Downeast Dog News

Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Don Hanson
May 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Photo by: Debra Bell

Going to the dog park is not an enjoyable experience for all dogs and people and can, in fact, result in irreparable harm. In this presentation, Don Hanson, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer will discuss current thinking on dog parks. He will address what you need to know about canine behavior and canine body language to make sure your visit is safe and fun for all. Lastly, he will provide you with four checklists that will allow you to assess: 1) if you are ready for the dog park, 2) if your dog is ready for the dog park, 3) the physical aspects of the dog park, and 4) the dog parks culture, the behavior of the people that make up the dog park. The seminar is free. For more information or to register, go to