Why Become a Diamond?

A Diamond membership makes you part of the family. It's essentially an unlimited all-access pass to my dog training and behavior school, including courses from dog behavior experts from around the world as well as my BAT 2.0 and Ahimsa eBooks, plus loads of benefits and community interactions.

I'm reserving the right to also offer mentoring separate from the membership, but pretty much everything we teach is included in the membership.

This includes all the courses required for the CBATI-KA designation, but please bear in mind that there is an assessment fee to pay and a minimum number of months you must be a fee-paying Diamond in order to take the assessment (at the moment you must be a Diamond for the 6 months immediately prior to applying for the assessment.

Our online dog school is an Approved Education Provider for the CCPDT, so most courses are approved for CPDT and CCBC CEUs. Many also earn IAABC CEUs. It's an excellent value and a commitment to your education.

Diamond membership isn't just for professional dog trainers, but if you work with dogs for a living, this is the best value out there for high quality education.

From one of the many happy Diamonds: "Having happy dogs is very very valuable to me. I've got a shelf of books, I've browsed YouTube, but it's worth it to be able to go directly to the site to hear Grisha's honest, informed take on these questions."

Already a Diamond? Click here for the Orientation.

  • One steady, affordable monthly fee, so you can budget. If you'd rather get an annual membership or one-time pass, Click here for more options.

  • Diamond members with dog-related businesses get a free listing in the Empowered Animals Dog Pro Directory, a robust directory of skilled, ethical, compassionate dog trainers and other professionals.

  • Access all Live classes and recordings by me (Grisha) and other expert instructors (Andre Yeu, Sarah Fisher, Susan Friedman, Kathy Sdao, Chirag Patel, Lili Chin, Simone Mueller, Sowjanya Vijayanagar, Anders Hallgren, Katrien Lismont, Diane Garrod, Michael Shikashio, Andrew Hale, Karen Faith, and lots more!)

  • Earn income or shelter donations in the affiliate program.

  • New dog training and behavior classes are added frequently with speakers chosen for their commitment to empowerment-based training and kindness to humans. I select instructors who are lifelong learners with information that will help professional dog trainers -- especially if I think I can learn something new from them, too!

  • Special deals for your students or friends to save on courses.

  • No commitment! Cancel automatic renewal at any time and keep access until the end of your month. Restart whenever you want with no penalty.

  • Downloaded eBooks are still yours to keep if membership expires!

  • This is a phenomenal value, and with our rate lock, you can count on your Diamond rate never going up (unless you cancel and restart later). Active members are ancestored into the rate from when they last started the membership, so if the rate goes up, it’s still only $39.99 for you.

  • Is that still too much? If you just want the on-demand version of the courses, rather than the Diamond perks like the directory access and live webinars, check out our Library Pass.

You don't have to pick and choose!

It's a luxury and a value at the same time. Practically everything we teach on this site is included for Diamond members.

Diamond Members get a FREE listing in the Empowered Animals Directory!

Do you have a dog business (or work with other animals)?

Directory listings are a $600 annual value that is FREE for Diamond members of the Academy and CBATIs. Code of conduct required.

It's a great way to get the word out to the public about your dog business as well as network with your behavior-loving colleagues at the Academy.

And even though we say it's a dog directory, we do have space for folks who train and provide care for our other animal friends, including rodents and reptiles.
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"You stand up for what your school teaches"

Diamond Member

"When I do have time to dig in or catch a live webinar I always leave learning something new. I definitely love the actual training classes.  I learn through watching.  I admire the respectful and kind way you, Grisha, interact with your clients and guests.  On occasion you have had to step in and clarify another guests training methodology, in the best of scenarios a tricky thing to do.  I have learned from you as you stand up for what your school teaches and have a conversation about how to line up each of your methodologies. You are a kind and effective human and I enjoy learning from one of the BEST!
  Thank you!"

"The value of content is unparalleled."

Diamond Member

"I use and refer to the school almost constantly, plus all the new stuff that comes along is so worth it. I want to keep learning and this is one of the best resources I know. I've also encouraged many of my training clients to enroll. I think the information available is too important not to share."

