Thresholds, Transitions and Triggers

One of our more popular webinars is back - giving you the opportunity to participate in a new live Q&A.

*This webinar will be recorded, you will have access to the recording for a year.

“He was fine until . . .” Does it seem like an invisible switch that gets flipped, & your dog shifts from cooperative or calm to disconnected, disengaged, maybe even out of control?

What happened?

Chances are good that triggers, thresholds & transitions are affecting behavior in ways both subtle and dramatic.

Understanding transitions, thresholds & triggers helps you assess & meet the dog’s need for specific skills to help them safely negotiate their “icebergs.” Learn how to find your dog’s sweet spot where learning is easy & fun.

Like the captain of the Titanic, trainers sometimes ignore the behavioral icebergs: transitions, thresholds & triggers. The result can be annoying or a significant problem.

Whether you want an enjoyable walk with your dog, or you’re aiming at top level performance, whether Buster’s bonkers at the door or blowing you off, Suzanne’s approach focuses on the fundamentals of arousal, attention, communication & behavioral flexibility.


  • the Think & Learn Zone (TLZ)
  • recognizing your dog’s triggers
  • training opportunities vs. management moments
  • promoting mental & behavioral flexibility
  • anatomy of attention (a limited resource!)

Is a quiet distraction-free location necessary? What makes a good training situation? How do transitions change your dog’s behavior? Should a dog always be “below threshold”? Are your dog’s thresholds physical, mental, emotional — or all of the above?

Whether you’ve got a brand new puppy, a new-to-you rehome, or a seasoned performer, this webinar will offer many “aha!” moments that will keep you & your dog sailing along smoothly.

This is a replay of a previously recorded webinar, AND Suzanne is doing a new live Q&A session afterwards, so jump in with your questions and enjoy the lively discussion. The recording of the webinar will already be in the course for you to watch ahead of time if you wish. REPLAY at 1pm EST on August 25th.  

This product is included for our Silver and Gold Members - please check your discussion group for information on how to register for free.

*This webinar will be recorded, you will have access to the recording for a year.


You will have access to this webinar for a year.