Talks with Dogs: How Our Body Language Affects Our Communication with Dogs with Suzanne Clothier

Animals6/15/2024 7:00 PM

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The more details we have the easier it is to list and market the event*: Books and videos help us understand canine body language what this or that means, but where is the focus on handler body language? Handler behavior is as complex and as nuanced as canine body language. When the handler is sending mixed, inconsistent or contrary messages, the dog can end up confused or frustrated. Greater awareness of how these elements can and do affect the dog can improve training and relationships, and help avoid accidentally contributing to a dog’s anxiety, fear, reactivity or just flat out exasperation with humans. Dogs would really appreciate it if humans could learn to mean what they say, and know what they are really saying, and communicate clearly with intent and awareness. Suzanne provides video, examples, details and practical tips for helping handlers make adjustments. Whether you’re a pro who needs new ways to help clients be their best, or a dog loving human who wants to communicate more clearly while removing common roadblocks to understanding, this webinar is for you!

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn to observe these elements of handler body language, and be able to recognize them in themselves and others, plus practical tips for helping handlers make adjustments for clearer, consistent communication:

• Meta-messaging

• Balance

• Postures & gestures

• Orientation

• Breathing & blink rate

• Expression & voice


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