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.
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!
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.
Why are thin slices so important in humane training? The LIMA principle urges us to work with animals in a way that avoid pressuring them, respects their individual timetable and capacities, and builds success. Thin slices help build the confidence that comes with repeated success, a wonderful gift for any dog – and for any handler. This webinar is ideal for anyone interested in learning how to tell if the slice is right — and why it matters.
This is a guest post, from trainer Cindy Knowlton, owner of See Spot Grin in Maryland. Click here for other…