Bark Busters Celebrates Summertime with 'Dog Days of Summer' Photo Competition

Participants Can Win a $500 Donation to SPCA International or a Local Animal-Related Charity and a $100 Bark Busters Gift Bag

July 14, 2008 // // Englewood, CO, - As the summer heats up, Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company, invites dog lovers and their furry friends to "capture the moment" by participating in the Dog Days of Summer photo competition, beginning today at Participants can submit photos and descriptions of their dogs celebrating the spirit of summer. Judges will select finalists, and the winners will be determined by real-time public vote online and announced on September 23, 2008. Participants can win cash and prizes for themselves, their canine companions, and an animal-related charity of their choice. Visit for more details.

"Much of the summer season is about family and fun," said Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist at Bark Busters USA. "What better way to celebrate than with a photo competition that will benefit not only the participants, but also a worthy charity dedicated to helping our four-legged friends. After all, our dogs are part of the family and should share in the festivities."

Bark Busters, the world leader in natural home dog training, kicked off its Dog Days of Summer photo competition in early July and will accept entries at the Dog Days of Summer photo competition through September 1, 2008. Entries include a digital image and a brief description. Five finalists will be determined by a panel of judges on September 2 and posted on from September 3 through September 22. During this time, the public can vote on their favorite entry. Winners will be announced and posted online on September 23. The participant whose entry receives the highest number of public votes will receive a $100 Bark Busters gift bag and $500 donation in his or her name to SPCA International or another animal-related charity of his or her choice. Second and third place winners will also receive Bark Busters gift bags.

"We're looking for the most clever, most entertaining submissions, and with the real-time vote tally available online for all to see, we anticipate a spirited competition," added Crowe. "This is all part of mission to enhance the human-canine bond and support charities that help to prevent the maltreatment and euthanasia of companion animals."

For more information on the Dog Days of Summer rules, or to find a Bark Busters dog behavioral therapist in your area, please visit

About Bark Busters:

Bark Busters, the world's largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, nearly 400,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural methods. With 250+ franchised offices in 42 states and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters is continuing its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers a written lifetime guarantee. SPCA International selected Bark Busters dog behavioral training services as the "Best of the Best" in its category. No other training company or dog trainer received such a distinction.



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