Small Dogs are Real Dogs Too!

I haven't always loved small dogs, but, as I mention above in the YouTube video from a few years ago, I've changed my mind! 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, and training problems.

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

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