"Thank you for everything"

Bianca Steinmetz, Canada (Bianca's Dog Care Dog Walking And Training)

"I love your website and the webinars and videos and pretty much all the content! It is so very much appreciated. 🙏🏻 BAT 2.0 keeps helping me with so many of my customers."

"Love Your Kindness!"

Diamond Member

"I love your training philosophy, love your kindness, love your webinars, love how you transformed my relationship with my dog. THANK YOU!!!"

"Great way to sample"

Katherina A., The Netherlands

"It was very helpful to know about the courses you offer and your teaching style, thank you :) I very much like the live consults... I thought it was a great way to show us how you work with clients and see in real-life how you solve issues that evolve during consults. This is unique, you don't get this in a "normal" course. I think it is also brave to show everything you do, realistically and in real-time."

"Such a value"

Diamond Member

"Thank you for offering such a wonderful learning experience at an affordable cost. It is such a value and I appreciate the time it takes to do this."

"I love all the courses and options"

Diamond Member

"I have been learning from you for many years, Grisha and I appreciate all you do to make learning accessible and enjoyable and I especially am grateful for BAT and all that I have learned from it to help people and dogs in my community. Thank you!"

"Philosophy here is perfect for me"

Diamond Member

"I'm trained both in ethology and learning mechanisms. So I know the theory behind conditioning but I find it much more useful to study the dog-human relationship as an ethologist; cross-species communication. So the philosophy here is perfect for me. Just watching Anders Hallgren paid for the membership, I feel, that was so educational."

"Access all courses"

Diamond Member

"I chose it [Diamond membership] because it allows me access to all courses. Some are interesting to me, like the predation one and Dante's (and many others) but it is a source of references, ideas, ways to present topics, ways to express ideas."

"Cost effective"

Diamond Member

"I've purchased a couple of courses and was going to purchase a third and thought it would be more cost effective to try the membership. It will let me explore other aspects of training that i wouldn't have considered purchasing."
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From Our Anonymous Member Survey

"Why did you become a Diamond?"

Always new

Diamond Member

Because of the amazing courses, all the exciting content and always new coming. The quality of the courses, presentation and professionals that share so much knowledge.

Too good to pass up

Diamond Member

The courses you offer are amazing and I couldn't just choose one or two. The price was too good to pass up and the content of your courses and so packed full of information. Thank you for offering this membership.

Learn as much as possible

Diamond Member

I wanted access to multiple resources and felt that the live programs would be very helpful. I want to learn as much as possible and the Diamond Membership gives me that opportunity. 

Too much great stuff

Diamond Member

There are a lot courses that drew my attention. Too much great stuff here and I don't know how to choose. 

Facebook Group

Diamond Member

The courses in the catalog looked interesting and I didn’t want to have to pick and choose. The Facebook group where I can ask questions was attractive to me.

Reactive Dog

Diamond Member

To gain more knowledge and skills but particularly in BAT at the moment as I have a reactive dog and I want to help him.

More than one course

Diamond Member

Because of my job and working times i am unable to participate regularly in lives. I also wanted to look at more than one course option so becoming a diamond member gave me the ability to do that freely at my availability. 

No Brainer

Diamond Member

Just quickly browsing your training school, I found several things right off the BAT (I know, I know!) that interested me.  The diamond membership seemed like a no brainer.  

Only 99 cents more

Diamond Member

There are several courses that sound interesting, but the first one that caught my eye is the Predation Substitute Training.  That training is 29, and the diamond membership is only 99 cents more for a month.  I thought it would make sense to check out the other course options for the month too!

Easier and cheaper

Diamond Member

I saw a lot of courses on this site that could be interesting for me. So i thought it would be a lot easier for me to become a Diamond Member (and also cheaper)

Comparison: Which suits you best?

3 ways for you to learn world-class dog behavior and training online.

