Pets

Hanson Reelected Chair of International Dog Training Association

Hanson Reelected Chair of International Dog Training Association

Don Hanson, co-owner and Director of Behavior Counseling and Training at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has been reelected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Hanson previously served two terms on the APDT Board from 2002 through 2007, and was Board Vice Chair in 2005 and 2006, and Board Chair in 2007. Reelected to the Board in 2011, Hanson served as Vice Chair the first half of 2011 and was elected Chair for the last half of 2011. Hanson has now been elected to serve as Chair for 2012.

Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers is the largest organization of dog training and behavior professionals in the world.

Urgent need for adopters & wish list givers!

Urgent need for adopters & wish list givers!

A Home for the Holidays

The Bangor Humane Society is urging us all to consider adopting a pet instead of purchasing a new pet this holiday season.

The holidays are a popular time of year for bringing new pets into the home and many people tend to purchase pets as gifts this time of year. The Bangor Humane Society is reaching out to remind us all that an adopted pet is a better option to purchasing a pet from a pet store. As our economy worsens, many individuals and families have been forced to put their beloved pets up for adoption due to loss of income, downsizing their homes, and relocating to new locations to find work.

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

Since I’ve been taking groups of dogs out hiking in the woods, fields and mountains these last seven months, the issue of tick bite prevention has become an important topic of discussion with my customers.  This issue is far from “over” for the season as we’ve yet to have consistently low enough temperatures to put the critters into the deep freeze for a few months.  Yesterday, I had a chat with Dr. John Flood of Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic, who has taken care of my Labs for ten years, about the subject and am sharing some of his answers to my questions.

Frontline and Advantix are the two most common chemical tick protection products out there currently.  Packaging recommends application every four weeks from April through November in our area of the country.  Dr. Flood explains that ticks can’t see so they are attracted to your dog’s movement, body heat and carbon dioxide emitted as your dog runs through the woods, tall grass, etc.

FREE Seminar on Pet and Human Health and Nutrition

 

 

On Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30PM Green Acres Kennel Shop will be hosting a free seminar that will focus on optimal nutrition for pets and humans. Don Hanson, BFRAP, CDBC, CPDT-KA and co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop will discuss common myths about pet food and how to choose the best pet food for your pet. He will help pet parents differentiate between the important information on a bag of pet food and the hype. Don will also demonstrate how to calculate the true cost of a pet food.

Martha Ohrenberger, Certified Health Coach, LPN, LMT of Ascending Health Coaching will address the increasingly complicated maze of complex and confusing food choices for people. She will discuss the epidemic rise in chronic illnesses and its relationship to what we eat.