Are you frustrated with your dog outside? What would it feel like for it to be easier together? Do you want a dog who walks with you, checks in, comes when called, and enjoys visits to the veterinarian? Do you want to be welcome with your dog at your friends' homes, and safe in the car?

There’s a common misunderstanding that dogs just know how to do these things, and when they don’t they’re bad dogs. But they’re doing their best, just being dogs! 

When you learn why dogs do what they do, and what your dog needs from you, it makes it so much easier to get on the same page and enjoy time together.

What you will learn

Your dog can't wait for you to get going!

  1. Untangle the way you think about dogs, seeing behavior as a way for a dog to meet their needs.
  2. Strategies for polite walking, coming when called, and choosing the right gear.
  3. Improve your life outside with the dog of your dreams.

What this course is about

Short, practical videos with professional help for you and your dog.

  • Problem Solving 101 (6 minutes)
  • Your Dog's Top 7 Needs and Why You Should Care (5 minutes)
  • Shhhhh: 15 Ways to Keep Your Dog Quiet in Class (7 minutes)
  • He's Not Listening! Problem Solving for Motivation & Training (7 minutes)
  • Vet Visit Stress Tips for Dogs (11 minutes)
  • How and Why to let Dogs Play Together (9 minutes)
  • Dog Playdate Safety (4 minutes with bonus videos on play)
  • Dog Parks: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun! (7 minutes)
  • How and Whether to let Dogs Greet on the Leash (7 minutes)
  • Make Your Life Easier With the Right Dog Gear (13 minutes)
  • Stop Pulling: How to Train Loose Leash Walking (5 minutes)
  • Silky Leash for Loose Leash Walking (3 videos, 20 minutes)
  • Let's Go! 5 Tips to Keep Your Donkey Dog Walking (5 minutes)
  • Walking More Than One Dog (5 minutes)
  • Come Back! Train Your Dog for a Reliable Recall (8 minutes with some bonus videos)
  • More Training for Coming When Called (step-by-step with multiple videos)
  • Walking Your Dog Off Leash: Safety and Training (4 minutes)
  • Keep Your Dog Safe While Driving (7 minutes)
  • Is Your Dog Afraid of Riding in Cars? (7 minutes)
  • How to Be a Polite Guest: Visiting with Your Dog (6 minutes)

Who is this course for?

Anyone with a dog! This class by world-renowned dog trainer and author Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP is designed for people with new puppies, rescue dogs, dogs that pull on leash, and dogs that sometimes run away. Also good for professional dog trainers, veterinarians, and groomers.

What people are saying

5 star rating

Tons of great tips!

Carly Davis

Just like the other courses I’ve viewed from Grisha, this one was filled with so many thoughtful and helpful tips. She is very thorough and includes helpful ...

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Just like the other courses I’ve viewed from Grisha, this one was filled with so many thoughtful and helpful tips. She is very thorough and includes helpful troubleshooting ideas. Thank you!

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5 star rating

Very practical and enjoyable

Rosa Roldán

A totally practical course with abundant material to consult according the behaviors that we are interested in working with our dogs. Thank you!

A totally practical course with abundant material to consult according the behaviors that we are interested in working with our dogs. Thank you!

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5 star rating

Highly recommend!

Belen Alvarez

Lots of valuable information explained in an easy way in short videos

Lots of valuable information explained in an easy way in short videos

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Instructor

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).

Ready to get your dog out?

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