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Campus Store products are educational materials for pet training and behavior from Animal Building Blocks Acadamy. They especially focus on dogs and dog training.

How to Human: Mindfulness and Communication for Animal Lovers

buy-nowThis 6-week online course is packed full of skills to help you find more joy and balance.

Do you want to be in love with your life?

Do you...

  • Often end up being too busy doing things you don’t like?
  • Wish your clients or family would listen to you or respect your time?
  • Feel stressed or burned out?
  • Feel pressured to be "happy" or get upset when others aren't "positive"?
  • Need more energy or time in the day?
  • Have habits you wish you didn’t have?
  • Wonder whether there's more to life than simply surviving?
  • Want to make authentic connections?
  • Need a tribe you can count on?

This course focuses on helping dog trainers, shelter staff, and all other animal lovers live more wholehearted lives. Why animal lovers? Because Grisha is an animal behavior geek and animal lovers are her people! The activities, analogies, and information she presents in this course fit nicely with what you already know, making them easy to apply.

This course explores:

  • Practical, straightforward ways to balance your life
  • Simple activities to do alone or with animals
  • Ways to discover your needs and get them met
  • Communication techniques, including Nonviolent Communication
  • Mindfulness
  • Wholehearted living skills
  • Neuroscience
  • Boundary setting
  • Habits
  • Essentialism - targeting where to put your energy for maximum effect
  • Grief and change
  • Compassion - helping others without losing yourself

Format:

  • Weekly lessons in the form of written text with supporting videos
  • A compassionate online community
  • Bonus resources for continued learning
  • Course materials stay in your account for later use.

Start Date: July 10, 2019. 

6-week course with an optional live component. We have a special Facebook group just for “How to Human,” with live instruction and Q&A sessions on Wednesdays 10-10:30 am Pacific time [PST]. For registrations after July 10, this course will be available as a self-paced class with the Facebook community, but without the live component.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the live video sessions. They will be recorded in the Facebook group. While the videos are meant to add value, they are not the main part of the course. You can always do this course at your own pace!


This course was written by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP.

"How to Human" covers a variety of techniques for relaxation, mindfulness and communication to bring balance into your life.

If you are enrolled in this course and have an ABBA membership, you can participate in the Facebook group for peer feedback. This is a member-moderated group for Grisha's students.

Here are the list of topics.

  • Week 1: The Border Collie in Your Head
  • Week 2: Needs and Emotions
  • Week 3: Changing Habits without Shame
  • Week 4: Being Present
  • Week 5: Stillness and Unconditional Love
  • Week 6: Impermanence, Groundlessness, and Letting Be


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$75


Course $60.00 (save 20%) + 1-year Pro Membership** $39.95
$99.95


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EBook: Entrenamiento para el Ajuste del Comportamiento BAT 2.0

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"BAT 2.0 es de lectura obligada para quien trabaje con perros reactivos." - Victoria Stilwell

Empodera a tu perro, mejorando su confianza y habilidades sociales. Con BAT 2.0, Grisha Stewart ha reajustado por completo el Entrenamiento para el Ajuste del Comportamiento (BAT) creando una nueva herramienta eficaz y práctica para tratar la reactividad canina.

BAT 2.0 construye resiliencia y autoconfianza en los perros, dándoles opciones de aprender de modo seguro acerca de las personas, perros y demás “detonantes” del entorno. Escrito con gran claridad para que todos puedan aprender, este libro incluye además consejos técnicos y capítulos extra, específicos para profesionales del comportamiento canino.

Aprenderás a:

  • Rehabilitar perros con problemas de agresión, frustración y miedo.
  • Usar técnicas de supervivencia para prevenir la reactividad en los paseos y en el hogar.
  • Emplear una correa larga para maximizar la libertad de movimiento de tu perro de modo seguro.
  • Aplicar la filosofía BAT de Grisha con todo tipo de perros y cachorros...¡recuperando tu vida normal!

This is Grisha's BAT 2.0 book in Spanish, translated by Certified BAT Instructor Luis Gomez, published by Grisha's company, Empowered Animals.

Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA es una entrenadora canina y reconocida ponente internacional, especializada en el empoderamiento y la reactividad canina. Es autora de dos libros, varios DVDs, y dirige una escuela de entrenamiento online desde Alaska. Grisha también es la fundadora de la escuela Ahimsa Dog Training en Seattle, que ha sido galardonada en numerosas ocasiones, incluyendo la Mejor Escuela de Washington Oeste.

“Ahimsa” es una doctrina budista sobre la no violencia hacia todas las criaturas vivientes, reflejando su enfoque sobre el entrenamiento basado en el empoderamiento de todos los animales, incluyendo las personas. Grisha tiene un Máster en Matemáticas por el Bryn Mawr College y un postgrado en psicología especializándose en comportamiento animal, por la Antioch University. Su primera carrera en matemáticas le fue muy útil como adiestradora y consultora en comportamiento canino, porque confía plenamente en la resolución de problemas, el pensamiento crítico y las habilidades pedagógicas que aplicó en ese campo.

A Grisha le fascina el comportamiento canino y está realmente motivada por ayudar a mejorar nuestras técnicas para rehabilitar y adiestrar a los perros. Sus intereses profesionales en torno a la reactividad, junto con la necesidad de encontrar un método de rehabilitación eficiente que pudiese funcionar con su propio perro miedoso, llevó a Grisha a desarrollar el Adiestramiento para el Ajuste del Comportamiento (BAT).

