Dogblog note: This seminar has been canceled due to an illiness in the Clothier family. ACT is trying to reschedule for 2014.
Alyeska Canine Trainers is bringing up Suzanne Clothier  on Oct. 4-6 for a series of seminars to help dog owners better understand their dogs. If you want to know your dogs better, you don't want to miss it.
I learned about Clothier years ago through some of her online essays on dog training and interactions. They just made sense. She has written several books on the subject and is also a much-acclaimed international speaker.
Check out the flyer  for more information, but here's a brief look at the schedule:
October 4th 7 – 9:30pm
“You Had Me at Sniff! Understanding Dog-Dog Interactions”
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 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? Join us for some answers!
October 5th 9am – 5pm
“From Maddening to Maturity:
Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog”
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 Relationship Centered Training techniques such as Really Real Relaxation, Go Say Hi, Auto-Check-in, Puppy Politeness Poker and more. Demo dogs requested.
October 6th 9am – 5pm
“Drives, Brakes & Steering:
Keeping Your Dog in the Think & Learn Zone™”
All trainers struggle with the wide range of training and behavior issues that have their origin in arousal, sensory stimulation and reactivity. This seminar will help all handlers and their dogs be the best they can be. Whether you’re an old pro or a new trainer, you and your dog will benefit from Suzanne Clothier’s approach to understanding arousal, reactivity, behavior and performance. Demo dogs requested.