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Real Life Dog Stories – Recallers Video Contest 2017 Round One

Posted on 08/09/17 24 Comments

Recallers 2017 Video Contest Round One

If you have been following my blog for some time, you will know that we love to celebrate our students and their dogs by sharing their video stories. If you are new to our community, a very big welcome!  This year is the 7th Anniversary of our online positive dog training program “Recallers”. Over the past few weeks, our Recallers members have documented the year with their dogs in a video story.

These are real life stories with real people and real dogs, each with their own challenges…. but the common denominator is that everyone wanted the best life possible with the dog they love so much and made a choice to join Recallers.

Stories from Dog Lovers Just Like You

Our members range from teenagers to grandparents, from ‘never owned a dog before’ to people whose professions revolve around dogs. The stories we are sharing over the next few days are representative of the many thousands of people who have embraced the power of choice in dog training and discovered how to turn anything into a game for themselves and their dogs. When you are having fun, challenges do not seem as overwhelming. When you are surrounded by a community who understands you and lifts you up, the impossible becomes possible. When your dog’s choices align with your choices, magic starts to happen.

There is a little bit of magic in each of the videos from our students, and it’s the magic that comes from the confidence that has grown for themselves and their dogs, a large amount of love, and the support of the global community that is ‘Recallers’.

As we will soon be opening registration for the 8th year of Recallers soon, there is no better way to start things off than to share the stories of ordinary dog owners… who are extraordinary! Which brings us to today…

Choose Your Favourite Two and Vote Below

Today we get to enjoy videos from dog lovers just like you. It’s a bit like watching progressions in reality tv programs. We can see and recognize the starting points, and follow the developments. Here is the role we would love for you to play. Over the next few days, we will be posting three semi-final rounds of short video stories for you to vote on. Pick your top two favourites in each round. We will finish the contest with the “Finale” where the top six videos of the week (top two each day) will go head to head to compete to be in the top three of the year. It’s your choice! You can also view and vote on the videos in Round Two and Round Three.

We have very generous sponsors in our community who love dogs, and who have donated FABULOUS prizes! The top 3 stories that you choose, and two additional contestants chosen at random from all the videos submitted, will EACH receive a gift pack including the FIVE amazing prizes listed below.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

Cooling Kit from Zentek Clothing

The fabulous Cooling Kit comes with a Cool Mat and a Canine Quick Wrap with cool packs. We LOVE our Zentec products! Not only does Zentek have clothes for dogs, but they also carry a whole line of clothing for humans too. Zentek Products use the latest in fabric technology, the phase change micro capsules absorb excess heat cooling the body when the temps are warm, and releases the stored heat when temps cool.

Anti-Skid Paw Pods from FitPAWS

We love our FitPAWS gear here at Say Yes and know that you will too! This prize features four Anti-Skid Paw Pods – the same Paw Pods we know and love, but now with an anit-skid base. How cool is that! Paw Pods are brilliant for shaping games and body awareness. The sky is the limit for what you can do with FitPAWS Paw Pods.

iCalmDog 3.0 from Through a Dog’s Ear

Through a Dog’s Ear has been at the forefront of research into the calming effects of music on dogs. The iCalmDog 3.0 allows you to have the clinically-tested music for dogs play anywhere, anytime! The classical re-arrangements are performed by Pet Calming Maestro Lisa Spector; co-founder of “Through a Dog’s Ear”, concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and Recallers alumnus! The great prize of an iCalmDog 3.0 includes the player, a sound card with 4 hours of music, adapter, and a shock-proof, weather resistant carry case.

A Eight Month Supply of (2 x 120 count) 1-TDC Dual Action from Elite Science

1-TDC is a 4 in 1 Wellness & Performance Economical Solution beyond fish oil and glucosamine, providing support to keep your dog’s hips, joints, muscles, and gums healthy at a cellular level. Susan’s dogs all receive 1-TDC Dual Action and Susan has seen great results first hand! 1-TDC are generously providing the prize of 8 months supply, based on a 50 lb. dog. Safe, natural, and effective, 1-TDC Dual Action can be given with other products, including products prescribed by your dog’s health care professional. As member of our community, you can receive unique discounts on 1-TDC at the following link: 1TDC.com/recallers

Recallers Gift Pack from 4MyMerles

The special gift pack features your very own custom embroidered Recallers Plush Bungee Leash, Milker Tug, Mini Clipboard and Mouse Pad. Every day is game day with these gifts from 4MyMerles Creations! Many of the toys and leashes you see Susan use are from the fantastic team at 4MyMerles.

