Keep Calm & Walk On

Dogs around the world have triumphed over reactivity (fear, frustration, aggression) by doing BAT set-ups, which are calm and carefully orchestrated so the dog feels safe.

In between sessions, dogs and people are still exposed to triggers like other dogs, children, etc. in everyday life. That's where the Survival Skills come to the rescue.

  • How to get and keep your dog's focus.

  • What to do if a trigger is approaching your dog.

  • What to do if you're trapped and can't avoid a trigger.

  • Key behaviors to train your dog to help him stay busy.

  • The BAT Mark and Move technique for introductions.

  • Included with Diamond & Gold Memberships (see below).

What dog people are saying

5 star rating

Everything I expected and much more.

Rosa Roldán

I love this course format. They are very practical and entertaining and Grisha is a great professional who knows how to perfectly explain complicated a prior...

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I love this course format. They are very practical and entertaining and Grisha is a great professional who knows how to perfectly explain complicated a priori concepts, in a close and honest way.

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Essential viewing

Cristina Power

Another very clear presentation packed with useful information and comprehensive explanations to help handlers think about how to keep their dogs out of the...

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Another very clear presentation packed with useful information and comprehensive explanations to help handlers think about how to keep their dogs out of the weeds in everyday situations, and how to mitigate the effects of unforeseen or unavoidable stressors on the dog in common scenarios.

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5 star rating

Excellent and very easy to follow.

Gerard Manning

Taking the behavioural rehabilitation on the road is always a daunting challenge for owners. This course is invaluable for both owners and Behavioural Consul...

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Taking the behavioural rehabilitation on the road is always a daunting challenge for owners. This course is invaluable for both owners and Behavioural Consultants, providing the owner with very good survival skills and practices for use when out walking in the real world. For me personally, it has affirmed my own approach and has also added other strategies to my approach as well as refining and enhancing the strategies that I have been using.

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5 star rating

One for those "sticky" situations!

Martina Luisetti

As always, a lovely video. How to help the dog cope in stressful situations and how to help you manage in them, too.

As always, a lovely video. How to help the dog cope in stressful situations and how to help you manage in them, too.

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love the title

caroline bird

this is the best video i have seen so far from all of them. lots of useful information in this one

this is the best video i have seen so far from all of them. lots of useful information in this one

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5 star rating

Thanks!

Nadia Saletti

I don't have my own reactive dog at the moment but hold courses for dog owners with reactive dogs and i got a lot of good thoughts and ideas. so thanks!

I don't have my own reactive dog at the moment but hold courses for dog owners with reactive dogs and i got a lot of good thoughts and ideas. so thanks!

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5 star rating

Very excited to start training after learning about react...

Mona Sif Hadaya

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am so excited to continue in my training journey and hopefully I will be able to use my new knowledge.

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am so excited to continue in my training journey and hopefully I will be able to use my new knowledge.

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4 star rating

Lost my place

Michael Wilson

Lots of great info but should be broken down into smaller sections. Took a few days to get through this video because everytime I closed the browser it lost...

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Lots of great info but should be broken down into smaller sections. Took a few days to get through this video because everytime I closed the browser it lost its place. Update: Hi Michael, we've fixed that, should work now!

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5 star rating

Useful every day tips

Christine Scharf

Complete overview of what to do in real life with a reactive or fearful dog.

Complete overview of what to do in real life with a reactive or fearful dog.

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Coping with Dog Reactivity in Real Life Review

Julia Moss

The main issue with dog reactivity is that it almost seems impossible to help your dog to go through life without being constantly on alert, if you do not li...

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The main issue with dog reactivity is that it almost seems impossible to help your dog to go through life without being constantly on alert, if you do not live in an environment where you can avoid encountering triggers or control the intensity of the triggers. For my dog and me survival skills are the most important and essential skills on our journey to reduce his extreme reactive behaviour to other dogs. Thank you, Grisha for this course addressing this specific issue.

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some new ideas

Catie Louwers

I've allready done a lot of the things this video shows but had some new ideas. As mine is car reactive, some things don't apply to us directly but I can hel...

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I've allready done a lot of the things this video shows but had some new ideas. As mine is car reactive, some things don't apply to us directly but I can help others with these tips

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Taking Charge in a Humane Way

This video gives you the skills to set your dog up for success.

  • 1.25 Hour Video

    Part 4 of the Empowered Animals DVD series, now available as streaming video. You'll get practical solutions to help dogs with reactivity issues hold it together in "real life."

  • Be the Hero

    Sometimes your dog is overwhelmed and can't make good choices. That's when it's time to give specific cues, lead the walk, and/or distract your dog so that he can stay calm.

  • 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, 1.25 IAABC CEUs

What's Included?

  • 1

    Survival Skills Video

    • Welcome! School Overview

    • Survival Skills Video (1.25 hours)

    • Quick Quiz: Check Your Understanding

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes (PDF)

  • 2

    Finishing Up

    • What's Next?

Instructor

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).

Student Experience

5 star rating

Awesome!

Alli Berry

This lesson contains the most useful apartment-based reactivity strategy video. Super helpful and comprehensive!

This lesson contains the most useful apartment-based reactivity strategy video. Super helpful and comprehensive!

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Highly Recommend, Even If You're Not New to Reactivity

Jennifer Dize

I really wish that I had found this video when I first got my reactive dog eight months ago. At this point, about 2/3 of the content was stuff I learned the ...

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I really wish that I had found this video when I first got my reactive dog eight months ago. At this point, about 2/3 of the content was stuff I learned the hard way. However, the other third was very much worth the price! There are a couple of skills my dog can do that I rely on to get my dog past triggers, and this video added to that list, including the whys of timing of cues and rewards, which was really helpful. The video is well-organized and easy to follow. I think anyone with a reactive dog will have a few takeaways from this course, even if they're not new to the topic. Highly recommend!

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About the video

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes. Filmed by Tawzer Dog, LLC. Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video. Streaming format. This is not a DVD or digital download.