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iCalmDog 3.0 Winner(s) Announced AND A Gift For All

A month ago, I published a blog post titled Win an iCalmDog… It Stopped Border Collie’s Barking in 20 Seconds Flat! The post included a video I had taken at Cynosport World Agility Games. The barking Border Collie, Nim, quiets in 20 seconds flat after I brought over an iCalmDog 3.0, the portable solution to canine anxiety. I left it playing in front of his crating area.

As Beth Talmage said in a youtube comment, “That video tells the story better than any commentary could!”

(You can view the  video below.)

My blog post also announced an iCalmDog 3.0 giveaway contest, asking entrants to tell readers how and where they’d put iCalmDog to use if they won. I’ve been overwhelmed by the fabulous response and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all 100 comments on my blog, along with all the great social media posts, shares and pictures.

The video has been viewed over 45,000 times on Facebook, and the comments have been remarkable. Karen Chilutti said, “We used it with our rescue. It’s magical and the music is great. We also took it to agility trials to help him adjust to the environment.”

The comments included stories from people who had tried everything imaginable (except canine sound therapy) to help their stressed out dog. iCalmDog would be a last resort for many. Other comments were from people wanting to donate iCalmDog to their local shelter where they volunteered.

My heart was so warmed by all the wonderful comments. It was impossible to limit this to one iCalmDog winner. While two winners have been drawn to receive a free iCalmDog 3.0, keep reading below, as I’ve created a way for everyone to win!

Drum Roll Please… A Free iCalmDog 3.0 goes to:

  1. Faith Furline who posted this comment,“I love your product and it helped my senior dog Samson so much. If I won, I would donate mine to the Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal rescue. These seniors are coming from high kill shelters and are often stressed so this would be a great tool in helping them adjust.”
  2. Linda Montgomery who posted this comment, “Our Border Collie, Dixie, just about has a heart attack every time we have a Thunderstorm; especially with lightning, when she hears shots being fired (hunting season started yesterday), or there are fireworks or other loud sounds.  I have tried everything:  Calming collars, other calming music, stress drops, calming chews, the Thundershirt (my husband calls it the straight jacket). Still, even if I lie next to her, she pants like she is hyperventilating and tries to climb under things, or on top of me. We even have a ‘Safe’ closet designated for her.  I would love to try iCalmDog, and I will be your best salesperson if it works.”

But, if you didn’t win a free iCalmDog 3.0, don’t despair. While I’m not able to give away 100 free iCalmDogs, I wanted to create a way for everyone to be a winner.

Everyone Is a Winner! iCalmDog Discounted to $59 Today Only!

For everyone else, one day only… 12/14/16. USE COUPON CODE “iCalmDogWinner” at checkout to receive this winning price. We will never again offer this at such a low price of only $59.

Please note: iCalmDog 3.0 has been so popular that we are completely sold out. In case you are ordering this for a gift, we will send you a gift card (seen below), after your order is received.  Discount applies only to iCalmDog 3.0 standard model. 1 per customer.

If it’s a gift for a human, your lucky recipient will know it’s coming. If it’s a gift for your dog, then your only job is to keep Buster calm while patiently waiting for iCalmDog 3.0. It will be shipped by the first week of January.

If you want to take advantage of the one-day-only $30 discount, remember to enter “iCalmDogWinner” in the coupon code box at checkout.

Happy zzz’s to Buster!

 

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Win an iCalmDog… It Stopped Border Collie’s Barking in 20 Seconds Flat!

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I was recently in Arizona with Gina for Cynosport World Agility Games. Highlights were running team with “Gina Follows the Golden Roula”. (The other black dog is Roula.)

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Watching Steeplechase finals under the lights. Man were those Border Collies fast!

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And hanging out with my Ace Dog Sports family.

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The event came on the heels of our recent iCalmDog 3.0 launch. I had been working overtime to bring our newly modified, portable canine music player to market, and I was grateful to be taking frequent naps in the passenger seat during the long 2-day drive. Gina and teammate JoJo were nearby in their crates, quietly listening to iCalmDog 3.0. Good dogs!

Once we arrived, I noticed that all of the stimulation was a bit overwhelming for Gina (for me too, at times). To make matters worse, our crating area was near a non-stop barking Border Collie.

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To help her reduce her anxiety and increase concentration and circulation, I signed Gina up for a canine massage with Dr. Cindy DiFranco while iCalmDog played in the background.

During the 5-day trial, I had been leaving Gina’s iCalmDog 3.0 on her crate in-between runs. But, the barking Border Collie in our crating area was driving me (and everyone around me) crazy. So, I asked the BC’s handler if I could bring over my iCalmDog 3.0 to see if the clinically tested music reduced his barking. I have to admit, Nim’s barking was so intense that I wasn’t even sure it would work, but watch the video below to see what happened in 20 seconds flat…

Want a Calm Dog? Just press and play!

