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A few words from Molly

Anthrozoo ....what?

The moment Molly Sumridge's popular webinar The Wolf in Your Living Room: Primitive Breeds finished recording live here at the school, she started getting emails asking her for more information about Anthrozoology. That's the relatively new interdisciplinary study of the interaction between humans and other animals. In other words, geeking out about how humans and non-human animals affect one another is a real scientific field. Molly got so many emails, in fact, that we thought it would make for an excellent session in it's own right! Besides, I'm now drawn to considering a degree in anthrozoology myself.

The session will be an informal mix of interview questions and audience Q&A.

We plan to livestream the interview in Facebook. If you aren't a Diamond member, save the date and reserve on Facebook to watch live, because only Diamond Members can attend the Zoom Meeting, ask Molly questions, and have access to the session recording afterwards. Most classes in the Grisha Stewart Dog Training Academy are available in 2 ways: direct registration by the public or free with a Diamond membership, but this event is special.

Diamonds: You're already signed up, but do mark yourself as Going in the Facebook event so you get a notice the moment we go live. To get the Zoom link on the day of the interview, check in the Diamonds Facebook group or click Start Learning on this page to go to the course player on the day of the interview.

  • Suitable for all animal professionals, including dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and shelter staff, as well as enthusiastic dog caregivers.

  • Public can attend live on the Grisha Stewart Dog Training and Behavior page in Facebook. The recording will not be saved on Facebook.

  • Learn where you can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthrozoology - in person or online.

  • Find out what the study of Anthrozoology covers. Spoiler Alert - it covers a lot of things!

  • Webinar will be recorded and posted within 24 hours after the broadcast for Diamond Members.

Your Superstar!

Dog Behavior Consultant & Anthrozoologist


Molly Sumridge is a dog behavior consultant focused on primitive dogs, and behavior modification for dog sports and pet aggression. She is also an anthrozoologist studying human-animal relations and relationships specific to domestication, primitive/ancient dogs, non-traditional companion animal relationships, and dog sports.

Molly leads the canine program in the Carroll College Anthrozoology department, in which students train and care for foster dogs during the academic year. Her courses focus on training, canine ecology, cross-cultural human-canine relationships and conflicts, working dogs, and critical analysis of human-animal interactions and relationships. When she is not teaching or consulting she is up to her eyeballs in research working on her PhD in Anthrozoology, focused on the impact of labels on dogs, specifically New Guinea singing dogs.

While the intersection of all things human and non-human animal is her love and her life, Molly grounds herself through her loving husband, calamitous cat, patient parrot, spicy snakes, a flock of charming chickens, and a cast of colorful canine characters.

Your Host

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a collaborative dog trainer, author, podcaster, international presenter, and keynote speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners.

I'm fascinated by animal behavior, somatic awareness, and psychology. I'm passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear as well as puppies and my other favorite species: humans.

My Behavior Adjustment Training technique (BAT 2.0 and the new BAT 3.0) is used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 200,000 people have learned about BAT so far.

I have always loved teaching. I earned a Master's in mathematics and taught college courses, but I found my true calling in dog training. I have been teaching dog training and behavior since 2003. In 2010, I started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers about BAT. In 2014 I developed BAT 2.0 and also started my online dog training and behavior school, which now has over 100 classes from my favorite emotionally intelligent dog experts. My new podcast, The Lesson is Love launches in 2023.

As an outgoing introvert, I enjoy traveling to cooperative conferences and love teaching about dogs online. I refresh my batteries by savoring life in the woods with my husband (Tom), Labrador (Joey), cat (Garbanzo aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther"), and Little Brown Dog (Zuki).

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