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Hot Dog News Pet Photographer named one of Bangor's Best for the fih year Debra Bell, owner Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the Bangor Regions Best Kennel for the seventeenth consecuve year in a survey conducted by Market Surveys of America and the GKM Independent Survey Company. Green Acres was also voted the Bangor Regions Best Pet Store for the twelh year in a row, the Best Dog Trainer for the seventh consecuve year, and the Best Pet Groomer for the sixth year in a row. When asked about Green Acres connued recognion as being the best of the best in four pet care categories, co-owner Don Hanson stated: “Once again we are honored to be chosen for these awards because they represent the confidence and loyalty of the best clients in the world. However, Paula and I also know that we would not be receiving these awards if it were not for the compassion and commitment to quality service of our wonderful staff; Amya, Ashley, Brenda, Crisna, Haley, Kate, Kim, Lamont, Lauren, Lindsay, Nicole, Peggy, Sarah, and Taylor. Thank you for making The Green Acres Team the best of the best. ”

of Bell’s Furry Friends Photography located at 890 Coldbrook Road in Hermon, was named Bangor’s Best Pet Photographer by Market Surveys of America. This is the fih year Bell’s Furry Friends Photography has been honored with this disncon. “I’m honored again to receive this disncon,” Bell said. “One of the best parts of this award is that it’s the members of the public who vote that make this happen. It’s always nice to know that people are happy with the work I’ve done with, and for, pets and their people.”

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People are always amazed that I can actually communicate with animals, and they're always curious as to what their pet would say to them. Last month I had so much fun answering quesons that I'm doing it again for August. I hope you enjoy the answers! Suzie K. asked, “Why does my dog keep taking my child’s stuffies and burying them in the garden?!” The first thing I get is the dog is your child’s mama, meaning grandmother. And she hates that she’s geng older, and she wants to preserve the memories on the land on which she was raised. It’s kind of like making a me capsule, and when she’s grown up and moved on, someone else will find them and the stories of “what could have been” will be shared. She is a bit embarrassed that you asked this queson and that she got busted. She really did think she was geng away with it! Cheryl K. asked, “Why has Mei been acng strangely and not coming in the house to relax other than to sleep? She would always chill in the house...now, she hides in the garden...I have to go out with a flashlight at night to bring her in.” It’s funny, when you ask me that I get a feeling of being a bit trapped in your house and needing to get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

SUGAR! Q. My friend warned me about frozen dog treats because they are loaded with sugar. Is this true?

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Just like our processed food we need to read labels when purchasing snacks and food for our companions. Dogs can become addicted to sugar just like we can. This is why some dogs will eat only one brand of dog food, or won’t touch the beer homemade diets and raw diets. So, why is sugar in dog food and treats? Dogs enjoy sweet food since they have taste buds that are aracted to sweets. They also can become addicted to sugar. When dogs consume sugar, a chemical reacon happens in the brain causing a release of dopamine. This chemical makes you or your dog feel good. Just like any chemical addicon, ingeson of more sugar is needed to get the same good feelings. This reacon is not lost on dog food companies. Their job is to have Mom buy their food over another brand. Food and treat companies are markeng to the guardian. How

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Somemes a home can be cozy and safe, but at other mes, it can be a reminder of all that we have to do to maintain it or the monumental effort it takes to raise children. It’s me for you to get outside and relax! You’ve made it! Now when you go into the house, let it be a reminder of all that you’ve accomplished. Nakia C asked, “Why does Oscar connue to be brilliantly handsome

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oen do I hear, “Buster loves brand x and won’t eat anything else,” or “FiFi won’t eat the homemade diet so I went back to brand y which she loves.” When we train our dogs, we rate treats from highest to lowest value. Oen the high value treat has sugar in it. Today we have an epidemic of

and easily the most incredible guy ever??” I had to include this one because when I read her queson, he was more than happy to answer. He feels like he needs to be that way to be worthy of being in your light. He adores you and admits that he’s a bit scruffy these days. Does he have brown around his mouth? If so, he’d like that cleaned up please! Lindsay L asked, “How can we best help Birdie through the loss of her brother Neely? She’s having a tough me.” I actually think she’s doing beer than you realize. She is giving you both me to grieve and heal, but once she feels it’s appropriate, I think you’re going to see a side of her that’s been tucked away for a long me. She really wants to be playful and silly, but Neely was a larger than life dog in a small dog body who needed to be in the spotlight. I think by the me this issue comes out, you’ll see that she’s already shied. She hates mushy carrots. What?! She threw that out there, so if you feed them to her, she hates them. Lol! Leah K asked, “Why does our beagle Henry bark at my husband? Only at night and only in the house?” Your husband LOVES you and the family, but work takes all of his concentraon when he’s at

the office, and he gets barked at when he’s shiing to family mode. Henry is doing his best to dust him off energecally by barking and shiing the vibraon around him. I am laughing as I type this because I can see your husband coming home, taking his shoes off outside, kind of shaking out his arms and consciously releasing any stress or thoughts of work at the door, and then coming in all the while with Henry watching him intently to see if he “got it all.” Give it a try, and let me know what happens! And finally, Beth B. asked if Wyllie would prefer a brother or sister. Brother! Loud and clear! If you’re geng a puppy, I’m all for puppy snuggles in my office! Thank you to those who allowed me to read their dogs for this edion of “Furry Words”. I hope you have a fabulous summer, and if you’d like more informaon or a long reading, go to www. enlightenedhorizons.com.

