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Suzanne Clothier Seminar: You Had Me at Sniff

  • ROCKIN' Y RANCH Stillridge Drive Austin, TX, 78736 United States (map)

Whether you are a dog owner or dog professional, "See the Dog" and "You Had Me at Sniff" are informative and entertaining one-day seminars, sure to enhance that special relationship we all have with our furry family members. Attend one or both seminars.

**  Suzanne Clothier will be selecting participants' dogs to work with during the Saturday & Sunday seminars. If you would like Suzanne to consider working with your dog, go to **

You Had Me at Sniff: Understanding Dog-Dog Interactions   

Dog-to-dog interactions are difficult to master. Because we don’t speak Dog, and dogs don’t speak English, we are stuck with interpreting what we see... and sometimes, we are wrong. It can be hard to know what to do. But we want to get it right.

We all have the same questions and worries when two or more dogs are together. 

Are we being too cautious? Or too careless? Do we just “let them work it out” or try to orchestrate pleasant encounters? When is it okay to put two dogs together? What is play and what is not play? What is a suitable playmate? Do size or age differences matter? Argument or serious fight?


Suzanne Clothier Feb.27-28, 2016

Practical information and techniques will be discussed (and demonstrated as possible), including:  

  • Reading Body Language Important clues
  • Connection & Control - Supporting your dog & remaining connected
  • The Think & Learn Zone - How arousal affects dog/dog interactions, Management vs. Training - Know the difference 
  • Permissions, Not Permissive - The power of explicit permissions
  • Safe Introductions - Muiltiple techniques for sensible, safe introductions
  • Even Though... - Training Developing responsibility in the dog for self control & appropriate behavior even though...
  • Look Who’s Here!
  • Changing attitudes towards others Breaking Up Dog Fights Safely
  • For those involved in rescue, fostering dogs can create additional stresses on your permanent canine family. Special considerations and practical tips for meeting the unique needs of fosters will be addressed. This seminar is packed full of practical information, effective techniques and hard won experience.

CEU's:   IAABC - 12   CCPDT - Trainers 4 and Behavior Consultants 3

About Suzanne Clothier 

Suzanne 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.

Earlier Event: February 27
Suzanne Clothier Seminar: See the Dog
Later Event: February 9
Suzanne Clothier CARAT 1.2