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Hot Dog News AWS Community Veterinary Clinic Expands and Welcomes New Veterinarian The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is pleased to welcome Staff Veterinarian Kate Gollon, DVM. She joins a growing team that includes full- and part-me veterinarians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, support staff and volunteers in the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic. The Clinic is a full-service pracce and pharmacy that cares for feline and canine paents, both resident pets and pets of community members. A graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Gollon comes to AWS with a background in shelter medicine, especially surgery and pathway planning for pets going up for adopon. With her addion, the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic now has the capacity to see paents six days a week. Gollon joins fellow Staff Veterinarian, Don Sharp, DVM. Sharp is a graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tus University and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Texas. He spent

several years in private pracce before joining AWS last summer. In addion to conducng wellness visits and surgery appointments, he specializes in denstry and ultrasonography. Leading the team is Chief Veterinarian Nick Urbanek, BVMS. Urbanek received his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Pennsylvania State University and completed veterinary school at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He came to AWS from Washington State where he served as Director of Shelter Medicine for the Seale Animal Shelter. He brought with him years of experience doing high-volume spay/neuter surgeries and conducng extensive laboratory diagnoscs. Under Urbanek’s

leadership, the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic, which opened in January 2018, has grown into a much-needed community resource. Last year, AWS veterinarians and staff conducted nearly 10,000 health exams, administered thousands of vaccinaons, preventave treatments and microchips and performed 3,600 surgeries and other life-saving procedures. “The AWS Community Veterinary Clinic was established to help provide affordable, accessible veterinary care for our community,” explains Abigail Smith, AWS Execuve Director. “I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Gollon to our strong team of veterinary professionals as we connue to grow to meet the needs of pet loving people in our area.” The AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is accepng new clients. To learn more about available services and pricing opons, visit hps:// veterinary-care or call (207) 292-2424.

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isit Freeport and Midcoast Humane have joined forces to help make life beer for animals and people in our community. With help from Visit Freeport business members, the partnership is helping 3,500 homeless animals find their forever homes. The new program, named Pet-Friendly Freeport, was launched in June and could raise more than $4,000 for Midcoast Humane. Freeport is already one of Maine’s most pet-friendly communies with more than 40 member businesses encouraging guests to bring their four-legged pals along to campgrounds, hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, shops, farms, parks, and breweries. Pet-Friendly Freeport takes it one step further and encourages Freeport business to contribute to Midcoast Humane to become a featured “Pet-Friendly Freeport” business. Visit Freeport members contribung $100 or more to Midcoast Humane are invited to display a store window scker to let customers know that their pets are welcome and they are shopping with a business that financially supports animal welfare

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From the Publisher Dear Dog News Readers, On June 8th we aended Rescue Day at the Railway once again at the Boothbay Railway Village. I’d like to take a moment to thank the rescues who aended. I know that one dog got adopted, and I believe there were others pending by the end of the day. Thank you to Posively Best Friends for their agility demo and Canine Good Cizen tesng and to the musicians (The Spaceheaters and Mark Barter) who donated their me to provide us with some wonderful tunes. Thank you to the State Police K9 unit for their amazing demonstraons. They even had a dog climb a ladder to the roof of a building and come back down. I will post a video of that on our Facebook page. I believe it was something he is new at and sll praccing, but nonetheless I was impressed! Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the Boothbay Railway

In other news, we are pleased that the turkeys disappeared from our yard once winter ended and more food prospects became available; however, we have new residents in our front yard that are tormenng Pepper when she noces them out the window. We have woodchucks! They have set up camp on my new sepc mound, and today I was looking out the window and noced a baby woodchuck. Not sure how many that means we have in total, but I am going to aempt to relocate them. They are cute, but I can’t let them destroy my sepc system and yard. There are plenty of upcoming pet events over the next several months. Keep an eye out in the paper and online. Happy summer! Village for hosng the event and an extra special thanks to Hope Kennedy for all of her hard work and planning.

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More Hot Dog News Pope Memorial Celebrates Legacy Society Members Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County celebrated Legacy Society Members at a special lunch hosted by the Craignair Inn in Spruce Head. Lunch was a specially prepared menu and aendees enjoyed a presentaon by Heidi Vanorse Neal, who spoke about Loyal Biscuit Company and her company’s reasons for giving back to community animal shelters. The Legacy Society is a group of donors who have commied to

