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AROUSAL, ANXIETY AND FEAR: EMPATHY, UNDERSTANDING, & OPTIONS FOR ANXIOUS OR FEARFUL DOGS

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Is your dog just a bit shy? Stressed? Afraid? Wish you knew how to help? This 2 hour lecture by Suzanne Clothier provides detailed information to help viewers develop empathy, understanding and humane options for their work with stressed or anxious dogs.

Suzanne discusses
• Stress and its effects on physiology and behavior
• The role of arousal in stress, anxiety and fear
• Assessing stress levels in dogs
• Providing support and safety for the anxious dog
• The pros and cons of common strategies for managing anxiety

(2 hours)


Whether you’re wondering about counter-conditioning vs. flooding, if your dog might need medication, or if training would help, Suzanne provides a thoughtful framework for finding the best solution for each individual dog.

Suzanne Clothier is an internationally respected trainer, speaker and author of Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs. Her Relationship Centered Training™ (RCT) blends science and heart with skill and practicality.


Running time: approximately 2 hours.

Donated by Phyllis Chan in honor of Shirley the Cocker Spaniel