Category Archives: dogs in advertising

The Olympic diving dogs of Farmers Insurance

The Olympics are in full swing, covered in all forms of media but especially television.  I have to say that the Olympic-themed commercials in New Zealand are pretty bland.

My hat goes off to Farmers Insurance for their Flooded House Diving Dogs Competition commercial series – a great use of dogs and the Olympic theme.  A group of unattended dogs accidentally flood their home and compete in their own diving competiton.

There are eight commercials in the series starting with the Intro.  Once the Intro plays, simply click on the next video.

Enjoy watching Tank, Bubbles, Nacho, Churchill, Toby, Oksana and Montana…

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Pets at Home

In the upcoming animated film The Secret Life of Pets, you may wonder if the pets and their antics are accurately depicted.

Well, the creative people at Realtor.com have taken scenes from the film and compared them to real life…

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Round up your mates for St Patrick’s Day

A very clever ad, dog-themed, for St Patrick’s Day.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Warehouse – another example of dogs in advertising

My business is a member of the BizRewards program by retailer The Warehouse/Warehouse Stationery.

Today, like most weeks, a sales flyer popped up in my inbox.  To my delight, it has a dog theme:

Get excited about going back to work

Never underestimate the appeal of a dog in your advertising.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Mr Quiggly outruns the greyhounds

This video is a few years old – but worth resurrecting.  Great advertising!

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Pergo dog party

I guess you could say that the Great Dane in this commercial is a ‘party animal’

Another great dog-themed commercial, this time by Pergo Flooring…

 

Unlikely Best Friends

I’m always a little surprised when, after I explain that one of my services is to help owners measure and fit dogs for mobility carts, that I get answers like “I’d never do that to a dog.”

Stories like this one, an ad sponsored by the Kleenex brand, show you why some dogs can do very well in a cart – and experience quality of life while also sharing unconditional love.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand