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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

Aug 30, 2015

Group play, the opportunity for your dog to romp, play and interact with other dogs is one of the things that can make boarding and daycare so much fun for your dog. However, please consider the following:

The quality of the group play experience is very dependent on the training and knowledge of the staff supervising the play. Look for a facility where all play is supervised by trained humans all of the time.

Dogs should not be playing all day long but should have ample downtime in a private indoor/outdoor run so that they can rest. Too much play is just as bad for your dog as too little play.

Group play is for dogs that are already well socialized and enjoy the company of other dogs. If your dog does not enjoy most other dogs then group play while at daycare or boarding, or even at a dog park may be counterproductive.

If you want to help your dog improve their social skills, consider working with a certified dog behavior consultant.