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Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer and that your pups are romping in the woods and cooling off in the lakes, rivers, and ocean. I’ve been having so much fun reading both people and pets lately. I put the call out on the Sara Moore Enlightened Horizons Facebook page for your quesons and within five minutes I had more than I could squeeze into this column, so I’ll answer as many as I can for you. Just a reminder that a psychic reading is not a replacement for licensed veterinary care. Janet K. wants to know if Leo, an 11 month old Yorkie, loves being a part of their pack? I get a huge smile on my face when I chat with Leo followed by a resounding, YES! He loves that he’s no longer in the hot seat, and he spends a lot of time observing what the other dogs do before jumping into the mix. He doesn’t feel super confident yet, but that is about to change. I see him being a bit fresh but in a very silly way. If he wants to exert his dominance, he does it when everyone is trying to sleep and part of him has to be touching or on top of another dog. He’s showing me what pups look like when they’re nursing, and one keeps trying to climb to the top of the pile. He feels like a perfect addition to your pack! Heather S. asked if Odie, a black dachshund, is feeling left out since they brought home a baby 11 weeks ago? What does he think about her? He gives me such a funny look, like that’s a silly question. He feels proud of how well he’s rolled with it, and he’s also impressed that he can

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Q. My dog loves eang grass. It is worse in the spring. I was told he has an upset stomach, but he isn’t showing any signs of stomach trouble. Can you tell me why?

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stay out of everyone’s hair when you’re tired or overwhelmed. I don’t think having her around has affected him much at all! When I ask how he feels about her, I hear, “Indifferent.” That is actually good! Kae O. has Bodie the Golden Doodle who is 5 months old. She’s wondering how he's adjusng in the household. I actually see such a happy, playful, and eager pup when I look at Bodie. He says you’ve got tons of paence and when you realize he doesn’t know something (a command or what an object is), you’re very good at explaining it to him, giving him much more confidence that he picked the right person. LOL! He’s taking credit for picking you not the other way around. Lisa V. has a black lab named

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No one knows exactly why dogs eat grass, but there are theories. Here are many reasons why a dog craves grass and plants. Many dogs will eat grass in the spring. It may be the young shoots taste sweet to the dog. Dogs, in general, will eat plants and fruits when offered. They also are known to raid the garden. Canines are omnivorous carnivores, which means they are meat eaters primarily but do eat plants to balance out their diet. You see this when dogs kill and eat the whole animal including the stomach and entrails. One study found less than 25% of the dogs who eat grass throw up. In another study, 79% of the guardians reported that their dogs ate grass and didn’t vomit.


With all the discussion about gut health and its relationship to other diseases, eating grass with the dirt may be one way a dog regenerates his gut health. Many dogs have been on antibiotics and other drugs that can create imbalances. A natural way for the

Kodiak. She asked, “Is he happy being the lone pup, or would he like to share his home with another?” He LOVES being the lone pup! Holy smokes, he’s super clear about that. He likes the quiet and more dogs or people would be overwhelming to him. If you do get another, I think that dog may need some days at doggie day care to get its crazies out and burn some energy before coming home in the afternoon. Liz has Brina, a brindle plot hound mix. “Why do you have to act like Cujo when we see other dogs out on walks!?” Her answer is very interesng. Brina doesn’t think that you have the internal fortude to protect her if she lets her guard down. You’ve had plenty of people walk all over you, and you are only just now starng to speak up for yourself. She is in your life for you to stand in your power, remove the energy vampires in your life, and to celebrate just how awesome you are. I keep wanng to tell you to SHINE! Shine your light! She’s giving you some tough love, but she thinks you’re amazing. Tricia H. has a black and white Pitbull named Araa. “Why does she have such anxiety when we leave?” Tricia, you do such a good job of standing in your power (you could teach Liz how to do this beer), but when you leave, Araa doesn’t have you there to ground her. This makes her feel like the world is off its axis a bit. This is going to sound strange, but stand in your house and imagine light and love flowing through you, up from your feet and out through your heads, arms, and legs. I see the image of the tree of life as I tell you this. Then let that light/love/energy

fill your house. Picture “anchoring” it to all the corners, and I think when she’s le alone, she’ll feel much more safe and secure. Katherine C. asked about Mahoney and simply wants to know what goes on in your head? This is a great queson, and I’m laughing so hard at his response! I see him having an inner dialog all the me. The image I see is of Bill Murray in Caddyshack mumbling to himself as he wages war on the gopher on the golf course. I don’t think that Mahoney is exceponally smart, but he sure is hysterical! Sarah L’s dog Jasmine was a chocolate lab who has crossed the rainbow bridge. She wants to know if she is happy and no longer in pain. ABSOLUTELY! She held on as long as she could for you, and she really did fight to stay here as long as possible. I see her fully surrendering when she knew it was finally her me to go, and she’s so grateful that you had come to terms with the decision. You didn’t wait too long and know that she’s pain free and resng peacefully on the other side. If I didn’t answer your question or you’d like to learn more about what was relayed, feel free to schedule a reading at www. on the Online Booking page. As always, I offer a discounted Rescue Readings for animals that have been rescued. The more you know about them, the more you can help them adjust to being a part of your pack!

