Producing a high quality video is critical to increasing viewers’ engagement. A good video/audio quality is essential to a good mini-course experience.

This IS an important part of our quality review process.

Best practices

  • Lecture Length: We recommend that Mini-courses lessons will last between 5-7 minutes
  • Video Settings: HD video (720p minimum) with clear lighting, composition, and a steady camera exported in 16:9 format. These settings will ensure that your lessons are mobile optimized for mobile devices.
  • Lighting: Bright and balanced, with minimal shadows. The sunny outdoors it recommended.
  • Framing: Use a clean, uniform, and non-distracting backdrop. The background should contrast with the filmed subjects, so that the trainer and dog stands out.
  • File size: No larger than 1.0 GB. Compatible file types include mp4, .mov, and .wmv
  • Mobile Friendly: Featured text is large enough to read on a smaller screen.
  • Engagement: Use direct eye contact. Record as though you were speaking with close friends.

Before you record all of your lessons, submit a test video and have a team review your video and audio recording settings to ensure you are set up for success in the Quality Review Process at

Minimum requirements to pass our Quality Review Process

  • Videos must be shot in HD (720p minimum) with clear lighting, framing, and steady camera.
  • Videos must also include high-quality audio.
  • courses must be between 2 and 7 minutes long.
  • Exported slide presentations with audio narration will not be approved.