One of only five trainers world-wide recommended by internationally renowned trainer, breeder and author Suzanne Clothier

Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2005

I strongly believe in continuing education. I endeavor to attend at least a couple of seminars a year along with reading copious amounts of current literature and scientific studies on a variety of dog-related topics.

Professional Memberships

APDT – Professional Member
Doggone Safe – Licensed “Be A Tree presenter”. Educating children in dog bite prevention
Citizen Canine – Supporting Member and member of the Advisory Board

Professional Experience

Canine Chaos Owner/Head Instructor—2005 to date
Pet Peeves Canine Behavioral Consultants Instructor—2002 to 2006
Capital Comets Dog Sports–Volunteer Instructor/Event Planner—2002-2004

Education/Training

Currently enrolled in the CARAT™ certification program

January 21, 2017
K9 Affairs, Victoria BC
Dogsafe Canine First Aid

August 2016
Suzanne Clothier and Cindy Knowlton, St. Johnsville, NY
Advanced Relationship Centered Trainers’ ™ Workshop including Connection, Cooperation and Control™ Instructor Certification Workshop

January 2016 (six-hour online course)
Dr. Ian Dunbar
Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior and Training Problems

November 21, 2015, Victoria, BC
Dr. Marlene Smith DVM and Dr. Radica Raj DVM
Canine Nutrition, Prolotherapy and PRP

June 14, 2015
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Seminar host: What’s the Problem? Unraveling the puzzles of behavior, training and performance

June 12-13, 2015
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Seminar host: CARAT™ Level 1.1

August 28-31, 2014
Suzanne Clothier, St. Johnsville, NY
Advanced Relationship Centered Trainers’™ Workshop

August 8-10, 2014
Suzanne Clothier at Wolf Park, Battelground, Indiana
Head and Heart in Balance

June 14-15, 2014
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Seminar host: You Had Me at Sniff: All About Dog-Dog Interactions

June 13, 2014
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Event host: Never Ride a Clean Pony Bareback in Pantyhose

June 12-13, 2014
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Seminar host: CARAT™ Level 1.2

June 7-10, 2013
Suzanne Clothier, Sidney, BC
Seminar host: Observed Consultations, CARAT™ Level 1.1, The Enriched Puppy™, Maddening to Maturity

November 4-6, 2012
Suzanne Clothier, Calgary, AB
Reactive Dogs Seminar and The Enriched Puppy™ Lecture

August 16-19, 2012
Suzanne Clothier, St. Johnsville, NY
Advanced Relationship Centered Trainers’™ Workshop

May 12-13, 2012
Suzanne Clothier,  St. Johnsville, NY
CARAT™ Level 1, Part 2

May 28-29, 2011
Nicole Wilde, Vancouver, BC
Working with Fearful Dogs and Creative Client Coaching

April 28-May 1, 2011
Suzanne Clothier, Oakland, CA
CARAT™ (Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool) Level 1.1 Training – more about CARAT™ click here

August 19-22, 2010
Suzanne Clothier, St. Johnsville, NY
Advanced Trainers’ Workshop

April 3-4, 2010
Debra Olson Daniels, Toutle, WA
Exploring Clicker Training with Horses

November 27-28, 2009
Terry Ryan, Victoria, BC
How Dogs Think & Relationship Training, and Problem Behavior Toolkit & Stress in Dogs

May 3, 2009
Dr. Jean Dodds DVM, Victoria, BC
Nutrition, Vaccinations and Thyroid Disease

October 5, 2008
Jean Donaldson, Victoria, BC
Dog Behaviour—The Science Made Accessible

September 20-23, 2007
Suzanne Clothier, Victoria, BC
Seminar host: Intensive Trainers’ Workshop

October 21, 2006
Dr. Mary Plischke DVM, Victoria, BC
Canine First Aid

September 23-24, 2006
Suzanne Clothier and Dr. Sally Suttenfeld DVM, St. Johnsville, NY
INSIDE THE DOG: Understanding Structure, Function, Athletic Ability, Exercise Physiology, Conditioning and More

September 9-11, 2006
Steve & Jennifer White, Victoria, BC
Seminar host: The Power of Positive Training, Dealing with Aggression, Scentwork and Tracking

July 14-16, 2006
Suzanne Clothier, Victoria, BC
Seminar host: If Dogs Could Speak, Relationship Based Training, Aggression

June 23-25, 2006
Suzanne Clothier, St. Johnsville, NY
Annual Trainers’ Workshop

Apr 29-May 1, 2006
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Sequim, WA
Janice Dearth – Rally
Terry Ryan – Why chickens are used to teach clicker
Turid Rugaas – Calming Signals, Barking, Stress

2005 – Accredited by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Oct 22-23, 2005
Jean Donaldson, Calgary, AB
Evaluating Behavior Motivating and Training Dogs That Are Not Upset
Training Dogs That ARE Upset; Fear and Aggression Resolution

Roger Abrantes PhD, Richmond, BC
Dog Language: The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior
The Brave New World Of Dog Training

April 15-17, 2005
Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, Calgary, AB
Annual Conference including lectures/seminars by Dr. Patricia McConnell,
Dr. Ray Coppinger, Terry Ryan, Steve White, Pia Silvani CPDT, Trish King

April 1-3,2005
Dr. Ian Dunbar DVM, Richmond, BC
Instructor’s Course

October 2004
Dr. Elaine Ostrander, Victoria, BC
Canine Genetics

2004
Pet First Aid, St. John Ambulance

Aug 21-22, 2004
Brenda Aloff, Calgary, AB
Canine Aggression

July 15-17, 2004
Suzanne Clothier, Victoria, BC
If Dogs Could Speak, The Integrated Approach, Aggression Workshop

Occupational First Aid Attendant (OFA Level III) since 1998
Licenced & Insured