Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sharing Your Dog on Instagram Video

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

Instagram's foundation was in still photos. After the launch of Vine, it became clear that short videos definitely had a place in the world of social sharing. I'm hooked for sure. 

While Vine is perfect for sharing a brief trick or short clip, Instagram is my go to choice when I need a few more seconds to get the point across. Let's try one and you'll quickly see how incredibly easy it is to share those action-packed moments that you want others to enjoy along with you.

My plan was to take some quick videos of Tanner playing Fetch and swimming. That's always fun and easy to get great light for. Unfortunately Tanner has a boo-boo (otherwise known as a hole in his forehead) and he's been ordered to stay out of the pool until the stitches heal. He's not the happiest boy in the wake of this news. Walks just are not the same as swimming :(

I thought I would opt for an Oliver feature in this lesson and get back to Tanner when he's whole once again. Be patient; now both boys are under medical care. 

Oliver at something on the beach this weekend that has not set well on his tummy, and Tanner has a 1-inch patch of fur to regrow as well. I guess we'll see how vane he is when I start bringing out the camera for a snapshot with a blaring patch of fur missing on his face.
 Now let's get started: As long as you have an updated version of the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android, you're good to go with this lesson (check out this post for help on getting the app), so stay with me. Let's start at the beginning:

It really is that easy! If you'd like to enter an action video with your dog in our #FueltheLove #BarkFriday video contest, you'll be looking at a huge prize: a $100 Gift Card to spend however you wish on anything you like. For more tips on Instagram videos, visit their help page.

Here's how: 
  • Use the instructions above to create your video on Instagram (or Vine).
  • Before sharing be sure to add this statement to the comment section: 'I #FueltheLove on #BarkFriday with @ZukesPets'
  • Visit our Social Media Sharing widget at this link to enter your video for the $100 Gift Card AND $100 in Zuke's treats. Wow!
Our video entries are extremely low, so this is an opportunity for you to win big. Now go for it!

Important Note to Party Participants: This Twitter Party will use two hashtags. Please use #BarkFriday #FueltheLove to follow all the fun!
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Event Barkers is working with Zuke's to help them gain online exposure and share the news of their new products. Watch for more excitement with a Blog Hop of assorted giveaways and newsy topics about Zuke's--hosted at DogTipper.com and AllThingsDogBlog.com---to open here and on participant's blogs on Friday, November 15.

Note that due to shipping regulations over the border, the prizes in this event are only available to U.S. addresses. Thank you for your understanding.


lifewithduke said...

We love sharing & watching Instagram videos, it is so fun to see a glimpse into another dog's world!

Vet Cairns said...

It's another way of finding friends and fans as well. Lovely pet! Cheers to this blog.

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