dog to correct this problem is by eating specific plants. It is not unusual for a dog, or other animals, who are sick to go out into a field or woods and eat specific vegetaon to self-medicate. An example of this occurred several years ago when a paent of mine developed swelling in his legs called edema. The dog would not eat his food; instead, he went outside to eat one specific plant. The next day the edema was gone. His guardian brought me a sample of the plant. The Labrador was eang dandelions. Any herbalist will tell you dandelions are a natural diurec and liver tonic. This boy insncvely knew how to treat his illness. Dogs will eat grass to make themselves vomit, and they usually feel beer aerwards. They may eat grass because they have intesnal worms. The plants the dog eats can purge them of worms. Another possibility is the dog’s diet isn’t balanced. This can happen with commercially made foods or homemade foods. Just like people, nutrional needs vary between individuals. Plants vary

in micronutrients. Have you ever craved a specific food and would eat it for a period of me? Your body needed either minerals or vitamins found in that food. Dogs have the same needs. Many commercial diets have ingredients that are not as bioavailable as raw ingredients. Dogs will supplement their diet with nutrients found in vegetaon. Another reason is the need for more fiber in their diet. Somemes the reason for eang grass and plants is out of boredom. There is an easy fix for this. You can be out there with your best friend playing games. If that isn’t possible, there are many interacve toys on the market to keep Bozo acve and engaged. Overall, eang grass is generally harmless. One caveat to remember is not to let your dog munch on grass or plants that have been treated with herbicides, pescides, and other chemicals.

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SUMMER from page 1 before the conjuncon (July 3) to 20 days aer (August 11), the “dog days” aer the Dog Star, Sirius. (A bit of related trivia to dazzle your friends: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, and you can just pick out the flicker of Sirius in early August, low and to the southeast. It is part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog, hence the name Dog Star.) All that said, the Romans were correct in that the dog days are often hot and humid, which leaves you sweaty and sticky. So how do you suppose your dog feels, especially if he’s a fluffy, furry breed? Probably miserable. But by taking a few extra precautions, you can assure his warm weather comfort, safety, and wellbeing. Please don’t leave your dog in the car, even if the windows are open partway--dogs succumb to heatstroke quickly. I saw a police officer remove a tiny pup from a car on a hot summer day. The elderly owner returned and was visibly upset--she was sure her little dog had been stolen. The returning officer informed her that her pooch was resting in their air-conditioned station. Then he politely chewed her out. Speaking of overheating or heatstroke, some signs include heavy panting, weakness, rapid breathing, vomiting, and drooling. Take immediate action if he’s experiencing any of these. Offer drinking water, rinse or bathe him with cool water (do not submerge his head), apply a cold wet towel to his body, and call your vet or emergency animal clinic immediately. Keep his temp down with a cooling mat, vest or cushion--most options utilize water or gel-based inserts. They’re a great indoor cooling tool if air conditioning is lacking or on the fritz because dogs can overheat indoors, too. Only allow your dog outdoors for short periods, and make sure he has access to a shaded area. If your yard doesn’t have a cool, sunless spot, consider purchasing a large patio umbrella or hang a fabric shade sail between wood posts. For quick cool

downs, set up a sprinkler or kiddie pool--why not let him have a little fun, too? If he has a doghouse, remember that these summer days are not the time for him to lay in the small enclosed area. Take walks during the cooler morning or evening hours. Carry a water bottle and a portable bowl for his hydration. Don’t go too far and

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take breaks. You know how the heat drains you, same for him. The hot summertime produces thunderstorms and many dogs, including our Bo, are afraid of them. Our vet recommended the ThunderShirt®, an anxiety vest. While it helps, Bo needs something more to reduce his fears--so we use it in conjunction with an organic

calming aid. Talk to your vet about possible options to relieve your dog’s anxiety. Summer also brings fireworks and noise phobic dogs can go into flight mode, particularly around the 4th. (Because dogs’ hearing is far more acute than ours, the loud noises are alarming and pose a perceived threat--resulting in fleeing.) Take measures such as locking home doors, taking him outdoors on a leash only when nature calls, and keeping music or TV on to drown out the boomers. Make sure he has a safe place indoors--Bo has a soft crate where he hides. If you have children or guests, make sure they’re aware of these house rules. If your pet has flight potential, make sure he’s always wearing his collar with a tag imprinted with your cell number. Ask your vet about microchipping him-it’s a tiny, injectable, permanent ID. Register your contact info in a microchip recovery database like FreePetChipRegistry™. If he gets lost and lands at a shelter or vet’s office, they’ll scan him and contact you immediately. If, despite your precautions, he does bolt, take immediate action. Print flyers with his picture, name, and your details, including any reward information and post in your neighborhood and beyond. (A young healthy dog can run about a 5 mile distance while a smaller dog may stay closer to home.) Walk and drive the area quickly and enlist family members to help. Take along flyers for neighbors and search bushes, under porches, and backyards. Alert your town, nearby shelters, vets, animal control facilities, rescues, and law enforcement and ask that they post your “missing dog” on their social media pages. Also contact Maine Lost Dog Recovery, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to empower and coach families of lost dogs and share the tools to find their missing pets. They may post your dog’s info on their Facebook page as well. Check them out at facebook. com/pg/MaineLostDogRecovery/ about/?ref=page_internal.

