2016-November-Australia - November 17-21

SUZANNE CLOTHIER – AUSTRALIA 2016 GEELONG, VICTORIA 17TH – 20TH NOVEMBER


PAYMENT & REGISTRATION: click on the following link - payment can be made via Pay Pal or Credit Card http://buytickets.at/walksasone/60559


CARAT 1.2


Thursday 17th/Friday 18th November 2016 (Pre-requisite: attended CARAT 1.1 in 2015 & have now signed up for the on-line course) Cost: $350 Course materials; morning tea; lunch; afternoon tea; refreshments, included


“CULTIVATING CANINES: How to Grow Your Own Best Friend” (Saturday, 19th November)


“WHAT'S the PROBLEM? Solving the Puzzle of Behaviour, Training & Performance, with Practical RCT Techniques” (Sunday, 20th November)


Cost: $425 for both days. $250 for just one day. Course materials; morning tea; lunch; afternoon tea; refreshments, included


RCT TRAINING GAMES (Plus BONUS – first time released outside of the U.S.: sneak preview of Connection, Cooperation & Control: Solving the Puzzle of Relationship) Saturday Evening - 19th November 6.30pm – 9pm


Cost: $70 Course materials; Supper included


Limited Private sessions will be available upon request (sessions are 1hr) Monday 21st November. Please contact Jo Hamilton for further details and to book an appointment.




DETAILS


SATURDAY "CULTIVATING CANINES: How to Grow Your Own Best Friend"


To Cultivate:



  1. to develop or improve by education or training; to train; to refine;

  2. to promote the growth or development of;

  3. to devote oneself to;

  4. to seek to promote or foster (friendship, love, etc.);

  5. to seek the acquaintance or friendship of (a person).


Cultivating Canines is a fascinating new seminar from Suzanne Clothier that offers a comprehensive approach to raising dogs with respect. If we are cultivating rather than merely raising or training, we can approach this part of our journey with our dogs in new ways. We begin to understand that the quality of all we do contributes to the dog we have at our side now and in the future.


In this very popular seminar, taught with humor, scientifically grounded knowledge and a deep passion for dogs, Suzanne’s Relationship Centered Training (RCT) principles combine with her lifetime of experience raising dogs and helping others do the same. Whether a first time owner falling in love with their new dog, or a non-profit organization seeking to raise dogs who can serve mankind, this seminar presents Suzanne’s thoughtful approach to truly cultivating canines so that they can grow into a best friend.


Part I
-In the Beginning 



  • The Foundation -- genetics – the blueprint -- environmental – physical, emotional, mental, social

  • Building Schedule -- what happens when? -- critical periods – what does critical mean?

  • The Basic DOG Kit – the Assembly – weeks 0-8 weeks


Part II
-So It Begins – Weeks 8-16



  • Mindful Socialization

  • Planting the Seeds - Foundation skills

  • What’s missing? Filling in the gaps

  • Understanding your pup, customizing socialization

  • Common challenges & problems


Part III-
Getting through the Not-so-wonder Years in Style 



  • Understanding & supporting the adolescent dog

  • From angel puppy to demon dog – what happened?

  • Remember the seeds you planted?

  • What’s missing? Filling in the gaps

  • Common challenges & solutions


Part IV
-My Dog, My Friend 



  • Discovering your dog as an individual

  • Temperament, personality & maturity

  • What can you do to be your dog’s best friend?

  • What size world? which sports? what job?

  • Making decisions for your dog


Wherever you are on your journey with dogs, whether you’re starting with a new puppy, struggling with a teenage dog, wondering why your young adult dog is still driving you crazy, or are helping a rescue dog learn about what’s possible after a troubled past, this seminar will give you tons of information and practical ideas for growing your own best friend - and helping others do the same.




SUNDAY What’s the Problem? – Solving the Puzzle of Behaviour, Training & Performance, with Practical RCT Techniques”


Living with and working with our dogs is complex, dynamic, and - sometimes - frustrating! We search for answers in books, videos, training classes and seminars, but still come away puzzled or without good solutions. Wouldn't it be nice to have a way to understand what's going on, and so be able to identify what the solution(s) might be?