obesity, joint pain, and diabetes in our dogs. The biggest cause is over indulging our companions with snacks and food that are high in carbohydrates. Sugar is part of the carbohydrate percentage of these foods. Become avid label readers. The first thing you will noce in the breakdown of the food is that the percentage of carbohydrates is missing. This is because the company doesn’t want it to be obvious how high the percentage is. When you add up the listed ingredients, you will see the number is not 100%. When you add up the total number of percentages and subtract it from 100, you will have the percentage of carbohydrates in that food per dry maer. Dry maer is the standard used to compare foods. All it means is the water was taken out. Besides making the food and treats taste beer, food and snack companies add sugar to make the food more palatable and hide tastes the dog would normally avoid. Sugars will mask the taste of chemicals, fillers, less stellar ingredients, and other addives. Sugar can be listed in different ways. Sugar usually means cane sugar, but

other sugars you will see are corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, caramel, and other forms of sugar. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from fruits and berries, and it can be made synthecally. Beet pulp is a by-product from sugar beets. Molasses and honey have much healthier properes. Be aware they are sugars and need to be eaten cauously. Sugar is not bad. It adds easy accessible energy for acve dogs. The problem comes when the sugar added is too much. In a natural environment, the diet available to a dog has about 8 to 10 percent carbohydrate and only a ny amount of that is sugar, unless Buster raids a bee hive. When buying treats for your companion, read the labels and become familiar with the different words that mean sugar. The best treats are in your refrigerator such as carrots, which are high in sugar, cheese, meats, and green beans.

Sara Moore is a psychic for people and pets who offers private and group readings, workshops and fundraisers. Go to www.enlightenedhorizons.com FMI and to schedule a reading. email enlightenedhorizons@gmail.com or call (603)662-2046.

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SWIMMING from page 1 Her path to WBW emerged while caring for the family’s beloved Lab named Sophie a decade ago. The senior and arthritic girl was in great discomfort, so Griffin took her to a canine physical therapist in Portland. She was told that warm water swimming could increase the Lab’s range of motion and relieve pain and pressure on joints. Thanks in part to Sophie, Kate developed a passion for canine aquatic fitness. In fact, Sophie’s spirit is with all the furry swimmers at WBW--her picture proudly hangs at the facility. Griffin will be the first to tell you that WBW isn’t a physical therapy rehab center and that she’s not a physical therapist. What she offers are by-appointment-only canine swim sessions in the 3’ deep saltwater pool that fit a variety of needs. There are lessons for dogs of all ages, including puppies such as Goldies and liermates Bailey and Sadie (which helps wear them out). She schools dogs to build water confidence and swim smarts like Goldens Brex and his sister, River, who go boang with their owners, or those like Jessie whose family has their own pool. (She stresses to boat and pool owners that their dogs should wear vests and that they fit properly, and willingly educates them.) She offers fitness swims so dogs can burn energy and “get their wiggles out.” For those that need slimming, the water exercise will burn calories. There are also mobility sessions for dogs who’ll benefit from exercise in the nonweight bearing environment. She measures her client accomplishments in a variety of ways. When an owner tells her

that his dog “goes bananas” when told he’s going swimming or gets so excited and is “carrying on” en route to WBW, or she hears a dog barking in glee outside her facility, “In my mind, that’s a success.” There are dogs that greet her like she’s her very best friend--now that thrills her. Just watching any clients romp and have fun is a triumph. There are older and often arthritic dogs like Katie, a 16 ½ year old Lab mix and onetime dock diver, who comes every two weeks and benefits from the warm saltwater and non-jarring activity. It improves her mobility and muscle strength, and her mom told Griffin that for days after her swims, she’s perky. “For me, that’s a huge success.” Some dogs like Moxie arrive so amped up, they don’t wait for their

vests--they run down the pool ramp and jump in. And there’s one dog, Riley, who has especially touched her. He was cleared after knee surgery to use the pool to strengthen his muscles, but after turning his nose up at swimming, Riley learned to love the sport and started retrieving water toys. “That makes my heart swell," said Griffin. She also is in awe of the blind, deaf Catahoula named Galaxy, who has hind-end troubles. She said Galaxy’s mom is “awesome” and realized these swims would not only help him but are safe and healthy for her pet. Originally standoffish, Galaxy slowly checked out the place in his own way and eventually bloomed. “He walks around the place like he can see.” She added that he’s become a “total love bug.” His bro Milo has

