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Title: Relationship Assessment Tool and Fright or Flight

When: 04/27/2013 at 09:00 to 04/28/2013 at 17:00

Where: HYATT house Emeryville


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:10CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:4.5CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Relationship Assessment Tool (RATTM) When we are working with our dogs, we cannot help but be a part of the equation. In each relationship, the handler brings his or her habits, personalities, needs and style to interact with the dog, who also brings his own personality, patterns of response, needs and style. RAT was developed by Suzanne Clothier to further understanding of the dog/human relationship in a practical way. With an emphasis on patterns of behaviors found on both ends of the leash, RAT is a powerful tool for understanding the dynamics of the dog/human relationship. Beyond identifying patterns, RAT can help develop a sensible plan for any handler & dog through Training Triage, a way to establish priorities for appropriate training strategies. For those who work with training issues and behavior problems, RAT clearly identifies the strengths and weaknesses of any dog/handler team, and helps in the development of a sensible, targeted training plan for improving and strengthening the relationship. Using video & group exercises, this seminar is an overview of RAT meant to explore what a RAT assessment can provide to trainers, instructors, shelter workers, rescue groups, veterinarians, vet techs, breeders and anyone interested in understanding and enhancing the dog/human relationship. Fright or Flight? Understanding the complexities of Fear and Aggression For many reactive dogs, biting or fighting are the choices they make when they run out of options, out of coping skills and knowledge. Suzanne's approach teaches handlers to see the fear and confusion that underlies many behavior and aggression problems, and choose different approaches. Emphasis is on reading canine body language, understanding use of space (macro & micro), the stimulus gradient, and

Sponsor: Paws and Cues Dog Training

Speaker(s): **Suzanne Clothier

Contact: Kathryn Horn
 Phone: 510-638-PAWS


HYATT house Emeryville
5800 Shellmound St.

Emeryville, CA 94605
United States