Articles by Don Hanson

 

Green Acres’ fundraising effort for BARKK To End The Silence

By Don Hanson on June 03, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will hold a fundraiser for the BARKK To End The Silence initiative June 1-July 5. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases and will be able to donate online through: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/cashforyourcause or http://bit.ly/1nmW8Y9. This project is a result of the kennel;s Cash …
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Don Hanson recertified as professional dog trainer

By Don Hanson on Feb. 24, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has been recertified as a professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, an internationally recognized certification program for professional dog trainers. Certificants must recertify with …

The Woof Meow Show Updates Website

By Don Hanson on Jan. 27, 2014, at 8:09 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Woof Meow Show has updated its website to make it easier for listeners or potential listeners to locate past show by topic (- http://www.greenacreskennel.com/woof-meow-show/past-shows-by-topic.html). The list does not include every show recorded, but instead highlights those shows that Don and Kate feel will be the most …

Green Acres Announces Fundraising Effort for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Nov. 18, 2013, at 12:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be holding its annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank now through December 21st. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases. New this year is the ability for anyone to donate online through …
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Hanson Completes Professional Animal Training Seminar at Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium

By Don Hanson on Sept. 12, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at  Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has completed a five-day professional animal training seminar at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Taught by Ken Ramirez, the Shedd’s Executive VP of Animal Care & Animal Training, …
Paula and Don Hanson and Tikken-SEPT11

Green Acres Kennel Shop announces fundraising effort for The Rabies Challenge Fund

By Don Hanson on Sept. 03, 2013, at 7:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be holding a fundraiser for The Rabies Challenge Fund from September 1st through October 6th. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases and if over $1000 is raised, Green Acres Kennel Shop will match the donations dollar for dollar, …
Green Acres management team with 2013 "Best of" awards - Kate Dutra-Operations Manger, Don and Paula Hanson-co-owners

Green Acres Voted Regions Best Kennel, Best Pet Store, Best Dog Trainer & Best Pet Groomer

By Don Hanson on Aug. 16, 2013, at 4 p.m.
For the twelfth year in a row, Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the Bangor Regions Best Kennel in a survey conducted by Market Surveys of America and the GKM Independent Survey Co. Green Acres was also voted the Bangor Regions Best Pet Store for the seventh consecutive year, …
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Dog Body Language and the Dog Park – FREE Seminar on August 3rd

By Don Hanson on July 16, 2013, at 11:53 a.m.
On Saturday, August 3rd, from 10AM until Noon, Green Acres Kennel Shop will be hosting a free seminar entitled Dog Body Language and the Dog Park, taught by one of our Certified Professional Dog Trainers. Kate Dutra. This seminar is targeted for those that live with multiple dogs or that …
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Green Acres Kennel Shop offers free ‘Be a Tree’ program to children

By Don Hanson on April 24, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop has become a member of the non-profit organization Doggone Safe (www.doggonesafe.com) and has staff members licensed to present the group’s innovative “Be A Tree Program.” The “Be a Tree” program is an interactive dog bite prevention education program that teaches primary grade children …
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Gwyn Mattingly earns professional dog trainer certification

By Don Hanson on April 17, 2013, at 9:56 a.m.
For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Contact: Don Hanson Green Acres Kennel Shop 945-6841 BANGOR, Maine –Dog training instructor Gwyn Mattingly of Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor has earned Level I certification (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the internationally recognized certification program for …

Green Acres Kennel Shop brings Doggone Safe’s Be A Tree Dog Bite Prevention Program to Bangor

By Don Hanson on March 27, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.
Doggone Safe member Green Acres Kennel Shop is making the “Be a Tree” educational programs available in the greater Bangor region. The “Be a Tree” program is an innovative and interactive dog bite prevention education program aimed at primary grade children. The Be Doggone Smart at Work™ program is for …

Green Acres to host screening of the documentary ‘Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs’

By Don Hanson on Feb. 19, 2013, at 1:17 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be hosting the first Maine screening of the new documentary “Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Seating is limited so please pre-register by calling us at 945-6841. It’s a commonly accepted idea that dogs …

Due to weather Green Acres postpones screening of the documentary ‘Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs’ on Feb. 9

By Don Hanson on Feb. 07, 2013, at 12:12 p.m.
Due to the blizzard being forecast for Friday and Saturday Green Acres Kennel Shop has postponed our screening of the new documentary Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs scheduled for Saturday. The new screening date will be Saturday, March 9th at 2:30PM. Seating is limited so please pre-register …
Kate Dutra & Don Hanson of the Woof Meow Show

Woof Meow Show available as podcast and on Apple iTunes

By Don Hanson on Feb. 01, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.
Episodes of The Woof Meow Show, a Maine-based radio show all about pets, is now available as a podcast at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/webpage and at the Apple iTunes store. The show is on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on the Voice of Maine WVOM, 103.9FM & WVQM 101.3FM. …

‘Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs’ at Green Acres

By Don Hanson on Jan. 15, 2013, at 10:33 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will host a screening of the new documentary “Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Seating is limited so please pre-register by calling 945-6841. It’s a commonly accepted idea that dogs are “man’s best friend.” …

$3,345 raised for Furry Friends Food Bank

By Don Hanson on Dec. 03, 2012, at 9:27 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop announced that its two-month fundraising project for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank raised $1,845 which the store matched with $1,500, bringing the total to $3,345. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, …
 
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