DECATUR, GA May 12

For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills and knowledge. Suzanne’s approach teaches handlers to see the fear and confusion that underlies many behavior and aggression problems, and choose different approaches. Emphasis is on reading canine body language, understanding use of space (macro & micro), the stimulus gradient, and “thin slicing” & skill building for success. A variety of Suzanne’s practical Relationship Centered Training  techniques will be provided to help handlers and dogs both make choices that are comfortable, safe and humane.

February 1, 2015

Fright or Flight? Understanding the Complexities of Aggression & Fear

DECATUR, GA May 12 For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills […]
April 1, 2016

From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax […]
January 1, 2017

A Weekend with Suzanne Clothier

Highlights DECATUR, GA Feb.18-19, 2017 Sat – You Had Me at Sniff: Dog-Dog Interaction Sat evening – The Elemental Questions Sunday – Drives, Brakes & Steering […]
January 14, 2017

From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

Austin, TX Feb 12, 2017 Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even […]
January 23, 2017

Fright or Flight? Understanding the Complexities of Aggression & Fear

Austin, TX Feb. 11, 2017 For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping […]
November 26, 2018

Austin, TX The HAND IN PAW JOURNEY: Shared Path to Individual Solution

THE HAND & PAW JOURNEY: A SHARED PATH TO INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS Whether working with your own dog or a dog professional working with a client’s dog, we all share the same journey with the same quest: How do we help this dog and his person? Statistics, jargon, and how-to recipes abound, but so much information can leave us overwhelmed and unsure. How do you determine what an individual dog and his person need? How do you find the best solution for each individual dog and situation? Being a humane trainer requires that we figure out what we need to know. But where to begin? What path should we take? Suzanne’s comprehensive approach considers the whole dog – physical, mental & emotional – as well as the whole relationship between dog and his person.
January 9, 2019

St Johnsville – Advanced Trainers’ Retreat

Open only to those who have attended a June Trainers’ Workhop! Sept 11-15, 2019 As usual, 9-5 each day, but we’ll pick one night to hang […]
January 10, 2019

Chicago area – Seminars

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January 10, 2019

Seattle, WA – Seminars

The Enriched Puppy Protocol: Raising Confident, Coordinated & Connected Canines Friday, September 20th, 6pm – 9pm Whether you love knowing more about helping puppies become the […]