As part of our iDog class, we helped develop the only app that was designed to be used by a dog: App For Dog. Developer Laura Tallardy is donating downloads of this app as a perk. App For Dog can be used to teach dogs to push buttons, draw pictures, and "click" themselves.
Every little bit helps! To thank you for your show of support, we will email you a personal thank you that will contain a very cute picture of a puppy.
One of our pupils will take their own photo on an iPad or iPhone and will send it to you (or to someone else if you'd prefer -- just give us their email address).
You will receive School For The Dog' one page intro to using reward based dog training. We condense all the important stuff down to the essential stuff any dog owner can use to quickly see differences in a dog's behavior.
We love putting cute dog photos on our social media pages! To thank you for your support, we will feature your dog on our Facebook page with his or her name and a little information about your special furry buddy.
We are almost always playing CDs from the Through A Dog's Ear collection in our puppy classes. Developed to be "psycho acoustically" helpful to dogs, we have seen first hand that these simplified arrangements of classical music can soothe some dogs. Actually, we've found they calm us down as well! Through A Dog's Ear is the brainchild of Lisa Spector, who has arranged to donate us a few CDs. Thanks, Lisa! (See more at http://throughadogsear.com/)
Transform your dog into a teddy bear with a crochet bear "snood" from the Etsy shop http://www.courtanai.etsy.com.
Our school Spokesdog, Amos, creates drawings on the iPad using his nose. A lucky handful of donators will receive a numbered full color giclee print of one of his muttsterpieces.
Teach your dog to use an iPad or iPhone in one of our internationally-acclaimed 90-minute classes on how to use touch-screen devices to train dogs. These small classes will be held at our new studio.
Putting in an application on a new apartment? Looking for a gift for the pet owner who has everything? Have a dog applying to college? Perhaps your pooch could use a resume. Cathy Klein of http://PetResumes.net is donating her adorable "resumes," which will show off (and consecrate) your pet's best qualities.
We love Lili Chin's 15"x24" poster of how to interpret dog body language, starring her Boston Terrier, Boogie. Both an education guide to reading postures and just a super cute piece of art. (Check out more of Lili's work at http://doggiedrawings.net).
Artist Hoan Tran of the Etsy shop Wax Nostalgic Carved Crayons (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarvedCrayons) will render your pet out of the tip of a crayon. Amazing! These tiny sculptures must be seen to be believed.
We are offering a limited number of discounted one-on-one 90-minute introductory dog training sessions to new clients, to be held at our new studio in downtown Manhattan. These may be taken in the form of a credit to give as a gift. Lesson will be an opportunity for dog owners to address problem behaviors or get some fun tips on how to play with your dog in an engaging, educational way.
Did you know that unaged whiskey is known as known as "white dog?" Tuthilltown Spirits, New York finest distillery, is donating a limited number of their Hudson unaged corn "white dog" whiskey. These bottles will be signed by the distiller, my stepdad Ralph Erenzo. The bottles cannot be shipped; they will be available for pickup at our new studio in Manhattan!
You'll get a giclee print of iPad created by Amos-The-Yorkie-Poo (same as perk at $50 level) and also our favorite bait bag, handmade by Mimi of the Etsy shop GiveADogAHome. These sturdy belted bags have several extra pockets. They're a great blend of form and function-- practical and pretty!
You'll get eight 16-oz boxes of our preferred dog food, Evermore. This stuff is so healthy and delicious that its creators (our pals Hanna Mandelbaum and Alison Weiner) ate it themselves for a month. The case will be shipped to your door (continental US only).
For dog and dog owners living outside of NYC, we will conduct a one-hour training session held via Google Hangouts, Skype, Facetime or phone. These sessions may address behavioral issues, provide information on what to look for when adopting or buying a puppy, give a solid introduction on welcoming a new dog into your home, or may be an opportunity to develop some advanced training skills.
Lili Chin, an artist who specializes in drawings of dogs, is graciously donating a portrait of your pet. This 8.5"x11" drawing will be shipped to you, and will be suitable for framing, idolizing, posting on Facebook, etc. (Check out more of Lili's work at http://doggiedrawings.net).
My dad, Robert Grossman, is an illustrator whose work has appeared in thousands of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and The Nation. Pops has offered to do a limited number of 5"x7" pen-and-ink drawings of donors and their pets. Thanks dad! (Check out more of his work at http://robertgrossman.com).
A portrait sitting and 11"x14" mounted print of your pet (or pets) by Grannis Photography's Leila Grossman. Leila (my sister!) will be holding several sitting times in 2014 in both Nashville and New York City.
Have Gawker's Jesus Diaz do a custom LEGO sculpture of your pet in miniature. The sculpture will have fully movable arms and legs. Check out a sample of SFTD's spokesdog, Amos at http://bit.ly/LEGODOG
A portrait sitting and 16"x20" canvas print of your pet (or pets) by Grannis Photography's Leila Grossman. Leila (my sister!) will be holding several sitting times in 2014 in both Nashville and New York City.
A portrait sitting and 20"x20" aluminized print of your pet (or pets) by Grannis Photography's Leila Grossman. Leila (my sister!) will be holding several sitting times in 2014 in both Nashville and New York City.
Dave Willardson, a longtime family friend, is the illustrator who did the movie posters for dozens of Disney movies, including Beauty & The Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Today he creates what he calls "Pep Art" of Disney characters. He has donated a "Pep" version of Pluto. This 11"x14" original painting is one of 13 paintings in his "Fetch" series, and normally sells for $2000+. The image can be seen at http://bit.ly/PLUTODOG
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