Para ver el calendario con los próximos seminarios BAT, aprender más sobre BAT, acceder a vídeos en streaming, concertar una consulta online, participar en los chats sobre BAT, o registrarte para los cursos online, entra en GrishaStewart.com Grisha es una incansable senderista, mediocre pero entusiasta escaladora, y una apasionada defensora del entrenamiento y cuidado amable de los animales.

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  1. Entendiendo BAT: Conceptos Clave
  2. El Regreso del BAT-dog: Las Lecciones de Peanut
  3. Ajustes Rápidos: Fundamentos sobre Gestión y Seguridad
  4. Cómo Prevenir los Problemas
  5. Técnicas de Correa para Mayor Seguridad y Libertad
  6. Puestas en Escena BAT para la Reactividad
  7. Marca y Muévete: Distancias Cortas y Espacios Reducidos
  8. Solución de Imprevistos en BAT
  9. Sorpresa: Contraste Ambiental Repentino
  10. BAT para los Paseos Diarios
  11. Amarás a tu Prójimo: Peleas en Vallas
  12.  ¿Quién eres? Enséñale a Disfrutar las Visitas
  13. BAT para la Socialización del Cachorro
  14. Entrenadores y Terapeutas: BAT con los Clientes
  15. Conclusión
  • Apéndice 1 - Fundamentos del Entrenamiento con Clicker
  • Apéndice 2 - Otras técnicas que emplean Refuerzos Funcionales
  • Apéndice 3 - Para Profesionales: Jerga Técnica sobre Términos y Cuadrantes

Reviews

Lo que dicen los expertos sobre Entrenamiento para el Ajuste del Comportamiento.

BAT 2.0 es de lectura obligada para quien trabaje con perros reactivos. Durante años, perros de todo el mundo se han beneficiado de los enfoques y las técnicas de empoderamiento de BAT, y ahora Grisha Stewart lo ha llevado al siguiente nivel. Un clara sensibilidad por la experiencia del perro, y técnicas prácticas y fáciles de seguir, hacen que BAT 2.0 sea muy beneficioso para los perros con frustración, ansiedad o miedo en cualquier contexto social. Stewart devuelve el control al perro, permitiendo un delicado equilibrio entre libertad, la capacidad de tomar decisiones, y la seguridad. Recomiendo encarecidamente BAT 2.0 a todo el que esté sufriendo por un perro reactivo, o quiera tener una mejor comprensión de su compañero canino.

Victoria Stilwell, escritora, Train Your Dog Positively

Cuando pregunto a profesionales: “¿Para qué tenéis ojos?” responden entusiasmados: “¡Para ver!”, pero cuand pregunto: “¿Para qué es vuestra conducta?” la sala queda en silencio. En BAT 2.0, Grisha Stewart ofrece la respuesta esencial a esta importante pregunta: la conducta debe tener un efecto, debe ser efectiva. Al permitir de un modo seguro que los perros tengan un mayor control sobre sus consecuencias, especialmente en entornos complicados en los que es probable una respuesta de miedo, frustración o agresión, los cuidadores tendrán más éxito moldeando a compañeros autónomos, competentes y confiados.

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., Profesora Emérita en la Universidad de Utah. www.behaviorworks.org

BAT 2.0 es único—un documento vivo que detalla la evolución de un tipo de intervención muy efectivo desde la experiencia de muchos entrenadores. Adoro el carácter práctico de este libro, así como la dedicación de Grisha Stewart’s para dar a los perros ¡voz en su propia evolución! Es una lectura indispensable para aquellos que trabajen con la reactividad canina en cualquiera de sus formas.

Risë VanFleet, Ph.D., CDBC, escritor, The Human Half of Dog Training

Como entrenador de clicker, aprecio mucho la creatividad. Me encanta cuando veo a un entrenador usar las leyes del aprendizaje de nuevas y creativas formas que resultan en mejoras para el entrenamiento canino. Lo que ha conseguido Grisha con BAT 2.0 es exactamente eso. Su método combina el condicionamiento clásico y el operante con un gran conocimiento del lenguaje natural y el comportamiento canino. Y a pesar de estar apoyado en ciencia compleja, Grisha lo explica de un modo claro y sencillo de modo que todos pueden entenderlo—¡y practicarlo!

Morten Egtvedt, Director en Canis Clicker Training Academy

Me encanta el enfoque pedagógico de BAT 2.0 y cómo se centra en dar al perro la sensación de control en su propia vida, después de todo es un elemento imprescindible si quieres que tu perro se sienta feliz y seguro. También les da la capacidad de predecir eventos en el entorno, lo que fortalece aún más su autoconfianza y así saben que tienen control sobre las situaciones importantes de sus vidas.

Anders Hallgren, escritor, Estrés, Ansiedad y Agresividad en Perros

BAT 2.0 muestra cómo Grisha está continuamente evaluando y ajustando sus propias técnicas de modificación de conductas. Ha avanzado mucho en su búsqueda para ayudar a proporcionar un mayor bienestar emocional a los perros.

