"An incredibly informative party!"

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Fantastic!!!

Lauren Marakas

Loved the continuous loop of the videos while listening to the panel discuss what they see! That was extremely helpful! Fantastic panel! I look forward to ...

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Loved the continuous loop of the videos while listening to the panel discuss what they see! That was extremely helpful! Fantastic panel! I look forward to purchasing Round 1 and watching both again and again!

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I was gripped for 3 hours!

Lynn Stonehouse

So, educational, so entertaining, just great all round thanks.

So, educational, so entertaining, just great all round thanks.

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Inspiring and educational

Marjo Taura

This was my first panel discussion. I'm absolutely in awe by the insights and observations from the panelists. A wonderful way to learn from the best!

This was my first panel discussion. I'm absolutely in awe by the insights and observations from the panelists. A wonderful way to learn from the best!

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Great!

Jessica Verderame

This was an amazing and fun panel!! It was very enjoyable. Thank you!!

This was an amazing and fun panel!! It was very enjoyable. Thank you!!

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Doggie Language Panel Discussion

Amelia Darragh

I loved both round 1 and round 2! So much fun, I learnt a great deal more about the intricacies of dog body language... and had a few laughs too. Thank you!

I loved both round 1 and round 2! So much fun, I learnt a great deal more about the intricacies of dog body language... and had a few laughs too. Thank you!

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An animated discussion on the nuances of dog behavior

When Lili Chin’s hot new Doggie Language book came out, I immediately loved it (and so did everyone else I know). I saw that her book was going to really help a ton of family dogs, but I also thought it would be useful for people to hear what experienced trainers and behaviorists see when they look at it.

So the first Doggie Language: Panel Discussion was created and it was a run away success! Even before the webinar was over, we people started asking if we could do another one. Hence this webinar, Round 2!

And this time we also added dog trainer and shelter specialist Sue Sternberg (USA) to the line-up: author Lili Chin (USA), applied animal behaviorist Kathy Sdao (USA), dog training and behavior consultant Chirag Patel (UK), and me (Grisha Stewart). It was another informative and hilarious discussion, moderated by Claire Goyer (Spain).

It's now on-demand and you can purchase access directly (keep it forever) or attend this session (and all other classes on the site) FREE as a Diamond member. Recorded live August, 2021.

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

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

  • Helpful to already have your own copy of the book, but not necessary. Please note that Lili Chin's Doggie Language book is not included, but we do stock it in the store.

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

  • Author Lili Chin joined us via her illustrations and in the Q&A session after the panel discussion.

  • The live online session was recorded so you can stream at a time that suits you.

  • 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.

FOUR sets of professional dog behavior eyes

to help you put these great illustrations into practice.

  • Clear illustrations

    Lili's book shows 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 sharing videos and photos of real dogs help you learn even more.

  • Interactive Live Webinar

    Body language from experts with decades of experience from multiple species, around the world.

    About 2.5 hours of discussion followed by 30 minutes of Q&As where you can ask about body language!

  • 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.

    CEUs: 3 CPDT

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    $39.00Doggie Language (Round 2): Panel Discussion on Lili Chin's book, with Sue Sternberg, Kathy Sdao, Chirag Patel, & Grisha Stewart (Recorded Live)

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    $73.00Doggie Language Panel Discussion 1 & 2

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Meet the Expert Panelists

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. 

Dog Trainer & Shelter Dog Specialist

Sue Sternberg

Sue has been working in shelters and as a dog trainer since 1981. Sue was the 2016 recipient of the APDT's Lifetime Achievement Award. She founded the shelter featured in the HBO documentary: Shelter Dogs. Her over 40 years of canine behavior experience includes as a dog control officer, behavior consultant at the ASPCA, shelter owner, successful competitor in a variety of dog sports, and a teacher of dog trainers world-wide. She has published many books and DVDs on all aspects of dog behavior, training and assessments, available through www.Dogwise.com and www.TawzerDog.com. Her latest book from Dogwise, is Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs —Using the Assess-A-Pet Protocol to Better Understand Aggression. Sue has been developing and refining assessment techniques for decades to help shelter workers and trainers determine the likelihood that a dog will engage in aggressive behaviors. This book includes Sue’s newest protocols based on the theory that sociability is the key predictor of a dog’s potential for aggression. Sue’s newest DVD project is a giant, lifetime video collection of discrete behaviors serving as a catalog of body language—over three hours of an intensive study guide to dogs. The Ethogram of the Dog DVDs are available through Dogwise.com. Sue is a hobby paleontologist, and spends as much free time as she can exploring the desert with her dogs looking for fossils and also pretty rocks. She loves all things Star Trek, is an avid tea drinker, and plays the fiddle, too.

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).

Just some of the amazing reviews for Part 1!

5 star rating

Would have canceled the rest of my day to keep it going!

Tess Windhauser

No matter how many times I sign in to something about body language, I ALWAYS learn something new. But listening to highly respected professionals discussing...

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No matter how many times I sign in to something about body language, I ALWAYS learn something new. But listening to highly respected professionals discussing this one-of-a-kind book just made me a whole new level of excited about the work I do. I can't wait to start using it with my clients.

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so insightful

Juliana Herzen

agree with everyone else, please do a part 2, part 3, etc! loved it

agree with everyone else, please do a part 2, part 3, etc! loved it

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This was like a party!!! An incredibly informative party!!!

