Arousal, Anxiety & Fear - Empathy, Understanding and Options for Anxious or Fearful Dogs by Suzanne Clothier

Arousal, Anxiety & Fear - Empathy, Understanding and Options for Anxious or Fearful Dogs
Suzanne Clothier

Empathy, understanding & options for anxious or fearful dogs

Is your dog just a bit shy? Stressed? Afraid? Wish you knew how to help? This 2 hour lecture by Suzanne Clothier provides detailed information to help viewers develop empathy, understanding and humane options for their work with stressed or anxious dogs.

Suzanne discusses

Stress and its effects on physiology and behavior
The role of arousal in stress, anxiety and fear
Assessing stress levels in dogs
Providing support and safety for the anxious dog
The pros and cons of common strategies for managing anxiety

Whether you're wondering about counter-conditioning vs. flooding, if your dog might need medication, or if training would help, Suzanne provides a thoughtful framework for finding the best solution for each individual dog.

Running time: approximately 2 hours.

Suzanne Clothier has been working with animals professionally since 1977, with a deep background of experience that includes obedience, agility, puppy testing, breeding, Search and Rescue, conformation, instructing, kennel management and canine midwifery. She is well respected for her holistic, relationship based approach to dogs and the people that love them.Whether the audience is companion dog owners or experienced trainers, Suzanne's broad knowledge, common sense and humor offer exciting, practical information and approaches that will enhance the dog/human relationship.

She has taught in the US, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for groups as varied as Wolf Park, NADOI, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, FEMA (Northeast Region Disaster Dog Teams), Alaskan Dog Musher Association, Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society, AKC Obedience judges, many national specialties, and numerous obedience, agility, breed, rescue, shelter and SAR groups.

An award winning author of videos, books, booklets and numerous articles, Suzanne has written articles for the AKC Gazette, Dog Fancy, Dogs In Canada, Off Lead, Clean Run, Wolf Clan and breed magazines and newsletters around the world. She served as a committee member for the AKCís Agility Advisory Board, and as a committee member of the American Humane Associationís Task Force for the Development of Humane Standards in Dog Training.

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. Bones has been translated into German, Italian and Croatian.

From 2007-2010, she served as a consultant to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, one of the world's largest guide dog school. Her Relationship Centered Trainingô philosophy served as the structure for the updating of GEB's puppy raising program. Additionally, Suzanne developed a new puppy testing protocol, an broodstock/IFT (in for training) test/

In 2007, she developed an exciting new temperament assessment tool, CARAT (Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool). She is also the developer of the Relationship Assessment Tool (RAT). Currently, she is involved in a number of research projects involving CARAT and RAT, and as of 2011, will be teaching seminars on these exciting new tools.

A German Shepherd breeder for 24+ years, her Hawks Hunt German Shepherds have been successful in obedience, agility, SAR, tracking, herding and therapy work; she is also the co-breeder of a National Specialty BOB Brittany. She lives on a working farm in upstate New York with husband John Rice, and their considerable animal family of dogs, cats, parrots, tortoises, Scottish Highland cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs and more.

This title is in the following categories:

Advanced/Pro Training
Problem Dogs

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