"What's the Problem?" is an exciting new seminar from Suzanne Clothier provides attendees with a practical and powerful way of looking at any behavior, training or performance problem, and figuring out what to do. This workshop has been widely praised as a holistic, well-rounded approach to dogs, people, training, behavior, performance -- and one that of course keeps the relationship central.


This systematic approach to unraveling the puzzle will help any handler, novice or expert, identify the areas that need attention, recognize training methods that are effective, and understand their dog as a physical, emotional and mental being.


For the dog lover, this approach helps guide your thinking about behavior & training problems, and helps you identify where to turn to help -- and what kind of help you need and want.


For the dog training professional, this approach offers a number of powerful tools for quickly and accurately identifying the issues that may be at the root of any presented problem. This allows trainers to focus on areas that need to be built or that need strengthening or repair. Want to set yourself apart from the other trainers? Learn how to identify what really needs work, and become effective and humane.


Above all, dog lover or training expert, how do you know what you need to know? How do you know if a method or equipment choice is right for you and your dog? There is a bewildering array of options and information out there. How do you know which way to go? Suzanne can help you find your way using your own good sense and specific approaches to finding answers.


Topics covered:  



  • The dog as a physical, mental, emotional being. How sensory input, perceptions, skills, talents, challenges and needs shape your dog's unique package

  • Clothier's Functional Assessment Tool (FAT) Introduced last year in Australia, FAT has grown into a powerful tool to help any caretaker understand the individual dog's day-to-day functioning and identify problems, special needs, and improvements quickly

  • The handler - How to balance the human's skills, goals and tools to support the relationship and the individual dog

  • Control, Connection & Permission -- finding the strengths & gaps

  • Training Triage - The basics of who, what, where, when, why of any challenge • What's right for you? A framework for assessing tools, methods & results


While Suzanne cannot provide a magic wand or any miracle fairy dust, she can and will provide meaningful tools and ways of thinking that will help you make better decisions for yourself, your dogs and - for professionals - your clients. This eye-opening workshop uses video, lecture, group activities and demo dogs to teach.




SATURDAY EVEVING - RCT TRAINING GAMES 


16 handler/dog teams, plus unlimited observers. Learn the theory behind the RCT Training Games which allow multiple age, multiple skill levels to all play together in one class. Ideal for instructors wanting to add FUN! while also seriously improving skills in the dog and handler.


16 dog handler teams will play the actual games (2-3 games to be selected) with assistance from observers. A perfect evening to just have some fun with your dog.


Dogs must be well socialized to other dogs and people, and comfortable in an active but safe setting; no reactive, fearful or aggressive dogs please!


BONUS: Sneak preview of Connection, Cooperation & Control: Solving the Puzzle of Relationship --- developed by Cindy Knowlton & Suzanne Clothier, this new program is going to take the dog world by storm to help dogs & handlers develop the kind of connection they dream of, and doing it in a fun, easy way using RCT principles.




GENERAL INFORMATION


VENUE: Barwon Heads Pony Club Barwon Heads Village Park, 14 Geelong Rd E, Barwon Heads VIC 3227 Free Parking. No Camping


CAMPING/ACCOMMODATION: A list of nearby Camping/Hotels/Bed & Breakfast facilities is provided here, and upon registration. See your confirmation email for details.


CATERING: Tea/Coffee/Water shall be available throughout each day Morning Tea; Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided. Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian catered.


Saturday –Day 1: “CULTIVATING CANINES: How to Grow Your Own Best Friend” Sunday – Day 2: “What’s the Problem? – Solving the Puzzle of Behaviour, Training & Performance, with Practical RCT Techniques” 



  • Lecture presentation by Suzanne - interactive

  • Video & group exercises

  • Handlers with dogs limited to Case History submissions from which Suzanne selects dogs to work.

  • Dogs attending must be crated unless working or exercising (on lead) with their handler.

