SIT is an amazing starting point for understanding our dog’s physical abilities. When you know what to look for, how your dog sits – or doesn’t! – can provide a wealth of information, including possible discomfort, pain or even structural issues that need your support.
Suzanne’s compassionate and holistic approach to defining the “right size world” is based on the individual dog’s needs, abilities and preferences.
3 great seminars – join us for an amazing weekend!
This webinar will encourage you to think about assessments and testing in deeper ways, including knowing what you need to know, defining your criteria, and scaling the responses and behaviors you observe. Suzanne’s legendary observation skills and whole-dog approach, plus her FAT app, gives you new tools to understand the dogs in your life.
Assessing behavior and evaluating a dog can be challenging! So many factors play a role in the dog’s behavior that it can be difficult to distinguish a response to environmental or social triggers from a true temperament response or behavior pattern. When we carefully assess function as a reflection of well-being, we have a better sense of how that dog is doing.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 6pm to 7:30pm EDT (USA and Canada) Treat/Retreat was developed by Suzanne Clothier back in 1994,…
Part 1 – Introduction to CARAT Tuesday, June 13, 2023 6pm to 7:30pm EST (USA and Canada) Part 2 –…
Suzanne will be presenting on both CARAT and Treat-Retreat for the Behavior Vets this summer. Introduction to CARAT: Two-Part Series…
Suzanne Clothier’s observation skills are legendary. The late great R.K.Anderson DVM called her, “one of the best observers of dogs that I have ever seen.” This course takes you deeper into observation skills. You’ll learn about different types of recording observations, knowing what you need to know, multiple aspect observations, and how details of body language create important context for understanding behavior in deeply nuanced ways.
Accurate observations are at the heart of great training (and great relationships). If you don’t really SEE THE DOG, your relationships and training are missing important information dogs need you to know.
RAT looks at the patterns of interaction between a dog and handler. Both ends of the leash are considered to assess what supports the relationship, what may be undermining it, or what may be creating training challenges.