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  1. 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. https://www.facebook.com/NobleBeastDogTraining http://noblebeastdogtraining.com ...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Practical Bones - Hands-on Workshop

    PRACTICAL BONES A day of hands-on with extremely limited working spots. Working spots for Friday will go very quickly — if you're interested, please don't hesitate to get in touch asap. Priority to professional trainers for the working spots — and all dogs must be friendly and non reactive. As very few people will get in with working dogs — others are warmly welcome to audit. ...

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  8. Scent-Wise Dogs (tm) Workshop with JOHN RICE

    SCENT-WISE™ DOGS WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 26, 2015 Beginners eager to learn or just give scent work a try? Experienced handlers trying to problem solve, build more skill, deepen their understanding or trying to prep for competition? John's workshops offer an exciting opportunity for all handlers to deepen their understanding of what that amazing canine nose can do. All participants will have a better understanding of scent work, and working with their dog as a team. At a Scent-WiseTM ...

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  9. 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 tra ...

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  10. SPEAK! The Quality of Interactions between Humans & Animals

    Suzanne will be the keynote speaker as well as presenting a break-out session at the 2014 Nature Based Therapeutics Conference, SPEAK! The Quality of Interactions between Humans & Animals. Hosted by the University of Minnesota, this conference promises to offer much to all in the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) field. Also presenting at this conference - Dr. Kirby Wycoff, Suzanne's colleague in developing The Reflected Relationship. Join us! For more information, please click here or call 612 ...

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  11. The Physical Dog

    The Physical Dog seminar focuses on a topic near & dear to Suzanne Clothier's heart: the physical dog. She first published her award winning video, Your Athletic Dog, back in 1995. Her Relationship Centered Training pulls together her knowledge of structure, movement, functional assessment, body type and how all of these factors work together with behavior and emotions. Her keen eye for movement and functional athleticism is remarkable. The late R.K. Anderson DVM noted that Suzanne "was the ...

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  12. Wag It! Games Instructor Course, taught by Sumac Grant-Johnson

    Instructor's Course Become an instructor students rave about! REGISTER HERE Wag It Games Instructor Training Courses not only help instructors who want to become Certified Wag It Games Instructors but any instructor that wants to enhance their skills as a teacher and trainer. Sept 21, 22 & 23, 2012Hawks Hunt Farm, St. Johnsville NY Course ContentWorking with the human portion of the team
    Assessing student goals
    Group dynamics
    Using Positive reinforcement with the human port ...

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  13. What's The Problem: Solving the Puzzle of Behavior, Training & Performance

    This 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 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 abou ...

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