  • Barking dogs will have to be crated outdoors or secured in the car.

  • Handlers working a dog may arrange for seminar co-participants to video sessions when they are working their dog but may not video other dogs or Suzanne lecturing.


Saturday evening - RCT Training Games:



  • Hands on – interactive exercises

  • Limited to first 16 handlers to register  

  • No limit on auditors!

  • Dogs attending: it is advisable to bring a crate so your dog can rest between exercises.

  • Barking dogs will have to be crated outdoors or secured in the car.

  • Handlers working a dog may arrange for seminar co-participants to video sessions when they are working their dog but may not video other dogs or Suzanne lecturing.

  • Dogs must be well socialized to other dogs and people, and comfortable in an active but safe setting; no reactive, fearful or aggressive dogs please!


FEES


CARAT 1.2 (Two day seminar) - $350 Non-refundable Deposit of $200 to secure a spot Final payment required no later than 17th October 2016


“Cultivating Canines” + “What’s the Problem?” (Two day seminar) - $425 Non-refundable Deposit of $200 to secure a spot Final payment required no later than 17th October 2016


RCT Training Games (Evening seminar) - $70: Non-refundable Deposit of $40 to secure a spot Final payment required no later than 17th October 2016




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CANCELLATION POLICY:



  • If the event is cancelled by the hosting group due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund shall be made to participants.

  • Walking As One shall not be responsible for any associated cancellations such as accommodation/travel costs. Such costs are solely at the arrangement between the participant and the hosting facility.

  • Cancellations made by the participant prior to the seminar: No refund of deposit. Balance refundable only possible if another participant can fill the vacated position. If so, person making the cancellation will be contacted and the refund will be forwarded.


SAR K9 SEARCH AND RESCUE SCHOLARSHIP: • Eligible applicants: K-9 SAR handler belonging to an established K-9 SAR unit • Application to detail unit and experience • Application must be on the SAR group’s official letterhead • Application to be forwarded to: joandbenton@bigpond.com (Att: Jo-Anne)


HOSTED BY Jo-Anne Hamilton - Walking As One (ABN17 239 884 166) e-mail: joandbenton@bigpond.com




About Suzanne Clothier Suzanne Clothier internationally known dog trainer, behavior consultant and speaker, is the author of “Bones Would Rain From the Sky” and numerous other publications. Suzanne has been working with animals professionally since 1977, with a deep background of experience that includes obedience, agility, puppy testing, breeding, Search and Rescue, conformation, instructing, kennel management and canine midwifery. A breeder of German Shepherds, 8 generations of her Hawks Hunt dogs have been successful in obedience, agility, tracking, Search & Rescue, therapy dogs, herding, Rally, nosework, as guide dog breeding stock and of course, as beloved companions.


She has served as a committee member for the American Humane Association's Task Force for the Development of Humane Standards for Dog Training, and as a member of the AKC's Agility Advisory Board and consultant for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Guide Dogs of America, and Assistance Dogs of the West.


She has taught seminars on a wide variety of topics in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Holland, the UK, Belgium, and Italy, and spoken to groups as diverse as FEMA Northeast Region Disaster Dog Teams, Association for Pet Dog Trainers, Alaskan Dog Mushers Association, Assistance Dogs International/North America, and Wolf Park.


Suzanne is well respected for her holistic Relationship Centered Training™ approach to dogs and the people that love them. Her assessment tools CARAT, FAT and RAT are changing the way people see animals. Her Enriched Puppy Protocol is changing the way that puppies are raised. She is pleased to be working with Cindy Knowlton to develop an RCT based program, Connection, Cooperation & Control: Solving the Puzzle of Relationship – a fun, effective way for people & dogs to connect through simple but profoundly affecting exercises.


For more information on Suzanne Clothier, including FREE videos, articles, and her publications, please visit http://www.suzanneclothier.com

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Type Live
Year 2016
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Author Suzanne Clothier
Presenters Suzanne Clothier
Location Geelong area, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
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