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It's all about respect

Steffi Krause

One thing, apart from the content of course, that I really love about the Grisha Stewart Academy is that they practice what they preach - it's all about resp...

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One thing, apart from the content of course, that I really love about the Grisha Stewart Academy is that they practice what they preach - it's all about respecting each other, not only the dogs or other animals, but also humans. This course is a great reminder of being more aware of constant consent violations in many situations and give you the chance to reflect and therefore become a better partner for your dog or people.

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What does consent have to do with dog training?

Consent before contact creates a trust that's important for interactions in all species. One of the interesting and tragic things about consent is that it is applied differently to different genders, species, and cultural groups. This webinar digs into the concept of consent for animal care and links it to consent for contact between humans.

ADULT CONTENT WARNING: This seminar is not just about dog training, but also about personal contact between humans. I recommend only adults register, as there will be some discussion of consent and safe words between humans for intimate contact (including sex). This is not your usual dog training seminar.

Recorded live December 13, 2016

  • Boundary setting in humans and non-human animals.

  • How consent can only be given in the moment. Authentic consent cannot be given after the fact or in advance.

  • Effects of contact without consent.

  • Benefits of asking for consent before physical contact

  • How to ask for and receive consent for care and interaction from non-human animals.

  • How to help your dog communicate consent and cut-off signals.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

  • How clear consent of your own boundaries can improve your relationship and sex life with your human partner(s)

  • How discussing consent in contact with animals can educate humans about boundaries with one another.

  • We also have a Library Pass which lets you stream this course and a lot of other pre recorded content. Find out more on the Library Pass Page.

Consent is a safe part of humane care.

We can create a bond of trust by actively training ourselves and our animals to consider boundaries and consent.

  • What is Consent for a Dog?

    Consent is mutual permission for an interaction that would be unpleasant or unwelcome without that permission.

    In the non-human animal context (especially dogs & cats), I'm talking about consent for vet care, grooming, and even petting.

  • On-Demand Webinar

    This 1.75 Hour streaming video can help you build a safer, stronger relationship with your dog and the humans in your life.

  • Bonus material

    You'll also get PDF notes of the Powerpoint from the presentation and a quick quiz for understanding. The quiz also allows us to issue a certificate if you are a professional and need CEUs. 1.5 CCPDT CEUs, 1.75 IAABC CEUs.

    CEUs (CCPDT & IAABC) Available for Course Purchasers and Diamond Members

What's included?

Information on consent around contact with dogs. Also goes into some interpersonal boundary setting.

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    Welcome to Consent: Don't Just Grab the Pussycat!

    • Welcome! School Overview

    • Don't Just Grab the PussyCat Consent video (1.75 hours)

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes (PDF)

    • What's Next?


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. My passion projects are grief tending, community singing, and woodturning. I enjoy developing empowering approaches to help dogs and people live in harmony.

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 book 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 this online dog training and behavior school, the Grisha Stewart Academy which now has over 140 classes from my favorite emotionally intelligent dog and human behavior experts. I also co-host a podcast at The Lesson is Love.

As an outgoing introvert, I enjoy teaching at cooperative conferences and am so grateful to be able to offer classes about dogs online. I refresh my batteries by singing, expressing grief in community, and 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 for clarity and consent?

It's your choice: buy this individually or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond member.

  • $29.00

    $29.00Consent Culture: Don't Just Grab the Pussycat (or Dog!) - Webinar

    One-time payment to add this webinar recording to your library. Your access will not expire with this option.
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  • $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 a Diamond Membership.

    Access pre recorded content and Grisha's eBooks for one low price per month. [Learn more]."
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When you start a membership - either a Diamond or a Library Pass - it will go for a month and then renew automatically each month after that. You can easily cancel renewal at any time and your access to the content will just expire on your renewal date.