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Totally worth the early mornings

Elizabeth Highton-Williamson

I really loved the Bat 101 Mentoring sessions and have learned so much from each session. The spacing between each session means I have time to absorb what I...

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I really loved the Bat 101 Mentoring sessions and have learned so much from each session. The spacing between each session means I have time to absorb what I have read in the course materials and am really loving the discussions that come out of each mentoring session with Joey. Having the opportunity to share and observe videos in a supportive environment gave me a more nuanced understanding of the BAT methodology and have already starting putting it into practice in my day to day life with my dog. Thank you to Joey Iverson and the Grisha Stewart Academy for another great addition to the school!

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'Stealth BAT forever!'

Toto Frima

I'm always doing stealth BAT outside park or forest situation going for the 'lonely' places. This seminar reminds me of all the techniques I use all the ti...

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I'm always doing stealth BAT outside park or forest situation going for the 'lonely' places. This seminar reminds me of all the techniques I use all the time.

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Very helpful

Elin Bååth

Even after reading the book and watching all the BAT-empowerment videos I still had questions after trying to do setups. In this class I got them all answered.

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Even after reading the book and watching all the BAT-empowerment videos I still had questions after trying to do setups. In this class I got them all answered.

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Videos

Julia Moss

I personally find the analysis of videos people sent in most educational and helpful for developing my skills and helping me to read my own dog. It would be ...

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I personally find the analysis of videos people sent in most educational and helpful for developing my skills and helping me to read my own dog. It would be fantastic -if possible- to have videos of dogs that are far more reactive (i.e.need huge distances to remain 'on the beach') in more challenging environments. I find that on each occasion the answer to problems/lack of progress is 'increase distance' but if that is something that is truly impossible to achieve (for example for those who do not have a car/drive) then that's heart breaking advice as it simply is impossible to achieve. It would be incredibly helpful to see people navigate situations that are less than ideal. I saw the videos in the stealth BAT seminar for urban environments. But, I think rural environments with narrow paths literally from the front door probably are the most difficult to navigate as there is either no trigger for miles or the sudden unexpected appearance of one. Thank you for all your hard work and this great resource!

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Now Closed for General Sale. Still available for Diamond Members. If you have previously purchased this course, you may access it via My Dashboard.

Mindful presence is an antidote to reactivity. Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) is a powerful, practical technique to help dogs gain confidence and social skills through a sense of curiosity and agency.

If you're looking for a way to really understand BAT through hands-on practice, but don't have a CBATI in your area to mentor you, this is your chance to get the support you need to take your BAT practice to the next level.

In this add-on course, CBATI Joey Iversen will be mentoring students who are taking BAT 101 to help them fully understand my BAT technique from the ground up. This is an opportunity for you to go through BAT 101 in community, at the same time as others, with the ability to get feedback, ask questions, and share videos. Joey is amazing; you'll grow as a trainer with her insights!

If you're a professional trainer, BAT 101 is a required course to complete the BAT-KA (knowledge-assessed certification, which is a stepping stone to being a full Certified BAT Instructor or CBATI).

Joey will meet for six group mentoring sessions in Zoom webinars at 10am PDT. Dates: July 5, July 19, August 2, August 23, September 6, September 20.

Note: This mentoring course is a companion to BAT 101; it's not meant to stand alone. You are welcome to do BAT 101 by itself or with this mentoring. Joey has decades of experience and is one of my favorite trainers in the world, because of her careful attention to detail and her solid organizational skills. You'll be in great hands with her.

Be sure to enroll in both BAT 101 AND the mentoring course. The bundle is $160 for both through July 4 and $200 after that. We'll be closing registration for Joey's mentoring course after the first week of class, on July 12. Already signed up for BAT 101 before? See the purchase options at the bottom of this page.

(Diamond members are automatically registered for both, there’s nothing to do but save the dates on your own calendar).

  • BAT 101 is a separate course, which you can purchase as part of a bundle with Joey's Mentoring (see below). BAT 101 is available to start now, so you can begin learning at anytime and be thoroughly prepared for the sessions.

  • Suitable for anyone wanting to learn to do BAT for fear, frustration, or aggression, but especially targeted for professional dog trainers and behaviorists. If you're worried that your dog may bite, please hire a private trainer to get eyes on your situation. Consider going through this bundle together with your trainer if they're not already experienced with BAT.