Terry Ryan, escritora, The Toolbox: las herramientas para construir un gran perro de compañía

Ahimsa eBook Dutch: “Ahimsa-gids voor honden: Je hond dwangvrij opvoeden en begeleiden”

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Ahimsa-NL-coverGrisha Stewart is de grondlegger van Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle. Ze werkt met een team van meer dan tien mensen en haar hondenschool heeft vele prijzen gewonnen, waaronder Beste van Seattle en Beste van het westelijk deel van de staat Washington. Grisha is wiskundige van origine en ze is door haar passie voor honden uitgegroeid tot internationaal bekend instructeur en veelgevraagd spreker.

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Ahimsa-NL-backCurrent Table of Contents (subject to change):

  • INLEIDING
  • COMMUNICATIE & LEREN IS TWEERICHTINGSVERKEER
    • DE COMMUNICATIE VAN JE HOND BEGRIJPEN
    • LEERTHEORIE
      • Vier types gevolgen van gedrag
      • Richt je op leuke dingen
      • Smoren met liefde; over beloningen
    • HONDEN LERENVAN HUN ERVARINGEN: SOCIALISATIE VAN PUPS
  • CLICKERTRAINING WERKT
    • WAT IS EEN CLICKER?
    • WAAROM WERKT EEN CLICKER?
  • PROBLEEMGEDRAG OPLOSSEN
    • OPSPRINGEN EN ANDER ONBEWUST AANGELEERD GEDRAG
    • FUNCTIONELE BELONINGEN
    • ZINDELIJK MAKEN
    • BIJTEN & KAUWEN
    • VIJFTIEN TIPS OM BLAFFEN TIJDENS DE LES TE LATEN STOPPEN
    • ANGST, FRUSTRATIE EN AGRESSIE
      • Contraconditionering en systematische desensibilisatie
      • BAT
    • BAT-LIJNTECHNIEK VOOR ALLE HONDEN
    • LAAT ME NIET ALLEEN! HOE VOORKOM JE VERLATINGSANGST
    • DIE IS VAN MIJ! HOE VOORKOM EN BEHANDEL JE BEZITSAGRESSIE
  • GOEDE GEWOONTES ZIJN MOEILIJK AF TE LEREN
    • BETROUWBAAR GEDRAG AANLEREN, HET TRAININGSPROCES
    • KEUZEPUNTEN; ZORG DAT JE HOND SUCCES HEEFT
    • EEN CUE AAN GEDRAG KOPPELEN
    • NAAMSPEL
    • KIJK
    • ROEPEN; KOMEN OP VERZOEK
      • Wat moet je vermijden als je Hier oefent
      • Algemene tips voor Hier
      • Feestje; de noodroep
      • Oefenen, oefenen, oefenen
      • Geleidelijk moeilijker maken
      • Snoep zoeken; een leuke manier om spelenderwijs te oefenen
      • Meer spelletjes
    • EEN CUE OM TE ONTSPANNEN
    • ZIT
    • AF
    • VRIJ GEVEN; ZIJN WE AL KLAAR?
      • Vrij
      • Klaar
    • BLIJF
    • WACHT
    • TOUCH; NEUS- HANDTARGET
    • NETJES AAN DE LIJN LOPEN
      • Klikken voor aandacht – klikken voor positie
      • Wenden en volgen
      • Lopen met aandacht (met Touch erbij is het volgen)
      • Boom spelen of Achteruitlopen
      • Snelheidstraining
      • Strafmeters
      • Silky leash-techniek
    • LAAT
    • GEEF OF LOS
    • REGELS VOOR TREKSPELLETJES
    • 101 DINGEN OM MET EEN DOOS TE DOEN
    • OP JE PLAATS – IN JE MAND
    • BENCHTRAINING
    • VEEL SUCCES EN GA ZO DOOR
  • BRONNEN VOOR NOG MEER HULP
  • OVER DE AUTEUR

Aanbevelingen

Of het nu over pups opvoeden of over leertheorieën gaat, Grisha heeft gedaan waar ze het best in is: ingewikkelde onderwerpen op een begrijpelijke manier uitleggen. Dit boek vormt een prima basis voor hondenbezitters om hun hond goede hondenmanieren te leren en vaak voorkomende problemen aan te pakken. Het bevat instructies om gewenst gedrag aan te leren, maar daarnaast behandelt Grisha ook angstig en reactief gedrag; ze biedt hondenbezit-ters de mogelijkheid om vaardigheden te leren waarmee ze een goede basis kunnen leggen, met als resultaat een hond die zich gelukkiger en ontspannener voelt. Ten slotte is dit een prima gids om mee te geven aan mensen die een herplaatshond in huis nemen, en instructeurs kunnen hem aan hun cliën-ten geven; dit alles met het doel honden en mensen te helpen om vreed-zaam en in harmonie met elkaar samen te leven. De Ahimsa-gids voor honden is een must voor iedereen die beroepsmatig of privé met honden omgaat.

- Nan Arthur, auteur van Chill Out Fido! How to Calm Your Dog.

Tussen de duizenden boeken over hondengedrag en -opvoeding is het lastig er een te vinden waarin daadwerkelijk iets nieuws wordt ge-meld of een waarin de wetenschappelijke kennis met betrekking tot posi-tieve training op een goede manier wordt uitgelegd. Grisha doet dat wel in haar boekje, de Ahimsa-gids voor honden. Het boekje is duidelijk, beknopt, informatief en zeer gebruiksvriendelijk, en verdient een promi-nente plaats in de boekenkast van iedere instructeur.

- Paul Owens, auteur van de bestsellers The Dog Whisperer; A Compas-sionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training en The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care.

