Downloadable in 3 different formats, so it should work in pretty much any eReader (ePub, Mobi, and PDF).
Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 is also available as a paperback book.
What is BAT about?
Polyvagal theory tells us that mammals, including dogs, offer pro-social behavior when they feel safe. So the goal of BAT is to create safe scenarios in which a dog can heal from trauma or lack of socialization.
The same procedure works great for puppy socialization and dogs who are simply over-enthusiastic.
You'll learn the three major components of BAT:
1. Dog body language.
2. Using a long line for freedom, safety, and control.
3. How to set up training.
4. How to help the dog when you can't control the environment.
Suitable for professional dog trainers as well as families with dogs battling with aggression, frustration, or fear.
Choosing and using appropriate humane gear.
BAT Leash Skills for walks on a long line.
BAT for fighting in the home or the enemy dog next door.
How to arrange set-ups successfully.
BAT for up-close work and greetings.
Survival skills for walks, including "Mark and Move."
Also available as a signed paperback book in English or Spanish.
The BAT 2.0 eBook is included with the Diamond Membership All-Access Pass (see below).
The results speak for themselves.
A clear appreciation for the canine experience and easy to follow, practical techniques is what makes BAT 2.0 so beneficial for dogs that experience frustration, anxiety or fear in any social situation.
Stewart gives control back to the dog allowing a delicate balance of freedom, the ability to make choices and safety. The results speak for themselves. Dogs that were once reactive now become more confident because Stewart gives them the life skills they need to cope more successfully in a social environment. I highly recommend BAT 2.0 to anyone who is struggling with a reactive dog or who wants to gain a better understanding of their canine companion.
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The BAT 2.0 book is a star.
I love the pedagogical approach of this book and the focus on how to install a feeling of control in a dog’s life; a fundamental recipe if you want your dog to feel safe and happy. It also adds an ability for dogs to predict events, which further strengthens its self-worth and being in control in relevant life situations.
What I especially like in BAT 2.0 is something which is often overlooked in dog training, and that is how to use naturally occurring reinforcers: A method based on “Premack’s principle.” Grisha does a great job of explaining how to use this in dog training.
The chapter "BAT for Puppy Socialization" earns special mention. It is simply excellent! Everyone who has a puppy, is getting a puppy, or is just interested in how to take care of puppies, should read and learn from this.
The BAT 2.0 book is a star among training concepts and Grisha Stewart has such a nice way of making everything easy to understand. Add her sense of humor to the topic and you have a book that is hard to put down.
Even better than BAT 1.0.
BAT helps people understand how to read their dogs. You’re really helping people have that dialogue by giving them nice little tidbits that help them make good choices because they’re learning to interpret what their dog is telling them.
Empowerment by approximations.
By safely allowing dogs more control over their own outcomes, especially in challenging conditions where fearful, frustrated and aggressive behavior is most likely, caregivers will be more successful shaping independent, competent, confident companions.
In our attempt to reduce aversive stimulation, we should be asking “who has the power to reduce it?” Am I going to reduce aversive stimulation by sanitizing the environment in which I raise my dog (or child). I think that’s a nuance here. When you come from the empowerment headset (as with BAT), then you ask “I want to minimize aversives in the environment, can I do that by me putting in the effort to move the aversives out of the path. Or can I teach the animal to move those aversives, or move themselves, with their empowerment to choose their outcomes.
BAT builds empowerment skills by approximations, just like we build other skills. So that the goal is independent good decision-making.
No matter what one’s field, I always am impressed by people who continually re-evaluate their perspectives and advice, and I love that BAT 2.0 resulted from Grisha sitting back and asking what worked about BAT 1.0, and what could be better.
Easy to understand with wonderful illustrations.
Clear and simple.
Giving dogs a voice.
A new way of being
You've made a tremendous difference in opening minds to a new way of being with their canine companions.
Easier and better.
BBRAVO! So thankful it really is easier for the people and better for the dogs.
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).
- Understanding BAT: Key Concepts
- BAT Dog Returns: Peanut's Lessons for Me
- Quick Fixes: Safety and Management Essentials
- How to See Trouble Before It Starts
- Leash Skills for Freedom and Safety
- BAT Set-ups for Reactivity
- Up Close and Tight Spaces: Mark and Move
- Troubleshooting BAT Set-Ups
- Surprise: Sudden Environmental Contrast
- BAT on Everyday Walks
- Love Thy Neighbor: Fence Fighting
- "Who Is It?" Teaching Your Dog to Enjoy Guests
- BAT for Puppy Socialization
- For Trainers and Behaviorists: Using BAT with Clients
- Appendix 1: Clicker Training Foundations
- Appendix 2: Other Techniques that use Functional Reinforcers
- Appendix 3: For Trainers and Behaviorists
- Appendix 4: Trainers and Clients Share Their Experiences with BAT
Thank you so much for offering BAT as an e-book. I already own the print version, and it is so nice to have access to a readily searchable copy. I appreciate...Read More
Thank you so much for offering BAT as an e-book. I already own the print version, and it is so nice to have access to a readily searchable copy. I appreciate you sharing it in this way and absolutely will recommend others to respect your hard work as an author and purchase.Read Less
A very useful and nice way to take care of a dog's reactivity, without pushing it too far and too fast ! Loved already the BAT 1.0 but there's still intersti...Read More
A very useful and nice way to take care of a dog's reactivity, without pushing it too far and too fast ! Loved already the BAT 1.0 but there's still intersting develpments in the BAT 2.0 !Read Less
Wow! I have a reactive dog. I live in the USA but have a Portuguese dog. I asked Portuguese breeders if they could recommend a book as there no behaviorali...Read More
Wow! I have a reactive dog. I live in the USA but have a Portuguese dog. I asked Portuguese breeders if they could recommend a book as there no behavioralists near me, and there are few positive only trainers. I got hooked to exploring dog training myself due to this book. So, here I am. I'm a breeder and want to be able to offer advice to owners of my puppies. Thank you, Grisha!Read Less
Enjoyed the book inmensly, will dive in again before asking the assessment!
Enjoyed the book inmensly, will dive in again before asking the assessment!Read Less
I've been referencing this book for a long time, and it's been so great in helping me learn more about reactivity in dogs. I used to be scared of reactivity,...Read More
I've been referencing this book for a long time, and it's been so great in helping me learn more about reactivity in dogs. I used to be scared of reactivity, and now I LOVE the process of training it all!Read Less
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