Suzanne Clothier's unique training philosophy and methods have inspired attendees at her seminars and summer camp. Suzanne's holistic approach focuses on the entire human/canine relationship and bond, and her positive training methods flow from that foundation. Suzanne has distilled much of the essence of her seminars into a series of small, but information-packed booklets. Each booklet is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" softcover.
The Seven C's: A Guide to Training & Relationships A humorous look at 7 key points in the human/dog relationship, which is the foundation of a successful approach to training. The Seven C's examines: clarity, confidence, communication, consistency, creativity, congruency & condition. 27 pages.
Finding a Balance: Issues of Power in the Human/Dog Relationship An examination of differences between human and canine perceptions of power & leadership. Common sense guidelines for establishing a healthy balance to your relationship with your dog, making it a friendship rather than a dictatorship. 32 pages.
Understanding & Teaching Self Control Self control is the foundation for learning. Taught as a specific exercise, self control allows your dog to succeed & learn, regardless of distractions around him. Practical, easy-to-follow guide for teaching calm, self control. 35 pages.
Body Posture & Emotions: Shifting Shapes, Shifting Minds A detailed look at canine emotions & their effects on learning. How to read clues in your dog's body posture that reveal his emotional state. How you can achieve shifts in your dog's emotional state to promote learning & bonding, reduction of: aggression, fear, or shyness. 39 pages.
Following Ghosts: Developing the Tracking Relationship By John Rice & Suzanne Clothier John Rice is a retired forest ranger with an extensive background in K-9 Search & Rescue. This booklet teaches tracking from a different approach than many other tracking books. From the first day of tracking, the dog is learning the advanced nosework skills needed for "real-life" tracking situations (search & rescue) or advanced tracking tests such as TDX or VST. This unique approach is the result of 14 years of observing tracking dogs at work in the demanding conditions of "real life." 56 pages.