$200.00 – $1,600.00
The Annual Trainers’ Workshop is held at the beautiful Hawks Hunt Farm in St. Johnsville NY. Limited to just 30 participants, this 5 day intensive focuses on Suzanne’s Relationship Centered Training (RCT), the physical, emotional & mental dog, the dog/handler relationship and more. Hands-on work with dogs (and other species) builds your skills & understanding while having fun with like-minded people. Laughter is a key ingredient of every day!
The Annual Trainers’ Workshop is held at the beautiful Hawks Hunt Farm in St. Johnsville NY. Limited to just 30 participants, this 5 day intensive focuses on Suzanne’s Relationship Centered Training (RCT), the physical, emotional & mental dog, the dog/handler relationship and more.
Hands-on work with dogs (and other species) builds your skills & understanding while having fun with like-minded people. Laughter is a key ingredient of every day!
Combined with more food for thought than you can take in, we also feed & water you in style with hot/cold breakfast & lunch, endless snacks & drinks, plus a t-shirt, workbook & other cool stuff.
The Trainers’ Workshop is designed for active trainers who want to learn more about Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training. This is NOT a beginner’s seminar, but you do not need to be a professional to attend. You should have a good foundation in training principles, dog behavior and learning theory. Strong emphasis on the trainer/instructor perspective.
This workshop fills quickly, and is strictly limited in size to 30 participants. Register early to save your spot!
PRE-REQUISITE You must have attended at least 2 days (not necessarily consecutive) of seminar with Suzanne, and be familiar with her Relationship Centered Training approach. 2 days with me gives you a strong sense of who I am and what I can offer. I do this so that you’re very clear that my approach is what you wish to learn, and you have a sense of where you are as a trainer/student. That helps keep the group coherent with a shared interest in RCT and my work. Please don’t waste your time (or mine) by asking to be the exception.
This workshop is always an adventure in what has been learned, wondered about, experimented with, worked on, tried, discovered and explored. There is always a blend of practical hands-on work, experiential learning, video, lecture and guest speakers. We will work with our own dogs as well as those owned by others. You do not need to bring a dog to attend! We always have dogs available for hands-on practice.
Bring your curiosity, your joy in connecting with animals and the people who love them, your sense of humor, and a willingness to stretch your mind in new ways. Hawks Hunt Farm offers a lovely setting for stepping away from the daily grind and refreshing your spirit.
If you have enjoyed the pre-requisite seminars with Suzanne, then you know that her work and the study of dog behavior, training & methodologies is an onion with endless layers. The Trainers’ Workshop is driven by the group’s interest and abilities, and explorations into the following are possible:
Participants are encouraged to bring a dog or not. You do NOT need a dog to benefit, and in fact, many first-timers are happy they came without a dog and could really focus on learning. Loaner dogs abound. Dogs with problems are welcome (provided they have not seriously injured any human or another dog).
You’ll be fed & watered in style, with breakfast, lunch, snacks & beverages included, plus group dinner on Saturday evening. We do accommodate vegetarians, but vegans & other with serious food restrictions or allergies may need to provide some of their own food Also included – workbook, t-shirt, and certificate of attendance.
FLY INTO: Albany International (ALB) or Syracuse International (SYR) airports. We are about 4+ hours from NYC, 5 from Boston, 6 from Philadelphia, 5 from Montreal.
Two half price “Sterling Gillis” Search & Rescue K-9 scholarship is available to operational SAR K9 teams. Please contact Suzanne directly on your unit’s letterhead, with a letter from your unit’s training director explaining why you and your dog deserve this scholarship. (If you have benefitted previously from a SAR scholarship, please do not apply again.)
KP Duty scholarships: One available. Save a bit of $$ when you agree to help out 2-3 hours per day with kitchen help, clean up, etc.
Caretaker Scholarship: One half-price scholarship available for a shelter employee
CEUS should be available for IAABC.
Register: To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required. Balance due in full by May 15, 2019.
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