What's in this course?

Quick, practical video lessons on dog behavior and safety for families. 71 minutes in bite-sized pieces for your busy schedule.

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course

    • How to View This Course

  • 2

    Video Lessons

    • 10 Ways That Your Pet Says "I Need Space" (11 minutes)

    • 10 Ways That Your Pet Says "I'm Ok" (9 minutes)

    • Watch This Before Petting Another Animal! (2 minutes)

    • 10 Essential Dog Safety Tips (8 minutes)

    • What is Puppy Socialization and Why is it so Important? (9 minutes)

    • I'm not a Chew Toy! How to Handle Puppy Biting (5 minutes)

    • Ouch! Why Animals Bite and How to Prevent It (7 minutes)

    • How To Keep Your Child Safe Around Animals (5 minutes)

    • Play with Me! How & Why to Play with your Pet (9 minutes)

    • 5 Essential Rules for Tug Games (6 minutes)

    • It's a Baby! Help Your Dog Welcome Your New Child (7 minutes)

    • Possession Aggression: How to Encourage Your Dog to Share with People (6 minutes)

    • Dog Parks: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun! (7 minutes)

  • 3

    Finishing Up

    • 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).

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    $30.00Family Safety: Prevent Dog Bites through Empathy and Clear Communication

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    The best value option for dog professionals and dog people who want access to ALL live and on-demand streaming content on the site, including this webinar.

    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 growing 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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