Finding Peace Within for Healing and Connection

I first began meditating as a child with my mother, and meditation has always served me during times of difficulty or turmoil.

Meditation helps us cultivate a calm and centered mindset, which can positively impact our interactions with dogs by promoting patience and clarity in training sessions.

It allows us to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness, which helps us understand our own emotions and reactions, enabling us to respond to dog and human behavior with greater compassion and understanding.

A regular meditation practice can reduce stress and anxiety, creating a more harmonious and peaceful environment for both trainers and dogs.

By incorporating meditation into our learning and dog training routines, we can enhance our ability to stay present and focused, improving our communication and connection with dogs on a deeper level.

These guided meditations for dog lovers serve as explorations on the journey of self-discovery and healing. Each short audio navigates through different aspects of life, from self-compassion to building the capacity to focus to finding inner strength and supporting ourselves and others in their grief.

  • No experience required!

  • Nourish skills for inner strength and resilience.

  • Cultivate focus, clarity. Find a pause between stimulus and response, so you can truly respond instead of just reacting.

  • Practice self-compassion and extending kindness to ourselves during challenging times.

  • Creating a web of support and connection, finding comfort in the shared experience of grief.

  • Currently just over a dozen meditations, and as more get added, you'll automatically get access via the course player.

  • This series and whole lot more are included with a Diamond Membership All Access Pass. For one low price per month, you get access to all of our emotionally enriching dog courses. See if Diamond is right for you.

  • Already a Diamond? You're already enrolled in this course, at no extra charge. Just log in and refresh this page, and you'll see a Start Learning or Resume Learning button on the top.

  • If you would like access to this and all other on demand recordings at the Academy (without the benefits of being a Diamond) you can sign up for a Library Pass. See if a Library Pass is right for you.

What’s inside?

The list of meditations will grow over time and any new sessions here will automatically be accessible to you.

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    Meditations for Dog Lovers

    • Start Here: About the Academy & Navigating This Course Player

    • Welcome - Introduction to This Meditation Series for Dog Lovers (3 minutes)

    • Meditation for Relaxation (2 minutes)

    • Meditation for Focus and Better Learning (4 minutes)

    • Another Meditation to Nourish Focus for Learning (3 minutes)

    • Meditation On Dogs and Joy (5 minutes)

    • Meditation on Bonding and Trust (4 minutes)

    • Another Meditation on Bonding and Trust (4 minutes)

    • Meditation on Grief for the Loss of a Dog (4 minutes)

    • Meditation to Relax via Visualization (3 minutes)

    • Another Meditation for Those Grieving the Loss of a Dog (6 minutes)

    • Meditation for Belonging and Care (4 minutes)

    • Meditation on Regret (5 minutes)

    • Somatic Meditation for Focus and Relaxation (6 minutes)

    • Meditation on Compassion (4 minutes)

    • Another Meditation to Relax via Visualization (4 minutes)

    • Lovingkindness Meditation (6 minutes)

    • Breathing With Your Dog (7 minutes)

    • What's Next?

Discover Inner Strength and Self-Compassion

Cultivate Resilience and Inner Peace

  • Guided Audio Meditations

    This course is made of audio meditations to do alone, with your dog, or with friends, guiding on a variety of topics. Listen as many times as you'd like.

  • Instant Access

    These audio recordings are on demand, so you'll get instant access to these, as well as any that I add over time.

  • Growing Collection of Meditations

    Registered students are invited to suggest more topics for future meditations.

    At the time of writing this description, there are 16 guided meditations.


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 to meditate?

It's your choice: buy this meditation series individually or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond Member or with a Library Pass.

  • $29.00

    $29.00Mindfulness Meditations for Dog Lovers with Grisha Stewart

    One-time payment to add this series of streaming audio files to your library of courses. Your access will not expire.
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  • $39.99 / month

    $39.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

    Great value! 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 an extensive and growing library of emotionally intelligent animal behavior and care 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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  • $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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If you choose to purchase a Diamond Membership, or a Library Pass  it will go for a month from the start date 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.

Already a Diamond Member or Library Passholder? You're already enrolled in this series, at no extra charge. Just log in and refresh this page, and you'll see a Start Learning or Resume Learning button on the top.

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