Dit is het: een leesbaar, beknopt handboek dat iedere verstandige hondenbezitter zal willen lezen. Deze gids beschrijft praktische, stap-voor-stap-oplossingen en de lezer krijgt daarnaast ook inzicht in de we-tenschap achter de theorie. Grisha is dé autoriteit op het gebied van BAT en ze deelt haar unieke methode met anderen om een verandering in de omgang met honden te bewerkstelligen en een positieve omgeving voor ze te creëren waarin macht en angst geen rol spelen. Ze laat ons aan de hand van duidelijke instructies en tekeningen een nieuwe manier zien om onze honden te leren netjes aan de lijn te lopen; zonder frustraties. De hondenwereld is Grisha dankbaar dat ze ondanks haar drukke werk-zaamheden de tijd heeft genomen deze fantastische gids voor ons te schrijven.

- Kyra Sundance, beroemd om haar werk met stunthonden en auteur van 101 Dog Tricks.

‘Als Fido bij de kruising tussen de weg naar Brave Hond en de weg naar Stoute Hond aankomt, welke richting kiest hij dan?’ vraagt Grisha Stewart in haar boek, De officiële Ahimsa-gids voor honden. Grisha’s boek kan je helpen Fido’s omgeving te managen en hem te leren de juis-te keuzes te maken. Ze reikt verschillende manieren aan om je hond zonder dwang gewenst gedrag te leren, en dat doet ze net zo innemend en vriendelijk als haar methodes zijn. Als je dit boek als leidraad neemt, zal je hond veel meer plezier aan je trainingssessies beleven.

- Teoti Anderson, auteur van Puppy Care and Training en Your Outta Control Puppy: How to Turn Your Precocious Pup Into a Perfect Pet en ex-voorzitter van de APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers).

Geweldig boek voor pupkopers. Het biedt de basis voor alles wat een hond moet leren, in begrijpelijke bewoordingen. Fokkers zouden het in hun puppenpakket moeten stoppen. Kan ik een hele partij bestellen?

- Michel Berner, Viszlafokker


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“Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0” Book

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"BAT 2.0 - nice improvement to an already excellent approach for dealing with reactive dogs" - Ken Ramirez

"BAT 2.0 is a must-read for anyone who has or works with reactive dogs." - Victoria Stilwell

"Grisha Stewart’s new book is an impressive piece of work, and I highly recommend it to trainers, behaviorists and dog owners who are ready to dive into the deep end to help their dog." - Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

My new BAT book for dog reactivity is now available! You can order the eBook right on this page for instant access and/or order a signed copy of the paperback edition below. Any leashes that you order with the book will be shipped separately, as soon as they are made.

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What is the BAT 2.0 Book About?

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It's an in-depth look into how to use Behavior Adjustment Training to manage and rehabilitate aggression, frustration, and fear. It's also a great way to socialize puppies.

BAT 2.0 is a very different technique than the original BAT. Although it still has some elements in common, I have changed it to give more control to the dogs, while making the technique easier for people to understand and use. It's about 300 pages. For visual learners, there are lots of great Lili Chin drawings, including an 8-page color insert of illustrations.

This is not a second edition of the first book, but rather, a whole new book. As you see by the chapter titles, it is based on some of the material in the first book and it should replace the first book in your library, but there's so much new information that it is officially a new book. Practically every line was rewritten in most chapters.

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  1. Understanding BAT: Key Concepts
  2. BAT Dog Returns: Peanut's Lessons for Me
  3. Quick Fixes: Safety and Management Essentials
  4. How to See Trouble Before It Starts
  5. Leash Skills for Freedom and Safety
  6. BAT Set-ups for Reactivity
  7. Up Close and Tight Spaces: Mark and Move
  8. Troubleshooting BAT Set-Ups
  9. Surprise: Sudden Environmental Contrast
  10. BAT on Everyday Walks
  11. Love Thy Neighbor: Fence Fighting
  12. "Who Is It?" Teaching Your Dog to Enjoy Guests
  13. BAT for Puppy Socialization
  14. For Trainers and Behaviorists: Using BAT with Clients
  15. Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Clicker Training Foundations
  • Appendix 2: Other Techniques that use Functional Reinforcers
  • Appendix 3: For Trainers and Behaviorists
  • Appendix 4: Trainers and Clients Share Their Experiences with BAT
  • Glossary

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Reviews

BAT 2.0 - nice improvement to an already excellent approach for dealing with reactive dogs

- Ken Ramirez, author of Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement and Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer of Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Grisha Stewart’s new book is an impressive piece of work, and I highly recommend it to trainers, behaviorists and dog owners who are ready to dive into the deep end to help their dog. Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 (BAT 2.0) is a comprehensive and detailed approach to working with “fear, frustration, and aggression in dogs”. No matter what one’s field, I always am impressed by people who continually re-evaluate their perspectives and advice, and I love that BAT 2.0 resulted from Grisha sitting back and asking what worked about BAT 1.0, and what could be better.

- Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., author of The Other End of the LeashFeisty Fido, I'll Be Home Soon (separation anxiety), Feeling Outnumbered (multi dog households), and many other books.

BAT 2.0 is a must-read for anyone who has or works with reactive dogs. For years, dogs all over the world have benefited from the successful philosophies and empowering techniques in BAT, but Grisha Stewart has taken it to the next level. A clear appreciation for the canine experience and easy to follow, practical techniques is what makes BAT 2.0 so beneficial for dogs that experience frustration, anxiety or fear in any social situation.

