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Sign up to take part and help care for Scotland's animals.
Work as a team with your dog to capture the best selfie and learn some new tricks together.
Show off what you and your dog have learned with your network and ask them to support you by making a donation.
Attend the virtual awards ceremony with your dog to see who will be crowned Top Dog.
Learn new tricks with your dog, raise £1,000 and help Scotland's animals.
The Top Dog Challenge is for business leaders and their dogs to work as a team to help raise funds for Scotland's animals.
Throughout the challenge, you'll receive coaching on how to create the perfect selfie with your dog and learn some other new tricks to impress your friends, family and business network.
Meet the Judges
Dog owner and ex-Scotland football manager
Owner of Crufts winning whippet, Tartan Tease
Professional animal behaviourist with over a decade of experience
Co-founder of the School of Canine Science
Put all your new skills to good use and raise the most funds to be crowned the overall winner of the Top Dog Challenge.
Use your coaching to capture the best selfie of you and your dog.
Most Improved Pooch
This award will be for the dog that has shown true determination in the challenge.
Social Media Sensation
This award will be for the crowd pleaser, the entertainer, the one everyone is talking about on social media.
This award will be for the rescue dog who has shown true resilience, no matter the odds.
How your support helps Scotland's animals.
£25 could help feed five dogs for a week.
£50 could help care for a hedgehog for one month.
£100 could help towards keeping Scottish SPCA animal rescue officers on the road all year round.
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What is the Top Dog Challenge?
The Top Dog Challenge is for business leaders and their dogs to work as a team to help raise funds for Scotland's animals. Throughout the challenge, you'll receive coaching on how to teach your dog some new tricks. Then show off what you've learned together to your business network, friends and family and ask them to support you by making a donation to win the Top Dog Challenge.
What do you mean by 'business leaders'?
We are inviting business leaders to sign up to take part in the Top Dog Challenge with their dog. So if you have a role in business that best describes you as either an Owner, Chief Executive, Director, Head of Dept. or Manager then sign up. We are also welcoming participants to take part who are public figures and media personalities.
How much do I need to raise?
We’re asking you to aim to raise £1,000 to help care for Scotland’s animals. Get support from your business network, friends and family to reach your target. By raising vital funds, you’ll be helping ensure animals in Scotland get the care they need from the Scottish SPCA.
Can any dog take part?
The challenge aims to be as accessible as possible to dogs of all abilities. The coaching you receive will use techniques that will help you teach your dog new tricks that be done is short sessions that focus on both of you working as a team.
Some dogs (or even owners) may take a little longer to learn the steps involved but you will receive top tips throughout the challenge so it is as enjoyable for you and your dog.
If at any time during the challenge you are concerned for your dog, please do consult your vet.