Dog Rehabilitation Center of Maine, We help dogs and owners have a happy ending
Sergei Bachkovsky was born in eastern Russia. His knowledge and understanding of dogs has come from spending a lifetime with dogs and observing their natural behavior. He moved to Maine 11 years ago with his wife, Lisa, who is originally from Maine. Sergei and his family work as a team to maintain a healthy, balanced pack of dogs.
When Sergei first arrived in Maine, he earned a living as an artist. He adopted an aggressive dog from the shelter, and staff there immediately recognized Sergei’s gift for working with dogs. He started giving others tips about how to improve their dogs’ behavior. They were impressed with the results. His reputation spread by word-of-mouth, and Sergei discovered that helping dogs and owners took all of his time. So he set up the Dog Rehabilitation Center on 3½ acres behind his home.
Sergei and his peaceful pack help other dogs, especially dogs with aggression and serious behavior issues. He usually has between 10 – 20 dogs at the Center, from Chihuahuas to PitBulls, and will work with any breed. His day starts at dawn when he takes the pack for a long hike through back roads and trails. Then he travels to clients’ homes to work one-on-one with a client and his/her dog. Later, dogs at the Center get vigorous exercise such as biking or playing ball, and ‘boot camp’ work for behavior issues.
Sergei understands that dogs are social animals and need the right guidance from a pack leader. His goal is to help others understand their dog’s behavior and provide proper guidance for a happy ending.