Thank you so much everyone for helping us celebrate puppies all month long!
When we saw March 23rd was National Puppy Day, we thought we would make it National Puppy MONTH instead. Maybe it was the long cold winter or maybe it was just that we just can't get enough cuteness... but we had a blast.
We started by launching TWO Puppy Picture contests. We had one on our Facebook page. Raven was declared the winner after a very exciting 'photo finish'. You can see the gallery of participants here, we had over 900 puppies enter!
We also had a Puppy Picture Contest at our Company Store , in Portland, Maine. Cooper was the winner there.
All the cute photos aside, we talked a lot about puppy education too:
1. We had a really great blog post from our puppy school teacher, Julie Bernier, about house training your puppy. She talks about finding the motivation, creating a routine and some classic hiccups along the way.
2. We had one of our in-store trainers, Diana Logan, write another great blog post on socialiazing your puppy. She talks about the importance of socializing your dog and gives some example of what to do and what NOT to do.
3. Lastly, we talked a lot about the best toys for your puppy. We highlighted some of our own puppy specific balls and bones that are softer for teething pups but durable enough to stand up to the test.
And all the fun in between...
We also had a blast with puppy specific content on our Facebook page. Feel free to peruse at your leisure but we just had to show this slow motion puppy video one more time, at the bottom of this post.
As the sun sets on our Puppy month, we just wanted to thank everyone who participated, played along, contributed and celebrated with us. Can't wait to celebrate again next year!