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the modern dog trainer instagram contest

Instagram Contest (#ImAModernDogTrainer)

  1. Follow us on Instagram @TheModernDogTrainerBlog
  2. Share a photo (or video) that shows what being a modern dog trainer means to you!
  3. Use the hashtag #ImAModernDogTrainer

The Modern Dog Trainer Instagram Contest runs from October 5th to October 25th. Winner will be announced on the very first episode of our new Modern Dog Trainer Podcast on October 31st!

While entries through Instagram will be the only ones that are considered, feel free to share your picture and include the hashtag on  Twitter and Facebook, too!

The following will be considered when choosing the winner, but you do not need to include each and every one in your entry:

  • Person and dog included in the photo.
  • Demonstration of modern dog training techniques that you’ve seen discussed on the blog.
  • Creativity.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Educational.
  • Inspiring.

Unlimited number of entries allowed so get creative!

Current Contest Submissions

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Eligibility: Contest is open only to those who submit an entry throug Instagram which includes the hashtag (#ImAModernDogTrainer) and who are 18 years old as of the date of entry. The contest is only open to legal residents of  the United States and is void where prohibited by law. The Modern Dog Trainer Blog and its contributors, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of The Modern Dog Trainer, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about October 5, 2015 and ending October 25, 2015. All online entries must be received by October 25, 2015 8AM EST.

How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by submitting an entry on Instagram using the hashtag #ImAModernDogTrainer. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Modern Dog Trainer. You may enter as many times as you like. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of The Modern Dog Trainer.

Prizes: Winners will receive $25 Gift Certificate to Dogwise Website, a Featured Listing on The Modern Dog Trainer Directory, and will be promoted on The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Modern Dog Trainer to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Contest will be selected by contributors of The Modern Dog Trainer under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified on the Modern Dog Trainer Podcast and will be messaged on Instagram with within five (5) days following the winner selection. The Modern Dog Trainer shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that The Modern Dog Trainer, anyone acting on behalf of The Modern Dog Trainer, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Contest, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

Terms: The Modern Dog Trainer reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, The Modern Dog Trainer may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by The Modern Dog Trainer. The Modern Dog Trainer reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

The Modern Dog Trainer has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason.

Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless The Modern Dog Trainer and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Copy Right: By submitting an entry, you claim copyright to the photo or video. Do not enter someone else’s work and claim it as your own, this will be terms for automatic disqualitifcation and exclusion from all future contests as well.

Disputes: Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Privacy Policy:  Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the The Modern Dog Trainer Web Site. See site policy at http://www.themoderndogtrainer.net/privacy-policy/

Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Modern Dog Trainer, PO Box 1558, Lockport, NY 14095. Requests must be received no later than Oct 20th, 2015.

Sponsor:  The Sponsor of the Contest is All Positive Dog Training LLC, DBA The Modern Dog Trainer Blog, PO Box 1558, Lockport, NY 14095.