his turn at a session once Galaxy is done, and has taken to water “like a fish.” (Griffin indicated these two are “doing a little number” at Rockland’s 2018 World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials in August.) Recently, she added a neat thing--a swim session for a shelter dog. Ted, a handsome black guy from P.A.W.S. Animal Adopon Center in Camden was the inaugural lucky man. The roughly 10-year-old had a blast, and so did she. “I had fun watching him have fun.” Her goal is to give an adoptable rescue the chance to shine in another seng with the hopes of him finding a forever home. She’ll post pics and/or a video of the pet on her FB page. (Check Ted out at WBW’s FB page, link below.) Her venture is growing. She has lots of local folks and lots of regulars. She added that word on WBW is getting out there, even people from Bangor and Augusta are bringing their dogs to her. And she couldn’t be more pleased, because for Griffin, a day in the water with dogs is a good day. “This is what I’m meant to do.” Still she has a vision for a larger pool at some point, but for now things are going just fine. “I’m so happy. I feel this is totally my purpose.” Griffin has had extensive aquatic training, is certified in canine CPR & first aid, and she’s a member of the Association of Canine Water Therapy. WBW provides lifejackets, flotation aids, toys, treats, towels, blow dryers, and water temps can be adjusted per need. For more info on WBW, including hours, rates, policies, and frequently asked questions, visit waterbarkwellness. com/. For pictures and videos of client swims, see facebook.com/ waterbarkwellness.

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See how you and your friends do with this lile test. Hey, you might learn something, too! Each queson has 1-3 correct responses. See the end of the column for answers. 1. What’s the “Sensive Period?” a. Time of day when your dog jumps when touched. b. Age at which a puppy’s brain is parcularly recepve to learning about the world and acquiring important social and coping skills (3-14 weeks of age) c. The one-hour period of me the dog spends poung aer being disciplined by the cat 2. What is “Supersous Behavior”? a. When a dog walks around at night pretending to be a werewolf b. Unintenonally-rewarded behaviors the dog thinks he has to do in order to get the reward c. When your dog avoids black cats under ladders 3. Can more than one dad be involved in the concepon of a lier of puppies? a. yes b. no 4. How long have dogs been domescated? a. 1,000 to 5,000 years b. 10,000 years, give or take a few thousand c. Between 15 and 30,000 years 5. What is “capturing”? a. Finally securing your dog aer he’s been eluding you for hours. b. Rewarding a behavior naturally offered by the dog c. When the dog pirate boards the ship and takes all the bones. 6. Are dogs predators? a. No b. Duh, YES! c. What's a predator? 7. What is an “alpha”? a. [Human]: being a *!*~!!` jerk by

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trying to exert physical or emoonal power and control over another being, just ‘cause… b. The breeding pair in a pack of wolves c. The boss 8. Are dogs “pack animals?” a. Yes b. No 9. What’s “flooding”? a. Intense exposure to a smulus typically feared by the dog b. Overwhelming your dog with treats c. Giving your dog a bath when he doesn’t want one 10. What’s “Learned Helplessness?” a. When a dog refuses to go somewhere b. How the US Congress operates c. A situaon with a history of repeated painful or unpleasant

associaons from which the dog knows she is unable to escape or avoid. This results in the dog shung down, going immobile, freezing, etc. Somemes confused with “submission.” 11. What’s a “Marker”? a. A sound or other clear signal that tells the dog what he did at that moment will be rewarded. b. A dog that likes to urinate on things to prove he’s the boss c. A specific marking on a dog 12. Approximately how many dogs are there in the world? a. 500 million b. 700 million c. One billion 13. Of those, about how many are pets? a. 90% b. 25% c. 60% 14. How can you “poison” a cue? a. repeatedly use the cue without delivering relevant rewards - to the point where there’s no longer a response. b. Say “bad dog” whenever you ask your dog to do something c. Use distasteful language when you cue your dog 15. What’s the best descripon of “socializaon”? a. meeng people b. meeng dogs c. the exposure to novelty 16. What’s “Back-Chaining”? a. Tying your dog up by fastening a chain to his harness b. Training a behavior by rewarding the last part of the behavior chain first, then working back towards the first part of the behavior chain c. A back massage using a small, so chain. 17. What’s the “Premack Principle”? a. You must eat your veggies before you can have dessert. (A highly probability behavior will strengthen a low-probability behavior.)

b. Before Mack arrives on the scene. When he leaves, it’s the “aermack.” c. If you do something many mes in a row, you will get beer at it. 18. What’s “Learning Theory”? a. Learning what to do to be your dog’s boss b. Whatever you want, you should have! c. The general explanaon of how senent beings learn, based on science and evidence-based research. 19. What’s the opposite of “posive reinforcement”? a. “undecided reinforcement” b. “negave reinforcement” c. “posive punishment” 20. What drives behavior? a. The chauffeur b. Consequence c. The command 21. What’s “Classical condioning”? a. Pairing two unrelated smuli b. Geng your dog accustomed to Mozart c. A special doggie shampoo 22. What’s an “Exncon Burst”? a. The temporary strengthening of an undesirable behavior as it is being eliminated b. When a puppy has a case of sudden zooms, then spontaneously takes a nap c. It happens when a species thought to be exnct comes back 23. What’s an example(s) of a common “Environmental Reinforcer”? a. Pursuit of a squirrel b. Examining the latest Pee-mail c. A wonderful smell Answers: 1b, 2b, 3a, 4c [research connues!], 5b, 6a [while dogs exhibit some predatory behaviors, they are primarily scavengers], 7ab, 8b [wolves are pack animals; dogs are not], 9a, 10c, 11a, 12c, 13b [and “pets” doesn’t mean “owned” or in a home], 14a, 15c [meeng people and dogs is just a drop in the bucket of socializaon], 16b, 17a, 18c, 19c, 20b, 21a, 22a, 23abc