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Teaching Your Dog “No!” Its allure and fulity


he next me you use voice navigaon, imagine Siri telling you where NOT to turn, what street NOT to take, and to boot, she uses an accusatory tone with you. There you are, driving through a big, busy and unfamiliar city. You are a bit nervous, not sure how to get to your desnaon and Siri tells you things like, “No! Don’t turn there!” “Not that street!” “Not the next one, either!” Absent is all the informaon on which street to look for, how far away it is, which way you’ll be turning, etc. In other words, everything you need is missing. You are blasted with loads of irrelevant informaon and are the vicm of navigaon harassment, too. That would be enough to deter anyone from wanng to travel again! Even when Siri is working properly, she will somemes get a bit too chay and you can turn her off, confident that you have sufficiently grasped her instrucons (and red of hearing her repeat herself.) Dog owners are somemes like

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Siri’s Evil Twin, nagging their dogs about what they are doing “wrong,” following them around and “correcng them” when they do something that isn’t

appropriate. Our poor dogs don’t have the opon of shung us off or lowering our volume or translang our gibberish into DogSpeak, but they do get very good at ignoring and avoiding us and our frequent nagging because, aer all, we are overflowing with irrelevance and are no fun to be around. We can't train the absence of a behavior "No" means nothing in and of itself. It's a crutch, a way to make us look like we are disciplining a dog for an infracon without pung any of the training effort into teaching skills. We have to flip that way of thinking upside down and decide what we want our dog to do instead. That desired behavior can then be rewarded and a new habit will be born! There is an infinite number of wrong answers, and “no” doesn’t help our dogs get any closer to the right ones. How do you help your dog make good decisions? For every “no,” you feel like saying, there needs to be a corresponding “yes!” We have to find a “yes” in there somewhere, even if it’s just for a small behavior. On top of that, we need to cut the gibberish! A very simple example: I was recently working with a family and their young, jumpy puppy. Each me the puppy jumped up at

him, the dad said, “no! Down!” He did this several mes, the son joining in too, to no avail. It didn’t change the puppy’s behavior at all. Why? Because 1) jumping is a very natural thing for a puppy to do to get aenon, 2) “No!” and “down!” meant nothing to her, and 3) there was no informaon on what to do instead of jump. When the puppy turned towards me and was obviously thinking about jumping on me, I silently stood, arms folded in front of me (so as not to be confused with a tug toy) and became very sll and quiet - and therefore boring to a busy puppy. When the puppy put all four feet on the floor, I instantly engaged with her. She got excited about this and started to jump up at me. I instantly reverted to my sll/ quiet stance. Repeated a few mes, the puppy got the idea that keeping all four on the floor is what pays off in order for her to get what she wanted: aenon. It isn’t always this easy. Somemes we need to engage the use of management tools to prevent the pup from taking that metaphorical wrong turn. It is our responsibility as dog owners to block off those routes and make the correct path obvious and rewarding. The next me you feel like saying "no" to your dog, think about being that driver with Siri's Evil Twin as your navigator!

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that long ago owned Nave American people. We were designed by natural selecon to be so intelligent and physically superior that we survived without human help. My great-grandfather was caught from the wild. I can offer advice based on the natural insncts and aributes of wild dogs. In addion, my adopve person and I have had lots of training classes and other experiences. Some humans call themselves Mom or Dad of their dog, but I refer to my human, tongue in cheek, as Boss. Much as I love her, I admit she has many of the same odd noons as most humans, so I can relate to other pet dogs with problem humans. If I can’t help, at least I can offer sympathy, and we can have some fun talking about our amazing humans. Please send your quesons! Bammy, 280 Pond Rd., Newcastle, ME 04553, or email: Noses up, pups! There’s another wave of invaders on our lands. This spring I have alerted Boss to four different kinds of animals, three just in the last two weeks. It’s really worrisome to a responsible watch dog. Back in April, when I was checking the bird feeder for

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squirrels, I saw something really spooky! It sort of looked like a bird – it had two skinny little legs and a long bill. It was bigger than a blue jay and shaped more like a potato. It didn’t seem to have any neck at all, except that its head stayed perfectly still while its fat body kept going up and down in a bouncy little circle. It was so weird that I lunged against the window yelling at the top of my lungs.

