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Philosophy: In a culture obsessed with dominance, more power may seem like the last thing you want to give your dog. But empowerment is actually an efficient, effective way to solve behavior problems. When you remove obstacles in the way of learning and give dogs a way to meet their needs, their 'misbehavior' disappears.


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***Consent for personal boundaries is such an important topic that I've decided to make this webinar available for FREE on my Facebook page, with a tip jar. Please share far and wide (you may need to copy and paste this info).***

The seminar stream will also be available on my site. With registration on my site, you also get the recording. 10% of proceeds goes to the Alaskan 501(c)3 nonprofit Straw For Dogs.

Suggested donation is $29. Early bird registration on my site is $19, through Friday December 2 at midnight PST. http://grishastewart.com/event/consent

Did you know that your dog might not actually like being picked up? Or that "not running away" is not the same as your cat consenting to be petted? Did you know that putting your hand out into a dog's space is actually NOT a polite thing to do in the dog world? Or that most of the photos of 'happy dogs' getting hugs on Facebook are probably not actually happy?

Consent (or lack thereof) before touching was a hot topic in the 2016 US election and also before that with some well-publicized crimes. One of the interesting and tragic things about consent is that it is applied differently to different genders, species, and cultural groups.

ADULT CONTENT WARNING: This seminar is not just about dog training, but about personal contact between humans. I recommend only adults register, as there will be some discussion of consent and safe words between humans for intimate contact (including sex). This is not your usual dog training seminar.
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Seminar: "Don't Grab the Pussy" Power of Consent in All Species

December 13, 2016, 11:00am - December 13, 2016, 12:30pm

Did you know that your dog might not actually like being picked up? That with training, dogs can use body language to say, "I'm ready for a blood draw" instead of being restrained? Or that "not runnin...

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Did you know that your dog might not actually like being picked up? Or that "not running away" is not the same as your cat consenting to be petted? Did you know that putting your hand out into a dog's space is actually NOT a polite thing to do in the dog world? Or that most of the photos of 'happy dogs' getting hugs on Facebook are probably not actually happy?

Consent before touching (or lack thereof) was a hot topic in the 2016 US election and also before that with some well-publicized crimes. One of the interesting and tragic things about consent is that it is applied differently to different genders, species, and cultural groups.

This online seminar will explore consent:
- Boundary setting in humans and non-human animals
- How consent can only be given in the moment. Authentic consent cannot be given after the fact or in advance.- Effects of contact without consent
- Benefits of asking for consent before physical contact
- How to ask for and receive consent from non-human animals
- Comparison of different animal training techiniques and how they relate to consent
- How helping your dog communicate consent and cut-off signals can improve your dog's behavior and your relationship with your dog
- How clear consent of your own boundaries can improve your relationship and sex life with your human partner(s)
- How to defend your animal's right to give/deny consent
- How discussing consent in contact with animals can educate humans about boundaries with one another
(topics subject to change)

Presentation is online with live video, powerpoint, and recorded videos. The presentation will be recorded, so don't worry if you can't make the date.

Registration for this online seminar will be available soon. Please click on Interested or Going so that you can be notified when registration becomes available. A portion of proceeds will go to animal rescue. Cost for this 90-minute seminar will be $19 for early registration and $29 for standard registration.

This seminar may also probably given live in Washington, DC just before the Women's March on Washington.

NOTE: This seminar is not just about dog training, but about personal contact between humans. I recommend only adults register, as there will be some discussion of consent and safe words between humans for intimate contact (including sex). This is not your usual dog training seminar.
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Seminar: "Don't Grab the Pussy" Power of Consent in All Species

December 13, 2016, 11:00am - December 13, 2016, 12:30pm

Did you know that your dog might not actually like being picked up? That with training, dogs can use body language to say, "I'm ready for a blood draw" instead of being restrained? Or that "not runnin...

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Went to a really interesting seminar on Behavioural Adjustment Training with Grisha Stewart Dog Training & Behavior today. All about allowing reactive dogs enough space to display their natural feeli...

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