Day 3 of the video contest is upon us, and I’m sure by now, you’ve realized just how difficult our decision was in choosing these videos. You are a talented group of people, and I am so humbled to see how many lives (both human and dog) have been positively affected! It warms my heart to see the JOY that exists between so many owners and their dogs!
So, time for the next 4 videos! Remember, you can still vote for the videos from Day 1 and Day 2, so go cast your vote now if you haven’t already!
Now, let’s review our prizes! We will be choosing 5 winners from the 4 days of voting, and each winner will receive a prize pack full of Susan’s Favourite Things!
The “Susan’s Favourite Things” Gift Pack contains:
1) A custom made leather braided 5′ leash with a matching martindale collar (as shown off by my 3 dogs) in the photo below from www.stibbar.com . . . you pick the colours to compliment your dog – love, love, love these leash & collars:).
2) An electronic beeping “Hit-it” board (as demonstrated by Swagger below) and a “Squiggle-It” compliments of NoseTouch.com (retail value $150). In addition to this great prize the Hit-It Board people are giving each of you readers the chance to buy your own Hit it board at a discount. Just use the discount coupon SYHIB10 when you check out at their website, how cool is THAT?
3) $100 gift certificate from www.itzyu4fido2.ca. In the photo below with Feature, I am wearing an iPup jacket and bamboo pants (with the reflective “Just Run”) from Itzyu. I totally love how this clothes fits and wears:
4) Plus from Say Yes Dog Training a $100 gift certificate to any on-line or off line course that I offer.
Below are today’s videos! Cast your vote after the 4th video!
1.) Andrea Zitnik and Ruby
2.) Teri Martin, Riley, and Stella
3.) Ruth Raymond
4.) Sharon Zielasko
Vote for your favorite Day 3 video!
- Video 1 Andrea (55%, 405 Votes)
- Video 2 Teri (16%, 114 Votes)
- Video 3 Ruth (15%, 111 Votes)
- Video 4 Sharon (14%, 100 Votes)
Total Voters: 730
Today I am grateful for the people in my Inner Circle or my “IC Peeps” . . . you know who you are. We have been together just for over 6 months and already feels like such a tight knit family, you guys ROCK!
Just wondering, where do I find day 4 videos for watching and voting?
Too bad! can’t watch the videos because of german copyright restrictions… anywhere else to watch them besides youtube?
Hi Leni, you can try the solution I posted for Nellie.
I would have loved to watch them but I can’t get to see any of these videos here in Germany due to copyright issues with the music.
Hi Nellie, I was told that this should work: If you go to http://unblockyoutube.co.uk/ there is a box at the bottom of the page with a “Go” button next to it. You can copy the link to any youtube video there, click Go and it will play. Link to Ruby’s video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jmo6OKogF4
Woo hoo – thanks Katarina – more and more hope for me! I did leave out the bikes and joggers 🙂 and in flyball practice – running right past me to the open field for major zoomies. So excited for recallers to start that it seems like waiting for Christmas when you’re young!
Yeah, one of the first tasks for you to do in Recallers will be to make a list of ALL possible distractions for your dog. I didn’t even know that many existed before:) I got so many ideas to train against movement, all with the help of games. When I came to Recallers 1.0 I said that I don’t see the end of the tunnel:) I was pretty desperate back then:) But my boy is proof that it can be done and the games are not hard for the dog at all. You also learn to gauge your dog’s stress level better, so you can predict the zoomies before they would ever happen. Recallers is not just a Christmas present, it’s a neverending present:)
Nellie i use proxy website http://proxymonster.us to watch all youtube video. check this it will work.