Boss came running, and when she saw it, she about fell down laughing. I was so mad I just kept barking unl Boss pulled me away from the window, saying, “Hush, Bammy! It’s a woodcock.” I kept on barking and struggling to look out the window. “Hush!” she said. “BIRD! BIRD!” I know what “bird” looks like, but dear readers, woodcock doesn’t look like bird! Two weeks ago I was out in the yard when a skunk – one of those smelly animals – ran across the yard, right in the middle of a sunny day. I never saw one in dayme before, and it was RIGHT IN MY YARD! Not in the fenced part, though, so I couldn’t do anything about it, except bark. I ran up and down the fence line, with my hair all on end, barking my fiercest. When Boss came to the door, I ran to tell her about it, but she commanded me to come inside. I jumped up on my box to look out the window. That skunk ran out into the hayfield in a big half circle. The grass was so tall I could just see its white tail bobbing. When it got way out in the middle of the big field in the blazing sun, it turned around and ran back into the yard and disappeared behind the garage. Boss didn’t bark, but I bet her hair was on end, too. She telephoned her grown puppy who lives next door, and he came out carrying one of those long

scks that makes a Big Bang, but they couldn’t find the skunk. That aernoon she refused to take me for a walk. We just played frisbee. And last week, I was looking out my window when a fox came across the yard. I guess it was a fox, though it looked really skinny and didn’t have much fur. When I brought Boss to look, she said,” Aww, mange! Poor thing!” It heard me barking inside the house and got up on the mulch pile to look. Then it troed into the woods. The last invasion was just yesterday morning. Boss got the scope and set it up to look out the window. She was really alert, so I got up and looked out the window, too. I didn’t see anything, but she watched for a boringly long me. Suddenly a deer stood up! It had been lying down in the long grass. Then I saw another, and a third one popped up out of the grass. I barked my loudest, so the deer heard it. But did they run away?? No. They just sauntered back into the woods. Well, Protectors, if they didn’t fence us in, we could do beer, but give it your best bark. Bammy The Ask Bammy column is intended for humor and entertainment. If your dog has behavioral issues please contact a veterinarian or professional trainer.

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July 2019


Training Your Performance Dog Agility, Obedience, Tracking by Carolyn Fuhrer

Enjoy the Dog You Have


erformance sports require a lot of dedication and patience. Dogs, just like people, learn at different speeds, and one method does not work best with all dogs. A good handler works first for attitude: to create and keep a dog that wants to learn and seeks engagement. There must be something involved in training that the dog wants, but far beyond the reward, the dog must want to take part in whatever performance game you want to play. It is up to the handler to design

training sessions that are fun and interesng to the dog but that also have goals, so learning different tasks can be accomplished. Dogs have different styles of working and solving problems. They are individuals, and trying to force them into a preconceived style is not going to meet with success.

Take heeling as an example. There are many misconceptions about what the dog and handler should be doing. Yes, heeling requires attention, but this does not mean the dog must twist its neck to look up at the handler, and this also does not mean the handler should twist towards the dog and require eye contact. This concept is extremely awkward for both parties. If taught properly, dogs will develop their own natural style to follow the handler’s moves. The handler must be consistent and show the path, not stare at the dog. This sends a very mixed message. Heeling should be pretty and reflect two partners moving together, not something rigid and programmed. If allowed and taught correctly, dogs will find what is comfortable for them. Heeling with their handler should be a place dogs want to be, not a mold they must fit into. Some dogs will naturally prance; some will look up; some, because of their structure, will not – but all can learn to be in sync with their partners and move in unison with them. The dog must be physically and mentally comfortable in heel position. It

should be a place the dog wants to be, and there should be a circuitous flow of energy from dog to handler and handler to dog. Heeling with atude is a beauful thing to watch. Yes, you need to show and teach your dog the mechanics of heeling, but allow your dog to develop his own comfortable style. The same holds true in tracking. Some dogs will track with their noses right on the ground. Others will not, and they will hold their heads higher. Some of this can be attributed to structure, and some may be caused by sensitivity to the scent or conditions. To attempt to force the dog to keep its nose to the ground in all circumstances is one of the fastest ways to discourage a dog. Again, the dog needs to be both physically and mentally comfortable with what you are requiring; otherwise your chances of having a dog who really wants to engage and learn will be very slight. So, let your dog develop its own style of performance and learning. Yes, you want to shape behaviors, but be flexible and understanding enough to listen to your dog and enjoy the dog you have.

