Monday, January 11, 2010

National Train Your Dog Month Photo Contest!!!

To celebrate National Train Your Dog Month and as an officially sanctioned Mangominster 2010 event, Ambrose and I are sponsoring a Train Your Dog Photo Contest!

We will be giving out prizes for the best photos of a dog blogger and their person training together.

Here are the rules:

1. Send a photo of you and your person doing training. It can be basic obedience skills, tricks, any dog sport etc or any activity you like to do together.

2. The photo should be taken between January 1 and 31, 2010. Only dog bloggers and their people are eligible. One photo per dog please.

3. The photo must be natural but if your person is shy about appearing in a blog, they can blur out or photoshop their face.

4. Training method should be positive and reward based.

5. Send it to us by midnight January 31, 2010 at
Make sure to put your name in the subject line and your blog address in your email. You can also write a few sentences about what you and your person are doing and why you enjoy training. You can of course put the photo on your blog and link to us.

6. We will post the photos on our blog on Monday, February 1st and Ambrose and I will judge them and post the results on Thursday, February 4

7. Winners will be the photos showing the best training and relationship between the dog and their person and the top 1-4 will get prizes (a people prize and a dog prize).

Not sure what picture to select? Here is a picture of Barbara and me practicing my leaping trick for the drill team. I love to do this trick because I get to jump high!

Of course Ambrose and I won't be entering the contest (since we will be judging) but I thought I'd give you an idea.

We hope you will all want to enter and show off your skills.


Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

That sounds like an exciting contest. It would be nice to enter but we don't think we can actually "do" anything that would be considered suitable. Must think on it, though!


Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Molly the Airedale said...

This sounds like fun! We'll be working on getting a winning picture, Niamh!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Hey Niamh! I am totally in training for this. Wait and see.


Agatha and Archie said...

Well PL2 has been training me to sit at the curb of each street( really for food I will do anything) but Archie says it freezes his tushy so he is not too keen on this...He wants to know if training to sleep on the couch is legal??Love A+A

Olive said...

Hi there I just found you today!! I would love to enter the contest..we will return with our entry!!

Great idea!!

Licks from me..

Olive :)

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What a pawsome idea for a contest. We will enter for sure if we can get someone to take a photie of us!
~lickies, Ludo

Unknown said...

What a brilliant idea! Ooh, yes, I will definitely enter - and given Hsin-Yi's madness for taking photos ALL THE TIME - it shouldn't be too hard to get a picture!! Ha! Ha! :-) Actually, I think Paul is going to have to do the honours this time since Hsin-Yi has to be in the photo with me...anyway, we'll get to work on it!

Honey the Great Dane

Biggie-Z said...

This is an excellent idea for a contest. But Momma was all set to do a hand target picture too, but yours is way cooler. Now she's going to have to think of something else.

We are all over positive reinforcement training!


Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like a fun contest, maybe me & Toby will enter!

Toby's Trainer
SEGDI Raiser

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

This looks like lots of fun! Mama will have to teach Daddy how to use the flashy beast and take pictures to enter us for sure!!


Royal said...

What a super cool idea for a contest! I will tell Jenn to take even more pictures of me and try to include her in one for the contest. Can't wait to see you in Drill Team next week!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great contest.. We will get mom busy...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Byron said...

Hi there!
What a great idea for a contest.
We will be back with our entry for sure.

Woofs and wags,

Hero said...

What a fun contest! My family have been too busy car hunting and house hunting to take many pictures lately, but Tagpi did learn a new "trick" not too long ago. Tagpi and I already know to go to our beds when we're told to go to sleep, but since Tagpi is a terrible beggar and likes to cling to new people, Mom taught him to go to his crate when he hears the word, "exile." It's proven very useful. I can't wait to see all the other entries for your contest!

Golden Samantha said...

Sry - I scrolled down a bit further and found rules - link was to above post, so now know that one pic is limit heheh! Will be sending a pic as soon as I find a scanner!
Hugs xo

Tucker said...

How exciting! I sent my picture to your email.

woof - Tucker

MurphyDog said...

I love contests!! This one sounds a little hard though. Mom's not sure she can get a picture of me training...since she's the one who does the training & the one who takes the pictures!

She'll keep tryin though, and if she gets sumthin I'll be sure to have her submit it!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Lacy said...

w00fs, mama wood like to appolize to Ambrose, when she put your contest on the news she neglected to include Ambrose's name..her is sorry..

b safe,

BRUTUS said...

Hi Niamh-

Read about your event over at Mango's - how nice of you to sponsor such a wholesome contest! Thought we'd come over and properly introduce ourselves before we sent in a photo to enter. Lots of mutual furiends here we see!!
Mom has a good one, but as she is the one taking the photo, is not actually in it.... Is that OK? She was SO happy when she caught the moment on film last week, then bummed when she re-read the rules. Can you let us know??? Maybe she'll have to figure out that self-timer thingy on the camera real fast! Maybe leave a comment on my bloggy (, or there is an email link there as well. Thanks Niamh, and it's great to meet ya!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Ms. ~K said...

Yippee! I got my entry submitted in time!!!
Good luck to all!!!
Buddy Black

Anonymous said...

Hello. Facebook takes a [url=]online casino[/url] game on 888 casino mete out: Facebook is expanding its efforts to put real-money gaming to millions of British users after announcing a grapple with with the online gambling found search for 888 Holdings.And Bye.

Anonymous said...