Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

November 4, 2017

SWIFT RETURN – Your Dog is Lost? What to do

Way back in the early 90s, on a snowy day in January, two of my dogs got out of our yard and disappeared into the rural […]
October 24, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Aid Organizations for Pet Owners in Need

From “When it comes to our pets, they’re more than just animals – they are members of our family. As such, many pet owners would […]
February 21, 2016

A Crowd at the Gate: Dr. Sharon Willoughby-Blake DVM

On Nov. 10, an immeasurably large crowd gathered at the gates of Heaven to meet someone special. There were dogs, horses, cats, goats, birds, snakes, lizards, […]
February 21, 2016

A Flying Finish

Labor Day hasn't yet arrived, and still, here I am, contemplating the days left in the year and how they will be measured out. If only […]
February 21, 2016

A quick review of Dogs of All Nations, 1915

Dogs of All Nations, 1915 Once again, a tip from my good friend Ginny leads me to a very interesting book, this time one from 1915. […]
February 21, 2016

A Reader’s Comments

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who took issue with my opinion re: Jean Donaldson’s teaching her dog Buffy to hump her […]
February 21, 2016

A Scarlet Macaw’s Lessons in Honesty

“The truth needs so little rehearsal.”  (Barbara Kingsolver) In this one simple sentence, Kingsolver sums up not just the value of honesty, but defines why the […]
February 21, 2016

A Shelter Story – CARAT

From my Canadian friend & fellow trainer Catherine Thomas, an interesting look at the value of CARAT in animal shelter placements. Enjoy – Suzanne A guest […]
February 21, 2016

Cheetahs on the edge – director’s cut

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes meeting a cheetah up close and personal. What I remember with delight is the […]
February 21, 2016

Dr. Dunbar’s Generous Offer

As if Dr. Ian Dunbar hasn’t given enough to dog lovers & dogs everywhere, January brings a wonderful offer of his book, “After You Get Your […]
February 21, 2016

Ebert & Stewart on Dogs

On a fine snowy day, looking at one of my dogs who nearly died on Feb 8, contemplating the joys and heartbreaks of dogs, it seems […]
February 21, 2016

Feral Dogs Blog & Dr. Mark Johnson

My friend Tom O’Dowd is not just a long time friend as well as a wonderful, kind, smart man and a talented videographer. He’s also a […]