Carolyn Fuhrer has earned over 100 AKC tles with her Golden Retrievers, including 2 Champion Tracker tles. She has recently become an AKC Tracking Judge. Carolyn is the owner of North Star Dog Training School in Somerville, Maine. She has been teaching people to understand their dogs for over 30 years. You can contact her with quesons, suggesons and ideas for her column by e-mailing

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What’s in a Name — The Importance of Choosing and Using Your Dog's Name Wisely Your dog’s name is an essenal signal you will use when you want to communicate with him. At its most basic, to your dog it means, “pay aenon to whoever said my name,� and if you want it to work at its best, it should mean, “paying aenon to whoever says my name results in yummy rewards!�


Choosing A Name for Your Dog If you adopt a puppy from a breeder or a shelter, you will be able to name him anything you want. However, I suggest you spend some me thinking about the name you pick. There are personal factors to consider, as well as praccal consideraons.



Praccal Consideraons for a Puppy Name Choose a name that is at most two syllables; a name that is short and disnct. While Princess Margaret could be a marvelous name for a dog, its length may make it less eecve. I would suggest you use Princess, Maggie, or Mags for training. Short names are easier for dogs to recognize. Choose a name that is unique and will not sound like a verbal cue you use for training or the name of someone in your home. For example, “Clownâ€? could be a great name for a dog that is an incessant gooall. However, it sounds like the verbal cue, “Down.â€? That could make things confusing for your beloved Clown, so perhaps “Goofyâ€? would be a beer name. Avoid selecng a name that is similar to the names of others, animals or people, that live in your household. Having a Joe, Moe, and Beau all in the same house could become very confusing. Moreover, those




names also sound like “No,� a word that most pet parents use far too oen. If you follow the above suggesons, your dog’s name can be anything you want it to be.

Praccal Consideraons for an Older Dog Most older dogs we bring into our families will already have a name. If the dog already responds cheerfully to his name, keep the name even if you are not fond of it. We adopted our dog Shed when she was ďŹ ve years old. We were told the name was an abbreviaon for Sh**head, which was deďŹ nitely a reason to not like the name. However, Shed responded to that

name with joy and enthusiasm, so that remained her name. Our dog Muppy was picked up as a stray in Mississippi when she was about 18 months old. She was pregnant so went into a M  foster home for 8-weeks    where she “NO�   was named     Marlene. Somewhere     between   her foster home and   

her transfer to a rescue    

in New  . T  Hampshire,    she became Molly. When   

we got her,   , she did not respond to    either name    . and so we took some T   me to get to know her     personality.   ,  Aer about      . a week, she became I    . “Muppy.� She has been with us for six years now, and everyone agrees the name suits her well. Personal Consideraons It’s your dog so you can name her anything you want; however, other family members may wish to have a voice in the matter. I suggest the adults have veto power so that they can ensure that the name is practical as noted above. For example, it is entirely within the realm of possibility for a child to believe that “Mister Fancy Fluffy Pants� is

the best name ever, but I suggest you meet them halfway. Get the puppy something (a bowl, a bed, a collar, etc.) labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mister Fluffy Pantsâ&#x20AC;? but agree to use something shorter for training, perhaps â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fluffy.â&#x20AC;? Whatever you choose for everyday use is the name that should be on your dog's ID tag and microchip records. If you got your puppy from a breeder who will register the lier, the breeder might have a say in the puppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registered name. Our Golden Retriever, Tikken, was bred by Mariner Kennels and was born on Marn Luther King Day. Mariner considered her to be part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedomâ&#x20AC;? lier and wanted her registered name to include the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marinerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom.â&#x20AC;? Our choice for Tikkenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registered name was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mariner Freedom Fighter,â&#x20AC;? which led us to the name Tikken (FMI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hp://}. Do not feel compelled to choose your dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on the ďŹ rst day or before you bring your puppy home. However, recognize that you do not want to wait too long. From the moment my wife and I met Gus before we chose to take him home, we knew he was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gus.â&#x20AC;? The longer he was with us, the more we were convinced we chose wisely. With Tikken, Dulcie, and Muppy, it took us some me to select the name that suited them. Praccal Consideraons for All Dogs NEVER use your dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name in anger or frustraon. Doing this just once may cause your dog to want to avoid you. It can take lots of work to recover from this mistake. Frequently reward your dog with food for responding to his name (FMI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; < hp:// TeachingTheNameGame).

Don Hanson is the co-owner of the Green Acres Kennel Shop ( in Bangor where he has been helping people with their pets since 1995. He also produces and co- hosts The Woof Meow Show heard on AM620 -WZON every Saturday at 9 AM. Podcasts of the show are available at Don also writes about pets at his blog: He is commied to pet care and pet training that is free of pain, force, and fear. The opinions in this column are those of Don Hanson.