Library Pass

Diamond All-Access Membership

Direct Purchase of a webinar or course


$39.99/month or scholarship*

Varies. Webinars are usually $29, courses $99

Over 140 On-Demand Classes

Grisha's eBooks

LIVE Events

✓ Full Access

Live Webinar Recordings

✓ After 30 Days

✓ Within 24 Hours

Special Zoom Meet-Ups

Directory Listing

Store Discount

Facebook Group

Can enroll in CBATI-KA coursework

Can enroll in CBATI-KA Assessment

Member logo for your website

Special coupons for other schools, stores, etc.

Renewal period

Monthly or annually

Monthly, 6-months, or annually. Can also be purchased without renewal.

None (Permanent Access)

* The next scholarship review is mid-March, and if you want to be considered, apply by March 10, 2024. We offer unlimited BIPOC/PGM scholarships for lifetime Diamond membership. We also offer 6-month scholarships for low-income individuals. Learn more.

Ready to Go Diamond?

No more "can I afford that webinar?" "Can I fit that course into my budget?"

It's all included, even world-renowned guest experts like Dr. Susan Friedman, Sindhoor Pangal, Kathy Sdao, Laurie C. Williams, and Simone Mueller.

There are over 140 courses on a variety of dog training and behavior topics, more every month, plus many perks for collaboration and networking.

I'm thrilled to have found a way to make so much quality education affordable: $39.99 per month to access everything!

"The best part about being a Diamond is..."


Diamond Member

"Learning from a variety of presenters with YOU Grisha interacting with them.  I like the dialog, the conversation.  One of my most favorites was the amazing panel discussion with you, Chirag, and others going almost page by page in Lili's Body Language book.  One of the best webinars, practical, illuminating, engaging....as are so many of your webinars.  Such a vast Membership site with something for all of us.  I know this type of school takes a tremendous amount of time, talent and effort.  THANK YOU!!!

Easy Browsing

"I can browse through all the videos and don't have to decide whether or not to purchase!"


Diamond Member

"I can participate in anything you ‘make up’. If there’s a course I don’t find interesting right now or I haven’t got time for now, I know it’s waiting for me 😍 "

No Judgement

Diamond Member

"...learning so much about my dog in a friendly environment where I am not judged for my short comings in knowledge but learn to understand my dog and help her."

Asking Questions

Diamond Member

"Being exposed to so much good, very detailed and helpful learning. So good. Being able to ask questions is great. Being a demo team was pretty cool in that we got specific help with our dog. That was amazing. I was nervous though but that's ok. We did it. I'm so grateful for the experience, the high quality help and the learning."


Diamond Member

"The amount of information there is at your fingertips by professionals who use scientifically based methods."

Easy Decision

Diamond Member

"...not having to make decisions about wanting some aspect of the program enough to pay for it separately.  And supporting quality work."


Diamond Member

"I feel like I have a safe and highly educational place to go to learn from others that I respect and are like-minded."


Diamond Member

"Learning, learning, learning, and being part of a community of like minded trainers."

Memberships with Automatic Renewal

Get all of the Diamond perks, at a low rate that you can count on. The rate will never go up for members signed up for automatic renewal, so the value gets even better over time. If automatic renewal isn't your thing, click for options.

  • $39.99 / month

    $39.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass


    Our standard option - get quality education at a low monthly rate.

    Automatic monthly renewal. Cancel renewal any time and retain access for the rest of your month.
    Get Monthly
  • $444.00 / year

    $444.00 / yearDiamond Membership All Access Pass


    Best value! Get a full year for the price of 11 months.

    Automatic annual renewal. Cancel renewal any time and retain access for the rest of your year.
    Get Annual

Diamond Membership not for you?

Our Library Pass gets you all of the on-demand content. Our live webinars are accessible to library passholders after 30 days, so if you have a little patience, and you're just wanting to learn on-demand, this option is for you.

  • $29.99 / month

    $29.99 / monthGSA Library Pass


    A great value option for dog lovers who want to watch webinars on demand, but don't need the full benefits and community of the full Membership.

    Access pre-recorded content and my eBooks for one low price per month. [Learn more].
    Get Monthly