Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

February 21, 2016

A Reader’s Comments

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who took issue with my opinion re: Jean Donaldson’s teaching her dog Buffy to hump her […]
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.
November 27, 2018

2019 Seminars – Quick list!

I’ll be posting details soon, but save the dates for 2019! See you there! Feb 13, 14 & 15 – CARAT 1.3, Austin TX Feb 16-17 […]
January 8, 2019


Can we ever know enough about these amazing friends? So much they tell us, if we know how to listen! Understanding our dogs is an endless […]
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 9, 2019
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St. Johnsville NY – CARAT 1.1

Developed by Suzanne Clothier in 2007, CARAT (Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool) is a novel assessment system that categorizes behavior traits in multiple components that are […]
January 10, 2019

Chicago area – Seminars

Topics TBD - stay tuned for details!