Maine Pet Care Professionals That We Recommend

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Before recommending another pet care professional or pet-related business or non-profit organization, I need to know that when I do so that they will NEVER intentionally use or recommend anything designed to cause a pet pain or fear. Preferably I will know this based on personal experience with someone, but I may also rely on their being a member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) as their membership requires them to abide by the  PPG’s Guiding Principles.

The pet care professionals listed below are all individuals in Maine that are either members of the PPG or that I know are committed to the philosophy of No Pain, No Force, and No Fear.

When looking for a pet care professional, I recommend that you use the Find A Professional feature at the PPG website.

If you are a pet care professional or pet-related business or organization in Maine and want to be included in this, please contact me.

Membership in the PPG and the corresponding compliance with The Guiding Principles are a critical factor in determining who I recommend.  – Don Hanson, The Woof Meow Show, & Green Acres Kennel Shop.

Veterinary Behaviorists

Maine Veterinary Medical Center
Christine Calder, DVM, DACV
Patricia Koven, LVT, KPA-CTP
Scarborough, 885-1290
https://www.mvmc.vet/vets/Christine-Calder

Dog Trainers & Behavior Consultants

Bessey’s Positive Paws
Erin Bessey CPDT-KA
Whitefield, 485-0851
besseyspositivepaws.com

Canine Behavior Counseling
Judy Moore CDBC, CPDT-KA
Cumberland, 232-5007
caninebehaviorcounseling.com

Canine Insights
Breanna Norris KPA-CTP
Pittsfield/Waterville, 487-1361
canineinsightsllc.com

Center for Canine Excellence
Lisa Walker CBATI, CCC
Freeport, 653-0993
centerforcanineexcellence.com

Gooddogz Training
Nancy Freedman-Smith CDBC, CBATI
Scarborough 671-2522
gooddogztraining.com

Green Acres Kennel Shop
Don Hanson CDBC, CPDT-KA
Kate Dutra, CPDT-KA
Lindsay Ware, CPDT-KA
Ashley Charpentier
Nicole Crocker
Bangor, 945-6841
greenacreskennel.com
Words-woofs-meows.com
WoofMeowShow.com

Haulin Aus Dog Training
Patricia Koven, LVT, KPA-CTP
Gardiner/Augusta
haulinausdogtraining@gmail.com

Keep Your Pet
Royan Bartley
Rockport, 975-4605
keepyourpet.net

Mr. Dog Training
Sara Sokol
West Bath, 798-1232
mrdogtraining.com

Oh My Dog!
Annette MacNair
Camden, 542-1843
Oh, My Dog!

Pawsitive Canine Care & Training
KT Bernard CPDT-KA
Windham, 893-8676
PawsitiveCanineCare.com

PupStart
Diana Logan CPDT-KA
North Yarmouth, 252-9352
dianalogan.com

Raising Canine Dog Training
Mallory Hattie CPDT-KA
Scarborough, 642-3693
raisingcaninemaine.com

Right on the Mark Dog Training
Stephani Morancie
Belfast, 355-4094
RightOnTheMarkDogTraining

Salty Dogs Obedience
Whitney Thurston
Blue Hill, 659-9547
saltydogsobedience.com 

Sit Stay Play
Larissa Savage
Freeport, 751-9458
sitstayplaymaine.com

The Capable Canine
Jessica Robichaud, CPDT-KA
Arundel, 604-0480
http://www.thecapablecanine.com/

The Familiar Canine
Naomi Smith CPDT-KA
South Berwick, 251-8168
thefamiliarcanine.com

The Silver Paws Project
Jessica O’Donoghue
752-2500
silverpawsproject.org

Tree Frog Farm Dog Training
Elizabeth Langham
North Yarmouth, 837-1613
treefrogfarmdogtraining.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast – Things To Consider When Boarding A Pet-Part 2

