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Welcome to Maine’s radio show and podcast all about dogs and cats and the people that share their lives. Our goal is to inform and educate you about the needs and wants of your furry friends so that your lives together can be the best that they can be. 

Kate and I discuss the latest news from the pet world covering a wide range of topics such as; basic healthcare, how to choose a good cat or dog food, training, behavior, and management of your pet, resolving problem behavior, serious health issues, and more. Sometimes a show is just the two of us having a conversation, but we also have guests on the shows from our hometown, Bangor, ME and from all throughout the USA. Veterinarians, authors, trainers, behaviorists, filmmakers, shelter managers, and others have all shared their knowledge with us on The Woof Meow Show

Whether you listen to our podcast or to the show as it is broadcast on Saturday at 9 AM on Z62 Retro Radio AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3, we hope you find the show enjoyable and a valuable resource and that you become a regular listener. If you have a topic you would like us to consider for the show, contact me at

Don Hanson, Producer & Co-Host

Jan 30, 2013

One of the most common training issues we are asked about with a newly adolescent dog is β€œHe jumps up on people all of the time.” After spending some time talking with people it becomes clear that from a young age the dog has learned that if they jump up on someone they get attention – someone looks at them, speaks to them and probably even touches them. The more they jump up, the more attention they receive and pretty soon we have an accelerating circle of undesired behavior. This is why we recommend dealing with this behavior from an early age by never allowing jumping to be rewarded while at the same time amply rewarding the dog for keeping all four feet on the ground.

You can find more information on training your dog at our website,  or at the Green Acres Kennel Shop FaceBook page.