Teach Animals to Communicate with Manners


ONLINE SEMINAR presenting a portion of the book: AnimalSign To You. Imagine! Signing Is Not Just for Primates Anymore. By Sean Senechal

Teach Animals to Communicate with Manners


1.    The Previous March 5 Seminar: ‘Can Animals Learn to Extend Their Natural Communication?’  (This is available free on Raising Canine’s audio-taped telecourses page)
2.    Reading ‘AnimalSign To You’, by Senechal so you can understand what I will present at this upcoming April seminar. You will get a discount if you sign up for May 28 seminar. (instructions will be e-mail upon enrollment)

Ms. Senechal will briefly review the concepts in her book AnimalSign To You. Imagine! Signing Is Not Just for Primates Anymore that were presented at the previous seminar in March. She will explain approach toward animals as language learners. She will discuss AnimalSign Language for dogs and horses in detail, going over the language structure, the teaching method, and list sign examples for companion and service dogs. She will detail how to begin teaching AnimalSign to animals, covering key concepts needed to teach. Incorporating this language tool into your training will extend animal capabilities, strengthen the polite communication and bonding. Ms. Senechal will take your recommendations for her upcoming canine Gestionary (K9ASL—ASL for Dogs, EquineSign—ASL for Horses). You leave the seminar with a set of beginning language lessons for 3 signs for a horse and dog, worksheets, and a journal aiding you in teaching animals to better communicate.



Sean Senechal

Sean Senechal is Founder and Director of Education and Research at AnimalSign Center where she teaches animals to extend their natural communication.  Sean is an animal language educator, teaching animals a new gestural language to SIGN TO you. With AnimalSign animals learn to sign what they want, need, sense, and feel. This is useful for companion and service dogs. Most clients are dogs and horses, though cats and birds have benefited. Sean is the author of AnimalSign To You. Imagine! Signing Is Not Just for Primates Anymore. Ms. Senechal is a physiologist with a focus on animal cognition. She instructs at Hartnell and other Monterey area colleges teaching Animal Learning and Language, Biology, Physiology and Anatomy. She attended UCBerkeley (BA), SFState (MA) and attended UCDavis graduate school in Animal Physiology. At UCDavis she gained valuable experience while in a Primate Center Laboratory. She is a member of AAAS, American Behavior Society & Assoc. of Pet Dog Trainers, Writer’s Guild, and Central Coast Writers.



Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.