"What is my dog saying?"

Learning to understand dogs is one of the most fundamental skills for a dog trainer, and yet there's always more to learn. When Lili Chin’s hot new Doggie Language book came out, I immediately knew that it was going to be a bestseller. Furthermore, I knew it would be useful for people to hear what experienced trainers and behaviorists see when they look at this book.

Just as exploring a country with a native can help you see things that you would otherwise miss, reading this book with a panel of experts can help you discover the treasures hidden in plain sight. We also don’t always agree, so that can make it even more educational and fascinating. I chose applied animal behaviorist Kathy Sdao (USA) and dog training and behavior consultant Chirag Patel (UK) to join me for a panel discussion as your tour guides for the terrain of this fabulous little book.

Join us online for this all new world-class event on Wednesday, March 10, 10 am -12 noon Pacific. Will be recorded, too.

  • Includes body-language videos to put your book skills into practice.

  • Helpful to already have your own copy of the book, but not necessary.

  • Learn when dogs are happy, need space, and a lot more!

  • Lili is participating via her illustrations and the Q&A. Kathy, Chirag, and I will be teaching "in person."

  • Suitable for professional dog trainers as well as families with dogs.

  • Live session - you'll also get access to the recording afterwards if you can't make it live or want to rewatch over and over.

  • Signing up for a lot of online dog training? Diamond Members get ALL webinars and courses in the school for only $29.99 a month.

Three sets of professional dog behavior eyes

to help you put these great illustrations into practice.

  • Clear illustrations

    The book's illustrations show tail position, movement, expression, and so much more.

    We've hand-selected the drawings that we think would be most helpful to see through a professional's eyes. Panelists discussing videos of real dogs help you learn even more.

  • 2-hour Live Webinar

    This live session will be streamed right into your account on this site, or you can join the discussion on Zoom. You can also watch later

    We will have plenty of time for to ask us questions after the panel discussion. Lili will also be available to answer questions!

  • Bonus Material

    If you miss anything live, don't worry! The video recording of the whole panel discussion, including the Q&A at the end, will be in your course player soon after the session ends.

    You'll also get some of Lili's great handouts.

    2 CEUs pending.

About the Author of "Doggie Language"

Illustrator, Author

Lili Chin

Before illustrating her own wildly popular dog behavior book, artist Lili Chin was already well-known for co-creating the Warner Bros hit animated series "Mucha Lucha" and her fantastic dog art. She’s the illustrator for my BAT book and Ahimsa Dog Training Manual.

Lili's dog illustrations have been used by dog trainers in books, educational programs, including in a World Health Organization dog bite prevention campaign. A partial list of prominent behaviorists, authors, and organizations that have used her dog art include Dr. Sophia Yin, Fear Free Pets, RSPCA, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and her viral Doggie Language poster has been translated into many different languages and is used by dog rescues and shelters around the world.

Lili's story and work have been featured on websites ranging from Dogster and The Dodo, to the American Geographical Society and Scientific American. She also manages an online shop of her stylized prints and gift products. Lili's inspiration is Boogie, her rescued blue-eyed Boston Terrier (12.11.04 - 10.20.20). She currently lives in Los Angeles with a growing collection of boardgames. 

Panel Speakers

Applied Animal Behaviorist

Kathy Sdao, MA

Kathy Sdao is a superstar in the animal behavior world, one of my personal heroes. She's been a full-time animal trainer for thirty-five years, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. At the University of Hawaii, she received a master’s degree as part of a research team which trained dolphins to understand sign-language. She then worked for the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean military tasks. Kathy also worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Washington. After leaving the zoo world, she co-created Tacoma’s first dog daycare.

Kathy launched Bright Spot Dog Training in 1998. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive-reinforcement training. Kathy is proud to be an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos; she’s taught at thirty-nine of these popular conferences. Kathy has also lectured at venues across the United States, Canada and Europe, and in Australia, Israel, Japan and Mexico. In 2012, she published her first book, "Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace."

Behavior and Training Consultant

Chirag Patel, BSc(Hons), CPBZC, DipCABT

Chirag is passionate about the application of ethical behavior change science to improve the life of animals living under human care by teach animals to be active participants in their own daily and veterinary care in a low stress manner. He is highly sought after for working with private clients, organizations as well as teaching workshops and presenting at conferences. Chirag was also an expert on BBC 1’s TV Series Nightmare Pets SOS and has gives TV interviews worldwide.


Chirag earned his BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln, UK. He also holds an Advanced diploma in practical aspects of companion animal behavior and training from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology. In 2005, Chirag completed an internship in dog behavior and training with a focus on aggressive behavior under the mentorship of Jean Donaldson at the San Francisco SPCA and developed his understanding and skills in puppy training under the mentorship of Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed, MRCVS. He is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (00923).  He has also been invited and accepted as a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant (CPBC), with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC).

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing creative, empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners. My most recent development is the leash belay technique, which leverages physics to allow handlers to comfortably bring pulling dogs to a gentle stop.

I'm an animal behavior geek, passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including humans and dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) technique is now used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 100,000 people have learned about BAT so far.

I have always loved teaching. I earned a Master's in mathematics and taught college courses, but I found my true calling in dog training. I have been teaching dog training and behavior since 2003, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and started an online dog training school in 2014. My partner and I currently live with Garbanzo (aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther") and Zuki (the sweetheart of a dog pictured here).

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