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Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:06

Amputee trains four legged companions

BANGOR - Jason Howe never intended to be a dog trainer. However, this amputee fell into the role several years ago, and he hasn't looked back since.

"My career started not by choice," said Howe. "When I was 19 or so I got a dog from the shelter. A few years later, I had a woman come into my life and the dog just wouldn't listen to her at all, so I took him to obedience classes and courses and it just went from there."

Published in Livin'

When Jason Howe of Houlton heard the news that he was going to be a father of twins, he took care of the necessary preparations and formed a band with a childhood friend at the same time. This 'rock dad' likes to keep busy.

Howe, of popular acoustic jam-rock band Mellow Endeavor, spoke with me last week after putting his boys down for a nap. In addition to the babies, age 11 months, Howe and his girlfriend Danielle also have a 5-year old. Jason told me that he loves being a stay-at-home dad while continuing to work on Mellow Endeavor business. 'It's a full time job with twins and a five year old,' he said 'But I still manage to put about 30 hours a week into the band making contacts, answering email and booking shows.'

Since forming in 2010, Mellow Endeavor has become one of the hardest working bands in Maine. 'Originally, we were thinking we would be doing one show a month. We had no idea how quickly things were going to take off,' Howe said. In finest jam-band tradition, word of mouth has been their best advertising.

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