SEMINAR: Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now? Understanding What Your Dog Can Tell You

One of the best things about dogs is how hard they try to communicate with us. They use their eyes, their bodies, even their voice, and of course, those amazing tails!

We can trust our dogs to tell us the truth about how they are feeling in any moment, and that is an incredible gift in any relationship.

But did you ever wonder if maybe you’re not quite getting the message? Or if you’ve misunderstood your dog? Or perhaps you just want to learn more, more, more! This seminar is taught by internationally respected trainer Suzanne Clothier, whose approach that encompasses the whole dog – physical, mental and emotional.

Strange but true that a lot of what we think is bad behavior is actually communication.

Do any of these common behaviors ring a bell?

  • Jumping up
  • Barking
  • Ducking away
  • Not working with us unless they see the treat or toy
  • Shutting down
  • Refusing to cooperate
  • Pulling on leash

This seminar will focus on understanding new ways to understand what our dogs are communicating to us. Using selected demo dogs, Suzanne will cover:

  • The Elemental Questions
  • Why? When? How? Who? Understanding Behavior & Training Challenges
  • Observation Skills
  • The Geometry of Body Language
  • What Movement & Posture Can Tell Us

Join us for a fascinating day of learning from a trainer whose observation skills are legendary. The late veterinary behaviorist, Dr R.K. Anderson called her, “One of the best observer of dogs I’ve ever seen.” Suzanne’s easy and humorous teaching style will open your eyes to what each dog can tell you, when you know how to see and listen.

NOTE: We offer discounted pricing for Shelter & Rescue staff & volunteers on the honor system. Please help us continue to offer this discount which comes right out of our pocket — take the discount only if you really need it.

SAVE! When you make it a full weekend by also registering for the Saturday seminar: IF GOLDILOCKS WAS A DOG TRAINER: How to Help Your Dog Find “Just Right”


Nov 12 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm