"Training is a mechanical skill.

The problem arises when we mistake the skill of training for the relationship itself."

-Suzanne Clothier

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Suzanne Clothier is an internationally respected dog trainer who has worked professionally with animals since 1977. She is the author of many publications, including Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs. She teaches seminars throughout the US & internationally on a wide range of topics that reflect her broad, deep experience. Suzanne's lifelong passion for animals shines through in all she does. You can find her expertise at work helping dog lovers solve the puzzle of behavior, training & performance problems, working with service dog organizations to improve their puppy programs, developing exciting new assessment tools, or offering other trainers new insights and techniques.

Suzanne's approach to dog training, Relationship Centered Training™ (RCT), blends science and heart in a satisfying blend that has helped countless people and dogs create the healthy, happy relationships we all want. Respect, clear communication and generous rewards work together to create a mutually enjoyable way to live with and enjoy dogs, whatever your goals.

Relationship Centered Training™ techniques are innovative, practical, effective and humane - and fun! Whether you want to understand your dog better, solve a behavior problem, improve your dog training & handling skills, or add some new tools to your training toolbox, Relationship Centered Training™ provides a wealth of information.

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