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I am a Carolina Dog, a breed that long ago owned Nave American people. We were designed by natural selecon to be so intelligent and physically superior that we survived without humans. My greatgrandfather was caught from the wild. I can offer advice based on the natural insncts and abilies of wild dogs. My human and I have had lots of training classes and other experiences. Some humans call themselves Mom or Dad of their dog, but I call my human, tongue in cheek, 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 dogs with problem humans. If I can’t help, at least I can offer sympathy, and we can have fun talking about our amazing humans. Please send your quesons! Bammy, 280 Pond Rd. Newcastle, ME 04553, or email: askbammy@dewater.net Dear Friends, Don't you wish we could smell each other while I write and you read? Then we would know so much about each other. I could tell if you were feeling friendly or not and even what you had for breakfast. I'm male. Are you male or female? It

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doesn't make a lot of difference to me anymore, but I used to get prey excited when I met a female, and I hoped we could get to be good friends – or more than friends. And I was always a lile sff when I met a male, thinking he might like to be top dog even though clearly, I was top dog. I sll like bitches beer, but

I like to play with any friendly dog, so it doesn't maer so much once I know I am not going to be aacked. Having a good nose can be frustrang. A dog food kibble somemes runs under the refrigerator. By the me I have finished my meal, I've oen forgoen that. Weeks later, I happen to smell it, but it’s way in under where I can't reach. I can somemes fuss Boss into geng her long sck and flashlight and fetching it out for me, but somemes she is grumpy about it, so I have to wait a long me. The best smelling things are food and animals. We all know about food smells. Mmm-mmm! Boss doesn't feed me in the kitchen – not on purpose anyway, but once in a while something gets away from her. Then it's a contest. I try to get it before she can say, “LEAVE IT.” But if she wins, it's okay because I back away and then she gives me good things to eat and tells me how wonderful I am. We don't oen go for a walk in town, and when we do, it's on the aggravang leash. There are so may strange human smells that I just ignore them and concentrate on other dogs and the occasional rodent. Every post and bush and hydrant has half an hour's worth of

news, but Boss only lets me sniff a few seconds. I guess I should be grateful when she does. Somemes she just keeps me walking. When we go for a walk in the woods, there are so many smells that I just run and run trying not to miss anything. A few mes in my life I smelled something wild and wonderful that I couldn’t figure out. It just drove me crazy! Has anyone else had this happen? The smell is up in the air, so I can't make any sense about where it is coming from. And it is so intense, and so excing that I run back and forth and 'round and 'round as fast as I can over blowdowns and through brush. Boss keeps jumping in front of me, and maybe she is calling, but I can't hear because of that SMELL! When I get red and slow down a lile, Boss snags me as I race by. I hope that someday I will find out what fills the woods with that irresisble smell. Whatever can it be? Please write to me if you have any guesses. Smell with passion, 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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Foreign Bodies Unfortunately, most people know a pet that has eaten something it shouldn't have. These objects, termed "foreign bodies" by the veterinary medical world, can wreak havoc in a pet's gastrointesnal tract. While some objects are small enough they can pass through with lile to no damage, larger objects, objects with sharp edges, and linear objects (such as threads or ribbons) can cause life threatening problems for our pets. Food normally passes through the esophagus into the stomach. Aer paral digeson, the food will move into the small intesne for further digeson and absorpon. The colon, or large intesne, allows for reabsorpon of water and is the last step before stool exits via the rectum. In addion to food, fluids in the form of water, saliva, stomach acid, bile, and pancreac digesve enzymes move through the gastrointesnal tract. All parts of the GI tract are move to assist in the passage of food. Foreign material becomes an issue

