BAT 1.0 Book (2010): Behavior Adjustment Training

Book DescriptionNote: 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. Get the new BAT 2.0 book: eBook Paperback The first BAT book is for dog trainers’ historical reference. The details of BAT are no longer current. I do not recommend getting … Continue reading BAT 1.0 Book (2010): Behavior Adjustment Training

Feature Film 6:
“BAT for Geeks: A Technical Perspective on Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0”

Why does BAT work? What’s the science behind it? What’s ‘under the hood?’ What about ethics and the quadrants? Grisha is fascinated by animal behavior and with the inquisitive mind of a mathematician, questions like these are often on Grisha’s mind. Video #6 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set) Presented by: … Continue reading Feature Film 6:
“BAT for Geeks: A Technical Perspective on Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0”

BAT 101: Introduction to Behavior Adjustment Training

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. This course was written by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP. Leash skills will be heavily emphasized … Continue reading BAT 101: Introduction to Behavior Adjustment Training

The New S.A.F.E. Framework for Dog Training & Care: Secure Attachment Family Education

We ‘dog people’ love our dogs, in ways that people who aren’t bonded to dogs just don’t understand. We have formed a special kind of connection, what scientists call an attachment relationship. It’s not just a preference to attach. We’re literally biologically linked to our attachment figures. Our heart rates and breathing sync up, and … Continue reading The New S.A.F.E. Framework for Dog Training & Care: Secure Attachment Family Education

Ahimsa Dog Training Manual eBook Gift

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 … Continue reading Ahimsa Dog Training Manual eBook Gift

Courses: In-Depth Dog Training & Behavior Lessons

Courses are a series of online lessons that provide structure and a self-study homework guide to help you practice. Lessons are written like a private blog, with videos and self-practice assignments. They are accessible to professional dog trainers and regular dog-loving families. Course Titles NOTE: Please read this whole page before clicking on a course title to learn more. Courses without … Continue reading Courses: In-Depth Dog Training & Behavior Lessons

Training

You can break dog training and care down into several overlapping categories: Training a dog to STOP doing a behavior Training a dog to DO a specific behavior Teaching a dog to let you do something to him Providing a safe, interesting environment Empowering a dog to meet his needs via his own behavior My Mission is to teach … Continue reading Training

Thought Revolution and Online School Launched by International Dog Training Expert (Press Release)

Click to download as .docx FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen Naumann ellen@empoweredanimals.com 818-281-8235 Thought Revolution and Online School Launched by International Dog Training Expert Anchorage, Alaska. June, 2015 – One of the main controversies of the last several decades in animal training is whether or not to train with aversive force. Grisha Stewart is definitely about minimizing … Continue reading Thought Revolution and Online School Launched by International Dog Training Expert (Press Release)

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

Book Description Grisha Stewart’s acclaimed book, “The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners,” is available here on this page 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 … Continue reading “Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners” eBook

8 BAT Myths: suggested revisions for Clinical Behavioral Medicine

In her newly released book, Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Cats and Dogs, Dr. Karen Overall mentions Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) as a rehabilitation tool for fear in dogs. Unfortunately, the protocol that Overall described as BAT was similar to BAT in some aspects, but nothing like BAT in the parts that matter. I wish I … Continue reading 8 BAT Myths: suggested revisions for Clinical Behavioral Medicine

Music

NEWS! My first EP, “My Life is a Metaphor for My Life,” was released November 13, 2019. It’s like a musical hug. You can support the arts and get your own copy here: Physical CD Digital purchase:  My website (preferred) Apple Music Amazon Prime Music It’s also free on Spotify and other streaming services. It … Continue reading Music

Teamwork Empowerment Seminar Recording (2.25 hours)

Online seminar recorded April 20, 2016 – Presented by: Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA. Looking for a great way to jumpstart your dog training and have a stronger relationship with your dog? Or maybe you’re a professional trainer looking for better ways to train or explain? Professional dog trainer and author Grisha Stewart has a unique perspective on life … Continue reading Teamwork Empowerment Seminar Recording (2.25 hours)

Chat Groups

Have questions about BAT? There are many discussion groups for BAT. The official BAT group on Facebook is the best way to get questions answered about the theory of BAT and how BAT should be done in a particular situation. There are also some regional BAT groups run by people interested in meeting up to … Continue reading Chat Groups

Past Seminars

This is a listing of many of the past seminars and events. Many of these links will be broken because they are for past seminars. Click to see a list of Upcoming Seminars Japan Seminar Tokyo Empowered Socialization: BAT for Dog Reactivity Joey Iversen December 5–6, 2015 Michigan Seminar Ann Arbor, Michigan (Chelsea) Empowered Socialization: … Continue reading Past Seminars

“BAT Teamwork” Dog Seminars

Communication and Cooperation for Aggression, Fear, Frustration, and Manners Professional dog trainer and author Grisha Stewart has a unique perspective on life with dogs and reactivity. Her training style focuses on using clear communication and empowerment to improve the whole family’s quality of life, including humans, dogs, and any other species that shares your home. Grisha will be teaching BAT Teamwork dog training … Continue reading “BAT Teamwork” Dog Seminars

Host a Seminar by Grisha

If you’d like to host me as a speaker to teach a dog training seminar in your area, your first step is to find the topic and length that interests you and check whether your venue is appropriate. Contact me (Grisha) for availability and fees info for hosting a seminar in your area and to get started on … Continue reading Host a Seminar by Grisha

Why Choose a CBATI for Your Dog Trainer?

