How Has BAT Changed, and Why?

If BAT 1.0 was "natural," BAT 2.0 is "organic." When Behavior Adjustment Training 1.0 hit the scene, it was very controversial in the positive dog training community, largely due to misconceptions, but also because of some room for improvement in some aspects. For example, we now have the dog in control of the process in a much larger way.

This video starts off with a brief overview of BAT 2.0 for dog reactivity, in case you aren't yet familiar with it. In the second half of the video, I go through older video footage and explore the inspirations behind the fine tuning of BAT from 1.0 into 2.0. Recorded December, 2019.

  • Why did I start using a long line?

  • How is BAT 2.0 Different From 1.0?

  • What happened to Stages 1, 2, and 3?

  • What is Mark and Move?

  • How has the definition of threshold changed?

  • Why did these changes happen and what's been the result?

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Why try BAT 2.0?

BAT 2.0 creates scenarios that increase learner control, build confidence, and reduce arousal.

  • Recording of a Live Webinar

    This 1.5 Hour streaming video explores how BAT has evolved to give the learner more control, reduce stress, build better communication, and be easier to learn than ever. This is especially useful if you are familiar with BAT 1.0, but haven't yet made the leap to upgrade to BAT 2.0.

  • Fast Learning Curve

    BAT works with an animal’s natural repertoire of desirable behaviors, and doesn’t require much pre-training for the human to begin the rehabilitation process for both them and their dog.

  • 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.
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What's Included?

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    Evolution of BAT 2.0 Video

    • Evolution of BAT 2.0 Video (1.5 hours)

    • Quick Quiz: Check Your Understanding

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes (PDF)

Praise for the BAT 2.0 book

Susan Friedman, Ph.D.

"When I ask behavior professionals, ‘What are your eyes for?’ they reply enthusiastically, ‘To see!’ But when I ask, ‘What is your behavior for?’ conference rooms fall silent.

In BAT 2, Stewart provides the essential answer to this all-important question: Behavior is to have an effect, that is, to be effective. 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."


Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing creative, empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners. My most recent development is the leash belay technique, which leverages physics to allow handlers to comfortably bring pulling dogs to a gentle stop.

I'm an animal behavior geek, passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including humans and dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) technique is now used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 100,000 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, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and started an online dog training school in 2014. My partner and I currently live with Garbanzo (aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther") and Zuki (the sweetheart of a dog pictured here).

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