Now on to the videos! Below are the first 5 stories, and we know that your role in choosing 2 to vote for will be hard! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to vote. If you are inspired by these videos and want to learn more about our online “Recallers” program just sign up for our “Recallers Wait List” with the form found to the right of this post.

Be sure to vote for your 2 favs!

1. Kim

2. Elisabeth

3. Nicole

4. Christine

5. Klara

Day One Voting Results

  • 3. Nicole (44%, 224 Votes)
  • 5. Klara (42%, 213 Votes)
  • 1. Kim (40%, 202 Votes)
  • 4. Christine (19%, 97 Votes)
  • 2. Elisabeth (14%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 508

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View the Grand Finale Round

If you would like to learn more about choice in dog training click here to join our free ItsYerChoice Summit.  You can see ItsYerChoice (IYC) in action in the videos in Round One! This is the game that WILL change your dog’s life… and maybe even save it.

Today I am grateful to you for casting your vote for the two stories that touch you most!

 

 

24 Comments

  1. Diane says:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:06pm

    Although it was really difficult only choosing 2 from this group, I have to say I am so very impressed with what KIM is doing and how she’s using Recaller’s with her dog to work with these people. Kim, you have the biggest heart! <3

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  2. Lisa Desrosiers says:
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:38am

    Kim and Kiara’s videos are inspiring!

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  3. Valarie says:
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:09pm

    Klara, your video is inspiring. I can only hope that one day I’ll be able to play with my dog this way.

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  4. Jim says:
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:26am

    Lovely videos! I vote for Kim

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  5. Lisa says:
    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:34pm

    Dear Susan- I am so grateful to be a part of this incredible movement you and your team have created. Your paw print in this world is enormous and awe inspiring and so is your generosity! 💕💕💕 to the universe for placing you in my path!
    My two favorite videos out of all of the 3 days of video choices are Nicole (so creative) and Kim’s(so moving) The third video I like was the one where the women had her kids doing the recaller games and shaping her husband ( multi tasking at its best)!!! This has been the best reality show ever!

    Much gratitude and many blessings
    Lisa Friedlander

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  6. Deborah LeDrew says:
    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 6:53am

    The artistry gets the vote. Nicole,your video is brilliant. Your dog is pretty cute too!

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  7. Diane says:
    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:44am

    It was SO hard picking only two out of this group!!

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  8. Marie Sehlin says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:22pm

    I vote for the adorable nr 5 by Clara. As nr 2 i choose nr 1 by Kim.

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  9. Brenda L keyes says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:22pm

    Impressive videos…thoroughly enjoyed them…all doggies deserve a special treat.

    Brenda

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  10. Christine says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:11pm

    Thanks for sharing these videos, they are very motivating!

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  11. April says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:52pm

    Wow! All the videos are so great! I had a hard time picking a favorite.
    Congratulations to all of the top 15 selections.

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  12. Debbie says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:41pm

    Awesome videos and stories!

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  13. Dianne says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:23pm

    I love the how recallers wraps around what everyone does with their dog.

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  14. butch says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:40am

    all are great, closed my my eyes and hit no.3 and 2,lots of talent and nice doggies 2

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  15. Peta says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:12am

    I vote for kim

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  16. Kim says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:31am

    Thank you everyone who has voted for us. 😘

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  17. Sheryl says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:28am

    I just love Kim’s

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  18. Trevor says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 3:42am

    I vote for kim

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  19. Patricia says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:08am

    I love Kim’s video

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  20. Elisabeth Fitzthum says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:54am

    I also cannot find a place to click?

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    • Elisabeth Fitzthum says:
      Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:57am

      just showed up – thanks

      Reply

  21. barbara goldman says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:23am

    it works now . thanks

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  22. barbara goldman says:
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:22am

    I wish to vote for Kim but your page does not have a place for me to click.

    Reply

  23. Naomi says:
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:33pm

    Awesome videos by all!! Thank you for sharing your Recaller stories! Congrats on being in the top 15!!!

    Reply

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