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when it blocks or parally blocks the passage of food and fluids in the gastrointesnal tract or causes a hole in the GI tract, allowing the leakage of contents and bacteria into the abdominal cavity. The most common signs owners will see are voming, lethargy, and lack of an appete. Voming can range from mild to severe, depending on the locaon of the obstrucon. Blockage effecvely stops the forward movement of the intesnal contents, causing dilaon, spasms, pain and eventually the complete cessaon of movement in the GI tract. Paral obstrucons can be tricky to diagnose because the voming may be intermient, and some food gets by the obstrucon. These pets will oen lose a significant amount of weight as me progresses. While many of the foreign body offenders are dogs, cats can also get into mischief and especially like to go aer string. Objects like this are termed linear foreign bodies and cause an issue when one end becomes fixed in place, either because

they are too long or they become stuck on something. The intesnes connue to move and bunch up on the string, much like an elasc in a hair scrunchie. As the intesnes move back and forth, they cut themselves on the string and mulple holes form in the intesnes. Any perforaon in the GI tract will lead to sepc peritonis from the leakage of fluid and bacteria. A perforaon is a surgical emergency and will result in death without prompt treatment. Many foreign bodies are not visible on radiographs (X-rays) but a paern can be seen in the intesnes that raise suspicion for an obstrucon. Ultrasound can be very helpful in seeing a foreign body and the obstrucon it causes, but ultrasound is not foolproof. However the saying goes it is beer to have a negave surgical exploratory (in which case we can take surgical biopsies and look at all the organs for the source of the voming) than a posive necropsy, meaning a foreign body is found aer the pet has died from complicaons.

If the foreign body cannot pass on its own and is located in the stomach, endoscopy may allow for its removal without surgery. An endoscope has a small camera on the long end of a flexible tube. Small tools, such as graspers or a small net, can be passed through the endoscope and trap the foreign body, allowing its removal. If an object is too slippery, heavy, or dangerous to remove back up the esophagus, or if it is already entering into the small intesne, surgery is the next step. Some objects can stay in the stomach for months. Corn cobs are a common offender. Dogs should never be allowed to chew on corn cobs. While highly appezing, they eventually break down into smaller pieces, passing into the intesnes and causing a complete obstrucon. Please always menon to your regular veterinarian if you are suspicious your pet ate something it shouldn't have. April Guille, DVM, DACVS Portland Veterinary Specialists

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Pet Portraits By Deb Bell, Bell's Furry Friends Photography

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here’s nothing beer than a beauful portrait of your pet. It can make you smile when you’re sad and laugh when you remember the playful ancs of your beloved furry, feathered or scaly friend. But why solicit the services of a professional arst when you have your own camera or cell phone? Because oen, an arst’s eye and touch can give you a different perspecve of your pet. And just like kids, somemes our pets behave beer for someone who isn’t in their everyday life.

As a photographer, I delight in creang images my clients will adore and turn to even when their pet is no longer with them. But it’s for a very personal reason that I recommend each pet owner consider using the services of a professional arst to create a personal work of art. In January of 2017, our dear greyhound Laura passed away. The heartbreak and pain were real, but when we would look at images that we took of her — being silly, naughty, loving and beautiful — our hearts healed a little more. I am grateful for the images created both by me as well as several other talented Maine

artists. They decorate our home and make us smile. For pet lovers who view their criers as dear family members, it only makes sense to create art of — and including — their pets. From photographs to painngs and drawings to myriad other arsc mediums, the sky’s the limit for how to memorialize and decorate your home. Here are some ps for veng your pet arst: 1. Ask about their approach and what to expect. A big part of a successful collaboraon is to make sure you understand the arst’s approach and what

you should expect in the creaon process. And ask to see comparable samples and speak with past clients to see what their experience was like. 2. Tell your arst about your pet. Most arsts will ask you quesons about your pet, so don’t worry about oversharing. Aer all, the job is to capture your pet’s essence, so knowing what they’re like and your own preferences makes creang custom art simple. 3. Share where you plan to display your art. For many arsts, despite their medium, knowing where the art is going to be displayed is crucial. Art that is going

to be displayed large on a wall is different than art that is being turned into a special keepsake album. If your arst hasn’t already asked these quesons, expect to be asked. 4. Prepare your pet if they’re being photographed or videoed or if your artist wants to see them in action. A fresh grooming or brush out is always a great idea. If your pet has oodles of excess energy, go for a walk a couple of hours before the session. Set aside some special treats and make the event fun. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. Instead, look forward to the interaction

with your artist and delight in the final product. Maine is full of talented arsts who are just waing to help you and your pet. And you’ll be glad you did. Deb Bell is a professional pet photographer located in Hermon, Maine and is owned by a greyhound named Buddy and a Maine Coon Cat named Olivia. Her business, Bell’s Furry Friends Photography has been named Bangor’s Best Pet Photographer for the fih year. Learn more at bffpetphotos.com.

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

Variable Surface Tracking Test – Right Here in Maine

On August 5, 2018 at Colby College in Waterville, ME, Mid Coast Kennel Club of Maine will put on a Variable Surface Tracking Test. The test begins at 5:00 a.m. – yes, that’s right – a.m! Track layers and judges have been out since 2:00 a.m. to put in tracks for those who are exhibiting. As you can imagine, it takes quite a dedicated and enthusiastic team of judges, track layers and other test officials as well as drivers for judges and track layers and hospitality people and dedicated exhibitors who travel from many parts of the United States for this test.

