New York, NY (PRWEB) July 2, 2008
Bash Dibra, animal behavorist, best selling author and celebrity dog trainer has partnered with Bideawee in a nationwide campaign to select the top dog and top cat for the 2008 StarPet Awards. The contest is now open and excitement is building.
Last year, Lassie and Morris the Cat were awarded the StarPet Dog and StarPet Cat awards, but for 2008 the campaign has gone nationwide to all the 48 continental United States. ALL dog and cat owners presiding in these states can submit photos and a video of their pets to http://www.starpet2008.com to enter the contest.
The public is invited to log on to the StarPet website and vote for their favorites to choose the 3 dog semi-finalists and 3 cat semi-finalists. These six semi-finalists (3 dogs and 3 cats) will be announced on the StarPet website on October 13, 2008.
The six semi-finalists will receive round trip airfare to New York City for a three-day/two-night stay in a New York hotel. They will compete to become the grand prize winners (StarPet Dog and StarPet Cat) at a luncheon gala in New York on November 10, 2008 where they will perform their special talents before a celebrity panel of judges that will include Bash Dibra and who will chose the final StarPet Dog and StarPet Cat winners. The grand prize winners will receive representation by Bash to secure television, stage, print or film roles for their dog or cat.
Bash says, "I see every dog or cat like a diamond in the rough, but with proper training and love they can shine like a star."
His latest book STARPET, "How To Make Your Pet A Star" offers advice on "how to"
"teach your cat or dog to pose for the camera"
"train your pet to sit, speak, or raise a paw on cue"
"create a professional pet portfolio"
"attend local auditions and open casting calls"
"practice the same techniques Dibra uses in his StarPet Workshops"
"learn about pet health insurance and animal-actors rights"
"receive expert advice about responsible pet ownership"
…and so much more!
Bash says "If you follow the advice I offer in this book, your pet can also become a "Star."
BASH DIBRA is an animal behaviorist, a celebrity dog trainer - he's trained pets of stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Basinger, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Alec Baldwin. He's also a renowned author of six books and a video, "Teach Your Dog to Behave; Dog Training By Bash, DogSpeak, CatSpeak; Your Dream Dog: A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT BREED FOR YOU," StarPet, "How to Make Your Pet A Star," and a video and DVD "TEACH YOUR DOG TO BEHAVE." For further information log on to Bash's website
http://www.starpet.com or call him at 718-796-4541.
BIDEAWEE is one of the oldest humane organizations in the United States. It's mission is to promote and support safe, loving, long-term relationships between people and companion animals by providing a continuum of services and programs that are innovative, personalized and of high quality. It is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 humane organization with 100% of their funding coming from private sources. http://www.bideawee.org
NYSAVE, ONE OF THE BENEFIT RECIPIENTS, is a philanthropic organization that provides funding for the emergency veterinary care of companion animals when their owners are unable to pay the costs of such treatments. They serve the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island through veterinarians at local veterinary hospitals who are members of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. http://www.nysave.org