What trainers and dog lovers are saying

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Wonderful webinar that gives you all the tools to help yo...

Daniela Ackerman

I’ve attended many of Lori’s webinars and classes, but this has to be one of my favorites. Lori both covers the “why” - why our dogs can gain so much confide...

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I’ve attended many of Lori’s webinars and classes, but this has to be one of my favorites. Lori both covers the “why” - why our dogs can gain so much confidence from movement - and the “how” by providing the learner with several easy to implement fitness exercises at home. Lori’s teachings always put the learner first (our animals) and her exercise are safe to implement for dogs of all ages and training levels. Thank you Lori for another wonderful webinar!

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So essential!

Katrien Lismont

I loved this Webinar! Lori showed us some very easy and unspectacular exercises: positions, postures, behaviors that have a spectacular effect on the wellnes...

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I loved this Webinar! Lori showed us some very easy and unspectacular exercises: positions, postures, behaviors that have a spectacular effect on the wellness and overall feeling of our dogs. And of course, this has an immediate effect on the general way of behaving of our dogs. Body awareness leads to more body control and to more confident behavior. I have neglected this a bit, and will immediately integrate this in my daily interactions ... and of course teachings. Thank you Lori and Grisha!

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Excellent course

Sarala Helmer

This course was an excellent introduction to movement and the healing power of movement with connection (in so many senses of the word). Lori is able to succ...

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This course was an excellent introduction to movement and the healing power of movement with connection (in so many senses of the word). Lori is able to succinctly explain the meta level of why movement and body awareness are so important. I highly recommend this course for anyone doing/considering fostering, adopting a new dog, or planning on any type of canine sport.

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Good Overview

Ali Vorhies

The webinar was a good overview of the concept of using movement to help dogs feel better and thus to be more confident. Left me wanting to learn more. Thank...

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The webinar was a good overview of the concept of using movement to help dogs feel better and thus to be more confident. Left me wanting to learn more. Thank you.

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Confidence

Karen Rogers

I'm excited to try these exercises with my GSD and min pins. It will be good for all of us.

I'm excited to try these exercises with my GSD and min pins. It will be good for all of us.

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Really enjoyable with lots of practical tips and ideas

Gail Cuthbertson

This was a really enjoyable Webinar with lots of practical tips and ideas. I love to photograph my dogs and as a result, they are always on the lookout for i...

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This was a really enjoyable Webinar with lots of practical tips and ideas. I love to photograph my dogs and as a result, they are always on the lookout for interesting places to pose as they know it will involve a treat. I have never considered using these opportunities to look closely at their posture and movement but I am excited to begin using some of the ideas I gained from Lori today.

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Lori Stevens is wonderful!

Robin Morgan

I've had a couple opportunities to work with Lori with one of my dogs and have always found her to be very grounding for me on keeping my dog happily moving ...

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I've had a couple opportunities to work with Lori with one of my dogs and have always found her to be very grounding for me on keeping my dog happily moving forward while working on my own mechanics to make it clearer for my dog. This was mostly review for me but as always, great reminders to keep it simple, clear and clean for our dogs :-3

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Excellent. I learned a lot but would like more

Xenia Jones

I hope we can get a bit deeper so it means to bring Lori back!! LOVE the class.

I hope we can get a bit deeper so it means to bring Lori back!! LOVE the class.

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Brilliant

Katherine Kovacic

What a fabulous webinar! Clear and conscise, it immediately had me planning how and what to incorporate into our next training sessions. I hope there's more ...

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What a fabulous webinar! Clear and conscise, it immediately had me planning how and what to incorporate into our next training sessions. I hope there's more opportunities to learn from Lori.

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Is Your Dog's Body Holding Stress?

As neuroscience is discovering, the body keeps the score: anxiety and tension can be held until physically released. By learning to move in new ways, dogs can ‘thaw’ the frozen movement in their bodies and experience a boost in confidence. As a human, I do somatic practices (like dance) to process my deep emotion. Dogs are not people, but they are mammals, and our mammalian brains have some very similar ways of processing stress. I’m thrilled to have Lori Stevens here to give practical examples that demonstrate a link between movement and confidence in dogs!

Simple movement and fitness foundation exercises with your dog can be fun and enriching for both the dog and the handler. While we often teach these exercises with straightforward objectives—to increase muscle strength; to improve performance, flexibility, focus, proprioception, and balance; there are unexpected benefits that happen as a result.

It’s apparent that many dogs are gaining confidence as a result of these slow movement exercises and training and also generalizing their new confidence in real-world situations. Lori provides descriptions and video demos of dogs doing these movement exercises and share a few case studies where there was a significant improvement in the dogs’ confidence. 

Recorded live on March 30, 2021. 2 hours long (with audience questions).

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

  • See how exercises to improve body awareness can lead to positive changes in dog behavior.

  • Learn ways to improve your dog's proprioception: awareness of their body in space.

  • Video recording of a live online session.

  • Earn 2 CPDT CEUS for dog trainer recertification. We are an Approved Education Provider for the CCPDT.

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See how movement changed these dogs' lives!

Lori will share 3 case studies in which movement built confidence.

  • Video & More

    Includes a video of the presentation, lots of questions, session transcript, and PDF of the slide notes to assist your learning.

    2 CPDT CEUs.

  • Great Examples

    Lori includes clear, practical examples of movement to build confidence and tone.

    "I highly recommend this course for anyone doing/considering fostering, adopting a new dog, or planning on any type of canine sport." - attendee Sarala Helmer

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    Course students are also eligible to continue the conversation in the Grisha Stewart Learner Support Facebook Group.

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About the Instructor

Teacher, Trainer, Presenter, & Learner

Lori Stevens

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CPBC, CCFT) is a professional dog trainer, an animal behavior consultant, a canine fitness trainer, an animal massage practitioner, and a senior Tellington TTouch® Training practitioner. She's also one of my favorite people on the planet!

Lori continually studies the interactions among animal behavior, movement, learning, fitness, and health. She uses intimidation-free, scientific, and innovative methods, in an educational environment, to improve the behavior, performance, health, and fitness of animals. Lori gets joy from teaching others how to help their dogs thrive–whether for competition or daily life.

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