Be the Clear Communicator Your Dog Needs

Use your time and effort to train in the most efficient, humane way.

Did you notice that dog in the photo above is chasing bubbles? You can use anything your dog loves to reinforce behavior.

Learning how to train without treats, fade treats, and get reliable skills is what this course is all about. Each topic in the list is a 5-10 minute video to get you the information quickly. 2 CPDT Trainer CEUs.

Thanks to Tania Romanova for the photo!

What's in this Course?

Practical, quick videos on all of the topics listed below.

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    Training Skills for People

    • How to View This Course

    • What is Modern Dog Training?

    • Animal Magnetism: Is Your Training Attracting or Repelling?

    • Empowerment: How to Build Cooperation and Trust.

    • What to Expect in Dog Training Class

    • Etiquette: What is Polite in a Dog Training Class?

    • Do I Need a Professional Trainer?

    • What is Puppy Socialization and Why is it so Important?

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Homework Again? Pet Training for Busy People

    • What's Really True? How to Handle Conflicting Dog Training Advice

    • How to Set Boundaries for Animal Care

    • Problem Solving 101 (6 minutes)

    • 6 Cue Words Every Pet Should Know

    • Your Body Position Matters. For example, the Yours/Mine Position for Treat Delivery for Sharks

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Play With Me! How & Why to Play With Your Dog (and Other Pets)

    • No Treats? No Problem. How to Use the Premack Principle

    • When Can I Stop Using Treats?

    • 5 Essential Rules for Tug Games

    • Efficient Dog Training: How to Save Time with Good Timing

    • 4 Ways to Train Your Dog to do a Specific Behavior

    • This Means That: How to Add a Cue to Behavior

    • He's Not Listening! Problem Solving for Motivation & Training (7 minutes)

    • Training & Care Tips for Deaf and/or Blind Dogs

    • Top Tips for Reliable Dog Training

    • 20 Dog Training Cues to Make Life Easier

    • On Target: How & Why to Train Touch

    • Drop It: 3 Ways to Train a Fast Reliable Drop

    • Wait: How & Why to Train a Solid Wait

    • How and Why to Teach Your Dog to Ring a Bell

    • How to Choose a Reliable Pet Service (Dog Walker, Dog Sitter, etc.)

    • Me First! Training More Than One Dog at a Time

    • Quick Quiz!

    • What's Next?

What dog people are saying

5 star rating

A Great Resource

Sarah Stiles

Such a great resource for a new dog owner. It covers everything from socialization to choosing a trainer/class. Very comprehensive without being overwhelming.

Such a great resource for a new dog owner. It covers everything from socialization to choosing a trainer/class. Very comprehensive without being overwhelming.

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5 star rating

Excellent common sense skills!

Robin Morgan

This was a great reminder for me to not only do a better job of educating my students on what to expect when training a dog but to set clearer boundaries for...

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This was a great reminder for me to not only do a better job of educating my students on what to expect when training a dog but to set clearer boundaries for myself as a trainer.

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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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