2016 Professional Seminars

The East Bay SPCA is proud to host thought leaders and innovators in animal behavior and training at our newly-renovated Oakland Education & Training Center. 

Paws and Cues Dog Training Presents:
2-day seminar by Suzanne Clothier


When: Saturday April 30 - Sunday May 1, 2016 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA 94621
Price: $285 for two days; $160 for one day (includes continental breakfast; bring your own lunch)
Registration: Click here for registration information

Day 1: Cultivating Canines
This is a fascinating new seminar that offers a comprehensive approach to raising dogs with respect. If we are cultivating rather than merely raising or training, we can approach this part of our journey with our dogs in new ways. We begin to understand that the quality of all we do contributes to the dog we have at our side now and in the future.

Day 2:  One + One = Three: Understanding the Dog, the Person and the Relationship with RAT
Take one person, add one dog, and you get a third entity: the relationship between the person and the dog. This third “being”, formed from the intersection of two beings with their own needs, limitations and desires, needs to be addressed with care and compassion when developing any training plan. The Relationship Assessment Tool (RAT™) was developed by Suzanne Clothier to further understanding of the dog/human relationship in a practical & effective way.

About Suzanne Clothier
Suzanne Clothier has been professionally involved with animals since 1977. She has taught in the US, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for groups as varied as Wolf Park, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, FEMA (Northeast Region Disaster Dog Teams), and Alaskan Dog Musher Association, national specialties, as well as for obedience, agility, breed, rescue, shelter and SAR groups. Her book, “Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs” has twice being included in the Wall Street Journal's list of Top 5 Dog Books.