BEHAVIOR ADJUSTMENT TRAINING for Fearful, Reactive and Aggressive Dogs
with Grisha Stewart CPDT-KA


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, reactivity, fear, or frustration, Behavior Adjustment Training, or 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 and giving the dog a chance to control his own comfort level through peaceful means.

These seminars will show many video clips on different BAT set-ups, as well as live demos, videos of how to deal with problems that crop up, a brief history and comparison with related methods, 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 for all involved, and how to use BAT 'undercover' in the real world.

Demo dogs will be used for the seminars. Participants are asked to leave their pet dogs at home.

Read more about BAT at: http://functionalrewards.com/

3-HOUR SEMINAR FOR DOG OWNERS
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
PRICE
Saturday March 9th, 2013
9am - 12pm
Loveland Academy - 1506 Piikoi Street, Honolulu
$48
The 3-hour seminar is geared for dog owners who would like to have an introduction to BAT so that they may apply it to their own dog. In addition to the videos and talk, there will be 1-2 live demos with reactive dogs.

1-DAY SEMINAR FOR DOG PROFESSIONALS and OWNERS
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
PRICE
Sunday March 10th, 2013
9am - 4:30pm
Loveland Academy - 1506 Piikoi Street, Honolulu
$105
The 1-day seminar is geared for dog professionals as well as dog owners who would like a more in-depth knowledge of BAT. In addition to the videos and talk, there will be 3-4 live demos with reactive dogs.

ABOUT GRISHA STEWART
Grisha Stewart is one of the top trainers in the USA and is a highly sought after speaker on the topic of dog aggression. 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.

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Photos Tor Johnson