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Evolution of BAT 2.0 (1.5 Hours)

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The BAT technique for dog aggression, fear, and frustration has changed quite a bit in the decade since I developed it. For 90 minutes, I'll take you on a tour of the development of BAT, from the initial inspirations of BAT 1.0 in 2009 up through the present moment, including the moments I cringe about now and some new ways to look at BAT.

Dr. Susan Friedman sums up BAT well in this review of Grisha Stewart’s BAT 2.0 book:

“When I ask behavior professionals, ‘What are your eyes for?’ they reply enthusiastically, ‘To see!’ But when I ask, ‘What is your behavior for?’ conference rooms fall silent. In BAT 2, Stewart provides the essential answer to this all-important question: Behavior is to have an effect, that is, to be effective. By safely allowing dogs more control over their own outcomes, especially in challenging conditions where fearful, frustrated and aggressive behavior is most likely, caregivers will be more successful shaping independent, competent, confident companions.” 

This session begins with a brief overview of BAT 2.0 for those who are not yet familiar with the technique. In the second part of the session, Grisha will go through older video footage and explore the inspirations behind the many improvements she’s made to the BAT technique along the way.

Why try BAT 2.0?

  • BAT creates scenarios that increase learner control, build confidence, and reduce arousal. An animal that has greater control of its environment (i.e. behavior is effective) is less likely to show “reactivity” – extreme distance-increasing or distance-decreasing behavior.
  • BAT builds communication and trust. When the communication channel is clear and accurate, the relationship between the dog and caregiver may then develop greater trust. BAT teaches people how to better understand a dog’s body language, most especially before, during, and after the dog calmly experiences a trigger.  The goal is to empower the animal and handler to remain active in the calm, stress-free behavior vs. becoming reactive in the undesirable behavior.
  • BAT reduces stress. In a properly executed BAT training session, the animal exhibits little to no distress during the BAT experience. The absence of distress is a critical component to BAT and is an improvement over other techniques.
  • BAT has a fast learning curve. BAT works with an animal’s natural repertoire of desirable behaviors, and doesn’t require much pre-training for the human to begin the rehabilitation process for both them and their dog.

ABOUT GRISHA:

Grisha and Bean, Photo by Kaden Weaver

Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in reactivity and socialization. She founded Empowered Animals and the Animal Building Blocks Academy online and Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which has earned many awards, including Best of Western Washington.

"Ahimsa" is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha's focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans.

Grisha developed the Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) method to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. BAT is an organic training philosophy that empowers learners to feel safe.

More info about Grisha: http://grishastewart.com/grisha

About This Online Seminar Recording:

  • Recorded live December 12, 2019
  • Sound is a little echoey for the first half, but gets better
  • Stream on your computer or mobile device (not a download or a physical DVD)
  • Run time: 1 hr 32 mins
  • CEUs are available to ABBA Pro members (click Add to History at the end of viewing).

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Don’t Just Grab the Pussycat: the Power of Consent in All Species (1.75 Hours)

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hug-dogDid 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. It has continued to stay in the consciousness of the Western world with the #metoo movement, supreme court confirmations, and various other events. One of the interesting and tragic things about consent is that it is applied differently to different genders, species, and cultural groups.

This seminar was recorded live in December 2016 and is available for you to view at any time!

Topics:

This online seminar explores boundaries and 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 techniques 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.

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.

ABOUT GRISHA:

Grisha and Bean, Photo by Kaden Weaver

Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She founded Empowered Animals and the online Animal Building Blocks Academy in Alaska and Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which has earned many awards, including Best of Western Washington.

"Ahimsa" is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha's focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans.

More info about Grisha: http://grishastewart.com/grisha

About This Online Seminar Recording:

  • Recorded live December 13, 2016
  • Stream on your computer or mobile device (not a download or a physical DVD)
  • Run time: 1 hr 45 mins
  • CEUs are not available for this seminar.

Purchase: Consent Webinar

Webinar $39
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Professional dog trainer and author Grisha Stewart has a unique perspective on life with dogs. Her training style focuses on using clear communication and empowerment to teach behavior that improves the quality of life for everyone in the family, including the dog(s).


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Real Dog Yoga (1.5 hours)

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A Critical Look at 7 Different Methods for Fear-Based Aggression (52 minutes)

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BAT for Geeks (1.5 hours)

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BAT Leash Skills (1.25 hours)

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Intro to BAT 2.0 (2.25 hours) New!

On-demand webinar recorded February 29, 2020 - Presented by: Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA.  This introduction to Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 is meant for people who are having issues with their dogs. It may also be used by trainers who would like an introduction to BAT.

buy-nowDoes your dog bark, growl, even bite dogs or other people? In this on-demand webinar, you will learn about BAT, a technique to teach your dog to be more comfortable. Depending on your experience with dogs and your dog’s level of aggression or fear, you might also want to hire a Certified BAT Instructor.

This video will give you practical tips to keep your family and your dog safe. It will teach you enough about BAT to know whether you want to give it a try with your dog. More resources are provided at the end of the video, in the store, and on the BAT info page.


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