brambell’s Five Freedoms – APDT Chronicle of the Dog and words-woofs-meows.com, Fall 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>  

Before You Adopt A Dog... – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, October 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>  

Helping Dogs In Need Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, September 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Which Brand of Pet Food is the Best – part 3 of 3 Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, August 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Which Brand of Pet Food is the Best – part 2 of 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, July 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Which Brand of Pet Food is the Best – part 1 of 3 – Downeast Dog News and words-woofs-meows.com, June 2014 <Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com>

Book Review – On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas – words-woofs-meows.com, April 2014 < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

2008

An Overview of the Bach Flower Essences in The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2, edited by Mychelle Blake, Dogwise Publishing, 2008

Identifying and Coping with Canine Stress – Downeast Dog News, July 2008

Successfully Managing Your Dog’s Chewing Habit – Downeast Dog News,, May 2008

The Raw Food Diet – Is it Right for Your Dog? – Part 2, Downeast Dog News, March 2008

The Raw Food Diet – Is it Right for Your Dog? – Part 1, Downeast Dog News, February 2008

2007

The Professionalization of Dog Training – Off Lead & Animal Behavior, Winter 2007

Learn About the APDT – Off Lead & Animal Behavior, Fall 2007

Lessons from the Pet Food Recall – Downeast Dog News, May 2007

2006

Selecting the Best Food for your Dog – Downeast Dog News, November 2006

Debunking Pet Food Myths – Downeast Dog News, October 2006

Book Review – Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind: A Parent’s Guide to Controlling the Chaos by Colleen Pelar – woofs-meows.com, September 2006 – < Read at Words-Woofs-Meows.com >

Lets’ Talk Dog – part 2 – Downeast Dog News, September 2006

Lets’ Talk Dog – part 1 – Downeast Dog News, August 2006

Summer Dog Care Tips – Downeast Dog News, July 2006

Training Your Dog Is Essential to A Good Relationship – Downeast Dog News, June 2006

An Overview of the Bach Flower Essences – APDT Chronicle of the Dog, Mar/Apr 2006

2002

Managing Your Training Business with Software – APDT Newsletter, Sep/Oct 2002

1999

How I Trained A Chicken – APDT Newsletter, Nov/Dec 1999

Book & Video Reviews – Clicker Fun: Click & Go, Clicker Fun: Click & Fetch, Puppy Love-Raise Your Dog the Clicker Way – APDT Newsletter, Nov/Dec 1999

Calming Signals’ Comes to Town – Menagerie Magazine, May 1999