"The Best Solution for a Dog Who Pulls On-Leash" -Bark Magazine

I couldn't stop smiling when I tested out my new "leash belay" techniques to better handle pulling dogs the first time.

I wrote the BAT book in 2010 and developed BAT 2.0 in 2014. Since then, I've come up with small-but-mighty tweaks, but the next big change didn't come until 2020. The leash belay is so effective that I’m just blown away. By managing the leash in a particular way, I can now use a pretty thin long line with a boisterous dog and not worry about rope burn or losing balance. The BAT skills were already great at helping with that, but this feels like a whole new level of ease. The leash belay technique is not completely effortless - because it takes some practice. But it’s so much easier on your body and your dog’s body, too.

This webinar explores new ways to *physically* handle the leash and gently, safely bring your dog to a stop, so loose leash training can be more effective, as well as ways to modify your own leash with bits of hardware to make the leash belay work. I recommend that you also watch Walk With Me for techniques on how to train the dog and the original BAT leash skills.

This session was recorded live online with audience Q&A.

As with all live and recorded courses on my site, you can sign up for this individually or get it as part of the all-inclusive Diamond membership. It's only $29.99/month for anyone who signs up before September. We'll never raise the rate on current members. (You can also cancel at any time, but then the rate lock also gets cancelled).

Recorded December 2020 with updates from a replay in May 2021.

  • Suitable for professional dog trainers as well as families with dogs.

  • Leash walking skills to allow for freedom while still maintaining safety and control.

  • I've focused most on the NEW strategies I've just developed to improve balance and prevent rope burn. Includes a brief review of the other BAT leash skills.

  • Bring your dog to a stop that's easy on your body and your dog's body, too.

  • We work on the human end of the leash here. For training the dog, check out Walk With Me.

  • Recording of a live webinar broadcast.

  • Want even more? This is great preparation for the Stop Pulling! Great Big Loose Leash Walking Course.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

How to stop any dog with ease.

These new leash skills feel like a real game-changer to me. I'm excited to share them!

  • Safe and Practical

    This webinar gives a brief overview of the existing leash skills and focus on the latest leash handling innovations to make your walks more pleasant. These skills can be used with any dog or puppy.

  • 2.25-hour Recorded Live Webinar

    The presentation itself is about 1.5 hours. Includes lots of great questions from dog trainers, dog walkers, and people who whose own dogs are pulling.

    Additional updates from the second live viewing further hone the technique.

  • Bonus Material

    Get tips on how to modify your existing dog training gear to give you more power, and geek out on some unconventional dog training gear from rock climbing.

    You also get a PDF of the slide notes to assist your learning.

    2 CPDT CEUs.

Instructor

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).

What people are saying

about the new skills!

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Tremendous information

Lynn Huras

This was the most comprehensive 2 1/2 hours in all my years of attending (various) training seminars. I believe the techniques offered will provide significa...

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This was the most comprehensive 2 1/2 hours in all my years of attending (various) training seminars. I believe the techniques offered will provide significant improvements in the ability to manage unwanted walking behaviors without making it too difficult for the regular pet owners. I am excited to put them into practice and see what results I can get!

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Amazing!

Mareth Perry

I just finished watching Grisha Stewart’s seminar “Effortless Dog Walking: New Innovations in BAT Leash Skills” and I am beyond excited to put what I learned...

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I just finished watching Grisha Stewart’s seminar “Effortless Dog Walking: New Innovations in BAT Leash Skills” and I am beyond excited to put what I learned into practice! I will be having rotator cuff surgery on 12/29 & my left (dominant) arm will be in a sling for the 1st 6 weeks after surgery. Rehab will take about 6 months total, so I will be at a distinct disadvantage with my 2 Bouviers for quite a while. I’m not going to give away the details because you should take the seminar yourselves. But I will say that this could be a game-changer if you: 🎯 Have a reactive dog 🎯 Have a dog that likes to chase wildlife 🎯 Have a dog that pulls hard 🎯 Have a dog that is much larger/stronger than you 🎯 Have weak hand/strength 🎯 Have poor balance I can see myself incorporating this technique with Service Dog clients in the future, which has me extra excited!

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Very innovative!

Christi Chapman

I loved the course, I learned quite a bit to help me with clients who run with their dogs, handicapped or disabled clients, and general pulling! It is so i...

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I loved the course, I learned quite a bit to help me with clients who run with their dogs, handicapped or disabled clients, and general pulling! It is so important to be able to get your reactive dogs out in the real world and learn how to handle life, but let's be honest- things can happen! Many of my reactive dog clients are hesitant to get out there at all because of already experiencing injuries when a trigger pops out from behind a tree or brush or appears around a blind corner, causing their dog to lunge or flee! These techniques will help build their confidence and get those dogs out there where they need to be! What I love, is Grisha's ability to apply skills from other areas to dog training. It opens us up to so many possibilities, if we are willing to be creative! Very motivating and encouraging.

