Dog Training Rooted in Love & Science

Online help and live seminars for professional dog trainers and individual families.

Welcome! I teach professional dog trainers and families with dogs in my online school and through books, DVDs, and seminars around the world. Click a category below for dog training help.

Online Self-Study Courses, Feature Films, Books, DVDs, and Dog Leashes
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Video library for dog training education [Trainers & Professionals][Dog Owners]
Live and Recorded, online and in person around the world (BAT,  Teamwork, and other topics)
Dog Trainer Certification for Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT)

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.

What is Grisha up to on Facebook?

Bean just came in from the yard with a small collection of snow balls gathering on his fur. He'll get even more when we spend some real time outside. Our snow is usually pretty dry so this is a first for him. (Bonus points if you notice the stress sign in this cute photo.) #dog #dogs #dogsofinsta #dogsofig ... See MoreSee Less

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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 (suggested donation $29). Please share far and wide (you may need to copy and paste this post).***

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.

Registration is on my site at: http://grishastewart.com/event/consent
Registration is not necessary to view on Facebook but with registration you also get the recording and my gratitude.

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. Even the pipeline trouble Standing Rock is largely about consent. 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 also 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, 10:00am - December 13, 2016, 11:30am

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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