Leave It: How to get your dog to ignore stuff they can’t have

Dogs are opportunistic - you may have heard this before. When a dog sees or smells something interesting, they put it in their mouth first and ask questions later. We humans often put dogs in environments where we don't want them to do this, and it can cause heartbreak when they eat something that's not safe, or behavioral challenges when we find ourselves pulling items out of their mouths that they really, really, really didn't want to let go of. "Great, I got it out…

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Off Leash Adventures: Peters Brook and Penny’s Preserve

  The Blue Hill Heritage Trust now has a new property next to Peter's Brook called Penny's Preserve. (The Bangor Daily News reported the opening of Penny's Preserve on August 3, 2018.) The preserve features 3.25 miles of trails and dogs are allowed off leash within the boundaries of the preserve. We visited Penny's Preserve to give you a dog lover's perspective of the trails. Parking is available in two locations: next to Peter's Cove (near the entrance of the Peter's Brook Trail), and at the entrance…

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