Quick links: Why BAT? CBATI Directory Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructors (CBATIs) are the best choice when you are looking to use BAT for aggression, frustration, fear, and socialization. CBATIs are professional trainers who have passed a detailed practical skills assessment and theoretical exam about BAT for dog reactivity. CBATIs are experienced trainers who have trained clients and … Continue reading Why Choose a CBATI for Your Dog Trainer?

Certification Team

BAT Program Coordinator Ellen Gerdes-Naumann, CBATI, CPDT-KA As the BAT Program Coordinator, Ellen is involved in a wide range of requests relating to BAT: CBATI applications, BAT seminars and general communication on all things BAT-related. Ellen is responsible for ensuring the CBATI applicants’ Practical Skills Assessments are thoroughly evaluated and handles communication channels during the process. … Continue reading Certification Team

BAT 101 Workshop (1.5 hours)

Live seminar recorded June 16, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska – Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP . Does your dog have fear, aggression, or frustration issues? View this seminar for  expert help. This is also suitable for professional dog trainers, but the focus is on ‘regular’ dog owners.

(Video 29) Scary Monsters! 3 Useful Ways to Reduce Your Pets’ Fear

In this video, Grisha gives an overview of counterconditioning, “Behavior Adjustment Training,” and “Treat and Retreat.” These three useful techniques are used in different ways to rehabilitate fear of people, other dogs, surfaces, body contact, etc. These techniques are essential for professional dog trainers and pet owners alike. We will go over counterconditioning and BAT in more depth in … Continue reading (Video 29) Scary Monsters! 3 Useful Ways to Reduce Your Pets’ Fear

Media Press Kit

Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP frequently does video, audio, and print interviews. Favorite Topics: dog training, dog behavior, the canine-human bond, dog aggression, dog reactivity, walking dogs with safety and freedom, changing habits, applying dog training to human behavior, attachment theory for dog training, grief/mourning, mindfulness, songwriting, rock climbing (including a dog walking technique based … Continue reading Media Press Kit

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

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) helps dogs gain confidence and social skills by arranging scenarios that allow a dog to explore and learn. Video #5 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 DVDs sold separately) … Continue reading Feature Film 5:
“BAT 2.0 Set-Ups: How to Orchestrate Basic Set-Ups and Variations with Dogs”

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

Best known for the technique of Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), Grisha also understands that it’s not always possible to train in the ideal way, with the dog learning at his own pace. Video #4 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set) Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP Instant streaming on your … Continue reading Feature Film 4:
“Survival Skills: Coping with Dog Reactivity in Real Life”

(Video 31) Quick Intro to BAT 2.0

Tired of a barking dog? Socializing a puppy? If you want your dog to be calm around other dogs, you can help your dog practice being calm. In this 11-minute video, I explain Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), which I developed to reduce aggression, frustration and fear in dogs and other animals.

What Makes BAT Work?

I’ve done some soul-searching about what makes Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) work and my hypothesis from a behavior analytical perspective is that BAT involves desensitization, naturally occurring negative reinforcement (R-), and both naturally occurring and trainer-delivered positive reinforcement (R+). I now believe that the change in emotional response in BAT 2.0 is largely due to the controllability of the … Continue reading What Makes BAT Work?

BAT Interview with Victoria Stilwell

If you are wondering what BAT is about or how to use it with your dog, check out this interview on Behavior Adjustment Training with dog trainer Victoria Stilwell from the TV show “It’s Me or the Dog” http://positively.com/2012/12/13/positively-podcast-episode-311 (Interview with Grisha Stewart is just over 5 minutes. It starts at 22:40 and goes to … Continue reading BAT Interview with Victoria Stilwell

Videos & Books

Description Order   Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs. Book (2016.). About 300 pages of text, illustrations, and photos. The book goes more deeply into theoretical discussions than the videos, and also gives loads of practical advice on the latest BAT technique. Order on GrishaStewart.com The Official Ahimsa Dog … Continue reading Videos & Books

How Can I Help My Cat Transition Into Being a Tripod? November 3

Dog training and care questions in this video: Wondering your thoughts on amputation of a rear limb for a cat. Looking for your input from emotional/quality of life/behavior/adjustment tips perspective. We aren’t sure if we will need to but the vets assure us that “cats adjust just fine.” Our kitty doesn’t have front claws (a move … Continue reading How Can I Help My Cat Transition Into Being a Tripod? November 3

Could You Talk About Ninja BAT? (and More) July 28

Dog training and care questions in this video: Does bean spend time is a crate? How is peanut dealing with bean spending time with you? This is the period of adjustment I find so exhausting. Have you taken Bean and Peanut on a walk together yet? If not, when are you going to walk them together? … Continue reading Could You Talk About Ninja BAT? (and More) July 28

Upcoming Seminars

There is nothing better than learning about dog training from a professional, with a chance to ask questions and interact with the speaker. Upcoming in-person and online seminars are on this page. If you don’t see one close enough to you, consider hosting (or finding a local trainer to host) a seminar. Canada BAT Instructor’s Course (Vancouver). Abbotsford, BC (near Vancouver). 5-Day hands-on … Continue reading Upcoming Seminars