A Variable Surface Tracking Test (VST) is the most difficult of all the tracking tests. If you pass a VST and have achieved a TD or a TDU or a TDX, your dog has earned the title Champion Tracker. According to AKC, The Variable Surface Tracking test (VST) is a test of credibility, verifying the dog’s ability to recognize and follow human scent while adapng to changing scenng condions. The test is to be as praccal as possible

while demonstrang the dog’s willingness and ability to follow a specific scent given to the dog at the start of the test. The training and condioning of the dog must be designed to develop the inner drive, movaon, and determinaon necessary for the dog to work with intensity and perseverance. The dog must show ability to work on a non-vegetated surface. Tracking is a true team sport. The handler, to be successful, must have a deep understanding of his dog’s motivation and commitment to the job. The handler must be able to not only read his dog, but to be able to communicate with his dog to accomplish the goal. In VST, this team effort becomes even more critical due to the difficult nature of the test. Dogs have a very keen sense of smell. 100,000 mes stronger than humans! AKC Tracking is a canine sport that demonstrates a dog’s natural ability to recognize and follow a scent and is the foundaon of canine search and rescue work. Unlike obedience and rally trials where dogs respond to the handler’s commands, in tracking, the dog is completely in charge, for only he knows how to use his nose to find and follow the track. For many, the greatest pleasure of tracking is the hours spent outside training and interacng with their

dogs. The tracking community is known for its camaraderie, and they all share in the excitement of a “pass” and the disappointment of a “fail.” Mid Coast Kennel Club of Maine has done a great service to the tracking community by providing more tracking opportunities right here in Maine. This year they are hosting 2 TD, TDX tests, one in the spring and one in the fall; 1 TDU test on July 29 and 1 VST test on August 5. Next year (2019) they will offer an additional VST test in August. If you are interested in attending a test or learning to track with your dog, contact Mid Coast Kennel Club of Maine – call Kathy at 207-691-2332 for more information. The tracking relaonship with your dog is all about trust and creang a problem solving relaonship based on careful observaon and understanding what our dog is telling us. The end result of this kind of work is the development of a profound understanding that develops between dog and handler as you progress through tracking pracce. If you are interested in tracking, don’t miss the opportunities provided by Mid Coast Kennel Club of Maine. Hope to see you at dawn on August 5!

Carolyn Fuhrer has earned over 100 AKC tles with her Golden Retrievers, including 2 Champion Tracker tles. 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 carolyn@dogsatnorthstar.com.

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Help! My Dog Gets Distracted (And Somemes Wild and Crazy!!!) in Public When we put our dogs into new situaons, they oen divert their aenon away from us and toward anything and everything but us. Somemes they even get a lile over-enthusiasc or what some people consider CRAZY. One example of this is the dog in a training class that is more aenve to the instructor than the person they live with 24/7. Students oen aribute this to a myscal ability only found in dog trainers, but it comes down to something much simpler. The dog trainer, provided he is reward-based and pleasant, is also oen more interesng than you merely because he is novel and dierent. Remember, living with you 24/7 leads to a sense of familiarity which can cause, no oense intended, boredom (yawn!). I understand why you want your dog to learn self-control, especially in public situaons. To get focused, undistractable behavior you need ďŹ rst need to understand why you may not be able to hold your dog's aenon. Your dog is young and well socialized. - Remember when you were young and carefree? Every new thing you experienced was excing and an excuse to have some fun. Young dogs can be much the same way, especially if you did a good job socializing and habituang them so that they are not fearful. Pat yourself on the back and let your dog enjoy the moment

WORDS, WOOFS & MEOWS by Don Hanson ACCBC, BFRAP, CDBC, CPDT-KA

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because you will be sad the day he loses that enthusiasm. Your dog is insufficiently trained for the situation in which he has been placed. If you have attended a dog training class,

will be able to maintain focus in distracng environments. FMI - hp://bit.ly/GAKS-Aenon Your dog ďŹ nds interacons with others more rewarding than you. If your dog is going through the moons with you and would rather be with anyone but you, you need to stop training and focus enrely on restoring your relaonship. Years ago one of my employees kicked me out of a class because Gus and I were just going through the moons. We were working, but neither of us was having fun. It was the best advice I could have received. Do NOT delay, ďŹ nd a dog trainer who can help you and your dog rediscover the fun in one another! FMI - hp://bit.ly/ HowToChooseADogTrainer Your dog is fearful and stressed. Not everyone can tell when a dog is stressed or afraid. In some cases, a dog might shut down and freeze doing nothing at all, and other mes he might be bouncing around acng crazy. I believe everyone should be aware of how a dog expresses his or her emoonal state through body language. FMI hp://bit.ly/DogsSignsofFear Reinforce the bond you have with your dog on a regular basis, train him with rewards and fun to respond in the environments that he will experience, keep him out of stressful situaons and be paent. Do these things and your dog will focus on you.

