When the pandemic began in spring 2020, we knew youth librarians needed good content, so we created some short videos for any library to share with their patrons on their website or via social media. The first three are also closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Chapter 1: The Library Caper – The two dogs hatch a scheme to get a library card. Strong pro-library message.
Chapter 2: Copper Learns Agility– Dash teaches Copper to do agility in this humorous and educational video about the popular competitive dog sport. Young readers are motivated to read by the presence of funny thought bubbles for each dog.
Chapter 3: Dash Wins a Prize– Shows how Dash’s beloved library skit, “Circus Story” won second place in the USA/Canada in the inaugural 2019 “American Kennel Club National Trick Dog Competition.”
Copper’s Library Caper – Solo version of our library card story featuring totally different tricks and music than the two-dog version above. Won an “Outstanding Performer” award at the 2020 AKC National Trick Dog Competition.
Dash Gets a Library Card – Different solo version of our library card story featuring mostly different tricks and all different music than either version above. Won both an “Outstanding Performer” award AND “Outstanding Handler” award at the 2020 AKC National Trick Dog Competition.