My name is Grisha Stewart and I'm best known among dog trainers for developing Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), a humane technique for dog aggression, frustration, and fear. I also love teaching all kinds of life skills, so this online school covers a lot of different subjects.
Through my international dog seminars, DVDs, books, and my in-person and online training schools, I've helped well over 200,000 dogs and their people thrive.
Here's a little history about me. When I transitioned from college math to being a professional dog trainer in 2003, I was excited to use positive reinforcement to communicate to dogs what I wanted. Control is a basic mammalian need and I really liked the sense of control it gave me, in a positive way. My dog, Peanut, was a rock star with outstanding tricks.
But as I matured as a dog trainer and a person, my focus shifted to ensuring that dogs still get to be dogs, that we find ways to live together that meet their needs and ours. That's why I developed BAT, and why I use positive reinforcement mindfully today, in ways that directly benefit the animal, like teaching cooperative care and consent. [click for my bio]
I created this site with all-inclusive memberships to help dog trainers and pet lovers have affordable access to effective, humane modern dog training techniques. Courses can also be purchased one at a time.
This online dog school is more than just education. It's an international community with some of the world's top animal professionals. I'm teaching several classes and I'm thrilled that many classes are also taught by my favorite dog behavior experts from all over the globe.
We learn and grow together, to encourage empowered, trustworthy, wholehearted living with dogs.
Thanks for being here!