Grand Prize Winner, Canis Film Festival 2011 & 2013

In 2011 and again in 2013 I produced training videos for the Canis Film Festival.  A brief description of the purpose of the videos and criteria of the contest entries, as copied from the website of Karen Pryor Academy, is outlined below.  I was very proud to have my videos, featuring my beagles Piper (2011) and Tuig (2013) , selected as Grand Prize Winners in both years.

The Canis Film Festival is designed to showcase innovative, highly–communicative, short videos on animal training. These videos help educate pet owners and professionals who work with animals.

Videos are judged by a panel of experts, including Karen Pryor and other ClickerExpo faculty.

Videos will be judged on a variety of criteria, with emphasis on:

  • Clarity of teaching process and methods
  • Innovation in the end behavior and teaching approach
  • Entertainment value
  • Use of positive training principles, especially those using operant conditioning and a marker
  • Usefulness to target audience
  • Production quality

*For more information, see Karen Pryor's website:  www.clickertraining.com


2013 Canis Film Festival

Grand Prize Winning Video

Featuring Canine Company's Tuig

2011 Canis Film Festival

Grand Prize Winning Video

Featuring Canine Company's Piper