hopefully, you have learned that dogs do not generalize well. In fact, if you teach your dog the sit behavior to pure perfection, but only train your dog in your kitchen, your dog may be clueless if you cue him to sit in the living room or at a park filled with novel distractions. Dogs need to learn a behavior in a wide variety of environments and situations before you can expect them to respond to a cue in almost any situation. I am not just talking about teaching your dog in various spaces but also around a wide variety of distractions. Also, recognize you need to do this in small increments. Just because your dog will sit in front of one motionless child that he knows does not mean he will sit in front of seven children he does not know that are running around erratically while giggling. Your dog has not learned the beneďŹ t of focusing on you. One of the ďŹ rst and most important behaviors we teach in our classes is the Aenon or Look behavior. Aenon is all about teaching your dog that focusing on you is one of the most rewarding things that he can do. Training your dog to pay aenon to you is fundamental to teaching him anything else. A great Look behavior eases teaching both Leave It and Heeling. If you do it right, increasing diďŹƒculty and distracons in ny increments, you

Don Hanson is the co-owner of the Green Acres Kennel Shop (greenacreskennel.com) 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 www.woofmeowshow.com. Don also writes about pets at his blog: www.words-woofs-meows.com. 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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Most of their dogs come from racing tracks in Florida and Alabama--their industry connecons want their animals adopted into good homes, and MGPS is happy to oblige. Through their work, they’ve rehomed over 4,000 Greyhounds. Their efforts haven’t gone unnoced. In 2016, they received the Greyhound Adopon Program of Year or GAPY. (The GAPY is awarded to two organizaons annually by the American Greyhound Council, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast.) Kennel manager Dawn Curtis said they’ve received puppies who’ve had medical needs and couldn’t race. Late last year they took in Lily, a now 9-month-old pup who needed a hind leg amputation--it was done successfully, and she was adopted. And early this year they brought in a puppy named Luna--she was diagnosed with a bone disorder that kept her from a career. She’s now 7-months-old and was adopted by Curtis. MGPS is not just a large adoption facility--they also have an onsite, fully serviceable veterinary clinic aka The Greyhound Clinic. Bruns indicated that in addition to caring for their dogs awaiting

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adoption, they offer reasonably priced services for other shelters’ dogs and low-cost spay/ neuters (dogs and cats) to the public. And they have boarding services for Greyhounds--he said people will drive for hours to have their pets cared for safely while they’re on vacation. Not sure about the Greyhound breed? They’re sweet, social, quiet, clean, gentle, and generally an indoor pet. They’re good-natured, intelligent dogs who adapt well. They get along fine with children and other pets and are hypoallergenic and non-barkers. Adopters often note that they seem grateful and reward them with neverending affection. They do need to be on a “nonretractable” leash when outdoors, should never be tied outside, and require a coat in cooler weather as well as a bi-annual check-ups. Curs gave a huge shout out to their board members and added, “We are run completely by volunteers so a huge thanks to everyone for their great care of the Greyhounds. If interested in volunteering, contact her at 207-557-3166. For more on MGPS, visit greyhoundplacement.com/.

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Sweet, gentle dog. Does well with other dogs and people, she loves children but would do best with children 10+ as she appreciates the quiet. She has great manners & loves spending me with her people.

Intelligent, playful, curious and goofy! I do need a home with no pets or children to be comfortable and successful. I know several commands. Energy level that would best be matched with an acve adopter! Swimming is one of my favorite acvies.

Smart, energec, quick learner. LOVES squeaky toys and to run and play. Because of his bulldog nature, can be protecve of his space. Needs me to get to know people. Jasper will ourish in a home with an experienced, loving owner.

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Not a fan of big dogs, but he gets along well with the smaller dogs and puppies in his exercise yard and is not a bully. He has not been tested with cats, and has not been around children (that we know of.)

Very happy girl! Very sweet & loves to be with people. She is living peacefully with 2 dogs and a cat, and has also been ďŹ ne around chickens. She paently accepts pets from children. Her acvity level is very good. Charlie has a very warm presence.

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Sweetest and most low maintenance dog his foster has had the pleasure of knowing. Content with a walk in the park or just cuddling on the couch. More mid around males. However, once he warms up to you he will follow you everywhere. Abe is simply an amazing dog! Email: catahoularescuene@gmail.com

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He is NOT a calm lap dog, and is very busy and energec. He is a sweet, friendly lile fella that needs a good amount of exercise. Remy lost 12 teeth during his dental but sll has teeth and can eat dry food. Puppyloveme.org

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August C lendar To submit or get more informaon on the events below, go online to downeastdognews.com all proceeds will be donated to Catahoula Rescue of New England. No appointment necessary. loyalbiscuit.com; (207)907-2323 x4

ALES FOR TAILS Thursday, August 2 Warren, 4PM – 7PM Come enjoy some great beer while supporng a good cause! Snacks will be provided by Simplicity Brewing Co & Supplies, 2473 Camden Rd. A poron of the proceeds will be donated to P.A.W.S. Animal Adopon Center. Outdoor seang is available. Friendly dogs welcome!

