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  1. "See the Dog" and "Keeping Your Dog in the Think & Learn Zone"

    For complete details please contact Melissa Hardy 775 772-2172775 772-2172, or by email. The seminar will be held at Carson Canine Adventures in Carson City, NV (30 minutes south of Reno) ...

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  2. 2016-November-Australia - November 17-21

    “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)

    “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)

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  3. 4 Topics Weekend

    CLICK HERE FOR CAARMA WEBSITE & REGISTRATION FORM Friday, May 25 - 7-9 PM : Working with Fearful and Reactive Dogs This evening lecture focuses on understanding canine behavior, the nature of fear and anxiety, understanding aggression (including bite etiology). The role of stress, arousal, resilience and environmental factors are discussed. Understanding of the Stimulus Gradient, safety zones and handler behavior are stressed. Saturday, May 26 - 9-5 Topics: Building Observational Skills and ...

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  4. Building Observation Skills and (Evening lecture) Maddening to Maturity

    Saturday Whether novice or advanced, this seminar is designed to help anyone improve their observation skills. This day is a combination of lecture with exercises that build observation skills for appreciating and entering the "umwelt" (an animal's perception of its world), reading body language on a detailed and whole body basis. These skills will focus on the dog's sensory input, external body language, understanding breathing, use of space, orientation, geometry, tension and more. With this i ...

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  5. Clothier Natural Jumping Method

    A rare event! This hands-on working seminar focuses on Suzanne Clothier's Natural Jumping Method. Since its publication in 1991, literally thousands of dogs have learned to jump beautifully - and naturally! - using this proven method. This is a hands-on working seminar - all dogs will be measured, assessed and jumped. Dogs with jumping problems are welcome, as are novice dogs with no jumping experience. Covered: Structure vs. function - the physical dog at work The mechanics of jumping Good jump ...

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  6. Connection, Cooperation & Control

    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 ...

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  7. Drive, Brakes & Steering: Understanding and Modulating Arousal

    Is your dog is ready to conquer his next title? Or does he worry about the dog next door? Do you struggle with a reactive dog who seems to be part rocket and part rock-head? Do you wish you knew how to keep your dog in the Think & Learn zone? Wonder how your dog can tell you when things are "just right" or beginning to be "not so good"? Wonder how to keep the drive and enthusiasm but also have some brakes and steering? And why can't he just lay down and RELAX already!!?!? All trainers st ...

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  8. Drive, Enthusiasm, Brakes and Steering: Keeping Dogs in the Think & Learn Zone

    Drive, Enthusiasm, Brakes and Steering: Keeping Dogs in the Think & Learn Zone ™ TO REGISTER, click here Is your dog is ready to conquer his next title? Or does he worry about the dog next door? Do you struggle with a reactive dog who seems to be part rocket and part rock-head? Do you wish you knew how to keep your dog in the Think & Learn zone? Wonder how your dog can tell you when things are "just right" or beginning to be "not so good"? Wonder how to keep the drive and enthusi ...

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  9. Drives, Brakes & Steering: Keeping Your Dog in the Think & Learn Zone™

    Is your dog is ready to conquer his next title? Or does he worry about the dog next door? Do you struggle with a reactive dog who seems to be part rocket and part rock-head? Do you wish you knew how to keep your dog in the Think & Learn zone? Wonder how your dog can tell you when things are "just right" or beginning to be "not so good"? Wonder how to keep the drive and enthusiasm but also have some brakes and steering? All trainers struggle with the wide range of training and behavior is ...

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  10. Enhancing Relationships for Better Performance

    If that amazing feeling of connection with your dog seems to come and go, if you wish things could be just a bit smoother between you and your dog, if you're wondering why your dog's performance varies, if you'd like to know WHY he's doing this or that, this is the seminar for you. Dogs do not learn or perform in a vacuum, but within the context of a relationship with their handler, as well as the broader context of other influences. Participants will learn to "see the dog." Handlers benefit fro ...

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  11. Enriched Puppy Protocol

    For breeders, shelters, rescues, and anyone interested in or already involved in raising puppies from birth to 16 weeks, this evening lecture offers practical ideas for environmental and social enrichment aimed at helping puppies become the best they can be. Detailed information on development of the puppy's mind, body & social behavior.Suzanne has raised eight generations of her Hawks Hunt German Shepherds, as well as litters of other breeds. Her approach to puppy raising has helped private ...

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  12. Evening Lecture: "From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog"

    Friday, June 7, 2013 — Evening Lecture: "From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog" Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. "Teenage" dogs are everywhere, and sometimes, driving their owners crazy. For many dog owners, the 2-3 year long period of adolescence is problematic. Sadly, a majority of dogs are no ...

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  13. Evening Lecture: Puppy Enrichment: Creating Confident, Competent & Coordinated Puppies

    Saturday, June 8, 2013 - Evening Lecture: Puppy Enrichment: Creating Confident, Competent & Coordinated Puppies For breeders, shelters, rescues, and anyone interested in or already involved in raising puppies from birth to 16 weeks, this evening lecture offers practical ideas for environmental and social enrichment aimed at helping puppies become the best they can be. Detailed information on development of the puppy brain, body, reflexes and social behavior. Suzanne has raised seven gener ...

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  14. EVENING: You Had Me at Sniff! Understanding Dog-Dog Interactions

    Dog-to-dog interactions are difficult to master. Because we don't speak Dog, and dogs don't speak English, we are stuck with interpreting what we see... and sometimes, we are wrong. It can be hard to know what to do. But we want to get it right. We all have the same questions and worries when two or more dogs are together. Are we being too cautious? Or too careless? Do we just "let them work it out" or try to orchestrate pleasant encounters? When is it okay to put two dogs together? What is pla ...

