The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is celebrating National Train Your Dog Month by holding several contests for dog trainers and, for the first time, dog owners. The January observance, now in its second year, aims to promote the benefits of positive dog training and socialization.
The National Train Your Dog Month online photo and video contest invites dog owners and APDT members to submit either a photo or video illustrating how training can improve a dog’s life. Specifically, the photos and videos should depict dogs and their owners using training in real-life situations.
Photos and videos can be submitted online at www.trainyourdogmonth.com. APDT is currently accepting submissions. The deadline to enter is Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
One winner will be chosen in the photo category, and one winner will be chosen in the video category. Winners will receive a prize package, including training gear from Premier Pet Products and a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
In addition to the video and photo contest, APDT will hold two members-only contests: Most Creative Community Event and Most Creative Social Media Use. These contests are designed to recognize members’ efforts to promote National Train Your Dog Month.
For more information, visit www.trainyourdogmonth.com