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< Last Updated 22JAN21 >

Green Acres Kennel Shop’s training program is now being managed by our sister company, owned by Don Hanson. It is an educational resource dedicated to providing current and useful information for those seeking help with their dogs’ and cats’ care and training. It provides training classes for Green Acres Kennel Shop and online educational programs for families and pet care professionals. ForceFreePets also provides articles, podcasts, and webinars through Don’s blog,, and through our radio show and podcast, The Woof Meow Show.

Both Green Acres and ForceFreePets comply with the Pet Professional Guild’s Guiding Principles and the American Animal Hospital Association’s 2015 Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines. We are committed to the No Pain, No Force, No Fear philosophy of companion animal care and training.

If you are looking for local dog obedience training classes, look no further than Green Acres Kennel Shop. We’ve been voted the region’s “Best Dog Trainer” every year since 2011. In 2020, Best Businesses of America Ranked us as one of the Top 10 Dog Trainers in New England. Contact us today to get started!

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