  • Structure: Sessions are live on Zoom in webinar format and will be recorded for enrolled students only. Questions will be asked via text box and Joey will respond on camera. If you have a question that you need to ask by voice, Joey will be able to turn your microphone or camera on.

  • You can purchase this course directly or get it with a Diamond Membership All Access Pass. For one low price per month, you get access to ALL of our emotionally enriching courses. See if Diamond is right for you.

  • Are you a Diamond? You're already enrolled in these mentoring sessions and the BAT 101 course at no extra charge. If you're logged in, these links will work for the course players: Mentoring and BAT 101.

Your hands-on guide to BAT 101!

Get your questions answered, with the structure you need to succeed.

  • 6 Sessions over 12 weeks

    Weekly classes can be too intense, so the schedule is spaced out to give you more chance to practice in between.

    Joey will meet with students 6 times in Zoom. Try to attend live, but if you can't or if you want to review the session again later, they'll be recorded for registered attendees to watch.

  • Who is this for?

    This course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to do BAT well, but it's especially aimed at professional dog trainers and behaviorists.

    BAT 101 is a required course to complete the BAT-KA certification which is a pre requisite to becoming a CBATI. If you are thinking of becoming either, then you won't want to miss out on this live mentoring opportunity!

    Registration closes July 12 and after that, no one else will be able to get in.

  • More Help

    Pro Trainers can get CEUs from the IAABC (6) and CCPDT (6).

    Attendees are also eligible to continue the conversation in the Grisha Stewart Learner Support Facebook Group.

    Diamond members can also post in the special group for Diamonds.

I'm Beyond Grateful that Joey Iversen is Mentoring This Course!

Read on to find out why....

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Joey Iversen CBATI, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, UW-AAB & TAGteach Faculty

With over 19+ years experience training and showing both dogs and horses, Joey Iversen has worked with all breeds of dogs and their owners. She has taught BAT seminars around the world, including China, Taiwan, Australia, Denmark, Tokyo, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Canada. She is an excellent speaker and a conscientious trainer. ​

Her calm, patient manner makes it easy for people and dogs to understand and learn from her. Joey is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and is also certified as TAGteach Faculty. Joey has reinforced her knowledge by attending hundreds of seminars, training sessions, and workshops given by internationally renowned experts. ​

She has coached competitors in all canine sports and personally holds titles in Obedience, Rally-O, and Agility. In 2007 Joey relocated to Seattle where she opened her business, Think Spot, which offers classes, private training, board and train, socialization playgroups and overnight boarding. ​

Joey has a passion for youth and teenagers. She and her Black Russian Terrier, “Pirate” were a registered Pet Partner team with Delta Society and participate in Animal Assisted Therapy, the Reading Education Assistance Dog program, and numerous other animal-assisted activities to better the lives of children and families. She received a Certificate in Animal-Assisted Therapy Activities and Learning from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

Ready to deep dive into BAT 101?

It's your choice: purchase BAT 101 and the Mentoring at the same time, buy this course alone to go with your previous purchase of BAT 101, or get them both (and a lot more) for FREE as a Member.

  • $200.00

    $200.00BUNDLE: BAT 101 Course + BAT 101 Live Mentoring Sessions Course with Joey Iversen. Runs till Sept 20, 2022. Now CLOSED For General Sale.

    A one time purchase for Joey's mentoring sessions AND my BAT 101 course at one great value price! Your access will never expire.

    $160 early bird price through July 5 or $200 after that, with registration closing completely on July 12. (Diamond members - you're already enrolled in both, no need to sign up).
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  • $100.00

    $100.00 BAT 101 Mentoring: 6 Group Sessions with Joey Iversen CBATI. Now Available to Stream for Diamond Members.

    Use this option if you've already purchased BAT 101. One-time payment to add this course to your library. Your access to recordings will not expire, even after the live sessions are over.
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  • $29.99 / month

    $29.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

    Great value! Access to ALL live and on-demand streaming content on the site, including this webinar and our live events.

    Diamonds are also part of a thriving, supportive community that loves to dig into every aspect of dog behavior. You'll get help from a giant library of emotionally intelligent dog training and animal behavior classes, taught by my favorite experts from around the world. Diamonds also get special events, student coupons, and other perks. [Learn more].
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