Small Dogs are Real Dogs Too!

Small dogs are adorable, portable, and can be a lot of fun to share life with, and they aren't just toys. There are some specific challenges that people face when they care for small dogs, including bias from other people, safety issues, aggression, weight management, housetraining problems, and more.

This on-demand online seminar discusses empowerment and positive dog training that will be helpful for both regular pet folks and professional trainers.

  • Asking for and getting consent for picking up, grooming, etc.

  • Housetraining for small dogs.

  • Biting and guarding behavior.

  • Barking in the home and at other dogs.

  • Teaching your small dog to come when called.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

Peace and Understanding

This video goes far beyond the basic understanding of sit/down/stay.

  • 1.5 Hour Video

    As soon as you register, you'll be able to watch this informative, practical video and use the skills right away with your small dog.

    This was originally recorded as a live webinar.

  • What's Covered?

    - Benefits of having a small dog
    - Problems specific to small dogs
    - Ways to empower small dogs while still setting safe boundaries
    - Training and safety challenges for small dogs
    - Reading body language
    - Reinforcement strategies
    - & much more

  • Bonus Material

    You'll also get PDF notes of the Powerpoint from the presentation and a quick quiz for understanding. The quiz also allows us to issue a certificate if you are a professional and need CEUs.

    1.5 CCPDT CEUs, IAABC CEUs pending

What's Included?

This is a recording of a live webinar about how to thrive with small dogs. You'll also get the slide notes for your personal use.

  • 1

    Welcome to Small Dogs Rule!

    • Small Dogs Rock webinar video (1.5 hours)

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes - personal use only (PDF)

    • 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).

Ready to learn more?

It's your choice: buy this video on demand webinar individually, or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond member.

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    $29.00Small Dogs Rock: Training and Care for Big Dogs in Small Packages

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When you start a membership, it will go for a month 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.

Social proof: reviews

5 star rating

Recommendable not only for small dog owners

Steffi Krause

Small dogs can have big problems and it's their caregivers job to help them deal with it. Teaching them how to feel safe as a mini in a big world improves th...

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Small dogs can have big problems and it's their caregivers job to help them deal with it. Teaching them how to feel safe as a mini in a big world improves their lives so much.A lot of tips are also very useful for dogs of all sizes so don't worry if you have a big dog, this course also is for you!

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