Small Dogs Rule! (1.5 hours)

Online seminar recorded October 4, 2016 - Presented by: Grisha Stewart.Small dogs are awesome and amazing to live with. There are some specific challenges that people face when they care for small dogs, including bias from other people, safety issues, aggression, and training problems. This seminar discusses empowerment and positive dog training that will be helpful for both regular pet folks and professional trainers.

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About this Online Seminar:

      • Presented by: Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA on October 4, 2016
      • Streaming on your computer or mobile device (not a download or a physical DVD)
      • Watch the recording as many times as you want
      • Run time: 1.5 hours
      • Pro Members can earn CPDT CEUs (membership must be active on our next reporting date). The CEUs are only CPDT, not CCBC.


This recorded on-demand streaming webinar explores how training and life with small breed dogs can be different for small and toy dogs than for larger canines. We discuss the following points in the seminar:

  • Benefits of having a small dog
  • Problems specific to small dogs
  • Ways to empower small dogs while still setting safe boundaries
  • Training and safety challenges for small dogs
    • Reading body language
    • Reinforcement strategies
    • & much more


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.

She lives with 14-pound Bean and her new dog, Zuki, whose goal weight is about 18 pounds.

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