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Top Dog Talent Contest

Pleasant Paws Pet Center is delighted to announce the Top Dog Talent Contest. This contest is open to any Connecticut State Resident. Dog owners should submit a short video of their pup doing their best trick. The Top Three dogs will then face a panel of judges selected by Pleasant Paws Pet Center.

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Guidelines for the contest

Are you in it to win it?

WINNER

The first place winner will receive
$500 plus a collection of treats and toys.

SECOND PRIZE

Second place winner will receive $250 plus a collection of treats and toys.

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THIRD PRIZE

Third place winner will receive $150 plus a collection of treats and toys.

Meet the Judges

Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes is a current relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Matt was a first round draft pick from the University of Connecticut in 2011 and he made his major league debut in 2014. Matt was a 2018 World Series Champion and married his wife, Chelsea, in January 2019. They currently live in Newtown, CT, and love spending their off-seasons traveling and spending time with their yellow Labrador Retriever, Cali.
Anne Eckersley
Like many exhibitors, I did not grow up showing dogs so it was not until I was an adult that I purchased my first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and embarked upon learning how to show a dog as well as breeding Cavaliers. My first foray into dog shows was in obedience. I also breed Tibetan Spaniels.
Margaret A. Reed
Margaret A. Reed, PhD, is the coauthor of the best-selling book, The Dogs of Camelot, an AKC dog show judge, thoroughbred racehorse owner, principal of Canine Training and Behavior Services LLC, and she serves on the board of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, James A Baker Institute for Animal Health.


Submit your entry

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Frequently Asked Questions

The contest starts on November 15, 2020. Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on December 18, 2020.

The first place winner will receive $500 plus a collection of treats and toys.

Second place winner will receive $250 plus the collection of treats and toys.​

Third place winner will receive $150 plus treats and toys.​

We will contact the winners via email. We will also announce the winners on our page on Facebook and Instagram.

You need to upload your entry by filling the form above.

Yes, You can create two separate videos and participate.

If you’re unable to upload your entry submission. You can email it to us on woofwoof@pleasantpawspetcenter.com with all the details mentioned in the entry form.