Recallers 2020 Video Contest Round One
Have you ever had a time in your life when you did not think something was possible for you and your dog? That your dog just was not capable of learning what it was you really wanted, or that you were not the trainer for your dog? What you need to know is that you are not alone.
We all start with a new puppy or dog with dreams of what life will be like, but then those dreams might not match reality. We might start to doubt ourself, or our dog, and we give up on our dreams. Believing in the possibilities for you and your dog as a team is going to lead to success. All you need are solutions that work for you!
For a decade now, we have been running a mid-year video contest to honour all of our Recallers members. Recallers, and their dogs, live all around the world, have all different lifestyles, and all different challenges. The one thing that everyone has in common is that they made the choice to believe in what could be possible, and set about making their dreams a reality.
You would think after a decade, we could really describe everything that Recallers is, just how many possibilities become realities, and why we have students who have been with us for all of these years. But sometimes, there are things that you can not put into words. Recallers is more than a dog training program, it changes lives. The short video stories from our Recallers cover a lot more than a few sentences can!
Today is the first round of our Recallers video contest for 2020, where we celebrate not only our Recallers but dogs around the world and everyone who loves them. We will soon be opening registration for Recallers, and there is no better way to to start than by letting our Recallers show you the solutions they found and how life has changed.
Choose Your Favourite Two Videos and Vote Below
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 (the top two of each round as voted for by you) will go head to head to compete to be in the top three of the year. It’s your choice!
Scroll down to view the videos in Round One, and then cast your vote for the two that touched you the most.
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 on this post.
We have incredible dog loving sponsors who have donated FANTASTIC prizes for the videos you vote to be the top 3 for 2020, and for two additional contestants chosen at random from all the other videos submitted. EACH of the top 3 winners plus the 2 random draw winners will receive a gift pack including the SIX amazing prizes listed below.
Thank you to our fabulous Sponsors!
We love The KLIMB and so do our dogs! It is the worlds first professionally designed and engineered dog training platform. The KLIMB is widely used and recommended by canine fitness professionals and has many purposes to enrich your dog’s training. The patented design features UV stabilization, a quick connect system, and is completely washable and transportable weighing just 14lbs. Elevating your dog with The KLIMB will give you countless options for fun and training! We know you will LOVE The KLIMB just as much as we do!
The special gift pack features your very own Recallers Sports Socks, 6′ Braided Clip Leash, Floppy Flyer and Bungee Milker Tug. Each item is custom made and Recallers themed. Every day is game day with these gifts from 4MyMerles! All toys and leashes are custom made to your specifications. Many of the toys and leashes you see Susan use are from the fantastic team at 4MyMerles! Family owned and operated, 4MyMerles Creations provide quality homemade and retail products for all your training and competing needs.
Meet the most comfortable bed your dog will ever rest on. Human-tested, veterinarian-recommended, dog-approved! The UnderDog Orthopedic Pet Bed is the first and only pet bed to bring the proven ROHO ® Dry Flotation ® Technology for therapeutic rest from the human long-term care market to your pet. The UnderDog bed reduces painful pressure points through even distribution of weight, improves your pet’s circulation, and is durable and easy to clean. Your dog will experience increased energy; faster recovery after training, injury, or play; and the most comfortable rest ever!
1TDC is a unique form of fatty acids that promote healthy inflammatory responses from head to tail. 1TDC is a 4 in 1 Wellness Solution for Joint & Muscle Health, Oral Health, Skin & Coat Health and Performance & Recovery. Susan’s dogs all receive 1TDC Dual Action and Susan has seen great results first hand! 1TDC are generously providing the prize of 8 months supply, based on a 50 lb. dog. 1TDC Dual Action can be given with other products, including products prescribed by your dog’s health care professional. You can receive unique discounts on 1TDC with the following Discount Codes:
Susan5 …. $5 off any order with no minimum.
Susan10 …. $10 off any order of $100 or more.
”Crate Games” is the cornerstone of Susan’s unbelievably successful dog training program, and is extensively used and recommended by dog trainers and professional dog care providers around the globe. “Crate Games Online” is digital access to Susan’s world famous DVD! We have put the complete DVD including all chapters with a few special PDF’s into this easy to use ONLINE format.
