The Woof Meow Show - All About Dogs & Cats
This show focuses on educating dog and cat parents about health issues, nutrition, training, behavior and everything related to sharing your life with a pet. Topics in the past have included: Dealing with a Barking Dog, Picking the Perfect Pet, APDT C.L.A.S.S., Insurance Issues, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Pet Nutrition, Litter Box Training and many others. Hosted by Don Hanson, BFRAP, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Kate Dutra, CPDT-KA of the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine, the show is broadcast on the Voice of Maine (WVOM, 103.9FM & WVQM 101.3FM). Past guests on the show have been Dr. Mark Hanks, Dr. Judy Herman, Colleen Pelar, Kathryn Miles, Mychelle Blake, Chad Montrie, Pat Miller, Joel Walton, Dr. David Cloutier and Suzan Bell.

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Don and Kate speak with Suzan Prendergast & Stacey Coventry from the Bangor Humane Society about their capital campaign; Building4Tomorrow and the 26th annual Paws on Parade celebration and fundraiser.

Listen, and you will learn how BHS’s success in reducing the number of homeless pets in the Bangor region is driving the move to provide an even better environment for pets in need of a loving home. This capital campaign will fund a major renovation of the BHS building http://www.BHSbuilding4Tomorrow.org. The project is focused on reducing stress for the animals awaiting a new home at BHS while providing a space that allows for a supportive and compassionate environment for those surrendering or adopting a pet. The redesigned environment will also enable staff to be more efficient.

Paws on Parade is the annual fundraiser and celebration for BHS that funds approximately 8% of their annual costs for animal care while allowing the community to celebrate this vital work. You can learn how you can join in the fun at https://www.bangorhumane.org/programs-events/paws-on-parade/

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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If you are concerned about heart disease in your pets and grain-free pet foods using non-standard proteins, you will not want to miss this show.

Kate and Don speak with canine nutritionist Linda Case, author of Dog Food Logic about the June 29th 2019 press release from the FDA addressing their current investigation into a reported increase in cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs and an alleged connection to what a few veterinarians are calling “BEG’ (Boutique, Exotic ingredient, Grain-free) pet foods.  We will discuss:

We will discuss:

  • Is there a proven correlation between DCM and ‘BEG’ foods?
  • Has the investigation by the FDA been designed to meet the criteria for peer-reviewed scientific research?
  • Has the FDA withheld information on some of the foods fed to dogs reported with DCM?
  • Big pet food and how powerful they are.

For information on Linda's webinar - https://thesciencedog.com/science-dog-webinars/

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from July 27th, 2019 Kate interviews Don, asking him about his article, What’s Shocking About Shock – What Science Tells Us About the Use of Shock in Dog Training, published in the July 2019 issue of BARKS from The Guild, the journal of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).

The use of electric shock for training, containing, and caring for dogs is extremely controversial. In this podcast we examine and discuss what peer-reviewed scientific studies report about the use of shock and answer four common questions; Does electric shock hurt?, Is electric shock more efficient for training dogs than reward-based training?, Is electric shock necessary for training behaviors like snake aversion?, and Does electric shock save dogs lives? Additionally, we review the formal positions taken on the use of shock by several organizations of pet care professionals from around the globe, and also examine the countries where the use of shock has already been banned.

If you are using shock or contemplating using shock you will want to hear what science says by listening to this show/podcast; your dog's health and welfare may depend on you understanding this controversial tool and its harmful side effects. We also recommend you also read Don’s article and all of the scientific studies that he cites in the article, all of which you can link to at Don’s blog at http://bit.ly/ShockBARK-JUL2019.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from July 20th, 2019 Kate and Don discuss one of the hottest topics in the news and social media; pet food and dilated cardiomyopathy in pets, and the FDA’s June press release. There has been an incredible amount of “news” on this topic, much of it more conjecture and misinformation than useful facts. Kate and Don review four new articles on this subject that add clarity to the information missing from the nightly news.

If you are worried about what you are feeding your pet, you will want to listen to this show and podcast.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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Kate and Don interview Nicole Crocker, Green Acres Kennel Shops new operations manager. We discuss Nicole’s pets as a child, how she became a pet care professional, and why she came to Maine. Join us and learn about the newest member of the Green Acres Kennel Shop team.

 

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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Kate and Don do their annual summer show featuring tips on keeping your pets safe and healthy. They address the heat and sun, water safety, ticks, fleas, bug bites, parasites, allergies, lawn chemicals, and holiday gatherings.