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Effort-less dog walking: New Innovations in BAT Leash Sk...

Marcia troutfetter

I enjoyed it so much. Grisha is wonderful to listen to, pleasent and explains very well. As I listened I kept thinking of all the people that would benefit...

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I enjoyed it so much. Grisha is wonderful to listen to, pleasent and explains very well. As I listened I kept thinking of all the people that would benefit from this information that I have in class. It will enable them to walk their dogs and teach as they go. I feel like I am listening to someone that understands that we are all learning and not perfect. Wish I could afford the diamond membership. I could spend all day on her site. I have retired from teaching, having had 2 therapy dogs that I trained in school with me, my new career is helping and training others with their dogs. I wish I would have started years ago. I attended one of Grisha's workshops in person and I just loved her then.

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A big thumbs up

Laura Carter

When it caught my attention that Grisha was revamping her lead skills and looking for a focus group to try her new ideas on, I jumped at the chance to be inv...

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When it caught my attention that Grisha was revamping her lead skills and looking for a focus group to try her new ideas on, I jumped at the chance to be involved. I am always looking to modify and improve my skills and admire others that do the same. I can’t give too much away at this point, but the new adaptations overcome one of the big issues of having a strong dog on a lead – it being a tug of war with the potential for rope burn! The skills also add comfort when managing the lead on any size of dog. Grisha has looked at the bigger picture and taken techniques outside of dog training, and adapted them. In the short time since learning the new skills they are already becoming part of my daily walks.

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No rope burns anymore!

Kiki Vanhoenacker

The new technique gives you more power with strong dogs without hurting yourself. Great invention!!

The new technique gives you more power with strong dogs without hurting yourself. Great invention!!

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When big dogs go wild

Katrien Lismont

I don't know if my BAT- colleagues experience the same phenomenon in their reactive dog trainings: most of my client teams are composed of a medium size to b...

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I don't know if my BAT- colleagues experience the same phenomenon in their reactive dog trainings: most of my client teams are composed of a medium size to big dog and a person that is challenged by their power, weight, and their fast reactions. Add to this that in the beginning of the training the dogs generally pull more than later on when the training is having its first effects. Basically, our human clients are experiencing the same anxiety and helplessness as our leash-reactive dogs do: they fear for their wellbeing. That is why I think that the effort-less leash skills are a valuable, practical and handy addition to making them feel more balanced and at ease. Thank you!

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Great Information!

Melanie Cliff

Thank you Grisha, for a very detailed webinar. You gave a lot of information and suggestions for different ways to walk dogs successfully.

Thank you Grisha, for a very detailed webinar. You gave a lot of information and suggestions for different ways to walk dogs successfully.

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Loved this Webinar!

Martine Boonzaaijer

After the session, I grabbed gear I already had and my dog and had a go. It feels natural and tidy. So far I prefer an attachment to a waist belt. Just an O ...

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After the session, I grabbed gear I already had and my dog and had a go. It feels natural and tidy. So far I prefer an attachment to a waist belt. Just an O ring will be sufficient for my dog, despite being 30kg but I am go to play around with rescue dogs, that I walk. I will watch the webinar a few times, to make sure that I get it right and that I am not cutting corners. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon in the Winter Summit. :-)

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I cannot wait to get the equipment and do this! What a gr...

Jennifer Ratliff

I am so grateful that your live stream times are conveniently scheduled for those in Europe, as well as the US. My internet connection was acting up, so the ...

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I am so grateful that your live stream times are conveniently scheduled for those in Europe, as well as the US. My internet connection was acting up, so the simultaneous YouTube broadcast was getting a better live feed than Zoom. Voila! Easy solution! Thank you! I love being a diamond member so I can go back and watch it again and again. There was a ton of information and demonstration. I am excited to try out the tools and information that Grisha. Thank you, and I couldn't be happier that I signed up for diamond membership. Thank you for running longer to answer all our questions and show the films as well.

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So Much More Than I Hope For

Julie Hearn

The information is overwhelming but wonderful. I have found I failed miserably on the "Walk with me" and "Talk with me" skills. This will help Ella and I g...

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The information is overwhelming but wonderful. I have found I failed miserably on the "Walk with me" and "Talk with me" skills. This will help Ella and I get back on track. Thank you so much!

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Awesome way to safely walk large, pulling dogs!

Laura Glaser Harrington

I work with clients to train their dogs to not pull on the leash, but it's a process and can take time. This innovative technique will allow my clients to sa...

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I work with clients to train their dogs to not pull on the leash, but it's a process and can take time. This innovative technique will allow my clients to safely walk their dogs while their dog is learning how to walk on a loose leash. I'm guessing they will continue to use these techniques, even when their dog doesn't pull as much. I also really like how it gives multiple options for different dogs with different types of pulling behaviors. It will give clients peace of mind, knowing they can keep themselves and their dogs safe on walks. Thank you Grisha!

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