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The Woof Meow Show

592 EpisodesProduced by Don HansonWebsite

The Woof Meow Show, airing since 2004, is hosted by Don Hanson and Kate Dutra of the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine. The show focuses on educating people about dogs and cats, their behavior, health care, nutritional needs, and their relationship with their people. Guests range from local v… read more


This and That About Living with Pets, Volume 1

In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from August 1st, 2020, Kate and Don share some of their experiences with their pets. Even with their knowledge and expertise, their pets are not always “perfect.” In this show, they discuss our pet’s interactions with wildlife and going back to work after being home with the pets almost continuously for several weeks.

Lastly, they discuss a new peer-reviewed study, (Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement, Front. Vet. Sci., 22 July 2020-China Mills, Cooper) This study indicates that positive reinforcement training is more effective than training a dog with a shock collar. These finds are incredibly significant. Many shock collar proponents have long argued that shock is necessary for some behaviors, such as recall, and is more efficient at training than reward-based methods. Note, no research supports this conclusion by shock proponents. However, there is now evidence that suggests the exact opposite; an electric shock is not more efficient nor more reliable when teaching the recall.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at, at Don’s blog and the Apple iTunes store.

Contact Info

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Recommended Resources Articles on Don’s Blog
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 Alone Training –

Preventing separation anxiety – Teaching your dog to cope with being alone

The Unintended Consequences of Shock Collars

What’s Shocking about Shock – What Science Tells Us About the Use of Shock in Dog Training

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show
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Separation Anxiety in Dogs with Dr. Christine Calder –

Anxiety, Fears & Phobias with Dr. Christine Calder

What’s Shocking About Shock – What Science Tells Us About the Use of Shock in Dog Training

Charlee and the Electronic Shock Containment System w-Dan Antolec

Other Resources

Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement, Front. Vet. Sci., 22 July 2020-China Mills, Cooper

Positive Reinforcement is More Effective at Training Dogs than an Electronic Collar, Study Shows, Companion Animal Psychology, Zazie Todd, PhD, July 22, 2020

E-Fence Fallout, BARKS from the Guild, April 16, 2020


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