See The Dog: Asking The Elemental Questions
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 and fascinating journey. If you’d like to know WHY your dog is doing this or that, this is the seminar for you, taught by Suzanne Clothier, the trainer that the late R.K. Anderson, DVM called “the best observer of dogs I’ve ever seen.”
Participants will learn to “see the dog” using Suzanne’s Elemental Questions, a detailed look at the dog as an individual. Handlers benefit from a deeper, nuanced understanding of how the dog perceives his world, what interests or bores him, how physical limits may be performing at his best, how to respond to a dog who tells you “this is boring!” and more.
Emphasis is placed on understanding the dog’s behavior as a response to environment, intrinsic, extrinsic and social stimuli. Understanding the dog within the context of this complex blend of information helps handlers work to modify and adapt their handling and goals for enhanced relationships and better performance.
Whatever the training goals or sport, understanding the Elemental Questions and how to ask them — and listen for the answers — provides the detailed information about each animal as he is. This is where truly humane training is grounded: in detailed knowledge about the individual dog.
Handlers will be able to fine tune their training approach, understand behavior or training challenges, and appreciate the qualities that contribute to or strain a relationship.
Join us, and learn more about the dogs that enrich our lives!
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