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RESCUE OF THE MONTH: BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY Building for Tomorrow & Creang Bonds for Life By Susan Spisak “We decided that we needed to invest in the future of our organizaon and in the future of the pets in our community,” said Suzan Prendergast, Execuve Director for the 501(c)(3) Bangor Humane Society (BHS) of their $1.75 million Capital Campaign. The goal is to not only expand and improve the facility’s layout but to beer serve their animals and 200+ communies in north and eastern Maine. They’re “prey much gung” half of the medical and adopon facility, specifically the front area. Post-reno, the animals will be visible when visitors walk in. “We want the bond to be immediate, so people will be engaged.” Dogs will be to the le of the entrance in modern, glassedin kennels (for safety as well as a sound barrier), while cats will be to the right in new comfy climbing condos, also behind glass. The BHS board and staff want visitors to be wowed and think, “Oh, this is where I can come to get my new best friend.” Currently, animal relinquishments are handled at an imposing front desk with all visitors witnessing

the sad event. That’s changing--BHS will have private rooms where owners parng with their beloved pets can say goodbye privately. “It’s heartbreaking. We go through a huge amount of ssues. Let’s have a lile bit of empathy for the humans,” Suzan said. One change that brings Suzan to tears is the demolion of their rered incinerator and repurposing of that large area. The backstory to this is that in 1996 the current facility was built to house more than 10,000 pets annually. Between significant overpopulaon and a low number of adopters, nearly half of the animals BHS housed annually were euthanized. Through their innovave programs as well as a shi in society’s atudes (think “Adopt Don’t Shop”), they experienced a strong upswing in adopons. Suzan, Chris Young (Shelter Operaons Manager), and Stacey Coventry (Director of Development & Public Relaons) got together and decided they would do everything to further decrease the euthanizaon of animals (mainly cats) who had health issues such as upper respiratory infecons. Kudos to them--the euthanasia rate

that was once 51% annually now runs 4 to 5%, with only pets deemed ill/untreatable or very aggressive being humanely put down. When the 9-month project begins in September, equipment will bring down the incinerator, and Suzan can’t wait to see its parts fly out windows. The room will be scoured and blessed by a reverend, and it will become the quaranne area for puppies coming from high-kill shelters in the south and other communies. “That room is going from the most horrible room in the building to probably the happiest room in the building. If I’ve done nothing else in my life, I got that right,” Suzan said. BHS will be open during the renovaon project and welcomes donaons to the Capital Campaign-they’re about $500,000 shy of their goal but they’re moving forward regardless. “There’s no donaon too small or too large,” said Suzan…and all will be greatly appreciated. For details on donang to the campaign as well as info on all programs including fostering and adopng, visit or stop by at 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor 04401.



A bouncy, playful and loving girl. This sweetheart is goofy and energec, loves exploring the outdoors with her family. She doesn’t always know her size and we recommend good judgement introducing her to dogs of similar size and up, with a dog-to-dog here at the shelter to ensure a fit for all. She’s probably a no for cats and “pocket pets.”

This sweet girl came to us as a stray. She loves car rides. She may be fine with children over the age of 7, she can be a bit boisterous and may bowl a small child over. She LOVES to have her belly rubbed and will roll over on her back to ask for it. Somemes will let out a howl or two to express herself so no apartment living.

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A friendly boy who gets along well with other dogs and children. No cats. Good house manners, but he likes to steal things, so he should be crated when le alone. He had surgery in April to repair his hip, and has recovered very well! Chevy enjoys playing with other dogs and snuggling. Tall Tails Beagle Rescue, (207) 797-5392




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A sweet girl who loves two things the most in the world: her people and her ball. Any chance Rosie gets to play fetch, she is happy and will have the biggest smile. She is looking for her person that enjoys being outside and going for walks but will also teach her to trust, relax and snuggle up.

A sweet, calm, and kind boy. He is a perfect balance of relaxaon and exploring. Walks prey well on a leash but needs guidance to not pull; he is just so happy to go on walks! James knows basic commands (sit, wait, come, gentle {for treats}) but he needs consistency to reinforce his knowledge.



He was mistreated and has trust issues as a result. Reacve to strangers, parcularly men, and needs to be introduced to them slowly. Any potenal adopters would need to meet with Toby mulple mes before being able to take him home. Once comfortable, he is very aďŹ&#x20AC;econate and loves to cuddle. Looking for a quiet, loving home, with no children. Tall Tails Beagle Rescue, (207) 797-5392

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July C lendar To submit or get more informaon on the events below, go online to available for $10.00 each or combo price of $12.00 for both. All funds raised go directly to rescue.

