Readers in Canada, this is for you! Do you have the naughtiest dog?
Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company, announced today its search for Canada’s Naughtiest Dog. The contest, which is set to run from now until August 1, 2009, is designed to dispel the myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
According to Bark Busters, it is a myth that many naughty dog behaviours cannot be fixed. Bark Busters believes every dog, even older ones, can be trained and made part of a happy and tranquil home. In fact, of the 500,000 dogs Bark Busters has successfully trained world-wide, 80 per cent of them were past puppyhood.
“It’s unnecessary for dog owners to live with and be frustrated by their dog’s poor behaviour,” says Jeff Cooke, President, Bark Busters Canada. “Bark Busters created this contest to show that you don’t need to give up on your dog because even the naughtiest behaviours can be corrected.”
Chewing, pulling, barking or jumping – and more aggressive behaviour such as growling and biting – are problems Bark Busters can resolve in the home and owners will see dramatic improvements in just three hours.
Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest has already received its first entry. Jennifer Shepherd from Milton, Ontario, uploaded a video of her Cocker Spaniel named Storm who wreaks torrential havoc on her home. Storm regularly growls, barks and disobeys orders and has left Jennifer and her roommates in desperate need of help and new nail polish, Storm’s favourite snack. Visit http://canadasnaughtiestdog.ca/entries#4687 to see Storm in action.
How the Contest Works
If you have a naughty dog that you think deserves the title of Canada’s Naughtiest Dog, submit either a video clip or a short letter and a photo to www.CanadasNaughtiestDog.ca.Voting takes place online and will identify the top five contestants in each region. A panel of esteemed judges will select regional winners in British Columbia, the Prairies, Ontario and Atlantic Canada and one will be crowned Canada’s Naughtiest Dog.
The grand prize winner will receive a Bark Busters in-home dog training service ($495 value), complete with a written lifetime guarantee as well as the opportunity to host a Bark Busters group training session for 10 of their friends’ dogs. Bark Busters will also make a $500 donation on the winner’s behalf to a registered animal shelter or rescue organization of their choice. The four regional winners will receive a Bark Busters in-home dog training service ($495 value), complete with a written lifetime guarantee. A $250 donation will be made on each winner’s behalf to a registered animal shelter or rescue organization of their choice.
The contest runs from June 22 to August 1, 2009 with the winner announcement slated to take place in September, 2009. For full contest details please visit www.CanadasNaughtiestDog.ca.
About Bark Busters
Bark Busters was founded in Australia in 1989 by renowned behaviour therapists Danny and Sylvia Wilson. Their vision was to save as many dogs as possible from being surrendered to shelters or euthanized because of behaviour problems that were seemingly impossible to solve. Since then, Bark Busters has touched the lives of more than half a million dogs. Bark Busters has grown into the largest and most trusted dog training company in the world with trained therapists helping dogs in Australia, the United States, New Zealand, France, Belgium, the UK, Japan, Israel, Taiwan and Canada. The company’s Canadian website is www.barkbusters.ca.