Suzanne Clothier coming to Austin TX
February 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2017
We are so excited to announce that Suzanne will be coming back to Austin, Texas in February!
She will be presenting CARAT 1.2 on Thursday and Friday, February 9 & 10 for those who are seeking certification in her CARAT PROGRAM.
The weekend seminars will be "Fright or Flight: Understanding and Helping Aggression, Fear and Anxiety" February 11, 2017 and "Maddening to Maturing: Understanding and Helping the Adolescent Dog" February 12, 2017. These seminars will benefit trainers, rescue workers, and clients dealing with these very issues!
Suzanne Clothier has been professionally involved with animals since 1977. She has taught in the US, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for groups as varied as Wolf Park, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, FEMA (Northeast Region Disaster Dog Teams), and Alaskan Dog Musher Association, national specialties, and obedience, agility, breed, rescue, shelter and SAR groups.
Her book, Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs has received wide spread praise from every corner of the dog world, including twice being included in the Wall Street Journal's list of Top 5 Dog Books. An award winning author of videos, books, booklets and numerous articles, Suzanne has served as a committee member for the AKC’s Agility Advisory Board, and for the American Humane Association’s Task Force for the Development of Humane Standards in Dog Training.
CARAT 1.2, February 9-10, 2017
Prerequisites: you have attended a CARAT 1.1 seminar and are (or will be) enrolled in the CARAT online certification course by January 9, 2017.
Course materials, refreshments, and lunch are included.
Cost for this workshop is $350 per person, or $300 per person group rate for approved organizations.
The organization group rate is for professional canine organizations (i.e., assistance dog groups, shelters, rescues, training centers) with two or more people pursuing certification. Organizations qualifying for a group rate must pay with the organization's credit card or check.
Please note that fees for this workshop are in addition to online certification course fees!
Two days with Suzanne Clothier at the Rockin' Y Ranch in Austin, Texas!!
February 11 and 12, 2017
The Humaner Trainer, Inc. and Talk to the Paw are thrilled to announce Suzanne Clothier is returning to the Lone Star state to present two more very special seminars. These informative and entertaining seminars are sure to enhance that deep and loving relationship we all have with our dogs. Both seminars are geared toward dog owners and dog professionals alike.
Do you know or have a fearful furry family member that needs help? Fright or Flight is for you!
Do you have a dog 4 years old or younger? Are you thinking of getting a dog soon? Maddening to Maturity might just get you through those teenage years! If you work in a shelter or rescue that adopts out adolescent (or soon to be adolescent) dogs, this seminar will provide you with great information to help make your adoptions more successful.
We're so pleased to be able to offer dog lovers another wonderful opportunity to spend a day or two with one of the most well respected dog trainers in the world.
Please note that only working participants, participants with service dogs, and people staying at the ranch may have dogs at the venue during the seminar.
For more information on Suzanne, go to: www.suzanneclothier.com
Fright or Flight: Understanding and Helping Aggression, Fear and Anxiety
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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.
Maddening To Maturity: Understanding and Helping the Adolescent Dog
Sunday, February 12, 2017
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 – you’re not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers! For many dog owners, the 18-24 month period of adolescence is problematic. Even with a great start in puppyhood, many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways.
While puzzling to many owners, this is a natural but poorly understood stage of development. Did you know that adolescence begins around 20 weeks of age? That a year old dog is roughly the equivalent of a 14-year human? That adulthood in the dog begins at 2-4 years of age? That the most annoying teenage dogs are usually geniuses?
The Relationship Centered Training (tm) RCT approach to adolescents focuses on three areas of the teenage dog's life:
*Relationship with the handler
*Social Life (other people, dogs, & animals)
*Life Skills (self control, basic manners, coping skills)
For each area, using live demo dogs, we will explore ways to assess each dog's strengths and limits, how the handler can support the dog, what skills need to be developed, and how to recognize problems tha must be addressed.
This seminar will address:
*RCT keys: communication, commitment, communication
*The handlers role as the teenage dog's guide to life
*Balancing the relationship
*Age appropriate responsibility
*Cooperation as a lifestyle, permission and parameters
*"Even Though" empathy and expectations
*Potholes, loopholes and missing bricks in the dog's skill sets
Self control, handling arousal, dealing with distractions and attractions, polite behavior with others (people and dogs) - all are important aspects of growing up into a well behaved adult. Learn how to guide your teenage dog to maturity using effective and humane RCT techniques such as Really Real Relaxation, Go Say Hi, Auto-Check-In, Puppy Politeness Poker and more!
When you understand your adolescent dog better, you can settle into the work and joys of helping them grow into a wonderful adult dog. The kind of adult dog that makes people say, "Oh, I wish I had a dog just like that!" while you smile and wonder if they knew him as a teenager!
GENERAL SEMINAR INFO:
Early bird (register by January 11, 2017):
Individual Two days - $295; 1-day $175
Group (5 or more) - $275 per person*
After January 11, 2017:
Individual Two days - $325; 1-day $210
Group (5 or more) - $305 per person*
SAR Scholarships to honor the Sterling Gillis Memorial K-9 SAR Scholarship program are available to SAR handlers. All operational K-9 SAR handlers are eligible to receive the scholarship and attend the handlers for Fright or Flight and Maddening to Maturity seminars at no charge. Please contact the seminar hosts to apply.
*Group rates are available only for two-day attendance. Please contact Margaret (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your group.
Are you a dog professional?
Info on CEU’s available coming soon.
Online at www.humanertrainer.com//events (online registration will open soon!)
To pay by check: email Margaret and she will send you a registration form. Checks should be made out and mailed to:
The Humaner Trainer
8618 McMeans Trail
Austin, Texas 78737
Please note the seminar(s) you are registering for on your check!
Seminar Policies for Fright or Flight and Maddening to Maturity
February 11-12, 2016
Rockin’ Y Ranch, Austin, Texas
***Please note that there is a strict no smoking policy in all buildings and grounds at the Rockin’ Y Ranch.***
Registration & Refund Policy:
Full payment is required to confirm your registration. Registration is complete when both the registration form and your payment are received.
All cancellations must be in writing (e-mail accepted).
Cancellations received no later than 45 days before the first day of the seminar will receive a refund of 50% of the paid registration fee, less a $75 processing charge.
Cancellations received no later than 30 days before the first day of the seminar will receive a refund of 25% of the paid registration fee less a $75 processing charge.
NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days before the first day of the seminar or “no shows”. This policy is without exception.
Due to the wonderfully unique setting of the seminar, only demo dogs, participants with service dogs, and dogs staying at the ranch will be permitted onsite.
Unless otherwise state, i.e.. demo dogs, all dogs must be friendly with people and dogs, and quiet in a crate. Dogs must be on leash and supervised at all times. Owners must pick-up after her/his dog.
Noisy or disruptive dogs will be required to be moved to your vehicle (weather permitting) or leave.
If your dog is considered dangerous, disruptive, or un-manageable by the seminar hosts and/or speaker, you will be asked to leave the event/property and will not be refunded any part of the seminar fee.
Please be sure this is the right environment for your dog!
For more information, contact:
Margaret Johnson: email@example.com - Austin, Texas
Kathi O’Malley: firstname.lastname@example.org - Dallas, Texas