ForceFreePets Initial Consultation Form

This form is used to book an initial consultation with Don Hanson, PCBC-A of The consultation may be held in person at Green Acres Kennel Shop (1653 Union St., Bangor, ME) or via ZOOM.

Please understand that it’s best not to bring your pet(s) for the initial consultation.

The purpose of the consultation is not just for us to get to know one another, but for me to truly understand your needs and for you to ask questions about how I work. I will not provide a detailed written behavior modification or training plan at this consultation, but it’s a crucial step in our journey together.

All of our training and behavior modification protocols are reward-based. As a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, I have agreed, without hesitation, to comply with their ethical standards, stating that shock collars, choke collars, prong collars, or any tool or method using pain, force, or fear are inappropriate in pet training and behavior practices. If you have used such tools or techniques in the past, I will require you to commit to stop using them if you wish to work with me. You can read our ethical policies here.

The first 30 minutes are free. After that, I charge $30 for each 15-minute block. You will be billed via Stripe, our electronic payment system.


I am available between 9AM and 3PM on MON thru THU, and occasionally between 12PM and 3PM on SAT.