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Jan Gordon

First, I must complement Grisha on her composure when comparing some of the more "Averse" types of training. I am not sure i could show such composure! I f...

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First, I must complement Grisha on her composure when comparing some of the more "Averse" types of training. I am not sure i could show such composure! I found it interesting as years ago I used some of these methods, never shock collars or prongs but choke collars. I liked that fact that some of the more popular averse trainers, like Cesar Milan are starting to look at and see that positive training and behavior modification are real and they work! Thanks for sharing this.

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Dog trainers are vastly different!

Like politics, child rearing, and everything else, people have strong opinions and very different approaches.

As professional dog trainers, we know that adult dogs do not come to us as clean slates. They have already gone through a variety of other training techniques at home and potentially other professional dog trainers.

It is helpful to know exactly how the other techniques are done so that we can help our clients decide what is best for their dogs.

This talk compares 7 different common methods for rehabilitating fear-based aggression from a humane training perspective, including force-free techniques and punishment methods from popular books and videos. References to YouTube clips of each method will be included to help visualize the differences.

This is an older presentation (2013), but I think the points in it are still important. If you’re a professional trainer, especially if you’re newer to the field, it’s important to get historical background. Fortunately, many techniques have evolved to become more empowering for the learner, but many haven’t. Less violence more control for the dogs is the way to go.

  • Includes dominance-based methods (Cesar Millan, Barkbusters, Leerburg, etc.) and techniques based on behavioral science.

  • Empowered versus traditional CC/DS, Control Unleashed, Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT).

  • Best for professionals, though most of it should still be accessible to regular folks with dogs.

  • Related webinar: I highly recommend the new Why Animals Need Trainers Who Adhere to the Least Intrusive Principle with Susan Friedman, Ph.D.

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What's included in this course?

Practical, quick videos on all of the topics listed below.

  • 1

    Welcome to A Critical Look at 7 Training Methods for Fear in Dogs!

    • Welcome! School Overview

    • How to View this webinar

    • Watch the Webinar Recording (52 minutes)

    • Slide Notes - For Your Personal Use Only

    • 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. I enjoy developing empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners.

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 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 my online dog training and behavior school, which now has over 100 classes from my favorite emotionally intelligent dog experts. My new podcast, The Lesson is Love launches in 2023.

As an outgoing introvert, I enjoy traveling to cooperative conferences and love teaching about dogs online. I refresh my batteries by 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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