Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

July 31, 2017

Real time

This afternoon, with all fed, settled, watered and no one needing me, I laid down with the eight puppies in the shade. No more work or […]
July 3, 2017

The puppies are here!

Our lovely young dog Cassie (Hawks Hunt’s Redwing) delivered 8 beautiful pups on Sunday morning, June 25. While we wish her c-section had not been necessary, […]
February 13, 2017

Your Aggression, Dog’s Aggression

From the University of Pennsylvania comes an interesting new study that actually looks at how an owner's aggressive behavior affects a dog's aggressive behavior. Not too […]
February 21, 2016

12 Pups & Tears for A Good Dog

When the phone rang that morning a while back, twelve puppies lay sleeping in contented piles at my feet. Snuggled against their littermates, amidst the colorful […]
February 21, 2016

A Crowd at the Gate: Dr. Sharon Willoughby-Blake DVM

On Nov. 10, an immeasurably large crowd gathered at the gates of Heaven to meet someone special. There were dogs, horses, cats, goats, birds, snakes, lizards, […]
February 21, 2016

A Flying Finish

Labor Day hasn't yet arrived, and still, here I am, contemplating the days left in the year and how they will be measured out. If only […]
February 21, 2016

A Little Food for Thought Goes the Wrong Way

Sputter, choke, gasp, blurp! That’s the sound of a little bit of information going the wrong way. It is my own fault. Long enamored of factoids, […]
February 21, 2016

A quick review of Dogs of All Nations, 1915

Dogs of All Nations, 1915 Once again, a tip from my good friend Ginny leads me to a very interesting book, this time one from 1915. […]
February 21, 2016

A Reader’s Comments

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who took issue with my opinion re: Jean Donaldson’s teaching her dog Buffy to hump her […]
February 21, 2016

A Scarlet Macaw’s Lessons in Honesty

“The truth needs so little rehearsal.”  (Barbara Kingsolver) In this one simple sentence, Kingsolver sums up not just the value of honesty, but defines why the […]
February 21, 2016

A Shelter Story – CARAT

From my Canadian friend & fellow trainer Catherine Thomas, an interesting look at the value of CARAT in animal shelter placements. Enjoy – Suzanne A guest […]
February 21, 2016

A Simple Gift of Immeasurable Greatness

For quite a few years now, I've had a special friend that I only saw from time to time - Sara Kiss. Sara was a lovely […]