Connection, Cooperation & Control
by Suzanne Clothier
22nd - 23rd August (SAT/SUN)- CONNECTION, CO-OPERATION & CONTROL
Suzanne has put together for Australia a selection of topics to be covered over this two day seminar, to bring us her skills of connection between two beings; to show us how we can better support our dogs to cope with everyday life, and for those of us coping with the "terrible teens" or helping others to cope. Details of the topics:
Connection: The Heart-to-Heart Glue of Relationships "Hello!?!? Remember ME?" When the dog on the end of your leash seems to forget you are there in favour of more interesting things, how do you resolve that? Finding and keeping that "sweet spot" of connection makes all other training possible and fun for you and your dog. Whether you are facing training or behaviour difficulties, or just wish to deepen an already good relationship, these practical techniques can help you find that sweet spot of connection.
Mindful Socialisation: Being Your Dog's Guide to Life Whatever the age or background, your dog relies on you as his guide in life. Learn how to help your dog learn about the world while building confidence and coping skills, recognise warning signs & avoid overwhelming situations. The quality of the experience is critical, whether your canine pal is a puppy, a rescue/re-home, or a mature dog. Is your dog lacking self control? or have you put him in a situation he just can't handle? Learn how to read your dog's signals in any situation, and make good decisions for your dog based on his responses and skills. You will also learn how to identify the skills he may need to better cope with some situations.
From Maddening to Maturity Teenage and young adult dogs are the majority of dogs seen in classes for many trainers. For owners, the long period from 6 months to maturity can seem a lifetime. It is a difficult, frustrating time for both dog and handler - but it can be easier with some simple principles, understanding of the canine mind as it matures, and guiding the dog successfully through his social life and experiences. For many re-homed dogs, this adolescent phase can be prolonged, as they have missed out on many important experiences. For all dogs, knowing hinteractions, we're sometimes unsure what to do. Leaping, lunging, barking, growling, play, fight -- which is which? Knowing how to read the signs is important to helping your dog become appropriate with other dogs, protect him and guide him through the sometimes tricky dog/dog interactions. Teaching your dog to be appropriate around other dogs is based on some simple rules, practical advice and exercises. How to guide them through this stage can make a world of difference for dog and handler. You can enjoy the challenging years!
You Had Me At Sniff A dog's relationships with the other dogs can be wonderful, challenging and sometimes scary. Because we often don't understand dog/dog interactions, we're sometimes unsure what to do. Leaping, lunging, barking, growling, play, fight -- which is which? Knowing how to read the signs is important to helping your dog become appropriate with other dogs, protect him and guide him through the sometimes tricky dog/dog interactions. Teaching your dog to be appropriate around other dogs is based on some simple rules, practical advice and exercises.
24th August MON - Private lessons by appointment only