Sunday, October 16, 2011

A celebratory give-a-way!!!!

Today is the official 10 year anniversary of my graduation from my dog trainers apprenticeship. Yay me! I honestly can't believe it has been that long. Of course when I remember back to how young my kids were at the time I see it must be possible. Time does fly! I have to thank the Mid-Coast Kennel Club of Maine and The Humane Society of Knox County. Both of them sponsored my training so I could be a resource for each of them. I think it turned out to be a pretty good deal for all involved. Of course I can't forget my fabulous teacher Lloyd Williams of Bear Brook Kennels. I am grateful he accepted me into his program. I wish everyone could have a mentor as patient and knowledgeable as he was.
To celebrate I am going to do a give away. I haven't ironed out all the details yet but I hope to have Jenny able to perform a trick to help pick the winner. If it works I will video it and post the video here. The prizes are as follows:

First a very cute leash holder I found today in my travels to T.J.Maxx. Included is a 4 foot by 1/4 inch leather leash. I only use leather or cotton leashes because nylon hurts my hands. While 1/4 inch sounds small to some people, leather is very strong. Unless your dog is a leash chewer this is an acceptable size for both large and small dogs. Also:

The September/October issue of The APDT Chronicle of the dog magazine AND the new hardcover book Dog Sense by John Bradshaw. (disclaimer, I am actually reading it now so it will be slightly used) While it sometimes reads like a book written by a scientist (it can be dry) it has some really great information included. I am just over halfway through it now. I wish it were required reading by anyone who works with dogs and dog owners alike. It would make my job so much easier!
And that's not all!! (imagine that in an infomercial voice for effect) I will also include a sample of EACH diet that The Honest Kitchen makes, including the two newest; Love and Grace. This HK package will include their booklet on pet nutrition as well. I love THK because they use QUALITY real food ingredients, DON'T sell their products to pet stores that sell puppies AND they support rescues and responsible breeders. Now that is a company I can stand behind!!
Entering is easy. Either leave a comment that says "I want to win!" in the comment section of this post, e-mail me with "I want to win!" in the subject line, or go to my facebook page and leave your "I want to win!"comment there. I won't need your personal info unless you win so don't worry about that just yet. I will draw the winner on November 1st. Oh and EVERYBODY can enter!! So go tell a friend. :-) Happy Anniversary to me!!


Ashley said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how exciting this must be for you. And just think of all the awesomeness you'll do in the next 10 years :D oh.. and I WANT TO WIN ;)

Ruth said...

I want to win!

Congrats on the aniversery!

Katie, Maizey and Magnus said...

For your anniversary we should be giving you presents! But of course since you're feeling so generous, "We want to win!" Wow! That was the easiest contest entry yet.LOL I hope one day I'll be having my ten year training anniversary, but that's a long way off.LOL Congrats to you!

Kaira said...

I want to win!

Thanks for posting about The Honest Kitchen - I'm going to check them out. We are always looking for great companies to support and spread the word about.

Anonymous said...

I want to win!

And you must do a review on Dog Sense, I'm really wanting to read that book. Or you know, win that book :)

lin said...

Congratulations and keep on blogging!

No need to put me on the list; PupperDog and I have way too much stuff, and I am on the waitlist for Bradshaw.

AprilBaby said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! That's a great accomplishment to have under your belt. I'm not typically a 'comments' person but I do read your blog regularly.


Cait said...

I want to win! :D