Stewart gives control back to the dog allowing a delicate balance of freedom, the ability to make choices and safety. The results speak for themselves. Dogs that were once reactive now become more confident because Stewart gives them the life skills they need to cope more successfully in a social environment. I highly recommend BAT 2.0 to anyone who is struggling with a reactive dog or who wants to gain a better understanding of their canine companion.

- Victoria Stilwell, star of the television show, "It's Me Or the Dog" and author of "It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet," "Train Your Dog Positively," and "Fat Dog Slim"

I have enjoyed every chapter, every page and every line of the book. I think it is not only original, but breaking new ground in that it strikes a blow for ethical ways of training. I hope it will spread around the world.

I love the pedagogical approach of this book and the focus on how to install a feeling of control in a dog’s life, all in all a fundamental recipe if you want your dog to feel safe and happy. It also adds an ability for dogs to predict events, which further strengthens its self-worth and being in control in relevant life situations. Keeping a distance to what triggers the dog and gradually come closer to it - another dog, a human or whatever the dog reacts to - is a training method with documented good results.

What I especially like in BAT 2.0 is something which is often overlooked in dog training, and that is how to use naturally occurring reinforcers: A method based on the “Premack’s principle”, or the relativity theory of reinforcement. Grisha does a great job of explaining how to use this in dog training.

The chapter "BAT for Puppy Socialization" earns special mention. It is simply excellent! In my opinion everyone who has a puppy, is getting a puppy, or is just interested in how to take care of puppies, should read and learn from this. In fact, it could be a separate book.

The BAT 2.0 book is a star among training concepts and Grisha Stewart has such a nice way of making everything easy to understand. Add her sense of humor to the topic and you have a book that is hard to put down.

- Anders Hallgren, Animal behaviorist, dog psychologist, Psychologist Msc (Sweden)

When I ask behavior professionals, “What are your eyes for?” they enthusiastically reply, “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.

- Susan G. Friedman, PH.D., www.behaviorworks.org

Grisha Stewart’s updated version of BAT is easy to understand with wonderful illustrations and pictures to help the reader visualize the process. One of the things I like most about this book is the attention paid to reading dogs for signs of stress in order to keep the dog as comfortable as possible during setups.

- Emily Larlham, dog trainer, seminar presenter, and host of the Kikopup YouTube Channel (USA)

BAT 2.0 shows that Grisha is continually evaluating and adjusting her behavior modification recipes. She has made great steps forward in her quest to help the emotional well-being of dogs.

- Terry Ryan, dog trainer; seminar presenter; and author of Coaching People to Train Their Dogs (also comes as a DVD course), The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog, and many more books and DVDs (USA)

As a clicker trainer I highly value creativity. I love it every time a trainer uses the laws of learning in new and creative ways that results in better ways of dog training. What Grisha has done with BAT is just that. I find BAT to be a wonderful supplement to clicker training when working with pet dogs. The method combines operant and classical conditioning with a deep knowledge of the dog´s natural language and behavior. And even though BAT is grounded in hard science, Grisha has a way of explaining things so clear and simple that everybody can understand it – and do it.

- Morten Egtvedt, dog trainer, author, and founder of Canis Clickertraining Academy (Norway)

Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 is unique--a living document detailing the evolution of a very effective intervention from the experience of many practitioners. I loved the practicality of this book, as well as Grisha Stewart's dedication to giving dogs a voice in their own development! This is must-reading for those working with dog reactivity in its many forms.

The more I engage BAT 2.0 techniques with clients the more organic it becomes. And the 'aha' moments when they see how quickly their dog responds to the freedom of choice...can't thank you enough, Grisha. You've made a tremendous difference in opening minds to a new way of being with their canine companions.
  • Wendy Dahl, MA, CBATI (Seattle Dog Trainer)

I just want to say I loved the first BAT book. I couldn't imagine how it could be made better. Finally diving into the new BAT book and just WOW Grisha Stewart-person...WOW! So clear, so well put together /written. BRAVO! So thankful it really is easier for the people and better for the dogs.

- Kelly Keeney, CBATI, CPDT (NJ dog trainer)

BAT 1.0 Book (2010): Behavior Adjustment Training

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BAT-book-coverNote: This book is the first BAT book, which is about BAT 1.0. This purchase is only for the 1st edition, NOT the new BAT 2.0 book.

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The first BAT book is for dog trainers' historical reference. The details of BAT are no longer current. I do not recommend getting this book before BAT 2.0. The content has been replaced.

To learn about BAT 2.0, please check out the BAT 2.0 BookFeature Films on BAT, online courses, or attend a seminar.

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Behavior Adjustment Training is a low-stress way to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. The BAT book is written so that non-trainers with reactive dogs can easily read through it to help their dogs, but it also has a technical side, making it very useful for professionals. The book has "Notes for Pros" throughout and special technical chapters for trainers and behaviorists.

