“Share the Joy:” The Animal Behavior College Video Contest


Dog Training Tip - How To Train Your Dog To SitWe hear the most amazing success stories every day from ABC students and grads. They never fail to inspire us. Because of that, we’ve got a proposition for you: enter ABC’s 2nd annual video contest, show us your BEST ABC-inspired animal story testimonial and you could win cool stuff!

1st prize winner: One grand prize winner chosen from across all three ABC programs will get a brand new iPad mini (a $450 value)

2nd prize winners: One student and one graduate from each ABC program will get a Continuing Education Program (CEP) of their choice (a $270 value)

3rd prize winners: Two students and two graduates from each program will get a Kong toy or similar item (a $20 value)

All winners will have their videos posted on the Animal Behavior College Facebook page, YouTube Channel and website!


Videos must be submitted by 11:59 pm (PDT)

on Friday, June 7th, 2013.


Put your best paw forward, think outside the box and share YOUR joy! Possible topics for your video include:

  • Show us the story of the best success you’ve had regarding your ABC training.
  • Show us funny traits of a dog you are working with now.
  • Introduce us to the person or dog who inspired you or is inspiring you the most through your ABC program.
  • Show us the story of the one thing you got from your ABC program that you didn’t expect.
  • Tell us about the first dog you worked with professionally and how things have changed for you (and them) since then.
  • If you had your ABC program to do over again, what one piece of advice would you give yourself and why?
  • Come up with  your own creative story to tell in a video that could help you win!


Here are examples of last year’s winning videos:

How to Stop Dog BarkingTo enter:

  1. Shoot a 1-2 minute video.
  2. Upload it to either www.SendSpace.com or www.YouSendit.com (you may need to create an account).
  3. Once you have successfully uploaded the video, please have either www.SendSpace.com or www.YouSendit.com email the file to the appropriate address: DogTrainerVideos@dawgbiz.net, VetAssistantVideos@dawgbiz.net or PetGroomerVideos@dawgbiz.net.

Please send any questions regarding your submission to the email addresses listed above. Please do not call your Program Manager or ABC with contest questions — thank you!

Please include the following information in the email:

  • Your full name
  • Your ABC student ID #
  • Your email address
  • Your daytime phone number

Additional requests:

  • Videos should be positive and upbeat
  • Try include at least one animal in the video
  • Wear an ABC shirt or other official ABC clothing
  • Use a tripod or steady cam when filming to reduce extra motion
  • Nudity, politics, religion, racial slurs, animal cruelty, child exploitation, or any form of sexual representation are STRICTLY prohibited.

Please, keep it fun… and clean.


Videos must be submitted by 11:59 pm (PDT)

on Friday, June 7th, 2013.


Videos will be judged by a panel of ABC employees using the criteria listed dog vote mirrorabove.  The decision of the judges will be final. Limit one video submission per student/graduate. Students who submit videos must be in good standing with ABC at the time of submission.

Submitted videos will become the property of ABC and may be used in various Marketing and PR initiatives. By emailing your video to ABC, you are agreeing to all listed terms.

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