INTRO TO TEACUP AGILITY Sunday, August 19 Lincolnville, 10AM – 1PM Do you have a small dog? Would you like to do agility but are not sure you could run the distance in big venues? Is your small dog doing agility now but you would like to add another fun game to your repertoire? Do you want to try a challenging venue for your ny breed? Then Teacup Agility is for you! Wag It Training Center, 55 Calderwood Ln. doggiedecipher. com/207teacup; (207)293-4784

BARBELLS FOR BEACON Saturday, August 4 Rockport, 9AM – 11AM Stone Coast Wellness is holding its 5th annual Barbells for Beacon fundraiser to raise money for the Beacon Fund at PAWS Animal Adopon Center. The Beacon Fund helps shelter animals receive surgical procedures. This FAMILY FRIENDLY, FREE event will include: A workout (beginner friendly opons!), Pick your prize raffle, Bake sale (human & K9), 250m rowing race w/cash prize! FMI: stonecoastwellness@gmail.com.

NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, August 4 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. loyalbiscuit.com; (207)907-2323 x4

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Saturday, August 4 Belfast, 10 AM – 11 AM Every first Saturday of the month, Ginny Ford will hold a Pet Loss Group at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast. Feel free to bring along a picture, leash, poem, or other items that remind you of your pet. FMI: pawsadopon.org; (207)236-8702

Sunday, August 12 Rockland, 10:15 AM Annual event during the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show at the Harbor and Buoy Park (Park Drive). Pre-selected dogs compete in justfor-fun events that include obstacle courses, boat boarding trials and more! Procession of canine competors begins at 10:15 on the show grounds and the official trials will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the waterfront. Admission to the trials is included in the price of a show cket. Visit: maineboats.com/boatshow

DOG DAYS OF BRIDGTON Saturday, August 4 Bridgton, 1PM – 4PM Don't miss Bridgton's first dog event! Held at Community Center Grounds, 15 Depot St. There will be games, discussions on dog health, vendors, dog adopon organizaons. An overall fun day for dog lovers! All dogs MUST be leashed and waste must be picked up.

NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, August 11 Camden/Rockport, 10AM-12PM Belfast, 1PM-3PM Catahoula Rescue of New England will be at our Camden/ Rockport locaon on U.S. Rte 1, Rockport from 10am – 12pm and our Belfast locaon on 1 Belmont Ave. from 1pm-3pm for our next nail clipping clinics. The cost is $10 per pet and all proceeds will be donated to Catahoula Rescue of New England. No appointment necessary. loyalbiscuit.com; (207)907-2323 x4

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NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, August 18 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 the Somerset Humane Society. No appointment necessary. loyalbiscuit.com; (207)907-2323 x4

NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, August 18 Rockland, 12 PM – 3 PM Catahoula Rescue of New England will be at our Loyal Biscuit Rockland locaon at 408 Main St. from 12pm – 3pm for our next nail clipping clinics. The cost is $10 per pet and

that your dog has met and passed the criteria set forth by the AKC for this tle.

AKC TRICK TEST EVALUATIONS Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Performer $15 Each Level

AKC MY DOG CAN DO THAT! $15 to try both Agility and Rally/$10 Agility only/$10 Rally only You and your dog can try AKC Agility and Rally with the help of a professional trainer – it’s fun and

SAVE A STRAY 5K Saturday, August 25 Freeport, 8AM – 2PM Join Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter at LL Bean for the 13th Annual Save a Stray 5K & Fesval! Take part in the 5K run or onemile walk with your friends, family, (even your dog!). It's a day of fun for the whole family! All proceeds from registraons for our 5K (or Walk) go directly to ensuring that our animals receive the medical care they need and the chance at the new beginning they deserve. To register online, visit hps://www.raceentry.com/races/ save-a-stray-5k/2018/register. Registraon is $25 unl August 22; $30 on race day

ALES FOR TAILS Saturday, August 25 Portland, 2PM – 5PM Held at Thompson’s Point, Portland. This dog-friendly beer fesval has tails wagging every year! This annual sell-out event features breweries from across the state pouring their hand-craed ales to support pets in need. arlgp.org

PET ROCK IN THE PARK Sunday, August 26 Portland, 11AM – 4PM Join Portland Veterinary Specialists at Deering Oaks Park for our annual Pet Rock in the Park. This dog-friendly event features LIVE music, animal demonstraons, food vendors, pet products, service vendors, animal shelters and rescue organizaons. To benefit the Animal Cancer Foundaon.

easy! Dogs must be at least 6 months old and on a regular 4-6 foot leash (no flexi/retractable leads)

ENTER YOUR DOG IN ONE OR ALL OF THESE SPECIAL EVENTS! Events will be held in an area separate from the show rings. To register call Kathy at 207-691-2332 or e-mail kduhnoski@myfairpoint.net

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Let us help make the time away from your pet worry free. The staff at Bear Brook Kennel is committed to helping ease the anxiety of separation for both you and your pet.

Please welcome Taylor Bean to the Green Acres Kennel Shop team. Taylor is our new Professional Pet Stylist and is here to groom your dogs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call us at 945-6841 to book an appointment. Voted the Bangor Regions: Best Kennel, Best Pet Store, Best Dog Trainer & Best Pet Groomer

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19 Bennett Road, Brewer, ME 04412 tel 207-989-7979 fax 207-989-6927 e-mail: info@bearbrookkennel.com

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