Shelter Dogs Press Staples Easy Button for Rewards

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear.

I introduced Care2 readers to The Dog Saving Network when I wrote Shelter Dogs Play Poker for a Cause. The Dog Saving Network uses fun, creative mediums to promote the benefits of positive reinforcement dog training, generate compassion and encourage shelter adoptions! So, it wasn’t surprising to me when The Dog Saving Network teamed up with Staples and created a video contest inspiring others to teach their dogs to use their Easy Button in creative ways. I was honored when asked to be one of the judges. The entries were terrific and very creative. It was not easy choosing the top three video finalists. Nearly $1,000 in prizes are being donated as awards. The 1st place winner will bark away with $275 in Staples Gift Cards, a $225 USBones.com Gift Certificate, and the Through a Dog’s Ear full library of five CD’s and the book.

Watch all three video finalists. While there, thank you for voting for your favorite. You can vote once a day, until July 25. Thanks for sharing your comments about the videos.

As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear, I am offering my Care2 readers a free download from our latest release, Music to Calm your Canine Companion, Vol. 3. Simply click here and enter your email address and a link to the free download will be delivered to your inbox for you and your canine household to enjoy.

57 comments

Irene S.
Irene S.4 years ago

That was a really great idea for a video contest!

Cath Bono
Kate A.4 years ago

Great idea

Chris Ray
Chris R.4 years ago

Thanks Lisa!~

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Nice one.

Cindi N.
Cindi Nickle4 years ago

Pretty neat trick.

Debb S.
Debb S.4 years ago

It seems the smarter the dog, the more owners do not understand they need to work or want lots of ineraction, such as German shepards, dobies, aussie, border collies, etc. i have worked in shelters and animal hospitals and think that sometimes the smarter the dog is one of the many resons they are turned in, as they are bored and need lots of interaction

Debb S.
Debb S.4 years ago

It seems the smarter the dog, the more owners do not understand they need to work or want lots of ineraction, such as German shepards, dobies, aussie, border collies, etc. i have worked in shelters and animal hospitals and think that sometimes the smarter the dog is one of the many resons they are turned in, as they are bored and need lots of interaction

Lisa B.
Elizabeth B.4 years ago

I agree the best part was the blooper.

Michi S.
Michi S.4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Valerie G.
Valerie G.4 years ago

Agree with Dianne D.
My favorite part: The blooper!
Thanks Lisa.