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Upcoming Seminars

  • Southern California - August 12-14

    Hosted by GUIDE DOGS of AMERICA, Sylmar, CA Evening lecture Friday, August 12, 2016, 6 - 9 PM The Enriched Puppy: Raising Confident, Connected & Coordinated Canines Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:00 -5:00 pm From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding and helping the Adolescent Dog Sunday, August 14, 2016, 9:00 -5:00 pm What's the Problem? Solving the Puzzle of Behavior, Training & Performance Learn More
  • Denver, CO area - September 16-19

    FOUR opportunities to learn: 2 full seminar days: "Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog" and "Drive, Brakes & Steering: Understanding & Modulating Arousal" plus an evening lecture, "The Enriched Puppy: Raising Confident, Competent & Coordinated Canines" plus a full day of private coaching with Suzanne Clothier. Learn More
  • SeeSpotGrin - Glenwood, MD - Sept. 29-30, 2016

    CARAT 1.1 - Sept 29-30, 2016 Developed by Suzanne Clothier in 2007, CARAT (Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool) is a novel assessment system that categorizes behavior traits in multiple components that are intuitive and practical. CARAT takes a detailed view of the individual dog as a unique combination of many factors working together to influence, exacerbate, mitigate and enhance each other. In the profile created by the nuances and specifics of this complex interaction of multiple traits, an accurate picture is created of the individual, regardless of breed or age. Learn More

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Video Training

  • Calming the Fearful Dog

    Comfort is for all seasons, and something that we can offer anyone we love, especially our dogs when they are feeling anxious or outright afraid. Yet in some animal training circles, there is a persistent belief that to comfort an animal who is afraid will only serve to "reinforce the fear." A life spent with many animals in many situations has taught me that providing meaningful comfort is the sensible, loving response to any friend in need. Learn More
  • Counter Conditioning and Safety

    How safety affects the ability of counter conditioning to alter a dogs response to stimuli. Learn More
  • Thresholds, Thresholds, and Doing Nothing

    An excerpt from Suzanne's June Trainers' Workshop on training thresholds. Learn More

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