Summer Pet Care Tips http://bit.ly/Summer-Pet-Tips

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Kate and Don discuss recent information about pets published on the internet and in the news. Stories and articles they address are:

  • An Investigate Report About Prescription Diets for Pets from WJLA ABC7 News
  • An Update from the FDA on Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease
  • Pet Food Feeding Trials
  • Pet Obesity
  • Ticks and Meat Allergies
  • Concerns About the AKC CGC Test
  • Dog Behavior, Training, & Medical Issues
  • Does your cat know their name?
Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2019-06-01-Pets_in_the_News_No_3.mp3
Category:Pets in the News -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT
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Kate and Don discuss recent information about pets published on the internet and in the news. Stories and articles they address are:

  • An Investigate Report About Prescription Diets for Pets from WJLA ABC7 News
  • An Update from the FDA on Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease
  • Pet Food Feeding Trials
  • Pet Obesity
  • Ticks and Meat Allergies
  • Concerns About the AKC CGC Test
  • Dog Behavior, Training, & Medical Issues
  • Does your cat know their name?
Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2019-06-01-Pets_in_the_News_No_3.mp3
Category:Pets in the News -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT
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In this second of a two series, Kate and Don interview dog trainer and author Linda Case about her book Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog. In the last episode, we focused on foundational material covered in the book. This week we get into the nitty-gritty of dog training and talk about:

  • The benefits of working with a professional dog training instructor.
  • Qualities to look for in a dog training instructor and what to avoid.
  • Why it is so important to teach students how a dog learns and the most important things we can teach them on this topic.
  • What is clicker training and why it is so useful when training a dog?
  • The power of using food as a reward when training a dog.
  • How we help students address undesirable behaviors, they experience with their dogs.
  • The four most valuable behaviors we teach our students to train their dogs.

If you want to learn about your dog and how to live together happily, you will want to listen to this show and read Linda’s book.

Linda P. Case, MS
AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center
Mahomet, IL

(217) 586-4864

Autumngoldconsulting.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LindaCaseAutumnGold/posts/

https://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from March 30th, 2019 Kate and Don answer questions we have received from listeners and clients. In this show we answer:

  1. How do I keep my cat off counters & tables?
  2. How do I know how often and how much to feed my puppy?
  3. When should I stop feeding puppy food and switch to adult food?
  4. How do we stop our dog from chasing that cat?
  5. What do we do when the cat chases our dog?
  6. Is daycare good for all dogs?
  7. Do dogs age out of daycare?
  8. We have two cats and free feed both dry and canned food. One is getting a bit plump. What do we do so the one cat does not get obese?
  9. I have a 6-month-old Golden Retriever and just moved back home with my parents who have two cairn terriers, one of which is 13 years old. What do I need to do to make sure they get along?

 

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Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401

207-945-6841

Website - https://www.greenacreskennel.com/
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/

Bloghttps://www.words-woofs-meows.com

  

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In this first of a two-part series, Kate and Don interview dog trainer and author Linda Case about her book Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog. When Don read and reviewed Linda’s book last December < Click to read review > he stated “If you love dogs or work with those who love dogs, you need to read this book!” and he knew we needed to get Linda to talk about her book on The Woof Meow Show.

In this first episode we discuss some of the foundational material in the book such as the damage done by the myth of dominance, pack hierarchy and violence focused training, why your dogs breed matters, the importance of socialization and how it is often misunderstood, and the importance of understanding canine body language.

If you want to learn about your dog and how to live together happily, you will want to listen to this show and read Linda’s book.

Linda P. Case, MS
AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center
Mahomet, IL

(217) 586-4864

Autumngoldconsulting.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LindaCaseAutumnGold/posts/

https://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/

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In this show from April 27th, 2019, Kate and Don discuss some new products available at Green Acres. The first is Koha canned dog food. Next, are several new dog treats; Off-Leash Mini Trainers, NutriSource Jerky Treats, and K9 Granola Factory Lean Beanz. The WO company and their toys, specifically the WO ball, are discussed along with WO’s mission of providing aid to Widows and Orphans around the world. Earth Animal’s new peanut butter No-Hides is introduced as are several other products.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2019-04-27-New_Product_Highlights-Spring_2019-Part2.mp3
Category:Pet Products -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from April 20th, 2019, Kate and Don discuss some new products available at Green Acres. They start by reviewing several products from Earth Animal for the safe and effective prevention of fleas and ticks on cats and dogs. Then they address the recent regulatory issues of CBD/Hemp-based products in Maine and introduce a new soft-chew CBD product from Treatibles. Cat lovers will be excited to hear about the new Slide & Serve pouched cat food from Weruva as well as Boxie Cat Litter. Lastly, they talk about bully sticks, a favorite chew distraction for most dogs, and our new bully stick provider.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2019-04-20-New_Product_Highlights-Spring_2019-Part1.mp3
Category:Pet Products -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from April 13th, 2019, Kate and Don discuss recent information about pets published on the internet. Articles they address are:

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2019-04-13-Pets_in_the_News_No_2.mp3
Category:Pets in the News -- posted at: 11:03am EDT
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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from April 6th, 2019, Don and Kate discuss how dog parks can be a great outlet for many dogs, but how they can also create behavioral problems for some dogs. They are not always a good choice for dogs, especially dogs that are in any way reactive towards people or other dogs. Kate and Don also discuss the characteristics that make a dog likely to enjoy the dog park experience as well as temperament traits that indicate a dog should avoid the dog park. The show is a companion to Don’s article in the April edition of the Downeast Dog News and on his blog, Words-Woofs-Meows.com [ FMI - http://bit.ly/GoingToTheDogPark ]. The show is also a preview to two presentations Don will be giving on dog parks in May of 2019, that will provide attendees with information that will help them make their trip to the dog park fun for both them and their dog. You can find details on these presentations at http://bit.ly/Blog-UpcomingEvents

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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This episode of The Woof Meow Show from March 16th, 2019 is the third show in a three-part series. Kate and Don discuss; the initial training tasks you will want to focus on with your new puppy. That includes; handfeeding for attention, food as a powerful reward and motivator, and how to use life rewards.  They will also address the importance of learning how to keep yourself and other people from inadvertently rewarding behavior that you do not like, such as jumping. Based on their experience teaching thousands of people how to train their dogs Kate and Don discuss why training takes time, commitment, and consistency and how to avoid common training mistakes.