Chapters:

  • BAT Preview
  • BATboy: Peanut's Story
  • Quick Fixes: Safety and Management Essentials
  • A Functional Approach: Functional Rewards and Replacement Behaviors
  • Functional Rewards and Replacement Behaviors for Reactive Dogs
  • BAT Set-Ups for Reactivity
  • BAT for Everyday Walks
  • BAT for Frustrated Greeters
  • Love Thy Neighbor: Fence Fighting
  • BAT for Puppy Socialization
  • For Professional Trainers and Behaviorists: Using BAT with Clients
  • Appendix 1: Clicker Training Foundations
  • Appendix 2: For Trainers and Behaviorists: Other Techniques That Use Functional Rewards
  • Appendix 3: For Trainers and Behaviorists: Geek Speak on Quadrants and Other Questions
  • Appendix 4: In Their Own Words: Trainers and Clients Experiences with BAT

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Even if you have already seen the DVDs, you'll find this book helpful. The BAT book is a thorough resource on dog reactivity for regular pet lovers as well as professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It makes a great resource for students in Growly Dog classes, too.


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Feature Film 6:
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BAT for Geeks takes a technical look at BAT, mostly through the lens of applied behavior analysis. Join Grisha for whirlwind tour of various studies and their application to BAT. If you are ready to geek out about BAT, this video is for you.

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Feature Film 5:
“BAT 2.0 Set-Ups: How to Orchestrate Basic Set-Ups and Variations with Dogs”

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Originally developed in 2009, BAT 2.0 is the newly updated version that is simpler, faster, and easier for dogs and people to do. BAT is effective for many kinds of reactivity, from fear to frustration to full-on aggression.

This video has several live demonstrations and explanations of BAT 2.0. Whether you are familiar with BAT or not, this video will help you understand how to put this effective tool to work. This is a short introduction to the technique, with variations. It should be enough for professionals to start implementing BAT.

If you are not a dog trainer or behaviorist, you will still find this helpful, but Grisha recommends working with a Certified BAT Instructor (CBATI) or a trainer who is experienced with reactivity, and is familiar with this latest version of BAT.

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Feature Film 4:
“Survival Skills: Coping with Dog Reactivity in Real Life”

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Sometimes we just don't want to be the one holding the leash with the barking-lunging-freaking-out-dog at the other end.

This video has practical solutions to help dogs hold it together on everyday walks. The dog can't do all of the work - sometimes that is your job, as the one with the larger brain and the thumbs.

One major difference between savvy dog trainers and regular pet lovers is that good professional trainers know how to take charge and set dogs up for success. But even pro trainers sometimes manage too much. It's a fine line.

Grisha suggests a path between 1) reacting only when the dog is too excited to listen and 2) micromanaging to the point where the dog is not learning. She will teach you ways to prevent problems before they start, react when you have to, and set the dog up to learn as much as possible from each situation.

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Feature Film 3:
“Problem Prevention in Puppies & Dogs: an Empowered Approach to Life with Dogs”

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Empowerment is not only an efficient way to train our dogs, it is a big step in the direction of a high standard of humane care for the dogs who share our lives.

Grisha uses practical demonstrations to teach various skills, clarifies where problems come from, and explains how to mesh the needs of your dog with the needs of your family and the rest of human society.

This is a must-view video for breeders, puppy parents, dog owners, and professional dog trainers.

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“Walk with Me! Safety, Fun, and Freedom with Leash Training for You and Your Dog”

buy-nowTwo of the major problems people have with their dogs are 1) pulling on leash and 2) reactivity on leash. These two problems are related and can be helped with the techniques in this video. Both ends of the leash get training in this practical video for trainers and pet owners. It takes two to pull, so training people and dogs together makes for a very effective solution.
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The three major topics covered are: BAT Leash Skills for People, Loose Leash Walking and Heel. Grisha does practical demonstrations of when to use each skill, breaking them down into easy-to-learn steps. She also explains several ways to teach heel and loose leash walking, since not every technique fits every dog.

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6-Film Set: Empowered Animals BAT 2.0 Series for All Dogs

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Videos 1-3 are especially helpful for all pet owners and 4 and 5 are great for preventing or rehabilitating aggression, frustration, or fear.

All six of these videos are useful for professional dog trainers.

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“Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners” eBook

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Grisha Stewart's acclaimed book, "The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners," is available here as an eBook and as a printed book through the sources below. This book is a general dog training manual for the most common problems and necessary training for dogs in our homes.

NEWLY UPDATED! Now includes more illustrations, leash handling skills, and information about BAT 2.0 for reactivity.

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This 160-page book is an introduction to dog training that started as the companion exercises for Ahimsa Dog Training classes in Seattle. It has practical exercises that start from a basic level and work up through advanced work on the most important behaviors for dogs to know. This quick manual is helpful for dog trainers to use with clients or new ideas for exercises and for breeders to share with new puppy parents.

The Ahimsa Manual includes info on how dogs learn, clicker training, how to get rid of bad behaviors (puppy biting, fear/aggression, separation anxiety, etc.), and how to teach good behaviors, like coming when called, the name, watch, relaxation, sit, down, stay, wait, touch, walking on leash, give, go to your bed, and more! Illustrations help make the information clear and entertaining.

Look at the bottom of this page for the exact topics covered plus reviews by Paul Owens and other dog behavior and training experts.