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  15. Excitable Dog - ???Teaching Relaxation, Permission & Connection

    In this hands-on workshop, Suzanne will focus on teaching Really Real Relaxation Protocol; Even Though...Greetings & Goodbyes; Walk This Way (Ghost Handling, Connection Course to practice walking with connection). Please visit For Your K9 for more information and to register. ...

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  16. FINDING THE THINK & LEARN ZONE: Helping Your Dog Stay in Balance, Minimize Fear & Anxiety with RCT Techniques

    If interested in this seminar, you must contact The Natural Gait 1-877-776-22081-877-776-2208 FREE You can try this Natural Gait page for more info. Please do not contact Suzanne or her office for information - we don't handle this end of the workshop, and won't be able to answer questions for you, sorry!! FINDING THE THINK & LEARN ZONE: Helping Your Dog Stay in Balance & Minimizing Fear & Anxiety Using RCT Techniques ™ Is your dog is ready to conquer his next title? Or does ...

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  17. Following Ghosts - Beginning Tracking

    Taught by John Rice. Please visit hosting website for further details. ...

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  18. Following Ghosts - John Rice

    This is the first Following Ghosts to be offered in GA, and a wonderful opportunity to learn from John Rice, an experienced scent work trainer and instructor. This seminar will be a hands-on workshop, with each dog-handler team able to work multiple times with various tracking exercises. Registration is limited and will open November 1st, 2014. John Rice's unique approach to tracking is ideal for beginners or advanced handlers, for experienced or novice dogs of any breed. His background in Sea ...

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  19. Following Ghosts Tracking with JOHN RICE

    This seminar will be held at The Fur Post in Pine City, MN. A gorgeous setting for people and dogs to relax and learn. This is the first Following Ghosts to be offered in MN, and a wonderful opportunity to learn from John Rice, an experienced scentwork trainer and instructor. This seminar will be a hands-on workshop, with each dog-handler team able to work multiple times with various tracking exercises. John Rice's unique approach to tracking is ideal for beginners or advanced handlers, for expe ...

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  20. Following Ghosts Tracking with JOHN RICE

    This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from John Rice, an experienced scentwork trainer and instructor. This seminar will be a hands-on workshop, with each dog-handler team able to work multiple times with various tracking exercises. John Rice's unique approach to tracking is ideal for beginners or advanced handlers, for experienced or novice dogs of any breed. His background in Search & Rescue K9 and police K9 gives him a deep understanding of the complexities of scentwork, and how ...

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  21. FOLLOWING GHOSTS Tracking Workshop with JOHN RICE

    The Following Ghosts approach supports and depends on the relationship between dog and handler. These seminars provide eye-opening moments of understanding that will forever change how handlers see their dog. The Following Ghosts approach is built on the understanding that long before we begin teaching them, dogs already know how to track, air-scent and trail, and they also know how to discriminate between scents. Our job as handlers is to help the dog do these things for us, in specific ways, i ...

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  22. Following Ghosts with John Rice

    John's first teaching trip in Italy -- learn his Following Ghosts approach to scentwork & tracking. Strictly limited number of hands-on participants, so be sure to register early. John's unique approach to scentwork will leave you amazed and delighted with what even an absolute novice dog & handler team can accomplish in just 2 days. More details to come. ...

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  23. Following Ghosts Workshop - Tracking & Scentwork Combo

    Taught by John Rice, this hands-on workshop is strictly limited in number of participants (no limit on auditors). Learn BOTH tracking and scentwork in one fun workshop! Further details & registration form to come. Stay tuned! ...

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  24. Fright or Fight? Understanding the Complexities of Aggression & Fear

    For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills and knowledge. Suzanne's approach teaches handlers to see the fear and confusion that underlies many behavior and aggression problems, and choose different approaches. Emphasis is on reading canine body language, understanding use of space (macro & micro), the stimulus gradient, and "thin slicing" & skill building for success. A variety of practical techniques will be ...

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  25. Fright or Fight? Understanding the Complexities of Aggression & Fear

    For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills and knowledge. Suzanne's approach teaches handlers to see the fear and confusion that underlies many behavior and aggres- sion problems, and choose different approaches. Emphasis is on reading canine body language, understanding use of space (macro & micro), the stimulus gradient, and "thin slicing" & skill building for success. A variety of practical techniques will be ...

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  26. Fright or Flight? Understanding the complexities of Fear & Aggression

    For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills and knowledge. Suzanne's approach teaches handlers to see the fear and confusion that underlies many behavior and aggression problems, and choose different approaches. Emphasis is on reading canine body language, understanding use of space (macro & micro), the stimulus gradient, and "thin slicing" & skill building for success. A variety of practical techniques will be p ...

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  27. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION! or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7qyg8dr60... ...

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  28. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax?—?you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18?—?24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzli ...

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  29. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to man ...

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  30. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to man ...

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  31. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to man ...

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  32. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to man ...

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  33. From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

    Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to man ...

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  34. Level 2 Animal-Assisted Play Therapy: Applications with Your Dog - A 4 Day Training

    For complete details, brochure and online registration, please visit www.playfulpooch.org with Dr. Rise van Fleet and Suzanne Clothier Workshop Description This workshop offers a second-level training in Animal Assisted Play Therapy. Dog training sessions with your own dog will occur in segments throughout the workshop, with resting periods for the dogs at other times. Lectures, videos, discussions, and planning sessions will occur between the dog training segments. Role-plays of actual play ses ...

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