Jennifer Ratliff

I had a tremendously enjoyable time watching (except for the empathy with unhappy dogs, of course) but so important to be able to identify such occasions and...

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I had a tremendously enjoyable time watching (except for the empathy with unhappy dogs, of course) but so important to be able to identify such occasions and communication from dogs. I cannot wait for part 2 (and three????). Too many great things to add in one comment. This was everything I could have hoped for and more. The analysis of videos in slow motion, input from our panel and members, hearing from and seeing the art of Lili Chin...fantastic. Sadly we must wait until the Kindle version becomes available in Europe and U.S. (U.K. turns down U.S. accounts...). Thank you for creating a community of people staying in touch even when we are separated due to the pandemic. Not only did I learn, but I felt connected. So valuable!

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Terrific Discussion on Dog Body Language

Laura Glaser Harrington

I'm so glad I signed up for this course! The panel was such a delight to listen to, both for their knowledge and for their complimentary styles and perspecti...

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I'm so glad I signed up for this course! The panel was such a delight to listen to, both for their knowledge and for their complimentary styles and perspectives. Fingers crossed there will be a Part Two!

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Such a valuable conversation with tremendous experts!

Mac McNamara

The contribution of Lili's book to our dog training community and pet owners at large is tremendous all on it's own! THEN to add a power panel discussion, bu...

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The contribution of Lili's book to our dog training community and pet owners at large is tremendous all on it's own! THEN to add a power panel discussion, build in excellent videos with a TON of behavior to consider amongst brilliant individuals...well, it's as blissful to me as dead thing is to my dog (couldn't resist)! Thank you to all!

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Doggie Language : Panel Discussion on Lili Chin's Book

Nancy Hazen

Wonderful presentation, I especially loved seeing still photos and video that corresponded to the illustrations in Lili Chin's book, as well as hearing feedb...

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Wonderful presentation, I especially loved seeing still photos and video that corresponded to the illustrations in Lili Chin's book, as well as hearing feedback and extensions of reading the dog's body language by each member. I hope you do a part two. Thank you so much.

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Okay. Fantastic Panel!

Penny Miller

Enjoyed hearing each panel member's take on what they saw as well as other insights. Love Lili's book to use as a beginners introduction to body language and...

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Enjoyed hearing each panel member's take on what they saw as well as other insights. Love Lili's book to use as a beginners introduction to body language and Chirag's tip on having the learner spend a week watching ears, next week eyes, next week mouth, etc. The focus of the discussion was a little scattered at times. I wasn't clear on what the outcome was; to sell the book, to enhance learner's skill beyond drawings or photos, to use the book but remind that whole body, breed, and context is essential for interpretation. Maybe I was expecting a webinar-like presentation with beginning, middle, and end! Saying that, I do have ideas now how to utilize the book and real photos/videos in a lesson. The photo close up and extended view were brilliant. I would like to see more videos and really hit on the "in context". I am looking for ways to help create awareness and teach body language to novice puppy handlers that are raising puppies for a service dog organization.

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Doggie Language : Panel Discussion on Lili Chin's Book

Nancy Hazen

Wonderful presentation, I especially loved seeing still photos and video that corresponded to the illustrations in Lili Chin's book, as well as hearing feedb...

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Wonderful presentation, I especially loved seeing still photos and video that corresponded to the illustrations in Lili Chin's book, as well as hearing feedback and extensions of reading the dog's body language by each member. I hope you do a part two. Thank you so much.

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Fab!

chrissy beadle

Loved the different angles all 3 of the panelist’s came at the same discussion point! Great learning experience loved listening to Kathy, Grisha & Chirag...

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Loved the different angles all 3 of the panelist’s came at the same discussion point! Great learning experience loved listening to Kathy, Grisha & Chirag and all they had to offer

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great

trudi jones

I feel living and working with so many different animals throughout my life I am quite good at reading body language. This webinar and the Panel were amazin...

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I feel living and working with so many different animals throughout my life I am quite good at reading body language. This webinar and the Panel were amazing and I learned even more. Even though i missed the participant aspect due to the glitch i look forward to participating on the 'part two' of this webinar! :)

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Terrific session!

Dan Gesting

A wonderful discussion with an amazing, talented group. Lili’s unparalleled ability to distill all things dog to their essence, combined with the unique appr...

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A wonderful discussion with an amazing, talented group. Lili’s unparalleled ability to distill all things dog to their essence, combined with the unique approaches to the topic of each of the panelists, creates a great view into the everyday conversations the dogs among us are hoping to have. Highly recommended, and hoping for / looking forward to a part 2!

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Watch Intro Video

Click to view some of Round 1!

And hear from Lili, Chirag, and Kathy about the panel.

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    $39.00Doggie Language (Round 2): Panel Discussion on Lili Chin's book, with Sue Sternberg, Kathy Sdao, Chirag Patel, & Grisha Stewart (Recorded Live)

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    $73.00Doggie Language Panel Discussion 1 & 2

    Register for Part 1 and 2 at the same time and SAVE $5! One-time payment to add Part 1 (on demand) and Part 2 (live August 18) with all recordings, to your online library. Your access will not expire.
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    $29.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

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Watch Intro Video

Click to watch Emily Larlham (YouTube's Kikopup)

(FYI Emily isn't on the panel)