 

You can find a list of links to corresponding articles on Don’s blog labeled as:

Especially for New Puppy Parentshttp://bit.ly/EspcNewPuppyParents

Part one in this series addressed things you will want to consider before you bring a puppy home; like choosing a veterinarian and a dog trainer and getting signed up for a training class that uses pain-free, force-free, and fear-free methods. Then Kate and Don move on to things you will need to do when you bring that cute ball of fluff home, and the first thing they emphasize is the need for patience. Kate and Don conclude the episode by addressing these critical puppy topics; socialization, alone training, and housetraining. This episode is available as a podcast at Podcast – Especially for New Puppy Parents – Part 1http://bit.ly/WfMw-Esp_Pups1

Part two in this series addressed play biting, roughhousing, the importance and benefits of starting a Puppy Headstart class by the time the puppy is 10-weeks old, handling for grooming and routine care, managing kids and a puppy, growling, stealing, play, and chewing. his episode is available as a podcast at Podcast – Especially for New Puppy Parents – Part 2http://bit.ly/WfMw-Esp_Pups2

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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This episode of The Woof Meow Show from March 9th, 2019 is the second show in a three-part series. Kate and Don discuss; play biting, roughhousing, the importance and benefits of starting a Puppy Headstart class by the time the puppy is 10-weeks old,  handling for grooming and routine care, managing kids and a puppy, growling, stealing, play, and chewing. You can find a list of links to corresponding articles on Don’s blog labeled as:

Especially for New Puppy Parentshttp://bit.ly/EspcNewPuppyParents

Part one in this series addressed things you will want to consider before you bring a puppy home; like choosing a veterinarian and a dog trainer and getting signed up for a training class that uses pain-free, force-free, and fear-free methods. Then Kate and Don move on to things you will need to do when you bring that cute ball of fluff home, and the first thing they emphasize is the need for patience. Kate and Don conclude the episode by addressing these critical puppy topics; socialization, alone training, and housetraining.

This episode is available as a podcast at Podcast – Especially for New Puppy Parents – Part 1http://bit.ly/WfMw-Esp_Pups1

The third show in this series will address the initial training tasks you will want to focus on with your new puppy. That includes; handfeeding for attention, food as a powerful reward and motivator, and how to use life rewards.  They will also address the importance of learning how to keep yourself and other people from inadvertently rewarding behavior that you do not like, such as jumping. Based on their experience teaching thousands of people how to train their dogs Kate and Don discuss why training takes time, commitment, and consistency and how to avoid common training mistakes.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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This episode of The Woof Meow Show from March 2nd, 2019 is the first show in a three-part series, Kate and Don discuss several things that prospective puppy owners and people who have just brought home a puppy will want to know. Don and Kate base the discussion on their knowledge as Certified Professional Dog Trainers, experience with pups that they have raised, and the assistance they have provided to hundreds of new puppy parents over the past twenty-four years.

In episode #1 they suggest things you will want to consider before you bring a puppy home; like choosing a veterinarian and a dog trainer and getting signed up for a training class that uses pain-free, force-free, and fear-free methods. Then they move on to things you will need to do when you bring that cute ball of fluff home, and the first thing they emphasize is the need for patience. Kate and Don conclude the episode by addressing these critical puppy topics; socialization, alone training, and housetraining. You can find a list of links to corresponding articles on Don’s blog labeled as:

Especially for New Puppy Parentshttp://bit.ly/EspcNewPuppyParents

Episode two in this series will address; play biting, handling for grooming and routine care, managing kids and a puppy, growling, stealing, play, and chewing.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/ , at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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 Don talks with Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Mark Hanks about infectious diseases and parasites that affect our pets. We discuss Canine Lyme Disease and Anaplasma and other tick-borne diseases including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We also discuss parasites, and Dr. Hanks recommended annual fecal testing for pets. Tick-borne diseases have become a serious health issue for pets in people and Maine. If you want to learn more, you will not want to miss this show.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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 Don talks with Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Mark Hanks about infectious diseases and parasites that affect our pets. We discuss Canine Lyme Disease and Anaplasma and other tick-borne diseases including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We also discuss parasites, and Dr. Hanks recommended annual fecal testing for pets. Tick-borne diseases have become a serious health issue for pets in people and Maine. If you want to learn more, you will not want to miss this show.

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://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/, at Don’s blog http://bit.ly/Words-Woofs-Meows and the Apple iTunes store.

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