Our new Home School the Dog program made it’s debut in early 2020 and has proved to be massively popular with first time pet owners and experienced dog trainers alike. Create an enriching environment at home that exercises your dog’s mind and body, gain insight into training a great family pet, and evaluate your dog training skills and mechanics in a game based positive reinforcement environment.
Now on to the videos! Below are the first 5 stories, select the two who you want to see go through to the final round!
Be sure to scroll down and vote for your 2 favourites!
Vote for Your 2 Favourites
Thank You Round One Voting is Closed
- 4. Lisa (29%, 308 Votes)
- 3. Kevin (24%, 254 Votes)
- 1. Celine (22%, 229 Votes)
- 2. Carolyn (13%, 137 Votes)
- 5. Carol (13%, 136 Votes)
Total Voters: 589
View the Grand Finale Round!
If you are inspired by the possibilities for you and your dog, we have a free Dog Training Masterclass coming up, starting on July 07! We’re calling it the “Dogs Are Awesome” Masterclass, because they are (and so are the people who love them!). Everyone is welcome, so save the date and if you are registered on our wait list for Recallers, we’ll let you know when we start (the form is here on this post and it’s easy to register).
Today I am grateful to be able to share our Recallers stories with you, they represent dog lovers and dogs the world over and how many possibilities there can be.
I’ve also got a second gratitude, and that is for my amazing team who made the possibility of a podcast a reality. You can click here to check out my podcast “Shaped by Dog” or follow the menu link here at the top of my blog.
How difficult to choose, such wonderful stories inspire me not to give up ! Kevin’s story was similar to our vivacious pup’s energy level. Oh have been going crazy with her, but slowly, surely we’re gettin’ there thanks to Susan’s positive games. We had tried everything from vibrating shock collars to no-bark devices. ( Now we just have to say ‘treat’ lol. )
Our lives are busy, but every game we take time for with this pup ( one year tomorrow) draws us closer, makes Sadie pup more attentive. I’m committing to have a story by next year !
I picked Jack cuz he’s old and he learned new tricks. I had a dog who was still learning new stuff at 14. Old school duck training was possibly bordering on cruel…and hopefully not the downright cruel kind. SO happy that Jack knows real learning is loving and fun.
I love all of these for different reasons! Great job everyone
Oh dear. We really have to choose???????
Very hard to choose 2! Great job by everyone. 🙂
Very hard to pick but Celine is just like my girl Lucy. Thanks everyone, great job.
Feline was a quality video but showed what could be done and Kevin reminds me more of problems I’ve had with my dog
Kevin’s dog so reminds me of my Pixie. Thanks to Recallers we have So much fun together playing games. I don’t feel like we are working or training… just having a good time!!
They are all brilliant – a very difficult decision…
Well done everyone
Another year, another difficult choice! Recallers is so good for a new owner, especially with a puppy (how big did tht pup grow in 2 months!); but then again, playing with an old dog, so rewarding; on the other hand taking your dog everywhere with you, it’s comforting to know they will always behave; and wow, that young girl recognizing her GSD needed some help and then following thru with the training; and then there’s Finn and Kevin, working thru the challenges of such high driving instincts with such gentleness and patience! How does one choose? Decisions…decisions…
Oh this was really difficult to choose. Loved the naughty dogs, the old dogs, the new frightened dogs….they have all won really by being part of wonderful families who love them
Old dogs rock! I rescued a sled dog at age 8 with a long rap sheet at animal control for running off. Recallers taught him to come, not escape, have fun with us. He did great at Rally, where he had a fan club till age made it hard to jump. He was with us till he was 16. He loved games the whole time.
Great way to get the word out about Recallers!! Loved all the videos and you sure could tell, Recallers is a great asset for the young and old alike. The owners were even sharing their love and excitement, knowing their journey was a great success!! Placed my vote for my favorite but just know, you are ALL winners.
Finn’s before-and-after is just too good! I can just hear the dog training forum humbugs saying “That’s just how Brittanys are, better get used to it”. Prove ’em all wrong, Finn!
I really liked all the videos it was a tough choice. But Carol’s and Celine’s stood out for me. I especially like the fact that Carol proved yet again you can teach an old Dog new tricks.