STUFF THE TRUCK July 1 – July 15 Thomaston Shepard Storage & Shepard Auto Group are partnering with Pope Memorial Humane Society to sponsor our First Annual Stuff the Truck Event during the month of July. Bring a donated item for the animal shelter into the Shepard Storage office at the Shepard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealership, 178 New County Road, Thomaston and place it in the truck. Fill out an entry form to win one of six prizes, each with a value of $50.00 from a local area business. The winners will be drawn on August 8th. See website for suggested items.

NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, July 6 Brewer, 10AM – 12PM Danielle from the SPCA of Hancock County will be at our Loyal Biscuit Brewer locaon at 421 Wilson St. from 10am – 12pm for our next nail clipping clinic. The cost is $10 per pet and all proceeds will be donated to SPCA of Hancock County. No appointment necessary.; (207)660-9200 x7

NAIL TRIMMING CLINIC Saturday, July 6 Rockland, 12PM – 3PM Is your pet in need of a pedicure? Bring them down to Pet Quarters located at 235 Camden St, Rockland

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NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, July 20 Waterville, 10:30AM – 12:30PM Melissa from Primp My Paws will be at our Loyal Biscuit Waterville locaon on 109 Main St. for our next nail clipping clinic. Convenient parking off of Temple Street, behind Lebanese Cuisine! The cost is $10 per pet and all proceeds will be donated to Charley's Strays, a no-kill animal refuge in Clinton, Maine. No appointment necessary. loyalbiscuit. com; (207)660-9200 x7 and Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be on hand to make your fur kids look their very best! We trim not only dogs, but cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, you name it! Nail Trimmings and Ear Cleanings are $10.00 each or a combo price of $12.00 for both. All funds raised go directly to the rescue.

HEROES GALA Thursday, July 11 Camden, 5:30PM At The Heroes Gala, you will be joining many of the P.A.W.S. partners, donors, volunteers and friends for an evening of fellowship and to honor our community’s most dedicated and compassionate P.A.W.S. supporters. This year we will honor two amazing heroes in the following categories: Business Partner of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Margaret Morey Lifeme Achieve Award. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6pm. Tickets: $100 - includes a three-course meal with complimentary wine and a cash bar. Complimentary Valet Parking is available. This is a limited seang event, secure your seat today! Held at 16 Bayview in Camden.

NAIL TRIMMING CLINIC Saturday, July 13 Camden, 10AM – 12PM Is your pet in need of a pedicure? Bring them over to Taxes Plus located next to the Camden Dog Park in the old Camden/Rockport Animal

Shelter at 146 Camden St., Camden and Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be on hand to make your fur kids look their very best! We trim not only dogs, but cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, you name it! Nail Trimmings and Ear Cleanings are available for $10.00 each or combo price of $12.00 for both. All funds raised go directly to the rescue.

NAIL TRIMMING CLINIC Saturday, July 13 Union, 1PM – 3PM Is your pet in need of a pedicure? Bring them over to Union Agway located on 2179 Heald Highway in Union and Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be on hand to make your fur kids look their very best! We trim not only dogs, but cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, you name it! Nail Trimmings and Ear Cleanings are available for $10.00 each or combo price of $12.00 for both. All funds raised go directly to rescue.

WOOFSTOCK Saturday, July 20 Kennebunk, 11AM – 3PM Strut Your Mu to Woofstock for a groovy day of fab fun. This FREE family-friendly, dog-friendly beer and food fesval takes place at the Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road in Kennebunk. Tunes, brews, food, games, bounce houses, dog agility, people obstacles courses and so much more! FMI & RSVP:

WINE & WHISKERS Tuesday, July 23 Northeast Harbor, 6PM – 10PM Held at the Ascou Inn. This fesve event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and LIVE music. Silent and live aucon items. All the proceeds from the event will help support the operaon of the SPCA of Hancock County. Tickets are $125 and reservaons are required. FMI:

MUTT SCRUB TOE NAIL TUESDAY Tuesday, July 16 Rockland, 11AM – 1PM Is your pet in need of a pedicure? Bring them down to Pet Quarters located at 235 Camden St, Rockland and Shannon Nachajko from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be on hand to make your fur kids look their very best! And remember we trim not only dogs, but cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, you name it! Nail Trimmings and Ear Cleanings are

Saturday, July 27 Boothbay Harbor, 11AM – 3PM Come join Two Salty Dogs Pet Ouiers for its 7th Annual Mu Scrub at 22 McKown St. Rain Date is Sunday, July 28th. There will be a Doggie Talent Show, several rounds of Doggie Musical Chairs, Raffle prizes and more. The event benefits Midcoast Humane. Quesons? Want to get involved? Email Mu-Scrub@ or call our shop at (207) 633-7387.

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