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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

Jul 27, 2014

Summer, when the kids are home from school is often when a family decides to get a puppy. On one hand it's an ideal time as everyone will have more time to play with, watch over and hopefully train the puppy. 

However, if you do not prepare the puppy for being alone, which is what typically happens at the end of summer, when the kids and maybe even the adults go back to school or work, you may have some separation issues with your puppy.

If you have not already done so, start leaving your puppy alone for brief duration's throughout the day - EVERY DAY. He needs to learn that 1) people are not always around and 2) you will come back. 

When leaving your puppy alone, put him in his crate or in a puppy proof room. Be sure to give him some of his favorite chew toys so he can have some fun while he awaits your return. 

Do not make a big deal out of leaving. Just pop the puppy in his area and leave.