How Can I Teach a Group Class Online?

If you are a professional dog trainer, you might be wondering how to keep working in the middle of a pandemic. Or maybe you have a young dog and need some practical help with this challenging age. Watch as I teach a small online group class of "tweenage" adolescent dogs.

You’ll get a free download of my 150-page Ahimsa Dog Training manual; read it through or use it as a reference for quick consultation.

  • Four group classes, recorded live.

  • The puppies had different training backgrounds.

  • Jumping, up, shyness, general manners, resource guarding, barking, etc.

  • Walking skills using BAT and focus training.

  • Course material was tailored to the 3 students.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

  • We also have a Library Pass which lets you stream this course and a lot of other pre recorded content. Find out more on the Library Pass Page.

Adolescence is a Time Where Anything Can Happen!

Fear periods, teenage brains, hormones, no wonder so many adolescents end up in the shelter. It's critical to keep training during this age.

  • Who Were the Dogs?

    3 young intact male adolescents: Chief, a 6-month-old border collie (US); Cafe, a 5-month-old cattle dog (Mexico), and foster-dog Pisco, a 5-month-old bloodhound mix (Australia).

    You'll also see some footage from before training started and mini-lessons to focus on the training skills.

  • Adaptability is Key!

    These sessions were done in real time, online, so expect to see some challenges and on-the-spot problem solving. Includes weekly homework exercise sheets.

    CEUs (CCPDT & IAABC) Available for Course Purchasers and Diamond Members


  • Bonus Book & Community

    Get a free copy of the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual with this course (150 pages). Downloadable in 3 different formats, so it should work in pretty much any eReader (ePub, Mobi, and PDF).

    Course students are also eligible to be in my Facebook group to continue the conversation.

Course Lessons

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • How to View This Course

    • Ahimsa Dog Training Manual eBook Download

    • Chief: Baseline and Some Pre-training for Reactivity (Intact Male Border Collie)

    • Cafe: Intake Session (Intact male Australian Cattle Dog)

    • Cafe's History Form

    • Pisco: Intake Session (intact male Bloodhound mix)

    • Pisco's History Form

    • Demo Dog Supply List

    • Blank History Form (Questionnaire)

  • 2

    Week 1

    • Recording of Live Class Week 1

    • Videos of Desensitizing Bean to the Lawnmower

    • Quick message about using treats with Chief to pass other dogs

    • Session 1 Commentary Video - For Dog Trainers wanting to teach online

    • Session 1 Practice Sheet (Homework)

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Sneak Peek: Exercises / Mini-Lessons from Week 2

    • Recording of Live Class Week 2

    • Session 2 Practice Sheet (Homework)

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Sneak Peek: Exercises / Mini-Lessons from Week 3

    • Recording of Live Class Week 3

    • Session 3 Practice Sheet (Homework)

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Sneak Peek: Exercises / Mini-Lessons from Week 4

    • Recording of Live Class Week 4

    • Session 4 Practice Sheet (Homework)

  • 6

    Wrapping Up

    • Gratitude

    • What's Next?

Thank you!

Lilian Sikorski, CPDT-KA

"Thank you for the Tween Course. Even though I have been training humans and their canines for years, I always learn some new techniques and I appreciate your time and knowledge."


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).
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Special age group

Heike Deubner

This online course is unique in addressing the training needs of juvenile dogs (not baby puppies), illustrated by two young dogs. I especially liked Grisha'...

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This online course is unique in addressing the training needs of juvenile dogs (not baby puppies), illustrated by two young dogs. I especially liked Grisha's emphasis on teaching a small number of cues and skills well, rather than a lot of different tricks poorly. Her spot-on observations and guidance are delivered gently and in a collaborative fashion that is easy on the trainees (human and canine). I really enjoyed Chief's "before" videos, which are full of teaching pearls for real life challenges. My only two suggestions for future recorded class sessions are technical - fine-tune the videography and reduce distracting interruptions.

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Ready to Teach Some Tweens?

It's your choice: buy this course individually or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond Member.

  • $99.00

    $99.00Tween Puppy Course with Ahimsa Manual

    One-time payment to add this course to your library of courses. Lifetime access! Your access will not expire with this option.
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  • $39.99 / month

    $39.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

    The best value option for dog professionals and dog people who want access to ALL live and on-demand streaming content on the site, including this webinar.

    Diamonds are also part of a thriving, supportive community that loves to dig into every aspect of dog behavior. You'll get help from a growing library of emotionally intelligent dog training and animal behavior classes, taught by my favorite experts from around the world. Diamonds also get special events, student coupons, and other perks. [Learn more].
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  • $29.99 / month

    $29.99 / monthGSA Library Pass

    A great value option for dog lovers who want to watch webinars on demand, but don't need the full benefits and community of a Diamond Membership.

    Access pre recorded content and Grisha's eBooks for one low price per month. [Learn more]."
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 When you start a membership - either a Diamond or a Library Pass - 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.