What people are saying

5 star rating

Blew My Mind

Kaitlin Rose

I really liked this course. It was interesting and gave tons of good information that I didn't really think about when it came to relating to and communicati...

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I really liked this course. It was interesting and gave tons of good information that I didn't really think about when it came to relating to and communicating with my dog. It was information that I didn't know I needed and I am so glad I now have knowledge on how to not only communicate to my dog but for my dog to communicate with me.

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This should be required for all pet owners.

Kristi Corbett

This video should be required viewing for anyone with a pet. I think if people understood the concepts in this video it’d solve the majority of behavioral i...

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This video should be required viewing for anyone with a pet. I think if people understood the concepts in this video it’d solve the majority of behavioral issues pets develop.

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Will Watch Again and Again

Megan Richards

Talk with me has so many subtleties all of which are important. I will watch this again. It’s essential to having ‘conversation with’ your dog.

Talk with me has so many subtleties all of which are important. I will watch this again. It’s essential to having ‘conversation with’ your dog.

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The Talking BAT

Leon Walker

This first episode was so empowering and easy to follow. I loved being able to absorb a combination of the slides, mixed with real-life moments and examples ...

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This first episode was so empowering and easy to follow. I loved being able to absorb a combination of the slides, mixed with real-life moments and examples of what Grisha was referring to. The content here is very easy to digest and also has some amusing moments. It felt like Grisha was talking directly to me, as I was at ease throughout the presentation. After completing this talk, there is a small quiz that was fun to do and really allows you to see how much attention you were paying during this talk. Best of all... you get a certificate straight away, so the empowerment just gets better! Thanks, Grisha, this was great! :-)

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So clear and lovely to watch!

Martina Luisetti

Thanks Grisha, I had enjoyed this course previously on Tawzerdog and it's always rewarding to listen to your view on how to understand dogs and empower them...

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Thanks Grisha, I had enjoyed this course previously on Tawzerdog and it's always rewarding to listen to your view on how to understand dogs and empower them to want to communicate with us. Love your calm and non judgemental delivery x

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Good description of content

caroline bird

loved the color coding to explain the different levels of behavior the dog was showing

loved the color coding to explain the different levels of behavior the dog was showing

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Useful and fun

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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Talk with me video 1

Toto Frima

heel duidelijk. (Very clear.)

heel duidelijk. (Very clear.)

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great course

rachel zilberstein

very informative and interesting course

very informative and interesting course

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A solid basic overview of dog body language and gentle ha...

Sue Alexander

As expected, Grisha does not disappoint. Her message is consistent, on point and clear. If you are looking for a basic understanding of dog body language a...

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As expected, Grisha does not disappoint. Her message is consistent, on point and clear. If you are looking for a basic understanding of dog body language and communication, start here!

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A very useful reminder and a lot of good info

Mariana Jones

I loved this video! A lovely gentle reminder to listen to our dogs, some great new info to learn and all around a great introduction to all future learning o...

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I loved this video! A lovely gentle reminder to listen to our dogs, some great new info to learn and all around a great introduction to all future learning on offer!

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Loved it!

Lola Ocampo Miño

As a dog trainer I think it is important no matter what to talk with the dog, with his guardian and negotiate with both, helping his human to remember and li...

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As a dog trainer I think it is important no matter what to talk with the dog, with his guardian and negotiate with both, helping his human to remember and listen. Amazing and simple way to explain something so important! Thank you, loved it!

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Help for both sides of the conversation

Does your dog listen to you? Do you really listen to your dog? Knowing how to interpret a dog's behavior makes them a lot easier to live with and love. This video is full of useful dog trainer "secrets" to build understanding and empathy.

  • Teach dogs to do specific behavior.

  • Motivate dogs to pay attention.

  • Get the dog's consent for petting and medical care.

  • Read body language.

  • Ask questions to understand a dog's intent.

Peace and Understanding

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

  • 1.5 Hour Video

    Part 1 of the Empowered Animals DVD series filmed by Tawzer, now available as streaming video. It is fundamental information for all dog lovers, and includes some information many trainers don't know.

  • Clarity

    Better communication allows us to live more peacefully with our canine family members. With a few key changes in how you interact with your dog, you can improve safety, health, and responsiveness.

  • 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 CPDT CEUs.

What's Included?

  • 1

    Talk With Me Video

    • Welcome! School Overview

    • Talk With Me Video (1.5 hours)

    • Quick Quiz: Check Your Understanding

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes (PDF)

  • 2

    Finishing Up

    • What's Next?

More student reviews

5 star rating

Fantastic introduction to BAT

Jane Durston

I found this such an insightful video, clear concise explanations of concept that the understanding is a two way street. Thank you

I found this such an insightful video, clear concise explanations of concept that the understanding is a two way street. Thank you

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Excellent presentation of communication basics for humans

Susan Signor

Clear and concise principles that every human should be aware of when interacting with dogs. Lots of photos and video clips to help convey the meaning. Will...

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Clear and concise principles that every human should be aware of when interacting with dogs. Lots of photos and video clips to help convey the meaning. Will be an awakening for many people. Thank you Grisha for putting this material together.

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Complete and useful points to observe in communication wi...

Christine Scharf

Nice content, useful points of attention in communication with dogs that sometimes say more than we are used to listen/see !

Nice content, useful points of attention in communication with dogs that sometimes say more than we are used to listen/see !

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Instructor

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing creative, empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners. My most recent development is the leash belay technique, which leverages physics to allow handlers to comfortably bring pulling dogs to a gentle stop.

I'm an animal behavior geek, passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including humans and dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) technique is now used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 100,000 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, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and started an online dog training school in 2014. My partner and I currently live with Garbanzo (aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther") and Zuki (the sweetheart of a dog pictured here).

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