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Cast Your Vote in the Canis Film Festival
Karen Pryor hosts a video contest promoting positive dog training
Elizabethanne Stevens' Poodle, Chase, stars in the Canis Film Festival Finalist video, "What Is This?"

2011 marks the third Canis Film Festival hosted by Karen Pryor Clickertraining. The contest is designed to showcase short videos promoting training using positive methods. 

The Canis Film Festival encourages entries to demonstrate not only the amazing end behavior, but also the process and methods used to achieve the final result. Other criteria include innovation (in the end behavior and the approach), entertainment value, use of positive training methods, and the general usefulness of the video. 

Now that the five finalists have been chosen, it’s up to you to vote. I won’t bias you by revealing my favorite video, but I’ll warn you that picking one will be hard! This year’s finalists represent a broad range of dog training areas—behavior modification, trick training, and essential life skills. 

I’ve already gotten some ideas on fun things to train my pups, like the “What is this?” match to sample trick. Challenging to teach, but very impressive!

The Canis Film Festival winners will be announced on March 20th at ClickerExpo Chicago.

Which video will you be voting for?


JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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