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(Sanchez not included in prize, but feel free to share his photo!)

How to win an iCalmDog…

Enter a comment below and tell us how iCalmDog 3.0 would help your dogs and where you’d take it. Or, if you prefer to donate it, tell us how your fave rescue org would benefit. You will automatically be entered to win an iCalmDog 3.0 (Standard model) by Through a Dog’s Ear. (Prize value $89.95)

Want bonus points? The barking Border Collie video is starting to go viral on Facebook. View it here and share with your friends and fans. (Remember to post as public so that all Facebook viewers can enjoy it.)

Use hashtag #iCalmDog in all posts and tag @ThroughADogsEar

For additional chances to win, share this giveaway on your social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  Also leave a comment on the barking BC  youtube video. Winners will be chosen by random drawing. The more shares and comments you post, the more opportunities to win!

Already own an iCalmDog 3.0 and want another?  (Did I mention they make great holiday gifts?) Post a review on the model you purchased at iCalmPet.com or on Amazon, if purchased there.

The winner will be announced by December 14 on a future blog post. Good luck and remember to use hashtag #iCalmDog so I can easily find all your shares, posts, and comments!

Please note: Contest is open to Lisa’s blog subscribers. If you purchase an iCalmDog 3.0 before the winner is announced and you win, you can choose to donate your iCalmDog to a rescue or shelter, or we can refund your money. Your choice. Prize value = $89.95

 

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Tail Waggin’ Dog Agility (with video)

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My agility addiction started so innocently.

Years ago, when Sanchez was career changed from Guide Dogs for the Blind, I knew I needed to find a new job for him. My guide dog puppy class leader also taught agility, a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. I just thought it would be a fun activity to enjoy together, never imagining I’d turn into one of those crazy people who set their alarms for 4 am on weekend mornings to drive for hours to an agility trial.

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I love Sanchez to no end, but, I have to admit, he wasn’t the best agility partner. He’s always been a dog who marched to his own drum, and that was no exception on the agility field. He often just wanted to make up his own course. But, I just fell in love with the sport as I continued to learn so much about dog behavior and training. (And Sanchez went on to become a fabulous freestyle partner.)

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When I adopted Gina, I knew she had the temperament, work ethic, and athletic body of an agility dog. Everything about agility is fun with Gina. She tries so hard to please me and is incredibly responsive.

At USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association) trials, she’s usually the only Lab entered in the 22″ Championship class. It’s a height dominated by super fast Border Collies.

I missed half of the season while nursing an injury (mine, not hers), and I was down to the wire to qualify for USDAA Nationals (Cynosport). I had two more weekends left and needed to run a clean Grand Prix run.

We had one of the best runs of our career on the first weekend. EXCEPT… her happy waggin’ tail slowly brought down a bar just after clearing it. (It’s a Lab thing!) It was the 3rd to last obstacle. After heavily rewarding my dog and playing ball with her, I had a total meltdown. I started to convince myself that I just wasn’t supposed to go to Nationals, for some unknown reason. Maybe, I just wasn’t cut out for it.

But, it wasn’t over yet. I still had one more weekend.

The pressure was really on. Western Regionals on Labor Day Weekend ended the qualifying period. We had two chances for clean Grand Prix runs, the local qualifier and regional qualifier.

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WE DID IT!!! We ran clean for both!

The full honest truth is what I posted on Facebook… I almost never post my agility runs on my personal profile. I watch all the agility runs by fabulous handlers and fast dogs, and I’m very inspired to watch and learn, and I love them, but it doesn’t inspire me to share my runs with Gina. I watch our runs and it’s too easy to notice all the things I could have done better.

After posting, a comment came in from a frequent member of the world team that reminded me what truly is important about agility…

Yep, our tails were waggin!

Having missed so much of the season, I’m thrilled we qualified for USDAA Cynosport World Games and honored to have made Grand Prix finals at Western Regionals.  And, I have to admit, it was even more fun to add my own piano playing from my concert repertoire to the agility video below. (Yep, sometimes I play fast music in addition to calming music for dogs.)

Yea, Cynosport World Games here we come!!! If you live near Scottsdale, AZ, we’ll be there November 9 – 13, 2016. Come watch. It’s a free spectator sport, and you’ll be blown away watching all the fast, happy dogs run with their 2-legged partners.

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We’re setting our goals and gearing up for a good time. It’s an indescribable feeling running a course in total sync with your canine partner.

Main Photo: Ian Coggins