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Table of Contents (subject to change):

  • INTRODUCTION
  • COMMUNICATION & LEARNING GO BOTH WAYS
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG'S COMMUNICATION
  • LEARNING THEORY
    • Four types of consequences for behavior
    • Focus on the good stuff
    • Killing with kindness: a note on rewards
  • CLICKER TRAINING WORKS!
  • WHAT IS A CLICKER?
  • WHY DOES THE CLICKER WORK?
  • GETTING RID OF PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
  • JUMPING & OTHER ACCIDENTALLY TRAINED BEHAVIORS
  • HOUSETRAINING
  • PUPPY BITING & CHEWING
  • 15 TIPS TO STOP BARKING IN CLASS
  • FEAR, FRUSTRATION, AND AGGRESSION
    • Counterconditioning and systematic desensitization
    • Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)
  • DON'T LEAVE ME! PREVENTING SEPARATION ANXIETY
  • HEY, THAT'S MINE! PREVENTING & DEALING WITH RESOURCE GUARDING
  • GOOD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK!
  • TEACHING RELIABLE BEHAVIORS
  • CHOICE POINTS-SET YOUR DOG UP FOR SUCCESS
  • NAME GAME
  • WATCH
  • RECALL CUE-COMING WHEN CALLED
    • Things to avoid when training Come
    • General tips for Come
    • Treat Party-the emergency recall cue
    • Practice all the time
    • Gradually make it harder
    • Treat fetching-A fun way to train and play!
    • More recall games
  • RELAXATION ON CUE
  • SIT
  • DOWN
  • RELEASE WORDS-ARE WE THERE YET?
    • Release cue
    • End of session cue
  • STAY
  • WAIT
  • TOUCH-TARGETING NOSE TO HAND
  • LOOSE LEASH WALKING
  • Click for attention / Click for position
    • Turn and follow
    • Focused walking (Touch and you're heeled!)
    • Being a tree or backing up
    • Speed training
    • Penalty yards
    • Silky leash technique
  • LEAVE IT
  • GIVE OR DROP IT
  • TUG
  • RULES
  • 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BOX
  • GO TO YOUR BED
  • CRATE TRAINING
  • ADDING A CUE TO ANY BEHAVIOR
  • GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IT UP
  • RESOURCES FOR EVEN MORE HELP
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

REVIEWS!

"Of the thousands of dog training books out there, it's rare finding one that has something new to say or presents the science of positive training in a unique and meaningful way. Grisha's new book, the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual, does just that. Clear, concise, informative and extremely user-friendly, this book deserves a prominent place on every trainer's bookshelf."

-Paul Owens
Best-selling author of "The Dog Whisperer; A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training" (Adams Media, 1999) and "The Puppy Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care" (Adams Media, 2007)

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"This is it! This is the easy-to-read, concise handbook that every responsible dog owner will want to read. This manual spells out practical, step-by-step training solutions while educating the reader on the science behind the theory. Grisha is the leading authority on Behavior Adjustment Training, and shares her unique method of bringing about change in a positive, force-free, and fear-free environment. This book also shows us a way to teach loose-leash walking that is free from frustration and maps a clear strategy for us to follow.

-Kyra Sundance
Renowned Stunt Dog Performer and author of best seller "101 Dog Tricks"

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When Fido arrives at the intersection of Good Dog Street and Bad Dog Alley, which way will he go?" asks Grisha Stewart in her book, The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners. Grisha's book can help you manage Fido's environment and train him to make good choices. She offers a variety of force-free ways to train common behaviors, and her writing is always engaging and as friendly as her methods. Your dog will definitely enjoy your training sessions based on this book."

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-Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Pawsitive Results, LLC, Lexington, SC
APDT Past President and of "Your Outta Control Puppy," "Super Simple Guide to Housetraining," "Quick & Easy Crate Training," and "Puppy Care and Training"


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Barking Mad: BAT and Other Techniques for Frustration

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Start Date: any time!

"I WANT TO DO THAT. NOW!" If dogs could speak in a human language, some of them would be screaming these words in frustration.

We can help our dogs learn to slow down and take information in, rather than rushing into greetings or demanding something from you. Rushed greetings can lead to fighting with other dogs and even just pulling toward other dogs or people can be hard for the handler to manage.

The ideal dog for this course should exhibit frustration toward people, dogs, or some other specific thing. You can also be working on prevention of frustration with a younger dog. This course is NOT for resource guarding -- just an overly large interest to go get to something or do something.
From Amalie H., a student in Barking Mad:

I was actually out this afternoon with my other dog, (fearful human-shy dog Robin), and when we saw that there were other people nearby, I sort of went into BAT-mode. 🙂 The indications that she was giving that she'd noticed them were very subtle, and I totally let her make the decisions for where we were going, and she pretty much always made a good choice-- she turned away, arced around them.

It was such a lightbulb moment to see how much these dogs will make the right decisions given the opportunity and the safe structure to do so without us being pushy and making them go where we say. I'm excited to keep using all the things I've learned with all of my dogs. It's really been a fantastic course for us.

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This course was written by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP. Barking Mad covers a variety of techniques for impulse control, relaxation, and appropriate greetings, including clicker training, applied behavior analysis, and Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT). It will look at the root of why we are getting the barking, pulling, or other frustration behavior and go over practical solutions.

NOTE: BAT 101 or a thorough understanding of BAT 2.0 from elsewhere is required as a prerequisite for this course.

If you are enrolled in this course and have an ABBA membership, you can participate in the Facebook group for peer feedback. This is a member-moderated group for Grisha's students.

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BAT 101: Introduction to Behavior Adjustment Training

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Aggression, frustration, and fear are no fun for the dog or for the caretaker. If you have a dog with these issues or you work with these issues in your training or behavior mod business, this course is for you.