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In part two of this two-part series from 14JUL18, Kate and Don start off where they left off at the end of last week’s show; discussing group play at boarding and daycare facilities. They consider whether or not group play is appropriate for all dogs and what makes a good candidate for group play. They also suggest questions you should ask about group play before booking your dog at a kennel or daycare. Playgroup supervision, staff training, safety concerns for small dogs, and the importance of rest times are all things you should question. They then discuss alternatives to group play which at Green Acres include individual play and cuddle time. Don and Kate also discuss boarding dogs with medical issues and how Green Acres cares for a dog that is stressed or anxious.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at https://www.greenacreskennel.com/woof-meow-show/the-woof-meow-show.html and the Apple iTunes store.

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Contact Info

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401

207-945-6841

www.greenacreskennel.com

https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/

 

Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog ( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com )

 

Please Be Cautious When Choosing Who Cares For Your Petshttps://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/04/11/pet-care-services-please-be-cautious-when-choosing-who-cares-for-your-pets/

Traveling – Do you take the dog along or leave him with someone?https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/04/11/traveling-do-you-take-the-dog-along-or-leave-him-with-someone/

Pet Care Options When You Go Away: Pet Sitter, Neighbor, Boarding Facilityhttp://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/09/01/pets-who-cares-for-them-when-you-are-away/

Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet-Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/04/02/yes-a-trend-towards-kinder-and-gentler-professional-pet-care-green-acres-kennel-shops-pet-friendly-philosophy-part-1/

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show ( http://www.woofmeowshow.com )

Things To Consider When Boarding A Pet-Part 1https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2018/07/08/podcast-things-to-consider-when-boarding-a-pet-part-1/

Pet Care Options When You Go Away: Pet Sitter, Neighbor, Boarding Facilityhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-09-05-Pet_Care_Options_When_You_Go_Away.mp3

Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet-Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1 – http://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-04-11-Kinder_Gentler_Pet_Care_Part-1_GAKS_Pet_Friendly.mp3

 

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Podcast – Things To Consider When Boarding A Pet-Part 1

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from July 7th, 2018 Kate and Don start by discussing pet care options when you need to go away and cannot or do not, want to take your pet with you. They discuss the pros and cons of leaving a dog with family, a neighbor, a pet sitter or at a boarding kennel. They then consider what one should look for in a boarding kennel as well as reviewing typical requirements for boarding a pet. They explain how to acclimate your pet to being cared for at a boarding facility for the first time and address what you should and should not bring with you when you drop your pet off. Lastly, they start discussing group play for dogs.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at https://www.greenacreskennel.com/woof-meow-show/the-woof-meow-show.html and the Apple iTunes store.

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Contact Info

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-945-6841

www.greenacreskennel.com

https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/

 

Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog ( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com )

Please Be Cautious When Choosing Who Cares For Your Petshttps://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/04/11/pet-care-services-please-be-cautious-when-choosing-who-cares-for-your-pets/

Traveling – Do you take the dog along or leave him with someone?https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/04/11/traveling-do-you-take-the-dog-along-or-leave-him-with-someone/

Pet Care Options When You Go Away: Pet Sitter, Neighbor, Boarding Facilityhttp://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/09/01/pets-who-cares-for-them-when-you-are-away/

Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet-Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/04/02/yes-a-trend-towards-kinder-and-gentler-professional-pet-care-green-acres-kennel-shops-pet-friendly-philosophy-part-1/

 

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show ( http://www.woofmeowshow.com )

Things To Consider When Boarding A Pet-Part 2 – https://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2018/08/09/podcast-things-to-consider-when-boarding-a-pet-part-2/

Pet Care Options When You Go Away: Pet Sitter, Neighbor, Boarding Facilityhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-09-05-Pet_Care_Options_When_You_Go_Away.mp3

Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet-Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1http://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-04-11-Kinder_Gentler_Pet_Care_Part-1_GAKS_Pet_Friendly.mp3

 

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