Hi Jan, I hope you decide to go for Recallers course, it really is worth every penny when you see the change in your dog. The tug I was using was Kong rubber frisbee. I bought it at a local pet store but there are also many places online where you can buy it. The key for Ruby is variety, so I always carry a backpack full of toys. Good luck with Spoo 🙂
Thanks so much – I am in and very excited! Have been trying to work on tugging for month’s now and always on the lookout for something interesting for her, so will pick one up. My spoo’s name is Faith (spoo is for standard poodle – I forget that unless you own one (or one owns you)people wonder just what you’re talking about 🙂
my sheltie was an incredible chaser, motion sensitive over the top. Bikers, people mving, cats, dogs – everything was chase-worthy. He would ‘leave’ in a nanosecond, untangling his head from his leash and roaring on a course where a dog was running, in the middle of a trial! he was also a very poor tugger, very soft, dropped toy immediately. In recallers, we changed that around and used the desire to chase in our advantage. THe games are strategically designed so that dog’s natural desire to chase extends itself on tug game. My dog and I also went to a whole new level with tugging – there is a secion in recallers web page where you can discuss ways of improving the tug game.
Haha, you got me there – I never heard of spoo before 🙂 Thanks for clarification and good luck with Faith!
Hi Andreja – your video really gives me hope – my spoo is a big zoomie girl – cats and squirrels and cars 🙁 One question I have is the red tug you used in the video – is there a maker/name for it that you remember and/or where did you purchase?
Such great videos! Congratulations to all of you!
AWESOME job ruth – you guys have come sooooo far – lovely
Can’t wait to be the cookie!!!
Go Ruth you good cookie you!
That’s okay Barrie I am grateful that I didn’t have to chose 🙂
This one was hard! Had to give my vote to Ruth but I loved Sharon’s video too 🙁
We are INSANELY HONOURED to be in the top 16 🙂 Wow there were so many awesome videos we are humbled beyond words. Thank you all. Bring on Recallers 3.0 and let the games begin!!
All the videos are soooooooo inspiring. It is quite wonderful to see the bonded teams working so well in such fun and joy.
Gosh what great videos. Amazing. Very hard today to choose. They’re all great!
Love Andrea and Ruby!!
Can I cast 10 votes for Ruby please?
Haha, you really got me cracking 🙂 Ruby says thanks 🙂
Just getting harder and harder to choose!
Gosh! It is getting harder with each new day:)) Wonderful work—everyone wins!!
Oooo, hard today!!!
You guys make me so proud, loving seeing the dogs!
Ruth – love ya ending!
All great videos! The first gave me chills seeing such a fun loving whippet going from crazy zoomies to the end clip a great reflection of what so many accomplish with this course! Well done everyone!
Thanks 🙂 He still likes zoomies, but now he recalls out of them 🙂
Inner Circle ROCKS!
I’m hoping Andrea and Ruby win – beautiful story and how fantastic was Ruby to ignore that unknown dog who wanted to join in on the fun!
Yeah, that thing with an unknown dog was pretty funny when we were shooting the video. I just wanted to demonstrate one of the games and then this brown lab came right out of the water and got me all wet. Too bad that the camera didn’t catch his owners who came running after him and calling. Quite a comic situation 🙂
Darn – it’s too hard to choose one !!!
(I’ll be back later to vote…)
Love the video of Andrea and Ruby! As an owner of 3 whippets this is my biggest fear! And it seems everything is a distraction. Im am happy to see such a well train and attentive whippet! I look forward to recallers 3.0 and hope with time and effort I can accomplish exactly this.
Hey Kailey, that’s exactly how it was with Ruby – everything was a distraction for him. We sorted out many of those things before Recallers, but only while we were playing. If we were not already in the middle of a game all bets were off.
Recallers got us the rest of the way to a great recall and took working with distractions to the next level. Looking forward to seeing you in Recallers 3.0 🙂
Love the call off the tennis ball! Cory isn’t there yet — but we are getting better daily. Thanks SY
Today’s videos are too wonderful. I’ll have to watch them again later as I just can’t decide tonight.
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Greetings from Bulgaria !
Absolutely loved watching the free run in the beautiful snow! What a georgous dog. Great boots too! I always wondered if dogs really wore those things. How’s the recall?
Loving these videos!!