BATlogo-colorBehavior Adjustment Training (BAT) has quickly become one of the most popular force-free techniques to rehabilitate and prevent (over)reactivity in dogs and even other species, like horses and even humans. This is your chance to start adding this useful, naturalistic technique to your training toolbox.

BAT 101 is appropriate for beginners. Even if you are experienced with the older version of BAT, this will still be useful because there was a lot of new BAT 2.0 material in 2014.

If you are enrolled in this course and have an ABBA membership, you can participate in the Facebook group for peer feedback. This is a member-moderated group for Grisha's students.

Here are some of the things you will learn for your dog:

  • How to use a leash in a way that maximizes your dog's learning and comfort
  • How and when to stay out of your dog's way
  • How to read your dog's body language
  • How to safely manage walks and training set-ups to maximize learning and minimize stress

"I was looking for anything that would help us with the elusive loose leash walk. I was not disappointed. Once my golden is wearing a harness and I use the described rope leash technique, he is almost a gentleman. I can walk in a store with him casually sniffing bags of dog food and even politely greeting people. Wonderful. We even went for a run together. Thank you."

- BAT 101 Student, February 2015

"Have studied canine psychology for many years but have to say that by using BAT I have had amazing success with my reactive dog ...thank you BAT.☺

- Lorraine W


BAT is great for helping dogs with fear gain confidence
BAT is for fear, too, not just aggression. Most barking, growling, etc. is from fear, anyway.

This course was written by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP. Leash skills will be heavily emphasized in this intro course, because they are the very foundation of BAT. It is essential to be able to give the dog a sense of freedom while maintaining safety. The leash skills are not just something we do before we do BAT, they are the fabric that holds BAT together. Once a client fully masters the leash skills, they are probably already 80% of the way toward doing BAT successfully.

Note: Intro to BAT is a pre-requisite for all of the later BAT courses. If you already registered for this course elsewhere, you get free access here in ABBA. [Access Request Info]

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Course $75
$75


Course $60.00 (save 20%) + 1-year Pro Membership** $39.95
$99.95


* Student Members get access to tons of how-to videos, discounts in our Campus Store, and access to other resources in our community. Doesx not automatically renew.
** Pro Members get all of the Student Member benefits, plus bigger discounts, Animal World Superstars interviews, and more features for dog trainers. Hobby trainers are welcome - you not be a working professional. Does not automatically renew.

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Empowered Puppy Raising Course

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Start Date: any time!

Puppy classes were a big leap forward in the socialization of our dogs, but too much time is still spent on 'obedience.' This course has 25 lessons that cover essential skills for puppies and their human families. You'll learn to socialize well and also train puppies to choose to play our silly human games like grooming, vet care, etc.

This course includes BAT for puppies, empowered counterconditioning techniques, and clicker training, among other things. The dog-geek discussions are primarily meant for professional dog trainers, but the how-to portion will be accessible to 'regular' puppy parents.

"The way the course is run with video and written explanation means it is great for new or experienced owners. It is also suitable for dog trainers that want to join with a puppy. The format allows flexibility for the student to fit it in around life, and join a great community of trainers.”

”The content has really focused on important life skills and has introduced new exercises each week. The delivery is in a very easy to read format, and being able to upload videos is really great for self development. Grisha and the TAs are very helpful and supportive and have done an excellent job in sharing their knowledge. I would highly recommend this course for any level of handler." - Katey A


This course was written by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP. If you are enrolled in this course and have an ABBA membership, you can participate in the Facebook group for peer feedback. This is a member-moderated group for Grisha's students.

Note: If you already registered for this course elsewhere, you get free access here in the BBA. [Access Request Info]

Here are the list of topics. The links will work if you sign up for this course and log in.



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Purchase: Empowered Puppy Online Course

Course $75
$75


Course $60.00 (save 20%) + 1-year Pro Membership** $39.95
$99.95


* Student Members get access to tons of how-to videos, discounts in our Campus Store, and access to other resources in our community. Doesx not automatically renew.
** Pro Members get all of the Student Member benefits, plus bigger discounts, Animal World Superstars interviews, and more features for dog trainers. Hobby trainers are welcome - you not be a working professional. Does not automatically renew.

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Feature Film 1:
“Talk With Me! Simple Steps for 2-Way Understanding Between Dogs and People”

buy-nowMany people talk TO their dogs, but not with them. Did you know that you can ask your dog questions and get answers back? It's not telepathy; it just takes an understanding of body language, animal learning, consistency, and creativity.
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  • Video #1 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
  • Instant streaming on your computer or mobile device (not a download - physical DVD sold separately)
  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 1 hr 37 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

Actively focusing on communication between humans and dogs allows us to live more peacefully with our canine family members. With some simple changes in how you interact with your dog, you can more thoroughly understand his needs and also help him understand and respond to yours, too.

This thought-provoking Feature Film will change your relationship with your dog. The information is appropriate for anyone who interacts with dogs on a personal or professional level.

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Purchase: Feature Film - Talk With Me!

Video $25
$25


Video $22.50 (save 10%) + 1-year Pro Membership** $39.95
$62.45


* Student Members get access to tons of how-to videos, discounts in our Campus Store, and access to other resources in our community. Doesx not automatically renew.
** Pro Members get all of the Student Member benefits, plus bigger discounts, Animal World Superstars interviews, and more features for dog trainers. Hobby trainers are welcome - you not be a working professional. Does not automatically renew.

Click here to compare membership levels