Grisha Stewart BAT seminar 2012

BATTing 1000 for Dog Reactivity (Fear, Frustration and Aggression)

2 days seminar  including over 10 live demos with 4 dogs and a puppy

Speaker: Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT

Grisha Stewart is one of the top trainers in the USA. She developed Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) as a way to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. Because of its elegant simplicity and effectiveness in rehabilitating reactivity, this dog-friendly method is quickly spreading throughout the world. read more...


Topic teaser:

Fear, aggression to people and dogs, frustrated greeters, body handling, puppy socialization, preventing aggression.


Seminar description:


Fighting is expensive for dogs. Instead of jumping directly into fighting, most dogs give distance-increasing signals, from subtle to overt. But many dogs have also learned to give up on the subtle signals and leap straight to showing big aggressive displays, fighting, or fleeing in panic.


When dealing with aggression, fear, or frustration, BAT builds social skills, confidence around the trigger, and trust in the handler. While food or other rewards are used with BAT in some cases, the main focus of BAT is on using environmental rewards that already maintain the problem behavior.

This presentation will show many video clips with case studies using various BAT set-ups, as well as videos of how to deal with problems that crop up, a brief history of related methods used in the last few decades, and how to use BAT with other behavior modification techniques. We will discuss the science behind BAT, the reasons and ways that BAT is kept low-stress, how to get volunteers for set-ups, how to use BAT ‘undercover’ in the real world, how to deal with fighting in the home, how to rehabilitate fence-fighting, and more. You’ll also get to see multiple live demos with three or four dogs with reactivity issues and a puppy for socialization. Seeing demos with the same dogs over the two days will allow you to see the progress dogs can make with BAT.



Location: Warsaw, Hotel Lando



Date:  March 17-18, 2012

Fee: Early Bird Rate - 500 zł (until December 15,  2011)

Normal Rate -  650 zł (until  January 31, 2012)


No pet dogs, please.

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