Dog owners might want to have a video camera handy the next time they catch their dogs causing trouble. A new “Bad Dog” contest by Sergeant’s Pet Care Products and celebrity dog trainer Tamar Geller recently launched to find the three dogs who are the most “behaviorally challenged” of all.
Sergeant’s, based in Omaha, Neb., and Geller, who has been featured on “20/20,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Larry King Live,” teamed up for the video contest to invite dog owners to capture their pets at their worst moments. Whether they’re tearing up the couch, destroying a pair of shoes, or chewing something other than a dog toy, video footage can be uploaded to the contest’s YouTube page for a chance to have the bad behavior rewarded.
Geller will judge the entries to make the final determination. The grand-prize winner receives a $500 reward, including dog training and pet care products. Second and third runners up win prizes valued at $250 and $100.
In addition, the first 100 people to submit a dog video receive a free SentryHC Good Behavior Pheromone Collar, unveiled recently by Sergeant’s as a method of calming dogs who have behavior problems caused by stressful situations. The collar mimics the pheromone that a mother dog naturally produces to reassure her puppies, according to Sergeant’s.
The contest opened Feb. 17 and runs through March 17.