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  1. 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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  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. 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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  4. 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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  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 puzzling to man ...

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  7. Never Ride A Clean Pony Bareback & Other Useful Life Advice for Animal Lovers

    Evening Lecture If you love animals, if you understand that life with animals can take you down some interesting roads, if you've ever wondered whether Dr. Doolittle might actually be real, this evening is for you. Suzanne Clothier has lived with many different species throughout a life devoted to animals, and she's got a bit more than just some dog hair on her jeans to show for it! By turns hilarious and touching, spend a great evening relaxing with other animal lovers and laugh while you lear ...

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  8. NEW Seminar: "What's the Problem? Unraveling the Puzzles of Behavior, Training & Performance"

    NEW SEMINAR "What's the Problem? Understanding the Puzzle of Behavior, Training & Performance" This exciting new seminar from Suzanne Clothier provides attendees with apractical and powerful way of looking at any behavior, training orperformance 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, recognizetraining methods that are effective, and understand their dog as aphysic ...

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  9. Practical Bones: Hands On with RCT Training Techniques

    Limited to 16 working dog/handler teams - but auditors are welcome. Please register early!This is a hands-on, working seminar focused on practical application of RCT exercises. Handler will be working with their own dog as well as unfamiliar dogs, as well as with other handlers in a variety of exercises.The emphasis throughout the day is increased awareness, greater skill proficiency, and hands-on practice with coaching and feedback from Suzanne. This is an intense day of learning that will incl ...

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  10. Seminar

    Fear/anxiety, Understanding & Modulating Arousal. Physical Roots of Training, Behavior & Performance Problems. And we might have time for the Maddening to Maturity Adolescent section. ...

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  11. Seminar

    Please contact Jo Hamilton at joandbenton@bigpond.com for more information. ...

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. The Reflected Relationship: Assessment & Suitability in Animal Assisted Therapy

    THE REFLECTED RELATIONSHIP: ASSESSMENT & SUITABILITY IN ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY Course Description: This 2-day course will be co-taught by Dr. Kirby Wycoff and Suzanne Clothier. This training will focus on The Reflected Relationship — a new model for the provision of Animal Assisted Therapy services, one that honors and respects the relationship above all else. The Reflected Relationship brings together the experience of trainer & teacher Suzanne Clothier (author of Bones Would Ra ...

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  16. WOLF PARK: Head and Heart in Balance

    The elemental questions we ask others take us to the heart of relationship with them. Using knowledge of the basic needs shared by humans and other animals we will identify our assumptions about what motivates animals and what they like and dislike. Are the rewards and the enriching experiences we give our animals things they really like? Are we interpreting animals' behaviors correctly? Can we intertwine objective knowledge and imagination to enter the world of another species? The seminar will ...

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  17. 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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  18. 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 play ...

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