By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear.

I introduced Care2 readers to The Dog Saving Network when I wrote Shelter Dogs Play Poker for a Cause. The Dog Saving Network uses fun, creative mediums to promote the benefits of positive reinforcement dog training, generate compassion and encourage shelter adoptions! So, it wasn’t surprising to me when The Dog Saving Network teamed up with Staples and created a video contest inspiring others to teach their dogs to use their Easy Button in creative ways. I was honored when asked to be one of the judges. The entries were terrific and very creative. It was not easy choosing the top three video finalists. Nearly $1,000 in prizes are being donated as awards. The 1st place winner will bark away with $275 in Staples Gift Cards, a $225 Gift Certificate, and the Through a Dog’s Ear full library of five CD’s and the book.

Watch all three video finalists. While there, thank you for voting for your favorite. You can vote once a day, until July 25. Thanks for sharing your comments about the videos.

As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear, I am offering my Care2 readers a free download from our latest release, Music to Calm your Canine Companion, Vol. 3. Simply click here and enter your email address and a link to the free download will be delivered to your inbox for you and your canine household to enjoy.